First Steps in Creative Writing - Online Courses - Community Learning - 14:00-15:00

Online Course, Nottingham

Key details

Date -
Sessions Mondays: 2pm - 3pm
Tuesdays: 2pm - 3pm
Wednesdays: 2pm - 3pm
Thursdays: 2pm - 3pm & 2pm - 3pm
Fridays: 2pm - 3pm
No. sessions 6
Venue Online Course, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 5
Cost Free

This course is for people who want to try out creative writing for the first time. We will focus on short writing exercises, as we examine the nuts and bolts of language and sentences. We will also use images and prompts to kickstart your writing. Trying out different types of creative writing will help develop your knowledge, and the confidence to take your creative writing further.  All work will be done in the sessions with no homework set. The course is aimed at Beginners.


Awareness of genres in creative writing – fiction/flash fiction/poetry.  

Having a go at writing in some of these forms  

Techniques used in creative writing that ‘hook’ a reader and keep them interested.  

Using prompts such as objects and images to provide inspiration for writing 

Understanding the role of feedback in developing your creative writing


There is an initial session the Thursday before the course starts to help introduce you to the course and the online learning platform.  The course will run Monday 6th - Friday 19th July, 2pm-4pm each day.


A suitable electronic device such as a laptop, tablet or smartphone with internet access is required. This is an online course. Learners will be required to download and use Zoom (free software). Use of a laptop will provide the best learning experience.   Pen and paper – preferably an A4 notebook

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