Creative writing

Creative writing

Explore our fantastic range of part-time, evening and weekend creative writing courses, from complete beginners right up to workshops for seasoned authors. You can try your hand at writing for children, poetry, autobiography, fiction writing, playwriting and more! Creative writing is one of London's most popular classes, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

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  1. Writing for children: a taster

    Develop your ideas for children's stories in a practical interactive session. Topics will include plot, characterisation and viewpoint, and how to approach the children's publishing industry today.
    Full fee: £51.00
    Senior fee: £51.00
    Concession: £51.00

  2. Writing children's books

    How to develop story ideas for children - from picture books for younger readers to teenage novels. Explore a range of topics from writing technique to story structure and learn about current publishing trends.
    Full fee: £275.00
    Senior fee: £275.00

  3. Writing children's books workshop

    An ongoing workshop for experienced writers for children with an opportunity to give and receive constructive feedback on work in progress. There will also be information on current markets and advice on how to approach publishers. Students should already have attended a children’s writing course. Term 2 will start on 16th January.
    Full fee: £334.00
    Senior fee: £217.00
    Concession: £114.00

  4. How to write novels

    Structured two term course dealing with all aspects of novel writing technique and prose style, ideal for experienced writers of fiction who have a novel in progress. You will also need a high level of writing skills. If you wish to be considered, please submit the first page of your novel to humanities@citylit.ac.uk. Please note that no present tense first person stream of consciousness submissions will be considered. Term 2 will start on 16th January.
    Full fee: £365.00
    Senior fee: £237.00
    Concession: £124.00

  5. Full fee: £166.00
    Senior fee: £108.00
    Concession: £56.00

  6. Television screenwriting: an introduction

    Do you want to write for an ongoing TV drama or pitch your own idea for a television series? Examine the structure of an episodic television drama and get advice on how to approach it.
    Full fee: £46.00
    Senior fee: £46.00
    Concession: £16.00

  7. Writing comedy scripts

    Look at all aspects of comedy scriptwriting for television, beginning with sketch writing and taking situation comedy from initial idea through to finished dialogue.
    Full fee: £182.00
    Senior fee: £118.00
    Concession: £62.00

  8. The creative writing hot pot

    A chance to use writing exercises, art images, theatre games and discussions to stimulate your writing. Tap into your imagination and discover new ways to approach writing.
    Full fee: £61.00
    Senior fee: £61.00
    Concession: £61.00

  9. Introduction to novel plotting

    For writers who are finding it difficult to organise their novel, this course provides a flexible template for plotting.
    Full fee: £204.00
    Senior fee: £204.00
    Concession: £204.00

  10. Playwriting: stage 1

    The basics of writing drama through scenes written in class: dialogue, character, structure, story and performance.
    Full fee: £152.00
    Senior fee: £152.00
    Concession: £52.00

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