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Adapting novels for TV, film and radio

Go to the cinema today or switch on a TV drama, you're very likely to be watching a script based on a novel. Adaptations are always in demand - learn the secrets.

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Date: 6 Jul 14
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Advanced writing: an online course

A workshop follow-on from City Lit's online courses. A purely workshop-based programme to provide all students the opportunity to look at their work and receive detailed feedback on their work.

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Date: 28 Apr 14 - 18 Jul 14
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Autobiographical writing

Explore various resources for autobiography, such as memories, diaries, photos, dreams and fantasies. Whether you are writing for self discovery, testimony or to tell your story, you’ll learn how to make your writing evocative and powerful.

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Autobiography into fiction

Explore techniques for transforming personal experience into fiction, realistic or fantastical, and discuss some of the issues around using autobiographical material in fiction.

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Concept gym: story development workshops

Before you get stuck into the hard slog of a long term writing project, it makes sense to establish that your original idea has all the right ingredients. These workshops are designed to help you to do that.

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Creative non fiction

Explore the leading genres of creative non fiction such as travel writing, life writing, the essay, historical writing and writing that crosses all the barriers of genre, and produce your own.

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Crime writing: an introduction

Develop your skills in crime writing: character, plot, dialogue, pacing and atmosphere. Look at what works. Writing exercises to stimulate, feedback on your work and encouragement to continue.

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Date: 28 Jun 14
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Developing your writing

Inspiration, technical guidance and detailed feedback on your work; this workshop for writers with some experience is an opportunity to develop your writing and work towards publication (if desired) in a supportive critical environment.

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Exploring fiction

Explore your voice in this structured approach to fiction, covering the principles of short fiction and novels. Practise the elements of fiction and work towards a completed piece.

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Furthering your creative writing

Ideal if you have completed a 'Ways into creative writing' course or two and would like to develop your writing voice while exploring different genres.

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Explore our fantastic range of part-time, evening and weekend creative writing courses, from complete beginners right up to workshops for seasoned authors

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