Developing your fairytale

Course Dates: 22/03/20
Time: 10:30 - 16:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street

Already devised a cunning plan for your own fairytale? This fun day workshop coaches students on how to add an extra dash of magic into the cauldron while writing in the fairytale genre.


What is the course about?

This course is designed to help students on their quest to write innovative fairytale stories. Ideally suited for students who have taken our Writing and rewriting fairytales workshop, Developing your fairytale explores approaches to perspective, narrative twists and fulfilling resolutions that bend traditional genre rules. Students will have the opportunity to experiment with different approaches to writing and will have the opportunity to receive some constructive criticism on their work.

What will we cover?

- Approaches to perspective in fairytales.
- Approaches to narrative twists in fairytales.
- Approaches to resolutions in fairytales.

What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...

- Experiment with writing from different perspectives in the fairytale genre.
- Experiment with developing a twist in your fairytale project.
- Experiment with writing more than one resolution to your fairytale.
- Apply constructive feedback to your writing.

What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?

Ideally, students will already have completed our Writing and rewriting fairytales workshop or have previous experience with writing in a fantasy genre. Students will need to come with a fairytale project in mind and have a character and storyline to work with.

How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?

You will be taught through a mix of pair work, group work, writing tasks, text analysis and tutor instruction.

Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?

Please bring writing materials and details of your character and storyline with you.

When I've finished, what course can I do next?

City Lit offer a range of genre fiction writing courses including Writing myths, Writing fantasy stories and Writing magical realism. For more information, please browse the writing section of our website.


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Tutor Biographies
Mary Victoria

Mary Victoria spent ten years as an animator in the VFX industry before publishing her first three fantasy novels with HarperCollins Australia: Tymon’s Flight, Samiha’s Song and Oracle’s Fire. Samiha’s Song went on to win the Sir Julius Vogel Award for Best Novel. She now lives and works in London, where she caters to one teen and a particularly feckless cat. You can find out more about Mary Victoria’s stories on

Please note: We reserve the right to change our tutors from those advertised. This happens rarely, but if it does, we are unable to refund fees due to this. Our tutors may have different teaching styles; however we guarantee a consistent quality of teaching in all our courses.

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Course Code: HW105

Please choose a course date 

Sun, day, 22 Mar - 22 Mar '20

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £59.00
Senior fee: £59.00
Concession: £24.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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