Ghostwriting a true life story

Course Dates: 01/03/19
Time: 18:00 - 20:30
Location: KS - Keeley Street
Tutor: Stephanie Cross

Ever wanted to co-author or ghostwrite an autobiographical or biographical story? This fun, interactive taster session offers students the opportunity to learn more about this popular branch of non-fiction writing.


What is the course about?

This taster session teaches students the basics of being a ghostwriter. You will explore the differences between the spoken and written voice, and practise both your interviewing techniques and your ghostwriting.

What will we cover?

- The basics of being a ghostwriter
- The difference between written and spoken voice.
- Approaches to form and structure.
- How to stimulate memories and write vivid scenes.

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

- Understand the basic skills required when ghostwriting a story.
- Understand the difference between written and spoken voice.
- Gain awareness of approaches to form and structure.
- Understand how to stimulate memories and write vivid scenes.
- Practice interviewing and ghostwriting.

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

This is an introductory taster open to all students. Students will need to be able to write in fluent English.

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

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

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

You will need to bring writing materials such as pen and paper.

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

City Lit run a range of biographical and life writing courses. Browse our website for further information.

All students are invited to join us at Late Lines, our regular performance night for City Lit writers. Students are also encouraged to submit their work to Between the Lines, our annual anthology of creative writing. For the latest news, courses and events, stay in touch with the Department on Facebook and Twitter.

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See the course guide for term dates and further details


Book your place

Course Code: HW549

Fri, eve, 01 Mar - 01 Mar '19

Duration: 1 session

Full fee: £19.00
Senior fee: £19.00
Concession: £19.00

Or call to enrol: 020 7831 7831

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