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Novel Writing and Longer Works

The Novel Writing and Longer Works short course, in London focuses on the skills required to sustain a work of longer fiction. Through exercises, lecture, selected reading and workshop discussion, you will develop an understanding of essential writing techniques: plot, structure, character, dialogue, pace and setting. The second half of the novel writing course London will include workshop/peer review of students' own writing.
Level Open Access
Cost Dates and Fees to be confirmed
Tutor Information: Katy Darby's fiction has been read on BBC Radio, and she has published over 30 stories in magazines including Stand, The London Magazine, Mslexia, Litro and as well as winning prizes in several international fiction competitions. Her novella City of Lost Wages was a recent runner-up in The New Writer competition, and received a Special Commendation from the Escalator Literature Awards. Her novel Whores' Asylum will be published by Penguin in 2012. She has a BA in English from Oxford University and an MA in Creative Writing from UEA, where she received the David Higham Award. She also edits the fiction magazine Litro and co-runs the monthly live fiction event Liars' League.
Some writing experience and an idea for a novel/novella/long short story. Applicants of the novel writing course must be proficient in written and spoken English.
You will learn: to define the techniques involved in longer fiction, to understand the construction of a sustained piece of fiction, to analyse and criticise constructively your own and others' work, to be aware of the resources, support structures and publication outlets appropriate to your work. Informal assessment will take place through group discussion, class room activities, and questions and answers sessions as guided by your tutor.
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Institution City University London
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