If you’re not quite sure which genre of writing suits you the most, then the comprehensive course is a good place to start, especially for writers who have never been published before.
The comprehensive course has one key difference from the others: variety. This course will give you a little bit of everything, from short stories and articles, to romances and writing for children. It even goes beyond the printed page and shows you how to approach radio, television, and theatre. With each lesson covering an exciting new topic, you’ll explore a range of genres and opportunities through the course materials and a stimulating set of assignments.
Although the course touches on several topics rather than focusing on just one, you still receive in-depth training. At the Writing School, we believe in flexibility. The study programme is never set in stone—the writing you are asked to do is adapted to suit your needs. You and your tutor will work through the lessons together and decide where your strengths and interests lie. If you find yourself enjoying one topic more than others, you have the chance to spend extra time exploring that field.
What sets our Comprehensive Creative Writing Course apart is the quantity and quality of the interaction between the student and their personal tutor. Students have the opportunity to submit no less that fifteen assignments to their tutor. Each assignment is carefully structured to ensure that students are exposed to each of the different fields of creative writing, including journalism, TV/Radio, the novel, etc, and encouraged to discover their own true talents and interests before specialising in one particular form. The decision to specialise in one type of writing may take place some way into the course and thereafter the tutor will be in a position to tailor the assignments to match the student’s specific interests.
Thus every course is unique and the student has the chance to take the distance learning experience in different and unforeseen directions. This is as exciting for the tutor as it is for the student and our tutors love the opportunity to work with so many contrasting talents.
The focus throughout is on creative fulfilment and commercial success. The tutor is there to help the student channel his or her talents towards specific commercial opportunities. Each tutor has plenty of experience of trying to “place” their work with agents and publishers and they are happy to pass on that experience, to reveal what eventually worked for them and what channels they think are available right now.
The Writing School’s Comprehensive Creative Writing Course also includes a wealth of resources, all included as part of the basic course fees. There is a whole box full of DVDs and additional books, as well as the course materials themselves, so that you are never short of different perspectives on every aspect of the writer’s life. Each of these resources contains information, advice and encouragement to sustain you through your career as a writer.
Unlock the talent within you. Sign up for the Comprehensive Creative Writing Course and begin the most exciting journey of your life! Good luck!