Future Learn, in association with The Open University is offering this FREE online course called ‘Start Writing Fiction.’
This is suitable for anyone who is writing a book or is thinking of writing one. It’s held completely online so all you need is your computer, a notebook and a comfy chair. You’ll have a chance to give feedback on the work of fellow students as well as gain feedback for your own work.
This course focuses on creating characters, developing ideas as well as editing. It will look at the ritual of writing as well as the importance of keeping a journal.
You’ll also hear from writers such as Louis de Bernières, Alex Garland, Monique Roffey and Michèle Roberts as they talk about their approach to things such as research as well as how they got started with writing.
The latest course will run for 8 weeks and begins on 4th April 2016 so there is still plenty of time to sign up. Future Learn recommend that the course will need approximately 3 hours a week.
I’ve completed this course on a previous occasion and found it so helpful. I throughly recommend it to anyone who is thinking of writing and doesn’t know where to begin or are working on their novel and needs a little boost or refresher.
For more information and details on how to sign up, go to https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/start-writing-fiction
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