Creative writing: ways with words
Who is this course for?
An opportunity to be part of a writers’ group
where you will discuss themes and ideas;
turning these into storylines and enabling
you to write short stories and poetry. With
the help and guidance of an experienced
tutor you will make progress, sending in a
piece of writing each week for feedback
You will work in groups and pairs to help
develop and progress your ideas. Using
planning devices, you will help structure
thoughts & ideas to build the basis for your
story. Attention to detail will also be
encouraged through careful consideration
and planning; thus fleshing out your
characters and settings.
Support and feedback
You will receive weekly online tutor
feedback & during the session. Plus initial &
end of course assessment.
Additional costs and requirements
Pen and paper or laptop.
No extra costs.
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
You will produce 4 pieces of work for the
About the tutor
Jill Hobbs teaches Creative Writing for Learn Devon across Devon. Creative Writing encompasses fiction, autobiography, biography and poetry. She has worked for Devon County teaching at a variety of Primary Schools and 2 years working with adults with special needs.
Jill has a Masters Degree in Education specialising in inclusion, special needs and dyslexia, allowing Jill to invent and initiate a number of sensorial ways for teaching. Building on this pedagogy, Jill completed a Foundation in Art Therapy to understand the way in which Art plays a significant part in making sense of symbols and concepts as well as developing fine motor skills.
“My greatest love is to help people develop their creativity and explore their imagination using a number of genres.”
Jill Hobbs, M.A.Ed., Adv.Dip.SEN., AMBDA
Creative Writing Tutor for Learn Devon.