Creative writing: Writing a longer story/novel: FULL
Who is this course for?
This course may suit you if you already have had experience of writing short stories.
This is a short interactive online live course aimed at building your skills and knowledge of writing longer stories or a novel. It includes practical elements and an opportunity to have live discussions with the tutor and the other students on the course.
This course is suitable for those with at least GCSE English, or equivalent +
You will be working with your tutor in a virtual learning environment using an online video platform called Zoom. You will be accompanied in your virtual class by other learners. Your tutor will give practical demonstrations, have discussions, set tasks, give feedback and will support you throughout the course.
During the sessions there will be literacy activities & discussions with other learners to help develop ideas for characters & plots, using dialogue and writing red herrings and creating chapters.
Support and feedback
Your tutor will support you throughout the course through online face to face discussions and written feedback on your progress. You will work with your tutor on your personal goals within the structure of the course.
Additional costs and requirements
You will need a laptop / PC / phone / tablet with a camera and microphone/headphones and a good internet connection.
You will need pen and paper to jot down notes & a quiet space to work in
Will I have to do anything outside of the session?
The tutor will suggest ideas on what to practice in your own time and will signpost you to other opportunities to support your learning. Homework will be set weekly – it may be a story/poem & your tutor will send you feedback online.
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.