One of our most popular writing courses, Creative Writing Courses for Beginners explore different techniques to develop your writing in fresh and dynamic ways.
Perhaps you have ideas but don’t know what to do with them, or you struggle with descriptive prose. Perhaps you want a clearer understanding of plot, or to kick-start your work with regular deadlines.
Whether you want to write fiction or non-fiction, our class will help you find your individual voice – through practical exercises that boost your confidence and unlock your creative potential in a safe and supportive environment.
You’ll work practically to produce short pieces of content and develop a critical awareness of others’ writing styles. Creative Writing for Beginners is ideally suited to writers wishing to focus on long-form prose.
Tracy was an amazing and inspiring teacher. Love the dynamic of group. Very inspiring.
Jon was a really great tutor! Each session was really well thought out and structured and easy to follow. And it was great fun!
Jon is an incredible teacher, and I loved every minute!
I really found the course helpful. The tutor is really knowledgable and positive about my work.
The tutor was kind, very encouraging and clearly very knowledgeable.
This course was a wonderful introduction to creative writing. The tutor is magnificent and his enthusiasm for the subject is infectious.
For our six week beginner Creative Writing course - there will be regular writing prompts designed to encourage, inspire and stimulate critical thinking. You should also expect to do writing exercises at home, as practice is the only way to improve.
Pen and paper
You will be encouraged to share your work in class and learn from one another. You will also receive friendly feedback throughout the course. Students must have a good level of basic written English, as the course won’t focus on grammar or vocabulary.
The skills acquired aren't just useful for aspiring authors; Creative Writing is a great skill to develop business and personal writing, along with communication skills and confidence. At City Academy we offer two different length courses - a 1 day course and a 6 week course. They both provide an introduction to Creative Writing by exploring structure and form in various writing exercises. Our 6 week course based in central London will cover the content in more detail and therefore you will receive more individual and group feedback.
Please note: fluency in English is essential for this course. If you have any special requirements please inform our Customer Services Team prior to your course start date so we can ensure we cater for these needs. You can call us on 02070428833 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.