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Creative Writing - Beginners

Creative Writing - Beginners

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.

Hear what our students have to say


Tracy was an amazing and inspiring teacher. Love the dynamic of group. Very inspiring.

Aisha

Jon was a really great tutor! Each session was really well thought out and structured and easy to follow. And it was great fun!

Elodie

Jon is an incredible teacher, and I loved every minute!

Amy

I really found the course helpful. The tutor is really knowledgable and positive about my work.

Sandie

The tutor was kind, very encouraging and clearly very knowledgeable.

Alice

This course was a wonderful introduction to creative writing. The tutor is magnificent and his enthusiasm for the subject is infectious.

Gail


CREATIVE WRITING COURSES FOR BEGINNERS - COURSE CONTENT

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.

  • Short exercises to inspire ideas.
  • Group work in class and one-to-one support throughout.
  • Weekly assignments and provocations to write.
  • Analyse the key components of classical dramatic narrative.
  • Responding to others’ creative writing and group discussion.
  • Producing the full story: Plot, structure, creating characters and narrative.

Type

Creative Writing

Level

Beginners

Equipment

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.

OUR APPROACH

 

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 info@city-academy.com.

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6 Jan - 10 Feb Wed 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Jon Barton Fora Space - Dallington Street £345.00
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Practice writing in multiple formats, from prose to screenplay, and develop your writing style with expert advice from our team of writers.
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

DATE DAY TIME DURATION TUTOR VENUE PRICE BOOKING
6 Jan - 10 Feb Wed 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Jon Barton Fora Space - Dallington Street £345.00
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28 Jan - 4 Mar Thu 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Melanie Spencer Fora Space - Dallington Street £345.00
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23 Feb - 30 Mar Tue 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Freddie Machin Fora Space - Central Street £345.00
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17 Mar - 21 Apr Wed 18:30-21:00 6 weeks Freddie Machin Fora Space - Dallington Street £345.00
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PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Creative Writing – Beginners Venues


Creative Writing – Beginners tutors


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.

Continue your journey

After you have completed your course - we recommend continuing your journey on one of the following courses:

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