Online Creative Writing Course

R5,850.00

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Learn the skills you need to write a novel,  short stories, creative non-fiction or a memoir in ten weeks. The course, run by Richard Beynon and Jo-Anne Richards, is designed to provide you with the skills and tools every writer needs to tell your own story. All About Writing will help you realise your dreams.

Payment plan available. If you prefer, you may also pay in three monthly tranches of R2045. Email us to to arrange.

 

Description

Have you always wanted to write – a novel, a short story, a memoir – but never got beyond the first few pages?

You might have written the book you’ve always dreamed about, but know there’s something about it that doesn’t feel quite right…

Perhaps you feel daunted, nervous to take the first step, scared of failure?

How will you get past your writer’s block?

What if you just want to exercise your creativity in a safe space?

What do you need to write that book you’ve always dreamed of? 

Encouragement? Insight into the sorts of techniques that turn a humdrum story into an electrifying narrative?

Our ten module Creative Writing Course will give you all this and much more. The course, run by Richard Beynon  and Jo-Anne Richards, is designed to provide you with the skills and tools every writer needs to tell your own story. Allaboutwriting will help you realise your dreams.

Course overview:

  • The course is run through our online network and is designed to be completed within ten weeks.
  • We’ll release a new module every week. It should take between two to four hours to complete each week’s work.
  • Practical exercises to do in your own time
  • Each module ends in an assignment, to which we recommend you give no more than thirty minutes.
  • You will receive personal constructive feedback and support from Richard or Jo-Anne on every assignment.

Course outline:

Each of the modules tackles a key skill and challenges participants with carefully crafted writing exercises and assignments.

The skills focused on are:

  • Finding your Voice
  • Ideas: where to find and develop them
  • Building characters
  • Building the narrative
  • Writing scenes
  • Point of view
  • Writing dialogue
  • Beginnings, middles and ends
  • Creating suspense
  • Showing, not telling

Also available in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

Course designers and facilitators:
Jo-Anne Richards is an internationally published novelist with a PhD in Creative Writing from Wits University. Her novels include The Innocence of Roast Chicken, Touching the Lighthouse, Sad at the Edges, and My Brother’s Book and The Imagined Child. Six of her short stories have been published in collections. She has run the Honours programme and taught writing skills in the Wits University Journalism Department for fifteen years and has supervised in the Wits Creative Writing Masters.She convened the panel of judges for the Thomas Pringle Short Story Award in 2010.

With Richard Beynon, she founded All About Writing in 2007 and they run a number of courses in creative writing as well as in journalism and narrative journalism.

Richard Beynon is a story consultant and an award-winning film and television scriptwriter with a long and accomplished career in the film and television industry. He has written for – or headed the storytelling teams of – many of country’s most popular soaps, dramas and comedies. These include S’gudi snaysi, Going Up, Soul City, Isidingo, Scandal, Rhythm City and Isibaya. He has lectured on writing for film and television at Wits.

Sign up for a course that will teach you everything you need to write compelling fiction or creative non-fiction.

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