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bishopsgate institute profile who offer Short Story Writing courses  in the UK No Qualification

The courses have been designed to fit easily into people's busy lives, with classes at lunchtimes, evenings and weekends.

(2 Short Story Writing courses)
£85.00

This is a welcoming and practical workshop for students who have completed our Writing Short Stories course or are writing their own stories. From undiscovered authors to published writers, this supportive course is for short story writers who are writing....

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(4.7)
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Exploring the National Gallery

This is a Friday night course at the National. Its late opening creates an excel...more

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city lit profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK No Qualification

Using a series of open exercises you will be encouraged to write in new ways, find connections and turning points, and tap into your imagination....

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(4.5)
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Outstanding teaching!!

The biggest appeal of the Access Course to me was the speed of it. I didn’t want...more

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writers bureau (the) profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK
Course Provider Diploma/Certificate/Award Online course

The Writers Bureau - home study courses - expert tutors - friendly support. Learn how to write, get published and paid. Established 1989.

(1 Short Story Writing course)
Online course £329.00 Instant book

This course enables students to learn how to find ideas, how to develop their imagination and create their own individual style, how to prepare a novel; about plotting, characterisation and dialogue, where to set their novel and creating atmosphere, revising and selling their work, about writing specialist...

(3.0)
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Outstanding

Everything I have been taught is relevant for me. I have had numerous pieces pub...more

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university of cambridge institute of continuing education profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK Certificate of Attendance Online course

The University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE) offers part-time and short courses for adults of all ages.

(3 Short Story Writing courses)
Online course £235.00

The short story is often described as one of the most satisfying literary genres, both to read and to write. This course encourages students to identify how these stories 'work' by considering classic examples which, in each class, illustrate a particular aspect of short story composition. An exchange of ideas...

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city university profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK No Qualification

This course enables both new and experienced writers to gain confidence in exploring and developing their creativity through class exercises and discussion. You will learn practical writing skills such as structure, characterisation and dialogue, and will examine the work of key contemporary short story writers....

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(4.4)
55 reviews
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Great PhD experience at LCS City University,London

Many research events going on including seminars, forums, research groups, confe...more

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guidemark publishing limited No Qualification Online course
Online course £15.00 Instant book

Start your writing journey today! If you want to write fiction, then short stories are a great place to start. In this course you’ll learn all the essential elements of short story writing, discover where to find ideas and how to put your story together. You’ll cover plot and structure, dialogue,...

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stonebridge associated colleges profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK
Course Provider Diploma/Certificate/Award Online course

Stonebridge College is a distance learning provider that lets students study in their own time, imposing no time constraints.

(1 Short Story Writing course)
Online course £229.99

Writing Short Stories Course It was once said that a short story is "something that can be read in an hour and remembered for a lifetime." But writing short stories don't just emerge by luck. Rather, they require a comprehensive, logical writing method that takes you from start to finish. And...

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(4.8)
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Great course, excellent support

Shortly after starting a new job as a shop manager it was suggested that I compl...more

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surrey adult and community learning profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK No Qualification

To ensure that you choose a course that suits both your interest and ability, please study the details below. If you would like further information on this or similar courses in the area, please contact us on or email What will be learnt during the course? Do you need help turning your ideas into short...

(4.0)
3 reviews
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Learned so much.

Great course from a highly knowledgeable tutor. Warm and friendly class. Learned...more

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jon blake No Qualification
£95.00 Instant book

We'll look at a variety of published stories and study what makes them successful, then put this larning to practice in our own work....

(5.0)
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children's writing course

First time I have been to a writing course and have really enjoyed this experien...more

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city of bath college profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK No Qualification

At City of Bath College, students can choose courses from business and culinary to floristry and screenwriting.

(1 Short Story Writing course)

Learn approaches and techniques to structure a short story; devise a plot to create an engaging narrative. Discover how to capture mood and character and how to build a scenario that will enthrall an audience....

(4.7)
3 reviews
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Good course challenging but fun

Go to college once a week, doing an apprenticeship in mechanical service enginee...more

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west dean college profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK No Qualification

At West Dean College, all programmes are taught by practicing professionals, who are internationally renowned in their respective fields.

(1 Short Story Writing course)

This course will cover the entire process of creating a short piece of fiction, from finding ideas, developing those ideas into coherent, satisfying narratives and reworking them into a finished form. Time will be devoted to structure, character and tone. There will also be analysis of classic short stories. For...

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arvon foundation profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK
No Qualification

Arvon runs courses and retreats for writers in historic writing houses where participants live and work in a creative secluded surrounding.

(4 Short Story Writing courses)
£750.00

They’re small enough to perch on the palm of your hand and so short it takes more time to smoke a cigarette – yet the best short-short stories linger long after the smoke has cleared. Now a boom area in contemporary literature, flash fiction is no new kid on the block, but rooted in a rich heritage that spans the...

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national extension college profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK Certificate of Attendance Online course

The course curriculum at National Extension College is developed by subject experts and is designed especially to suit the home learning experience.

(1 Short Story Writing course)
Online course £275.00

The follow-on from NEC’s Creative Writing, this course focuses specifically on the techniques of short-story writing – to help you locate what you want to say and express it with skill and assurance. Each module is packed with ideas, activities, exercises and assignments to send to your tutor –...

(4.1)
8 reviews
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Brilliant materials!

I started my combined science IGCSE in November 2014 and took my exams in May 20...more

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workers educational association (wea) profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK
No Qualification

The WEA is the UK's largest voluntary sector provider of high quality adult education with classes across the country.

(1 Short Story Writing course)

This course will discuss the life and some short stories by the Modernist Writer D.H.Lawrence....

(4.0)
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Sheffield Marquetry Group

The course is now independent. See web.mac,com/theegraeme. The course is inte...more

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kent adult education service profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK No Qualification

We offer everyone an opportunity to learn something new or gain qualifications from over 3,500 courses, taught by inspiring tutors.

(3 Short Story Writing courses)
£40.00

What makes a pile of words into a short story?, This creative writing course in Canterbury will provide you with a chance to explore what makes a story work. Why some stories capture the imagination and how to make an impact using the short story form from a few words to a longer format., What will we cover?, How...

(4.5)
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Clock repair

I have enrolled for a few terms now and I have gone from knowing nothing about c...more

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open study college profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK
External awarded qualification - non-accredited Online course

Study how to write short stories, novels, and screenplays for radio and television using professional writer's techniques. You will also learn about the practical challenges of being a published author on this course. Course Content Unit 1: Getting started Unit 2: Creation of character and setting Unit 3:...

(5.0)
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Lauren

I am studying the Child Day Care level 3 course and I am really enjoying it. I l...more

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mary ward centre profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK No Qualification

Friendly, Adult Education Centre in the heart of London. From Yoga to Excel, enjoy a wide range of affordable part-time courses at times to suit you.

(1 Short Story Writing course)

This course is for beginners and established writers who want to improve short story writing skills are warmly invited. Students will hone skills in character development, imagery and setting, theme, voice, effective narrative and revision in order to create or build a portfolio of short fiction in progress....

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(4.7)
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Introduction to Diet and Nutrition part 1

This is a fabulous course by Ellie Holly, herbalist and nutrition therapist. It ...more

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goldsmiths, university of london profile who offer Short Story Writing courses In the UK No Qualification

The Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2014 ranks Goldsmiths, University of London 1st in London for its helpful staff.

(1 Short Story Writing course)
£295.00

This course is an excellent introduction to the short story, how to decode the best ones and begin to write your own. Short stories are a great way into creative writing; they demand discipline, water-tight prose and originality. They are exciting to write, are intensely character-driven and offer the reader...

(4.0)
24 reviews
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Great course, challenges you. Really creative!!!

Lecturers are really motivated and enthusiastic about the material they present,...more

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DACE, Department of Adult Continuing Education, Swansea University
(2 Short Story Writing courses)

Self-Publishing Fiction – DAD1026. Discover how to publish a work of fiction yourself.  You will learn about print and e-books, distribution, marketing and promotion, and finance....

(5.0)
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Spanish without tears.

A fun course for those with no knowledge of Spanish. The tutor is a native speak...more

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Course Provider Diploma/Certificate/Award
Northamptonshire County Council, Adult Learning Service
(2 Short Story Writing courses)

a) Identify the elements needed to create a good short story or piece of flash fiction. b) Utilise different strategies for sparking inspiration to write stories. c) Write a story or flash fiction utilising plot and characters. d) Distinguish different publications and competition opportunities for short...

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