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Writing Fiction 100 Hours Certificate Course

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Writing Fiction 100 Hours Certificate Course

Writing Fiction Certificate course online. Learn to write and analyse fiction. This exciting and rewarding course could set you on the path to fullfilling your dream of writing your first fiction article. The course will teach you about the process of writing fiction and give you practical experience of writing your own fiction. You will develop your analytical skills, by analysing the writing of other authors.

This course is taught by:

Lee Raye

portrait Lee Raye Writing tutor

M.A. (hons) Celtic Studies, (the University of Aberdeen); M.St. Celtic Studies, (the University of Oxford)

Lee is a PhD candidate at Cardiff University with degrees from Aberdeen and Oxford. He has written two books, digitalised another and written several academic papers. He has been interviewed by National Geographic and presented papers at eight different national and international conferences. Lee’s native language is English and, if asked, he is always happy to help students with their English spelling and grammar. He is also a keen proponent of the digital revolution and dreams of a world where all books are available instantly to be read, searched or treasured. Although he mainly writes non-fiction, he loves Victorian literature as well as modern fiction and poetry of all kinds. His academic knowledge of medieval events, cultures and the history of Britain’s environment make him especially qualified to help students interested in writing sci-fi and fantasy.

Lesson Structure: Writing Fiction - BWR105

There are 8 lessons:

  1. Scope & Nature of Fiction
    • Elements
    • Types of Fiction (Category/genre and Mainstream)
    • Characteristics of Category Fiction (strong plot, hero/heroine, motivation. Action, background/setting)
    • Characteristics of Mainstream Fiction (Strong plot, Action or intrigue, hero, heroine, romance, happy ending)
    • Book, play or short story
    • Categories (Fantasy, fairy tale, fable, myth, legend, science fiction, western, drama, romance, comedy, horror, crime, suspense, erotica)
    • Getting an Idea (using a fragment, philosophical approach, develop from a title or opening sentence)
    • Back story
    • Types of writing
    • Theme development
    • Write an Analogy
    • Writing a Balanced Theme
    • Are You Suited to Writing Fiction ; Imagination, Being Informed, Human Behaviour
    • Importance of Focus
  2. Components of a Story - beginning, middle and end
    • Story Components
    • Story Structure
    • Theme
    • Plot
    • Characterisation
    • Settings
    • Developing your own Style
    • Aspects of Style.
    • Case Study
  3. Technique: The Creative Process - conception, developing a plot,writing a Draft, Editing and rewriting; Method Writing
    • Conception (Characters, Settings, Events)
    • Write a Synopsis
    • Developing a Story
    • Examples of Plot Structure
    • Method Writing (Developing characters, changing characters, Appropriateness of characters, Revealing characters through crisis, names, stereotypes, creating dynamic characters)
    • Writing a Draft
    • Editing and Rewriting.
  4. Conception and Research
    • Conceiving a Story
    • Parts of Conception
    • Making conception original
    • Types of research (Primary and secondary data)
    • Planning a formal survey
  5. Drama
    • Writing a Dramatic Story
    • Common mistakes
    • Time Shifting
    • Transition between events
    • Dramatic conflict
    • Motivation
    • Dialogue
    • Point of View.
    • Representing Characters Speech
  6. Fantasy
    • Science Fiction
    • Methods to develop Sci Fi
    • Fairy Tales.
  7. The Short Story
    • Characteristics of Short Stories.
    • Length in terms of: the time frame; the number of characters; the number of events; the number of settings
    • Common Problems with Short story Writers
  8. The Novel
    • Guidelines
    • Planning a Novel
    • Making a story Endure (Archetypes, etc)
    • Tips
    • Getting Started
    • Submitting a Manuscript.
    • Which Publisher
Learning Goals: Writing Fiction - BWR105
  • Describe the nature and scope of fiction writing.
  • Determine the components of a fiction story, as the first step in planning a story.
  • Determine a systematic approach to building a fiction story.
  • Develop your capacity to conceive fiction stories.
  • Develop your ability to write dramatic stories.
  • Develop your ability to write fantasy
  • Develop your ability to write short stories
  • Develop your ability to plan for success in the writing of a novel.
Course Info
How Do Our Tuition Fees Compare?Full time classroom based Further Education Courses - Approx. £5,000 per year - Part-time classroom based Adult Education Courses - Approx. £7.00 per hour - N.B. classroom tuition means you learn at the pace of the class. One-to-one private tuition - from £15.00 per hour - ADL one-to-one tution fees - From £340 per 100 Hour Course = Average of £3.40 per hour - N.B. one-to-one tuition is tailored to your own individual learning availability and pace.
Course StartBegin your learning at any time.
Course Prerequisite None - Our course levels are an indication of the depth of learning you should receive. They do not describe the level of difficulty.
Course Qualification (Study Option A)Endorsed Qualification from TQUK - Training Qualifications UK, an Ofqual Approved Awarding Organisation - Completed written assignments and final evaluation per course/module to be taken.
Course Qualification (Study Option B)Certificate of Attainment from ADL - Completed written assignments only - no final evaluation.
Comparative Credits InformationUK Course Credits: 10 - U.S. Credit Hours: 3 - when compared to regulated courses.
Course Duration and DeadlinesCourse hours given are a guide only. You will be encouraged to work at your own pace to learn as much as you can, with no assignment deadlines or end date by which you must complete your course by. You are in control!
Study SupportPersonal tutor/mentor support from industry relevant professionals throughout your whole course. Mentors are contactable by e-mail, telephone and through the Moodle online classroom. They provide assistance with your course material, plus discuss, explain and give advice when needed. They will also mark and grade your assignments, plus provide constructive and helpful feedback vital to your success.
Suitability for Self Employment and Small BusinessesOur courses are ideal for sole traders and small business owners and their staff. Customer confidence in what you can do will determine how successful you are in getting clients. Doing the job right using the correct knowledge and skills, leads to repeat business and referrals to friends, family and work colleagues. Completing one or more of our courses for the service you have to offer, will give you the tools to achieve this and grow your business.
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