Creative Writing – Short Course.
Learn how to write short stories in a few months. Five parts. Five assignments marked by your personal tutor. Learn all the essential creative writing techniques.
When you graduate the Institute will assist you to put your best short story up on Amazon, with a suitable book cover. You will start earning royalties from ebook sales. Everything is included in the course fee.
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Tutoring from New Zealand industry experts
Course books, folder and stationery pack
Printed copies of all course materials
Cutting edge eLearning systems for online learning option
Access to online forums to network with other students and tutors
Support from admin staff to help you through the learning experience
Training from a trusted distance learning institute with over 30 years of experience
Caroline Barron is an author, manuscript assessor and book coach, book reviewer and Creative New Zealand peer assessor. Caroline’s passion for helping writers find their voice and improve their writing craft is at the heart of her work.
Caroline has a Masters in Creative Writing and a journalism degree. She was a trustee of Michael King Writers Centre for four years, where she led the committee responsible for selecting residency recipients, and was on the selection panel for the New Zealand Society of Authors Complete Manuscript Assessment Programme.
Caroline’s book Ripiro Beach: A Memoir of Life After Near Death won the 2020 New Zealand Heritage Literary Award for Non-fiction. Her recent awards also include: 2021 Ngaio Marsh Award nominee (Ripiro Beach); 2020 National Flash Fiction Day (Auckland region winner); 2020 Surrey Hotel Residency (shortlisted); 2018 New Zealand Heritage Literary Award (winner, short prose); 2018 NZSA CompleteMS programme recipient; and winner of the 2015 NZSA LiIian Ida Smith Award. Her website is carolinebarronauthor.com.
What You'll Learn.
1a. How to get the most out of this course
1b. Getting started writing letters, journals
1c. Writing fiction
2a. Planning the plot which excites readers
2b. Creating multi-dimensional rounded characters
2c. How dialogue brings your story alive
3a. Deciding on your point of view
3b. Putting characters in a time and place
3c.How to make your words sing
4a. How to choose the right story genre
4b. How to write for TV, stage and films
5a. How to turn first draft into final draft
5b. Planning your career as a writer
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