I’m starting a new online course “Start Writing Fiction“ on the FutureLearn platform from April 28, 2014 for 8 weeks. This hands-on course helps you to get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters.
In this course, we will listen to established writers talk about how they started writing and consider the rituals of writing and the importance of keeping a journal. We will learn how to develop our ideas and the importance of reflecting on writing and editing, and we will hear other writers talking about their approaches to research and consider ways of turning events into a plot.
We will also have the opportunity to review and comment on the work of fellow writers, and receive peer feedback on our own story, learning the importance of reading as a writer and how to receive and respond to feedback. I will continue tweeting about what I learn from this course using this hashtag #FLfiction14.