Starts: 12 Jan 2022
What you will learn
By the end of this course, you will be able to:
- Ways to develop your existing memoir and shape your material
- Skills and techniques to make your writing more readable and expressive
- How to approach agents, publishers etc with your finished piece of work.
Class format and activities
This is a practical creative writing course. Each week there will different writing activities which will help you to further your knowledge of your subject, develop your ideas and improve and experiment with your writing style. You will study texts from a range of life writing material and be asked to contribute to class discussions. You will be expected to share excerpts from your work-in-progress with your fellow students for feedback.
No, but some previous experience of memoir writing is essential. This is not a class for those wanting to try out memoir writing for the first time.
What you need to know before you enrol
Students will have access to coursework via Morley Moodle and Microsoft Teams.
Students will be set regular written assignments and expected to do a certain amount of reading and research outside of class.
What you need
Pen and Paper.
Access to a computer or tablet will be useful to support you will your course.
There will be times when you will need to bring in excerpts from your personal project for peer and tutor feedback.
What you can do next
There are a number of Creative Writing courses at Morley College which may help you develop your prose style or further your ideas.