PENGUIN RANDOM HOUSE

Creative Writing online short course

Course starts 2 November 2017

Course information

Registration Closes:
27 October 2017
Course Starts:
2 November 2017
Length:
10 weeks online
Effort:
7 hours per week
Price:
ZAR R11,900Options Available
University:
Penguin Random House
Language:
English

Course Information

Registration Closes:
27 October 2017
Course Starts:
2 November 2017
Length:
10 weeks online
Effort:
7 hours per week
Price:
University:
Penguin Random House
Language:
English

Introduction

Dreaming of writing a novel or a short story? Looking to add more flair to your blog writing, copywriting or creative prose?

Creative writing is a skill that takes practice and careful development, and many authors struggle to get published owing to their lack of technical story development understanding.

This online short course will allow you to grow your creative writing competency supported by a community of fellow aspiring creative writers and guided by accomplished author, Mike Nicol.

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What will set you apart

In 10 weeks, this creative writing short course will give you the opportunity to:

  • Produce an extended piece of fiction - whether a novel or short story
  • Network with fellow writers, share work, contacts and ideas, and review one another’s creative writing pieces as part of your own writing process
  • Learn how you should present your work to editors and agents
  • Submit your manuscript for consideration to be published under Penguin Random House eKhaya imprint.

Course curriculum

This PRH online short course in creative writing is designed to give you the opportunity to
be recognised as a creative writer. With a personalised and supported framework, you’ll study in your own time, guided by industry experts and a dedicated support team. Here’s what you’ll cover:

  • Orientation Module Welcome to your Online Campus
  • Course Module 1 Planning the story
  • Course Module 2 Beginnings
  • Course Module 3 Characters and characterisation
  • Course Module 4 Turning story into plot
  • Course Module 5 Making people talk
  • Course Module 6 Point of view
  • Course Module 7 Conflict, tension and suspense
  • Course Module 8 The writer’s voice
  • Course Module 9 Endings
  • Course Module 10 Editors, publishers and agents

Earn a certificate from Penguin Random House

On completion of this course you earn a certificate as powerful proof of your new competencies and use it to set yourself apart from the rest and get recognised in the job market.

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Your teaching team

At GetSmarter, we improve lives through better education. One of the ways that we achieve this is by bringing rich industry context to an academic environment through our expert facilitation and engagement. We work with university faculty and industry experts to provide a practical, industry lens on the world's leading university subjects.

When do I start?

Our next available short course starts 2 November 2017.

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