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Introduction to Novel Writing

Subject Area

Languages & Communication

Student Type

Adults

Study Mode

Part Time

Course Type

Community Learning

What is the course about?

This course is for learners who are either hoping to write a novel but don’t know where to begin or are currently working on a novel and would like some extra help and motivation to succeed.

Why should I choose the course?

This course is for you if you are aged 19 and over and are interested in writing a novel.

What will I learn?

Over the 6 weeks we will cover a range of novel writing topics. Each class will be split in half, with half of the class devoted to the class topic (with a writing exercise to get you warmed up) and the second half devoted to your own novel work – you will discuss your progress with classmates who will be able to offer feedback and you will get some writing time too.

Topics we will cover will include:

· Planning your novel

· Act one

· Main characters and character arcs

· Building a world

· Constructing Scenes and Chapters

· Developing narrative voice

What will the course lead on to?

The course leads on to our Next Steps in Novel Writing course. The course will also enable you to enhance your literacy and communication skills, thereby potentially increasing your employability.

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if it is required and a Welfare Team that are on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

For further information on student support please visit:

https://wvr.ac.uk/college-life

Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

98% of learners in 2018/19 would recommend their course to family and friends.

97% of learners rated their teaching as good / very good.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements besides an interest in the subject area. You must also be willing to partake in classroom activities and discussions and be willing to self-assess your weekly progress using an individual learning plan at the end of each session. Learners must be aged 19 and over.

What are my funding options?

Learners in receipt of certain benefits or on a low income may be eligible for fee remission. Please contact our Learner Services team for more information at learner.services@wvr.ac.uk

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no additional costs associated with this course.

Careers Information

Course options

Starts Sep 2024

Duration
5 Weeks
Class Times
18:30 - 20:30
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
Tue
Adult Fee
30
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable

Starts Sep 2024

Duration
5 Weeks
Class Times
13:00 - 15:00
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
Thu
Adult Fee
30
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable

Starts Mar 2025

Duration
5 Weeks
Class Times
18:30 - 20:30
Location
Warrington Campus
Day(s)
Tue
Adult Fee
30
16-18 Fee
Not Applicable

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