INTRODUCTION TO FICTION WRITING (GROUP)
‘I’d love to write fiction one day, but I don’t have a story yet’
Course: Introduction to fiction writing
Format: weekly 2.5hr groups
Duration: three sessions, meeting once a week for three consecutive weeks.
Course fee: R1 500
Suitable for: Writers who are new to fiction writing and who would like to understand more about the art of storytelling. It is not necessary to have a particular project in mind.
Aim: To explain the stages and processes involved in creating a fictional story and to give writers an opportunity to use their imagination and practise some of the techniques.
Overview: While the principles of creative writing apply to both fiction and non-fiction, this course introduces the components of a short story or novel: genre, topic, themes, plot, character, dialogue, point of view, voice, setting and description.