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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.