Start writing fiction
This free course, Start writing fiction, looks at how characters might be drawn and how setting is established. It explores the different levels of characterisation, from flat to round, and how
The main teaching material in this course is taken from an existing publication, The Fiction Writer's Workshop by Josip Novakovich (1995).
Novakovich is an award-winning writer (of short stories mainly), who teaches fiction writing at the University of Cincinnati. His chapters on ‘Character’ and ‘Setting’ are included within this course. I’ll indicate when you should read these extracts and I’ll also outline the listening and writing activities that accompany them.
This course is split into the following sections:
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 1 study in Creative Writing [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] .
You might be particularly interested in the following courses offered by The Open University:
- A215 Creative Writing
- A363 Advanced Creative Writing
- BA English Literature and Creative Writing
- MA Creative Writing Part 1
- MA Creative Writing Part 2
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