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    What happens to you when you read?

    This free courseWhat happens to you when you readexplores our relationship with books and the ways in which engaging with fiction in particular can change readers Research shows that as well as providing us with a form of entertainment the activity of reading can bring benefits to our wellbeing in challenging times People have experienced and explored these benefits throughout history Transcript As you work your way through this course you will have the chance to participate in both reading and writing activities and experience for yourself what happens to you when you read

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    Free course

    3 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    20 Jul 2021

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    Creative writing and critical reading

    This free course Creative writing and critical reading explores the importance of reading as part of a creative writers development at the postgraduate level You will gain inspiration and ideas from examining other writers methods as well as enhancing your critical reading skills Examples will cover the genres of fiction creative nonfiction poetry and scriptwriting

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

    Updated on:

    05 Sep 2019

  • Creative writing and critical reading

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Audio Audio
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    Advanced level Duration 8 hours Updated 05 Sep 2019
    This free course, Creative writing and critical reading, explores the importance...
  • Writing what you know

    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing This free course Writing what you know will help you to develop your perception of the world about you and enable you to see the familiar things in everyday life in a new light You will also learn how authors use their own personal histories to form the basis of their work

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    Free course

    8 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    19 Jul 2019

  • Writing what you know

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Audio Audio
    Writing what you know
    Introductory level Duration 8 hours Updated 19 Jul 2019
    Do you want to improve your descriptive writing? This free course, Writing what...
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    Start writing fiction

    Have you always wanted to write but never quite had the courage to start This free course Start writing fiction will give you an insight into how authors create their characters and settings You will also be able to look at the different genres for fiction

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    Free course

    12 hours

    Level: 1 Introductory

    Updated on:

    14 May 2018

  • Start writing fiction

    Free Course Free Course Featuring: Audio Audio
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    Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 14 May 2018
    Have you always wanted to write, but never quite had the courage to start? This...