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FICTION WRITING
 
FICTION WRITING
 
£280.00
 

COURSE CODE 80


 

 

Student Profile

 

This programme is designed for anyone considering professional authoring for a variety of media including books, short stories, radio and television.

 

Aim

 

The aim of this self-study course is to provide a comprehensive guide to the skills and techniques of writing fiction successfully, and will enable students to study a variety of styles.  The course also examines practical aspects of getting published plus the essential elements of both short stories and novels.

 

Study Method

 

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home.  Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email.  You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of enrolment. 

 

Assessment

 

Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and then marked by your tutor.  There is no external examination required.

 

Course Duration

 

Students may register at any time and have a full year to complete their studies.  The course will take around 60 hours of study to complete.

 

Course Accreditation

 

At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a certificate of achievement by NCFE. This course has been accredited under NCFE IIQ Licence by Kendal Publishing Limited which has been approved as an NCFE Investing in Quality (IIQ) centre to give formal recognition to our courses. We have designed our training courses specifically to meet the needs of learners who prefer to study from home. The course measurable learning outcomes have been benchmarked at Level 3 (using Ofqual’s Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) level descriptors) to allow you to consider the depth of study, difficulty, and level of achievement involved.

 

 

Pack/Course Contents

 

Your study pack is dispatched in full at the time of enrolment and provides all you need to complete your studies:

 

Studyguide

Comprehensive study notes for each element of the course

Self-assessment activities

Assignments

Tutor support

Assignment marking & feedback

Certification

 

Price and Payment Methods

 

Please refer to current price list

 

 

 

 

 

FICTION WRITING - COURSE CONTENT

 

The course is divided up into 8 elements, as follows:

 

Introduction

 

Content

Style

Techniques

Marketing

 

1 – The Short Story

 

How to study and analyse it

Studying the market

Overseas markets

Writing is a business

How do I find ideas?

How do I present my manuscript?

Where do I find facts?

 

2 - The Theme

 

Choosing a theme

The basic emotion

First or third person?

Get out of the way!

Reader identification

Setting

Style

 

3 – The Plot

 

Plotting

Accuracy

The plot scheme

A twist in the tale

Finding a plot

Conflict, tension & Suspense

Balance and pace

 

4 – The Characters

 

Your chief character

Names

Can people be plots?

Characterisation

Motives

Mannerisms

Minor Characters

Hero, Heroine, Villain or Clown

How people operate

 

 

5 – Getting Started

 

How to start?

The plot thickens

Stuck?

Handling Transitions

How to end?

Your work plan

Rules are made to be broken

 

 

6 –Title & Dialogue

 

Choosing a title

Writing Dialogue

Grammar,  dialect and slang

Types of short story

The serial

 

7 – Practical Details

 

Copyright

The laws of defamation

Agents and “Vanity Publishers”

Keeping records

Payment

Income Tax

Expenses

Writing for radio

Writing for television

Presenting a TV drama

 

8 – Writing a Novel

 

Structure

Action, Thriller, Mystery

Science Fiction

Crime & Detective novels

Historical novels

Serious novels

Final points

 

    Tutor Marked Assignments

 

    Final Assignment

 

 


 

 

 

 

 



Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


FICTION WRITING
 
FICTION WRITING
 
 
£280.00
 

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