Wednesdays 12th Jan - 16th Feb 22 - Six Week ‘Get That Novel Started’ Creative Writing Course - Upper Norwood Library Hub, London SE19 1TQ

12 January 2022 - 16 February 2022

Venue: Upper Norwood Library Hub

Address: 39 Westow Hill, Norwood, London SE19 1TQ

Dates: Wednesdays 12th, 19th, 26th Jan, 2nd, 9th, 16th Feb 22

Time: Evenings 7-9pm

Course Number: UN120122

Prices: £129 / £109 Concessions (senior citizens, disabled)

Duration: Six weeks, with sessions held once a week for two hours.

Class Size: Maximum 12 students (6 required for course to go ahead*)

(*Once enrolled, should the course not go ahead and there is not a suitable alternative course you’d like to transfer to, you will receive a full and immediate refund. Please note: refunds via PayPal usually take 3-5 working days.)

Format: In-class discussion, exercises, plus homework

Age: 18 and above.

Description: This creative writing course is suitable for beginners or writers looking for a fresh injection of inspiration, and is perfect for all genres and those wishing to write short stories.

Course Outline: In a warm, fun and inspiring environment, you will learn the nuts and bolts of the creative process and the necessary key ingredients – character, structure, discipline, framework, plot, theme, drama, the creation of ideas, point of view, location, editing, rewrites, delivery, and the all-important strong, dramatic and satisfying conclusion that will leave your readers wanting more.

From the get-go, you will begin to produce work, sharing it with your fellow students to build your confidence, critiquing skills and the necessary thick-skin all writers must have. And over the six weeks, you will develop a writer’s work ethic and discipline to make your goals happen, seeing remarkable results each day.

At the end of the course, you will have potentially produced the first ten-thousand words of your novel, and be fired up to continue towards your end target. (No pressure if you don’t reach that word count, it’s your course to enjoy and get out of what you want, though the framework is there for you to achieve if you so wish.)


Are there any course requirements? Yes, you’ll need basic written English skills to benefit from it, and ideally access to the internet to email-in and receive back homework etc.

Is previous creative writing experience required? No.

Are there any other costs? No.

Is there anything I need to bring? Just writing materials – pens, paper etc.

Should you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact me on:

To enrol, please select your payment option from the ‘Course Prices’ drop down menu, then enter the course number and any special instructions (e.g., if the course is a gift, if you need special access etc.), then click ‘Buy Now’ to be taken through to your PayPal account.

Thank you very much and I hope to meet you on a course soon.

Best wishes


Course Details

Date: 12 January 2022 - 16 February 2022
Time: 19:00 - 21:00
Location: Upper Norwood Library Hub, 39 Westow Hill, Norwood, London SE19 1TQ
Cost: 129/£109 Concessions
Sessions: 6
Available Places: 12
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