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Writing in Practice

Course CodeBWR308
Fee CodeS3
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment

Learn how to revise and polish your work.

Discover reviewing strategies, how to give and receive feedback, and how to work over your projects to check structure, characterisation, and more.

Lesson Structure

There are 7 lessons in this course:

  1. Work shopping and Critique
    • The workshop process
    • Points of critique
    • Types of feedback
    • Best Practices
    • Identifying and Addressing Weaknesses
  2. Potential projects
    • Understanding character
    • Outlining a revision strategy
    • Goal setting
    • How to read and interpret feedback
    • Build a framework
    • Revision Process I: Structures and Character
  3. Define beginning, middle, and end
    • Closer examination: beginning
    • Closer examination: middle
    • Closer examination: ending
    • Relationship between characters and structure
    • Character Arc
    • Writing character arcs
    • Building characters
    • Revision Process II: Plot Arc and Story Goals
  4. Story goals
    • Conflict
    • Story goals in fiction
    • Story goals in non-fiction
    • Planning your plot arc
    • Working with Subplots
  5. The function of a subplot
    • Types of subplot
    • Subplots in non-fiction
    • Revision and subplots
    • Continuity of Practice: Building Strong Writing and Editing Habits
  6. Continuity
    • Good habits
    • Bad habits
    • Scheduling
    • Writer's Block
    • Character Exercises
    • Continuity of Practice:Portfolio Building
  7. Continuing to write
    • Keeping up with your journal
    • Ideas in development
    • Revision processes

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.