Learning to write

Whether you aspire to write the greatest novel of all time, leave your legacy by writing your memoirs or dabble in poetry, we’ve got lots of resources to get you started.

The Crafty Writer’s Creative Writing Course is a free course you can do online, developed by author Fiona Veitch Smith.
Click www.creative-writing-course.thecraftywriter.com to access.

Start Writing Fiction is a free course from the Open University.
Click www.futurelearn.com/courses/start-writing-fiction to access.

For budding poets, Future Learn has a free course on learning how to write poetry.
Click www.futurelearn.com/courses/how-to-make-a-poem to access.

If writing your memoirs is your thing, The Memoir Network offer a free course to get you started.
Click www.thememoirnetwork.com/online-learning to access.

For those of you who are feeling flush, the two leading writing schools in London— The Faber Academy and Curtis Brown—offer a range of online writing courses for absolute beginners all the way through to experienced writers.
Click www.faberacademy.co.uk to access.

Let your creative juices flow with The National Centre for Writing, which is offering up a huge variety of writing courses, from science fiction, to non-fiction and so much more. You can choose from free and paid courses and learn at your own pace.
Click here: https://nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/online-writing-courses/

For those of you getting serious about your memoir writing, this course from The Novelry, led by prize-winning author Tim Lott, is a great place to start. Comprised of 15 lessons, including in-depth lectures, this course will help take your writing to a new level.
Click here: https://bit.ly/32i923m 

If you want to brave writing a full-length novel, this blog will give you all the tips you need to get you through the process. They also link some suggested paid services for proof reading and to give your writing some extra finesse.
Click here: https://blog.reedsy.com/how-to-write-a-novel/

Interested in writing Science Fiction but stuck on how to start? The National Centre for Writing’s free course takes you through a range of different sci-fi settings to help inspire any budding author.
Click: https://courses.nationalcentreforwriting.org.uk/p/sci-fi-world-building

Future Learn have developed a free screenwriting course, outlining all the basics of storytelling-from creating a storyline, developing characters, to creating scenes and more!
Click: https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/screenwriting 

Whether you’re new to creative writing, or simply want to up your writing game, this short article from TCK Publishing contains lots of short, fun and interesting creative writing exercises to help you practice and improve.
Click: https://www.tckpublishing.com/creative-writing-exercises/

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