Creative Writing – Entering Writing Competitions
What you'll learn
- Confidently apply the tips to their writing and be prepared to submit bodies of work.
- Have created over a dozen new pieces.
- Understand how competitions work.
- There is no prior knowledge or preparation required in order to start this course. Pen and paper or a blank document is sufficient.
These fourteen lectures highlight key aspects of entering writing competitions, and include a variety of insider tips followed by a dozen competition-related exercises.
The course is taught via video slides with clear audio narration from a native English speaker who is not only a writer but also a freelance editor, blogger, and creative writing tutor for a variety of clients. Terminology is simple, ideal for those for whom English is a second language.
Depending upon the student's timeframe, the course, without pausing the video, lasts just over half an hour. If completing one exercise per day, however, the course could last a couple of weeks.
No specific materials are required other than pen / pencil and paper or blank document. All slides and mentioned handouts are provided as downloadable documents.
If you have no prior creative writing knowledge, this course will provide a strong foundation on which to build a body of work. If you already have some knowledge, it will refresh those skills and improve your confidence going forward.
Accompanying 'writing tips' and 'editing your fiction' courses provide tips and exercises concentrating on sparking creativity and improving writing skills, aimed at writers of any age and experience.
Who this course is for:
- This course is suitable for any writers regardless of their current level of knowledge.
Hello. I'm Morgen With An E, a writer for over fifteen years with sixteen books published. Freelance editor of 200+ books.
Apart from killing people (and having the occasional romance) on paper, I am a speaker at events and available for (online and in person) workshops and one-to-one mentoring.
Also a former tutor for Northamptonshire County Council's Adult Learning team providing evening / Saturday creative writing and I.T. classes to the general public aged 19+.
I have also judged various writing competitions - currently BeaconLit's resident sole judge.