OU courses

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I've signed up for 'start writing fiction'. has anyone else done it? is anyone about to?
i just want to share my excitement really!

Tanee58 Tue 16-Sep-08 12:18:25

How exciting! I haven't, but would certainly like to know how others have fared - I've been told for years that I write letters that sound like Rosamund Pilcher hmm - but have never read her!

Good luck with the course, and let us know when you get published smile!

Thanks.
I just wanted to 'do something' iykwim?
instead of wishing i could write/had time to write/knew how to structure a book etc.
and teach yourself books don't work for me - i tried a few years ago.

i love 'the right to write' and others like that though.

Psychobabble Tue 16-Sep-08 21:12:04

oh yes I did it 2 years ago, and I have done start writing poetry as well. I loved it, it's great that you can share your work with people that you don't know, if like me you don't like to show it to people you do know. I am envy that you are doing a course, I would love to be doing another.

thanks psychobabble.
i'm really chuffed as i paid with the ILA money i had to use up this month anyway.
i wouldnt have been able to do it until recently but i'm not as bad with criticism as i used to be.
what size are the assignments?

MarsLady Wed 17-Sep-08 00:11:46

I did the Creative Writing course level 2 60pts and am now signed up to the do the Advanced Creative Writing course level 3.

The level 2 course was wonderful. I can't wait to get started on the new one. smile

Ta very much Marsy.
Is there tons of work on the advanced course?
How do you fit it into your life?
Is the feedback scary?

Is it a doula infliction to get the bug for studying and not want to stop.
I'm not even finished my bfc course but by the time the course materials come I will have written the essays.
i will
[switches wifi off]

Psychobabble Wed 17-Sep-08 21:09:38

the assignments on the short course were quite short, probably about 2000 words in total for the fiction course, although it was a while back so I might be wrong. I did it whilst looking after a toddler, being pg and renovating a house so didn't exactly have much time on my hands!

MarsLady Wed 17-Sep-08 23:28:14

Haven't started the course yet so I don't know about the work load. It starts in a couple of weeks which gives me just enough time to finish my French course lol!

Being a part of the OU is my addiction. My degree finishes next year but still I want to continue on. Maybe I'll do a Masters! grin

thanks both of you
pb - that is encouraging

ooh - marsy - can you do a masters if you have a degree from a 'normal' uni?
i wish they did translation courses

MarsLady Fri 19-Sep-08 02:41:19

I'm sure you can! Check out the OU site

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