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reddotmum Mon 17-Oct-16 10:30:53

Hiya. I'm looking for a creative writing course so I can find a bit of direction or even a starting place. Could you help me pease. I have a limited budget so not too expensive please. Xx

Roseformeplease Mon 17-Oct-16 10:32:38

Try FutureLearn (free online) as they sometimes have courses in writing fiction. Last 6 weeks and might get you started.

reddotmum Mon 17-Oct-16 11:05:19

Oh that's a great direction! Thanks very much.

ColdBrew Tue 18-Oct-16 22:20:41

Check out the National Novel Writing Month website. The big advantage of NaNoWriMO is it encourages you to do the most important thing: ACTUALLY WRITE. The help forums there are second to none also.

You should also read Stephen King's book, "On Writing".

A daily writing habit is worth a thousand writing courses, I promise you.

HarrietVane99 Tue 18-Oct-16 22:31:14

Have a look at Emma Darwin's website:
It's full of good advice.
She's a published writer who also teaches for the OU, runs courses and workshops and has published books on fiction writing. I attended a course she ran at a writers' school; it was excellent.

But I agree with ColdBrew, the best way to start, is just to sit down and write.

Applecarts Tue 25-Oct-16 21:33:05

Was Emma Darwin's course really good, Harriet? I think her blog is great.

septembersunshine Thu 27-Oct-16 19:05:36

Join 'the word cloud'. It's an online writers forum and you can post work in there for critique or just read it! I am in there, it's good to touch base with others sometimes. Lots of good advice.

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