Creative Writing Course.

Introduction.

Creative Writing

Sixteen tutorials show you how to write short stories, long stories, novella, non-fiction stories, personal journal, biography, someone’s life story, stories for children, plays, poetry.

In one year you’ll learn about all* these ways to be a creative writer.

When you graduate with your diploma (graduates may put DipCW after their name) you’ll be ready to specialise in the genre where you’ll concentrate your future writing career. Everything is included in the course fee.

Tutor Profile.

Tina Shaw is a novelist, short story and freelance writer who lives
in Taupo. Her stories have been published in anthologies, literary journals and magazines. Her recent literary novel for adults is The Children’s Pond (Pointer Press). In 2013 she edited the Bateman New Zealand Writer’s Handbook.

She is a winner of the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Fellowship, has held the Creative New Zealand Berlin Writers’ Residency, and was Writer in Residence at the University of Waikato. She has also written junior and young adult fiction, including Into the Hinterland, and its sequel Dogs of the Hinterland as well as books for the ‘Kiwi Bites’ and ‘Mainsails’ series. Her young adult novel About Griffen’s Heart was a Storylines Notable Book in 2010.

Tina has many years experience as a manuscript assessor. She is a mentor and assessor for the NZ Society of Authors. Her website is www.tinashaw.co.nz

Tina Shaw

What You’ll Learn.

1. How to get the most out of this course.

2. Getting started writing letters, journals, emails

3. Writing fiction and non-fiction.

4. Planning the plot which excites readers.

5. Creating multi-dimensional rounded characters.

6. How dialogue brings your story alive.

7. Deciding on your point of view.

8. Putting characters in a time and place.

9. How to make your words SING.

10. How to write real life stories.

11. How to write poetry and enjoy it.

12. How to choose the right story genre.

13. How to write for TV, stage and films.

14. How to get funding or paid work as a writer.

15. How to turn first draft into final draft.

16. Planning your career as a writer.

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Please email ([email protected]) or call if you have any questions. Toll Free: 0800 80 1994 International: +64 9 272 3974.

Course FAQ’s.

We have been operating for more than 25 years and have thousands of graduates all over the world. Our courses are conducted by correspondence. You decide when and where you study. The course material (including books) is sent to you, and you submit your assignments regularly. You don’t have to take time off work or travel to classes.