Creative Writing – Short Course.
Learn how to write short stories in a few months. Five parts. Five assignments marked by your personal tutor. Learn all the essential creative writing techniques.
When you graduate the Institute will put your best short story up on Amazon, with a suitable book cover. You will start earning royalties from ebook sales. Everything is included in the course fee.
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
What You’ll Learn.
1a. How to get the most out of this course
1b. Getting started writing letters, journals
1c. Writing fiction
2a. Planning the plot which excites readers
2b. Creating multi-dimensional rounded characters
2c. How dialogue brings your story alive
3a. Deciding on your point of view
3b. Putting characters in a time and place
3c.How to make your words sing
4a. How to choose the right story genre
4b. How to write for TV, stage and films
5a. How to turn first draft into final draft
5b. Planning your career as a writer
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