Have you ever closed a magazine after reading a story and thought: I wish I could write like that? This course is aimed at you: someone who enjoys reading light fiction and who has always known they have stories inside them, just waiting to be written. Writing is fun. Get prompt, honest, detailed feedback on every assignment from an award-winning writer. We focus on your unique writing strengths.
Creative Writing Prompts
Creative Writing Prompts to Try Out
Curated writing inspriation delivered to your inbox each week. We get it: writing prompts are an excellent resource, but you want to know how to come up with your own story ideas. Here are four of our go-to tricks when thinking of interesting things to write about. All stories, even ones about robots or plants, have some element of humanity at its core. There are therefore a countless number of stories to be found by observing human nature. But if you can return to this sense of curiosity and wondering you had as a child, you can find a treasure trove of short story ideas to be found. Take in your surroundings and ask yourself why things are the way they are.
WEEKLY WRITING PROMPTS
Writer, editor and creative writing tutor Lynne Bryan offers her advice for embarking on your first journey into the short story form. We asked Lynne Bryan — writer, editor and creative writing tutor for NCW, the Arvon Foundation and the University of East Anglia — for the most important advice she would offer when embarking on your first journey into the short story form. Lists of interesting words. Lists of characters.
Photo credit: Pascal van de Vendel. Thanks so much for the great courses. Thank you for offering a basic, no nonsense basic poetry course at a reasonable price. I have learnt so much. I am sure I will go back frequently to review them for reference during many of my future writing projects.