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Creative Writing for all

£125.00 fee may apply if you do not meet eligibility criteria
Course Level


Start Date

Thu 12 Jan 2023


10 Weeks

£125.00 fee may apply if you do not meet eligibility criteria

Course content

  • Learn how to create and develop characters
  • Learn how to create and develop characters
  • Describe settings atmospherically
  • Plot compelling stories.
  • Use writing to explore and develop your own interests.
  • Read as a writer in order to develop your skills
  • Understand how to improve your writing through sharing and feedback


Creative Writing for All is a friendly and encouraging course for both beginner and experienced writers. You’ll learn how to create and bring characters to life, write vivid descriptions and craft compelling plots. You’ll do writing exercises to engage your imagination and stretch your creative muscles, read and discuss published writers in order to learn what makes good writing, and you’ll also share your own writing by reading it aloud to the group to help you understand its strengths and areas you can improve in a supportive atmosphere. Come and get creative!

Course content:

A wide ranging and imaginative course covering fiction, poetry and autobiography that will allow students to explore their own writing in greater depth. Reading and discussing the work of a range of writers for inspiration, we will experiment with a range of techniques


  • No previous experience needed

What do I need to do this course?

A notebook and pen.

Web access is helpful for accessing online learning support and resources.

Teaching Methods

  • In-class writing exercises

    Exploring published writers’ craft and techniques.

    Sharing and discussing our work with the group.

    Weekly homework tasks

    How is your progress checked?

    Your progress will be regularly assessed and monitored by your tutor, taking into account class work and homework where appropriate. The tutor will provide informal, regular feedback throughout the course.

    Extra study or practice required at home.

    A weekly homework task which should take about an hour to complete.

    What can I do after this course?

    AAL Adult Learning also offers Creative Writing: Intermediate

£125.00 fee may apply if you do not meet eligibility criteria

Course details

  • Tutor: Rachel Shorer
  • Time: 1830-2030
  • Provision: CL
  • Term: Spring
  • Location: AAL
  • Full fee: £125
  • Concessionary fee: £20