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Fiction Writing

Overview

By no means can everyone who has the urge to write fiction can do so successfully and for publication. Fiction writing is a craft which must be learned, like any other. This course is not among those which declare, "Anyone has it in them to write a good short story".

It is a complex craft and there are no short cuts to success. We will teach you how to avoid some of the pitfalls, and show you some of the short cuts.

Modules

Introduction to Fiction

Basic Techniques of Freelance Journalism

Content

Style

Technique

Marketing

The Short Story

The Fiction Market

Theme

Emotion

Viewpoint

Style

Plot

Characters

Characterisation

Motives

Mannerisms

Dialogue

Writing for Radio

Writing for Television

Writing the Novel

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

By no means can everyone who has the urge to write fiction can do so successfully and for publication. Fiction writing is a craft which must be learned, like any other. This course is not among those which declare, "Anyone has it in them to write a good short story".

It is a complex craft and there are no short cuts to success. We will teach you how to avoid some of the pitfalls, and show you some of the short cuts.

Modules

Introduction to Fiction

Basic Techniques of Freelance Journalism

Content

Style

Technique

Marketing

The Short Story

The Fiction Market

Theme

Emotion

Viewpoint

Style

Plot

Characters

Characterisation

Motives

Mannerisms

Dialogue

Writing for Radio

Writing for Television

Writing the Novel

For a more detailed syllabus on this course, click here

Requirements

There is no experience or previous qualifications required for enrolment on this course. It is available to all students, of all academic backgrounds.

Assessment

Assessment Method

After each lesson there will be a question paper, which needs to be completed and submitted to your personal tutor for marking. This method of continual assessment ensures that your personal tutor can consistently monitor your progress and provide you with assistance throughout the duration of the course.

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £30.00).

What is NCFE

NCFE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.

NCFE is recognised as an awarding body by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Department for Children, Education, Lifelong Learning and Skills (DCELLS) in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) in Northern Ireland.

Accreditation by NCFE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE Award certificate of achievement.

For more information on this award, click here

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