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Writing Short Stories

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Overview

It was once said that a short story is "something that can be read in an hour and remembered for a lifetime." But writing short stories don't just emerge by luck. Rather, they require a comprehensive, logical writing method that takes you from start to finish. And that's exactly what the Writing Short Stories course is designed to help you with.

With our tutor support, you will master the craft of effective fiction writing: Vivid imagery that makes your reader see the setting and feel the atmosphere. Action and dialogue that make the audience care about your characters, believe their actions, and understand their motivations. Dramatic techniques that create surprising complications and nail-biting suspense...and so much more.

Learn how to create the character, use description, create a setting and plot a short story with this course in Short Story Writing.

Modules

Plot Planning

Writing Effective Stories

Essential Fiction Know-How

The Way to Characterize

Selling Short Stories

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).

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Writing Short Stories Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

It was once said that a short story is "something that can be read in an hour and remembered for a lifetime." But writing short stories don't just emerge by luck. Rather, they require a comprehensive, logical writing method that takes you from start to finish. And that's exactly what the Writing Short Stories course is designed to help you with.

With our tutor support, you will master the craft of effective fiction writing: Vivid imagery that makes your reader see the setting and feel the atmosphere. Action and dialogue that make the audience care about your characters, believe their actions, and understand their motivations. Dramatic techniques that create surprising complications and nail-biting suspense...and so much more.

Learn how to create the character, use description, create a setting and plot a short story with this course in Short Story Writing.

Modules

Plot Planning

Writing Effective Stories

Essential Fiction Know-How

The Way to Characterize

Selling Short Stories

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).

Certification

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Level 3 Writing Short Stories Certificate of Achievement

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that learndirect has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by learndirect to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

To view a sample of the ABC Certificate of Achievement, please click here.

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