Storytelling has the power to change lives and bring people together. If you have a head full of stories, or a design to communicate your creative ideas through writing, then our Writing Short Stories online course will help you to make your voice heard through this powerful medium.
Through this course, you’ll sharpen your creative skills and learn how to structure a short story effectively to create a compelling read. Written by experienced authors, each topic is packed with activities and advice on how to improve your writing, such as using construction and pace, developing themes and characters and choosing a narrative voice.
Writing stories opens up a world of opportunities due to the variety of markets for which you could be writing in the future – from newspapers and magazines to blogs and books. Why not enrol today to see where your writing could take you?
Whether you write for pleasure, or would like to earn money from storytelling, you’ll find this course informative and fun. Storytelling has a long, illustrious tradition and the art of producing entire worlds from a blank page goes back centuries and is a wonderful way to share your creative ideas.
By completing this course you’ll gain a deeper understanding of key practical techniques that will improve your writing. With the support of a personal tutor, you’ll complete six assignments, designed to help you apply theory to practice as you communicate your ideas with skill and confidence.
Our Writing Short Stories online course is ideal if you:
A wide range of rewarding career paths in areas such as journalism, publishing, editing and proofreading.
Module 1: In the beginning
Module 2: Finding your story
Module 3: Finding your voice
Module 4: Shaping the story
Module 5: Creating characters
Module 6: Showing, not telling
Module 7: Completing
Study Writing Short Stories with us and benefit from:
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This easy-to-use learning platform includes interactive checkpoints, quizzes and activities to help you evaluate your progress.
Our course fees are open and honest to help you plan for any additional costs.
Your course fee includes:
It’s your choice: you can pay in full at the point of enrolment, or you can spread the cost over monthly instalments with our finance offer. We offer a choice of six or 12 month repayment plans, with 0% APR as standard.
To pay in instalments you will need to enrol by telephone.
Course fee: £350
Amount of credit: £315
Monthly payment: £52.50
Duration of agreement: 6 months
Total repayable: £350.00
Rate of interest: 0% (fixed)
0% APR representative.
The National Extension College (NEC) work with finance company Deko. For more information on our relationship with Deko and repayment plans click here.