This course provides a supportive environment for both native and non-native speakers of English who want to write good short stories. You will practise good writing techniques and be inspired to write. This course is suitable for beginners or those with a little experience of creative writing.


  • Get started and beat writer’s block
  • Write dialogue for stories and stage
  • Create characters
  • Structure your stories
  • Identify different viewpoints
  • Use verbs and adverbs to affect pace
  • Identify different genres and have the opportunity to write a piece of horror fiction

Your tutor will provide writing exercises in class and for homework. There will be discussions, group and pair work. You are invited to ask questions at any time.


You should bring pen, paper, pencil and a rubber.


There is no assessment.

Entry Requirements

Good spoken and written English

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

Next Steps

We offer other creative writing courses at the College you could take to develop your skills further or you could take a longer course at a local London college.



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