The Finished Novel Course.
Our Equivalent of a Creative Writing MA or MFA.
A Year-Long Programme.
- Develop writing skills and awareness of approaches to writing
- Progress and hone sophisticated writing skills in at least one genre
- Engage in sharing, critiquing and reviewing a variety of work
- Prepare a substantial piece of work to a professional standard.
Practical and/or professional skills.
On completion of this course, you will be able to:
- write with creative energy, control, empathy and precision, realising authentic forms, characters, settings and themes;
- work independently and set own targets, initiating ideas, organising own time and workload;
- collaborate in a mutually supportive writing and literary community via oral and written exchanges, communicating accurately and flexibly in online platforms using appropriate terminology.
- edit and present fiction manuscripts to a professional standard
Practical and professional skills are taught throughout the programme in a cumulative way. For instance, you will be producing potentially publishable creative work throughout the programme, and part of the peer and tutor assessment will gauge and discuss such work’s position in the literary landscape.
✍️ 12 live one-to-one working sessions (3 of which are feedback or assessment calls with a report on your work to 5000 words each time.)
✍️ The Classic Course
✍️ The Novel Course
✍️ The Big Edit (including two feedback sessions, one with feedback on a further 5000 words)
✍️ The Ultimate Manuscript Assessment and a line-edited manuscript to 100,000 words
✍️ 12 months membership of the worldwide online community
✍️ Our submission of your finished manuscript to our global literary agents when ready
You can extend and continue your access to the programme for as long as you wish with our Rollover Programme Plans.
- We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength.
- We believe that discrimination or exclusion based on individual characteristics and circumstances, such as age; disability; caring or dependency responsibilities; gender or gender identity; marriage and civil partnership status; political opinion; pregnancy and maternity; race, colour, caste, nationality, ethnic or national origin; religion or belief; sexual orientation; socio-economic background; trade union membership status or other distinctions, represents a waste of talent and a denial of opportunity for self-fulfilment..
- We respect the rights of individuals, including the right to hold different views and beliefs. We will not allow these differences to be manifested in a way that is hostile or degrading to others.
- We expect commitment and involvement from all our staff, students, partners and providers of goods and services in working towards the achievement of our vision.