This 12-week online writing workshop, offered by Unthank School of Writing in association with TLC, is designed for writers with some experience, who have taken an introductory prose fiction course of some kind. It is designed for writers who would like to work on a longer project with the support of a group of fellow authors and an experienced tutor.
Replicating the format of the Unthank School’s successful classroom-based Advanced Fiction Workshop, students of this online writing workshop will upload 2,000 word extracts from fictions in progress to an online forum. At the start of the week, they receive feedback from other group members. After this discussion, tutor feedback, ideas and tips are posted, followed by a group discussion of any issues that have arisen. At the start of the course, students are provided with a schedule, so everyone knows well in advance when he or she is supposed to be submitting their extracts and up for discussion.
The Online Fiction Workshop is open to writers of genre and literary fiction, short story writers and people working on life writing projects or works of creative non-fiction. Our whole approach is to recognise what you are trying to do with your writing and help you achieve it. We always keep in mind what stage you are at, whether you are trying to find your story from scratch, or vigorously editing a final draft.
We will discuss wider issues of style, genre, plot, presentation, characterisation, structure, etc, but do so in direct response to your work rather than by reference to set texts or any theory of what literature is supposed or not supposed to be. We encourage brainstorming, cross-fertilisation and learning from each other.
This online writing group is a great place to experiment and grow your writing, and to edit and polish final-draft work. The aim of the course is to help you discover what sort of writer you are and to help you edit your ideas up to a publishable standard.
All students of this online writing course will be eligible to submit work to the forthcoming UnVeiled anthology to be edited by USW staff, and for a discount on all Unthank Books publications.
To book your place on the Online Fiction Workshop before the start date of January 8th 2017, click ‘Book Your Place’ on this page and enter your details on the screen. Payments are processed securely via PayPal. You will need an Unthank account to complete your booking and confirm your place on the course. There is no sign-up fee.
Your tutor will contact you to confirm your place on the course and answer any questions you may have about the online writing course. You will also be provided with a link to Unthank’s online learning environment. And don’t forget, if you are a TLC newsletter subscriber, to use your TLC promotional code for a special discount. We’d love to know how you get on.