Course overview

We engage our wicked side in a fun, friendly and structured approach to gain fiction writing knowledge and written word skills and, importantly, aid you in finding inspiration, putting pen paper and getting writing. Mystery, thriller, noir, hardboiled crime, a touch of the ghostly and gothic or something far more salacious – find inspiration as we consider the kind of plots, characters and styles which suit a tale exploring one or more of the seven deadly sins: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride – which might yield your future best seller or lead you down the wrong path to the bargain bin?

Course description

A fun, friendly and structured approach to develop fiction writing knowledge, skills and importantly aid you in finding inspiration, putting pen paper and getting writing. Mystery, thriller, noir, hardboiled crime, a touch of the ghostly and gothic or something far more salacious – find inspiration as we consider the kind of plots, characters and styles which suit a tale exploring one or more of the seven deadly sins: Lust, Gluttony, Greed, Sloth, Wrath, Envy, Pride – which might yield your future best seller or lead you down a sorry path to the bargain bin? This course will make use of a mix of informal feedback, lecture using PowerPoint slides, some focused group discussion/creative tasks in smaller breakout groups and feedback. Session by session we examine a different ‘Sin’ and apply some creative craft to it, might it yield the perfect motivation for a crime, is it a secret a character wishes to keep? What kind of story suits your sin – flash fiction, a cautionary tale or a longer and more complex crime mystery? We examine the varied forms and approaches, how have others approached similar tales and what might work best for us now. Suitable for the curious beginner and/or the seasoned scribbler.

What financial support is available?

We don't want anything to stand in your way when it comes to bringing Adult learning within reach so if you need anything to support you to achieve your goals then speak to one of our education experts during your enrolment journey. Most of our courses are government funded but if you don't qualify or need alternative financial help to access them then let us know.

What other support is available?

All of our digital content, teaching and learning activities and assessments are designed to be accessible so if you need any additional support you can discuss this with the education experts during your enrolment journey and we will do all we can to make sure you have optimal access.

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