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Building narrative

GENRE: Starting to Write
The Hurst

If fiction is foliage and poems are floral, then narrative is the bud. In this course, we will explore narrative in poetry and fiction, gathering ideas and turning them into unique pieces of creative work. We will be seeking stories. Stories that come from us, or stories we glean from others. We will be focusing on how to weave those tales into poetry and fiction, paying attention to character, plot, narrative and poetic language.

Through it all, we will hold true to the traditions of horticulture – an apprenticeship of care, pruning and grafting. In the craft of writing, the parallel is the importance of drafting and editing your work.

Watch tutor Nii Ayikwei Parkes free tips for writers here

Single room price: £750

Grants are available to help with the course fee
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