Course Description

Creative Writing for Absolute Beginners – 8 wks

Liberties College


Lots of people have a desire to write yet have not begun the journey nor have they persevered because they lack the
skills to enable them to write c0-herently and with clarity.
This short course will teach the absolute essentials to enable you to start writing and express your personal story.
Firstly, you will learn how to phrase and structure your sentences. Next you will study the use of descriptive language and learn how to flesh out character and scene. Examples of fiction will be used to help illustrate the various techniques to develop story and link ideas.
The aim of the course is to enable you master the tools of writing so that you will gain confidence in your writing
ability. This course is suited to adult learners and those wanting to progress their interest in writing. It is also a good pathway for those wishing to apply for arts or media courses at Further or Higher Education level.


Students will be taught the following essential writing skills:

Draft writing;
A key feature of any writing task. Writing is a process and one which requires refining and re-structuring until the
written piece whether prose or short story has been crafted in such a way as to both make sense to and to engage the reader.

The following will be addressed in learning the draft writing process;

1. Evaluate the 1st draft and select the salient points which you will in turn develop.
2. Rewrite, reread and hone the ideas until the logic, and the originality of your writing shines through
3. A good writer is also a good reader, don’t be afraid to dip into the major works of literature and adapt or
rephrase for your ends

To write well you need to have well researched ideas. This gives your work an authentic voice and helps to draw the reader into your story.



Wednesdays 19.00 – 21.00hrs. From 2nd Oct. ’19 to 27th Nov. ’19


Application is by enrolment. Enrolment requires the completion of an enrolment form and payment of course fee. You are requested to enrol in person at the college, on Wednesday 4th September 2019 and Wednesday 11th September 2019, from 18.00 to 20.00hrs. Fees should be paid in full before commencing the course. Payment may be made in cash, cheque, postal order or payable to the City of Dublin ETB.

Course Code ECWAA
College Name Liberties College
Course Category Arts, Crafts & Hobbies, Creative Writing
Course Type Practical
Course Qualification Non-Certified
Course Location Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 8
Course Start Date 2nd October 2019
Course End Date 27th November 2019
Course Fee €80
Course Duration 8 weeks
Course Times Wednesday from 19.00-21.00.
Career Path Progression to the 10wk. Creative Writing for Beginners/Improvers course, details at
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Course Provider

Liberties College

01 454 6348
Bull Alley Street, Dublin D08 A8N0, Dublin, Republic of Ireland

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