Researching and Writing Non-Fiction

This course will be delivered online.

Non-fiction is no longer seen as the poor relation to fiction. The good non-fiction writer brings to their chosen subject judgement, imagination and creativity. The more successfully you do this, the more interesting and engaging your book will be.

Whatever your reason for writing – perhaps telling your family history or personal life story, exploring a fascinating topic or event or writing a biography – this course is for you.

Whether you are still deciding on your subject, have made a tentative start or are already deeply into the work, you can find inspiration and develop your writing skills with award-winning editor and writer Sandra Hempel, author of the Radio 4 Book of the Week, The Inheritor’s Powder.

Course Content

The course will include:
• Practical exercises
• Feedback on your writing
• Advice on getting published
• Tips on research
• Your questions answered

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

It is recommended that students joining this course possess a good level of functional literacy

First Class Requirements

How to Enrol

Attendance Requirements

How to Pay for Your Course

Additional Information

Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.

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