Ways Into Creative Writing: Short Stories

In this short course you will learn how to turn on your creative brain and find ideas for stories, to evaluate and develop them. You?ll discover structuring techniques, look at voice, language and use of setting. By the end you will have planned a story and started to write it.

Course Content

Creating a structure. Adding drama and tension.

Whose point of view? Use of voice and language.

Theme: what are you really writing about?

Finding a market for your story.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

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

The course is recommended for those with some writing experience, not necessarily in fiction. Having an existing idea you want to work on will help you get even more out of the course.

Assessment Methods

There is no examination for this course.

Further Study Options

Any other creative writing course.

Additional Information


Remote Learning:
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.