Fiction Writing
Level 3

 
Title of learning programme Fiction Writing
Programme level 3
Duration of learning programme 11 weeks x 10 hours*
Total number of learning hours per programme 110**

* Unlike traditional schools, colleges or universities, there are no terms, semesters, or specified intake dates for our uniquely flexible distance education courses. Our system of continuous enrolment means that our students can enrol on any day and at any time of the year. This allows our students the freedom to plan their studies to fit in with their lifestyle or work commitments.

** Please note that this is only an approximate figure and is dependant upon how much time you can dedicate to your studies and also how well you grasp the learning concepts in the course material. Furthermore, at the end of each module there is a question paper which needs to be completed and returned to your personal tutor.

Structure

 
Module Module Title
1 The Short Story How to study and analyse it
2 Theme and Message
3 Every Story has a Plot
4   Your Characters
5   How to Start
6   Choosing a Title
7   Practical Details
8   Writing the Novel
 

Learning Outcomes

 
Module 1 The Short Story How to study and analyse it.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Identify the Basic Elements that need to be considered when writing a story
 
Module 2 Theme and Message.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Define the word Theme
 
Module 3 Every Story has a Plot.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Discuss how you would set up a Plot
 
Module 4 Your Characters.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain how to handle your characters, the CC as well as minor characters
 
Module 5 How to Start.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise how you would go about writing your story
 
Module 6 Choosing a Title.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain how you would go about choosing a Title
 
Module 7 Practical Details.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the practical details that you need to keep in mind when in the writing business
 
Module 8 Writing the Novel.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain how you would go about writing a Novel

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