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Introduction to Creative writing

Whether you’re looking to pursue writing as a creative passion or create a writing career, you’ll find an option to match. So build your writing skills, and pen some prose, scribe a script or compose a little copy, noodle with a novel.

Whether you’ve got your heart set on working as a freelancer, writing a novel, publishing a children’s book, becoming a poet or just writing for the joy of it, this study will get the words flowing.

Studying online means that you can build your skills at a pace that suits you- perhaps fitting in your study around your work.

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Creative writing highlights

  • Combine your creativity with a craft.
  • Develop a distinctive writing style.
  • Kickstart your creativity with a new challenge

Creative writing specialisations

  • Understand structure, editing, and flow.
  • Explore writing for different genres, platforms and formats.
  • Engage with the professional writing industry.

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