So, you’d like to be a writer?

Have you ever thought about writing a story or a book? If so, you’ll know that it’s difficult because life gets in the way and before you know it, another year has gone by and the notebook is still empty. So what do you do? Many people start with an online or local creative writing course, but before you do, this post will give you tips to make sure you find the right one.

Make sure the course you have chosen gives feedback on a one to one basis or at the very least through an active and supportive forum. Without regular constructive critique, it is difficult to improve.

Ensure your teacher has relevant experience and ask about the teacher’s own writing background. It is important you work with someone you like and trust.

Is there room for progression? Beware! Writing is addictive and you will want more… Choose a programme that allows you to experiment with different styles and can grow with you.

A bonus feature of a great writing course is the group itself. Writing with others is fun and with dates in your diary to attend class, you are more likely to finish the course. Working alone requires self-motivation and can get lonely.

Now that you’ve thought about it, you are ready to do your research and sign up to a course this autumn. For more writing fun and regular free short stories, join my facebook group today Angela Cairns Author Group or sign up to my mailing list

Check out The Writers Company for details of their excellent courses.


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