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This course is now full. When booking online you can opt to be added to the waiting list. Please select an alternative course from the same group.

This course is part of the Creative Writing Summer Programme.

To apply for this course, please enrol on the programme above, and then select the courses you wish to study. For more information about Summer Programmes please visit our Summer Programmes Page.

Covering the fundamental principles of plot structure, this course considers classic story shapes and how we can use them to help make our narratives realistic and believable yet unpredictable and compelling. Moving on from tried and tested formulae we’ll consider how we can reinvent plot to tell new stories.


Course dates

06 Aug 2018 to 10 Aug 2018

Course duration

1 week(s)

Apply by

23 Jul 2018

Course director


International Summer Programmes
Sidgwick Site
01223 760850

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 10

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