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Institute of Continuing Education (ICE)

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Please note that this course has started and enrolment is no longer possible.

In this day school we’ll begin by asking ourselves what our story is about and go on to discover ways of creating compelling and effective narratives. We’ll consider what roles character and conflict play in plot development and consider the difference between the story as it unfolds to the reader and the mechanics of unseen plot. Our aim is for you to leave feeling better equipped to ‘own’ and manage the structure of your story.

Classes are relaxed but focused. The atmosphere is supportive and designed to build confidence and develop skills through a combination of reading, discussions and practical exercises.

This is one of a series of six one-day courses which may be taken individually or in combination with others. It is designed to equip writers with the skills and knowledge essential to producing successful novels and short stories. All courses in the series are suitable both for beginners and those with some experience, addressing the nuts and bolts of fiction and the development of individual voice and vision.

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Fees & bursaries

Fees

The course fee includes tuition, tea, coffee and lunch and travel on excursions (but not entrance fees to properties visited).

VAT does not apply to course fees and there is no service charge (gratuities to domestic staff are left to your discretion).

Cancellations

You may cancel a course booking at any time. After the 14 day cancellation period has expired, the standard ICE course cancellation policy will apply. Please view our refund and cancellation policy for further details.

Bursaries

The Cambridge University Press (CUP) Bursary Fund offers a bursary of 50% of the course fee to applicants who teach in a UK state school or state-funded further education institution, applying to study a day school, weekend course or online course.

Unless otherwise stated, teaching and assessment for ICE courses are in English. Students whose first language is not English should refer to the Competence in the English Language Policy for further guidance.

Printable versions of our brochures are available to download from the Institute Publications page.

Course dates

22 Sep 2019

Course duration

1 Day

Apply by

18 Sep 2019

Course fee

£110

Venue

Institute of Continuing Education
University of Cambridge
Cambridge
CB23 8AQ
United Kingdom

Qualifications / Credits

Non-accredited

Teaching sessions

Meetings: 1

Course code

1920NDX205