Writing Short Stories
Level 3

 
Title of learning programme Writing Short Stories
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 Plot Planning
2 Writing the Story
3 Essential Fiction Know-How
4   The Way to Characterise
5   Selling Short Stories
 

Learning Outcomes

 
Module 1 Plot Planning.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Define Plot Planning
 
Module 2 Writing the Story.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Discuss the factors involved when writing the story
 
Module 3 Essential Fiction Know-How.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain how you get the story started
 
Module 4 The Way to Characterise.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Summarise the art of Characterisation
 
Module 5 Selling Short Stories.
On successful completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  Learning Outcome
LO1 Explain how to go about selling your Short Stories

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