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Hi, I'm new here. I just turned 22 and just finished a degree in illustration only to realise my passion is writing and always has been. Should I invest in a creative writing course of some kind? And if so, what kind of course would be most beneficial?

Asked by: Ella Harwood

  1. Andrew Newall 2 weeks ago

    Hi Ella. Why not try submitting some work to publications. There are plenty of genuine e-zines that take submissions and some of them might give you feedback. There are competitions out there too. You could try submitting to a competition and see how you get on. Research the competition first. This W&A website sometimes do one.

    That's what I've done for a few years now and I've had some short stories published and placed in competitions. I can't comment on creative writing courses as I haven't done any, mainly due to time and money, but as one of the other posters mentioned, there are writers groups around too.

  2. Steve Walsh 3 weeks ago

    Hi Ingrid, I've signed up for that class.

    I'm new to writing over the last year or so and still trying to figure a path. Looking forward to the class.


  3. Dominique Hackston on August 12, 2020

    Join a group or class as a great way of getting feedback . Immersing yourself in a writer's community is a great way to start. Good Luck.

  4. ELSIE BYRON on August 8, 2020

    Hi Ella is there not a community center or college near you that will be doing a course in September? There is also a site online UEA University of East Anglia, they do online writing courses all the time for free. Hope this helps.

  5. Ingrid Johnson on August 7, 2020

    Hello Ella,

    What a great combination, you can illustrate your own books.
    If you'd like learn how to write non-fiction there is a class starting on October 14 that sounds very promising:

    I signed up for it yesterday, would be great to see you there!


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