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Creative Writing – Short Stories

During this creative writing course you will learn approaches and techniques to structure a short story; devise a plot to create an engaging narrative. Discover how to capture mood and character and how to build a scenario that will enthral an audience.

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What topics are covered?

Techniques of the genre, examples to follow, and routes into publishing that consider markets, genre, and format.

Who is the course aimed at?

Writers who already have an idea of the type of work they want to develop and have begun to explore the Short Story form through reading and creative development.

How will I learn?

The tutor will discuss what your objectives are with your writing and how to progress those through example, demonstrations of technique and exercises that you can attempt on the day and take away with you for further development. There will also be an overview of genre and Short Story forms and approaches to publication with examples given.

Which department is this course in?

Department of Creative Arts and Enterprise

Where will I need to go on my first day?

On your first day, please report to the Reception in the Roper Building at City Centre Campus.

What do I need to bring?

Writing materials or tablet/laptop if you prefer

What else do I need to know?

When you have been enrolled on your course you will receive a confirmation email containing information about where to go, campus information, parking and the Student Code of Conduct. This email will be sent to the email address provided in the online booking.You will be required to wear a photographic ID badge at all times when in College. Please email a passport style photograph stating your full name and course title in the subject line to StudentID@bathcollege.ac.uk

To avoid disappointment, please make sure you enrol on your chosen course early. Decisions regarding running or cancelling a course are made one week prior to the start of the course. If a course is cancelled, you will be informed and your course fees refunded in full. Please see Terms and Conditions of Enrolment.The course will not run on bank holidays or during half term. Please check the term dates.

Cancelling your enrolment


If you have to cancel your enrolment please notify us by email: info@bathcollege.ac.uk as soon as possible.

Refunds will not be issued if a learner is unable to attend due to a change of mind including concerns about Covid-19, accommodation, domestic circumstances, work commitments or if the College requires a learner to leave for reasons of conduct.

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Where can I find out more information?

If you need help or answers to specific questions, please contact the Student Advice Centre on 01225 312191 ext 720 or email info@bathcollege.ac.uk.

How do I enrol?

You can enrol on this course:

Online: Click the "Add to Cart" button to enrol online.
Phone: Call 01225 328720 during our opening hours
Post: Download the Love2learn Learning Agreement and send to Student Advice Centre, Bath College, Avon Street, Bath BA1 1UP.
In person: Visit the Student Advice Centre in either of our campuses

Please see how to enrol for more detailed information.

4 reviews for Creative Writing – Short Stories


  1. 5 out of 5

    Really helps with structuring stories in a clear and supportive way. Gives you the tools you need to get started in creative writing and story telling.
    Would be great to have sessions on creating your own world in fantasy and how to reveal this through telling a story at the same time.

  2. (verified owner)

    5 out of 5

    This was an excellent way to be introduced to a variety of different ways to plot out and map our stories. It was also very good in terms of confidence boosting and the production of ideas.


  3. 5 out of 5

    Interesting and enjoyable from the word go! An excellent tutor, informative and helpful.


  4. 5 out of 5

    Very engaging tutor who was very supportive. Learnt an awful lot in a short space of time.
    Gabrielle enthused me to develop my writing – I really enjoyed the day.

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