Earlier this month I completed a 10-week course on fiction writing with Oxford University’s adult education department. (That’s why this blog has been so quiet recently.)
I enjoy studying writing so over the years I’ve taken various courses. In my opinion the Oxford University course is probably the best available online course for learning fiction writing.
Why do I think it’s so good?
Every week the lessons teach real and practical fiction writing techniques. That’s useful on its own.
Even better, there are weekly writing exercises and two longer assignments. By the end of the 10 weeks, writing fiction had become a habit for me. I was no longer intimidated by fiction writing and truly felt that I knew how to do it.
Our excellent tutor was the novelist Elizabeth Garner.