Course Description

You’re going to get your writing habit started by looking at three different and equally valuable parts of the writing process. You'll also get your hands on some practical exercises that you can do quickly or take as far as you like. This course is open to everybody, whatever you want to write.

Course Curriculum

  • 1


    • Welcome!

    • How to use this course

    • A quick introduction to Writing for Beginners

    • Course transcript

  • 2

    Observation and the Senses

    • Why observation?

    • Writing Exercises

  • 3

    The Power of Memory

    • How to use evocative memories when you write

    • Writing Exercises

  • 4

    Turning Up

    • How do you turn up?

    • Writing Exercises

  • 5

    Conclusion - and what next?

    • Thanks for being part of this course

    • What next and how to connect with me

  • 6


    • How to get over fear of the blank page


5 star rating

Very interesting and well presented and organized

samia nasri

5 star rating

Very enlightening

Seumas Omowale Duibhín

About the instructor

Writer and Tutor

Louise Tondeur

I write fiction, poetry, plays and nonfiction and have supported countless numbers of writers with editorial feedback and mentoring. After doing a Creative Writing MA at The University of East Anglia in Norwich, I published two novels with Headline Review called The Water’s Edge and The Haven Home for Delinquent Girls, then I did a PhD at the Reading University, travelled round the world, started a family, and became a Creative Writing lecturer. A few years ago I left my full-time job to focus on my writing, and published my first short story collection, Unusual Places, which I wrote ‘live’ in quirky venues, mainly in London. I’m currently writing another novel and teaching on the OU’s Creative Writing MA. I blog at:

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