Saturday, 25 April 2009
A363 Advanced Creative Writing with the Open University
I was asked by a fellow blogger yesterday what I thought of the Open University’s Advanced Creative Course A363. And my response was,
‘It’s Blumin’ BRILLIANT.’
I’ve been lucky. I’ve had the same fab tutor for both A215 and A363. He’s a writer of successful plays that are regularly broadcast on BBC Radio. He’s very critical, and not one for lavishing praise, which, I have to say, took a bit of getting used to – As, quite frankly, I love praise – don’t we all?! But once I saw EVERYTHING he said was 100% valid – I took everything on board.
I’ve learnt SO much from both courses. And I'm sure I wouldn’t have sold two stories if I hadn’t done A215.
And A363 has taught me how to write plays for screen, film and stage – which I may just try one day! Oh, and how to splice the strands of a novel – which has helped me greatly with novel 1.
Yes, I would 100% recommend both courses, especially as, if you do both you get a ‘Creative Writing and Literature Diploma.’ YAY!
Although, it has to be said, both courses are blinking HARD WORK! Or is that just me?!
Oh, and you can find out a bit more about A363 here!