Online Creative Writing Courses

Develop your novel and flash fiction writing

Retreat West provides a range of online creative writing courses to help you develop your novel writing and your short fiction writing. Designed and delivered by published authors, they will help you create believable characters and worlds and write stories that will keep your readers enthralled.

Retreat West courses will help you become a better and more confident writer.

Flash Weekender

Course tutors: Amanda Saint and Mary-Jane Holmes

Join us for a fun weekend of flash fiction writing focused on creating new pieces of work to hone and polish once the hard work is done. You’ll get discussions, readings and prompts to help you take your flash fiction writing to the next level. Includes online forum to share work and get ongoing feedback fro the tutors and course mates over the weekend. Next start date: February 2020

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Fantastic Flashing

Course tutor: Amanda Saint

A 2-week intensive and immersive online course in which you’ll create lots of new flash fiction stories by experimenting with point of view, narrative form and voice. Work with up to 12 other writers in the forum on the collaborative courses or start anytime with the work alone option. Includes feedback on stories created from the course tutor. Next group start date: April 2020

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Micro Fiction Month

Course tutors: Amanda Saint and Mary-Jane Holmes

Join us for a whole month dedicated to creating micro fiction stories. Get a reading and a prompt every week day for a month to write tiny stories of 75 to 200 words. Online forum and detailed feedback on stories created during the month. Limited to 20 writers. More info coming in the new year. Next start date: June 2020

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