Introduction to Creative Writing Course (classroom & online)
Have a go! This six week course is intended to introduce you to the skills and techniques that make story-telling so enjoyable. Classroom course transfers to Zoom during lockdowns. You might already keep a journal, or have written some poetry or short stories, but would like to discover the tools professional writers use to make their work publishable. This course runs in Auckland at 23 Princes St, CBD or at 150 Cuba St in Wellington (Enrol at bottom of page).
John Cranna, Winner of the Commonwealth Writers Prize shows you how to create powerful scenes; how to knit these scenes together into a riveting story; how to show rather than tell; how to write sizzling dialogue. We also look at the musicality of language, and the poetic effects that create memorable sentences. You will learn the five common traps that beginner writers fall into. As you progress you will begin to discover your own authentic voice.
The Wellington course is co-taught by John Cranna and Jess Wilson, a graduate of USA's top writing school, the Iowa Writers Workshop. Jess's writing has been published in the USA, and she is currently completing a PhD in Creative Writing at Victoria University.
In the CLASSROOM course your work is received and reviewed in a supportive way but with some constructive feedback. We create a fun and social atmosphere, and by the end of the course you will have completed a story of your own choosing.
The ONLINE version of the course is the same, but you are guided by your own one-on-one personal tutor through the modules of the course.
We provide a free follow-up several months after your course finishes.
Thirty Creative Hub graduates have published novels or been successful in national writing awards in the last three years. See our Reviews and Successes page. Some of John Cranna's graduates are now publishing in New York and London.
Graduates of the Introductory course receive a 10% discount on our 30 Week Fiction / Memoir Course, taught by some of NZ's leading authors.
Tutor John Cranna was voted Best Post Graduate Teacher by students at AUT University. He also edited NZ's largest circulation magazine for five years. For his full CV, visit the Tutors' page.