Introduction to Creative Writing

Have a go! This six week course can be completed anytime online, or in Auckland classroom Wed Jan 26th. It is intended to introduce you to the skills and techniques that make story-telling so enjoyable. 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. My Vaccine Pass required at door.


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.
In the CLASSROOM course (Auck, Wed, Jan 26th) 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 / ONE-ON-ONE version of the course is the same, but you are guided guided by your own one-on-one personal tutor through the modules of the course by email.
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. 

Classroom course: $497 incl GST

Online course: $496 incl GST


Choose Your Course

Introduction to Creative Writing Auckland

6 week course
One session per week. $497 incl GST
Wed 26th January 6pm to 8.30pm
23 Princes St, Auck CBD. My Vaccine Pass required.

Introduction to Creative Writing Wellington

6 week course
One session per week. $498 incl GST
Start date to be confirmed
150 Cuba St, CBD. My Vaccine Pass required.

Introduction to Creative Writing Online

Start any time. $496 incl GST
Set of modules with your own tutor, an internationally published author.
Learn from anywhere in the country.

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