Introducton to Fiction Writing ADED11372

  • Academic Session: 2023-24
  • School: Short Courses
  • Credits: 0
  • Level: Level 1 (SCQF level 7)
  • Typically Offered: Runs Throughout Semesters 1 and 2
  • Available to Visiting Students: No

Short Description

This course for beginners will introduce some of the basic techniques of fiction writing. Discussion will allow students to improve their understanding of fiction and produce writing during the course.


Blocks 1, 2 and 3

2 hours per week for 10 weeks


11.00 - 13.00

Requirements of Entry


Excluded Courses






Are reassessment opportunities available for all summative assessments? No

Reassessments are normally available for all courses, except those which contribute to the Honours classification. For non-Honours courses, students are offered reassessment in all or any of the components of assessment if the satisfactory (threshold) grade for the overall course is not achieved at the first attempt. This is normally grade D3 for undergraduate students and grade C3 for postgraduate students. Exceptionally it may not be possible to offer reassessment of some coursework items, in which case the mark achieved at the first attempt will be counted towards the final course grade. Any such exceptions for this course are described below. 

Course Aims

This course aims to:

■ Introduce students to the basic techniques of creative writing such as narration, dialogue and characterisation. 

■ Critique material in a group setting, including discussion of the use of writing techniques in students' work.

■ Allow students to develop new works of prose fiction such as a short story or the opening of a novel.

Intended Learning Outcomes of Course

By the end of this course students will be able to:

Recognise basic writing techniques such as narration, dialogue and characterisation.

Incorporate techniques into their own writing.

More confidently edit their own work. 

Minimum Requirement for Award of Credits