Accredited Course

Fiction Writing Level 3

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Study House Ltd

Rs 22,685
VAT incl.
*Guide price
Original amount in GBP:
£ 250

Important information

Typology Course
Methodology Distance learning
Class hours 80h
Duration 1 Year
Start Different dates available
Delivery of study materials Yes
Support service Yes
Personal tutor Yes
  • Course
  • Distance learning
  • 80h
  • Duration:
    1 Year
  • Start:
    Different dates available
  • Delivery of study materials
  • Support service
  • Personal tutor

This writing course focuses on writing fiction and all the details one should include in their story. This course is designed for individuals looking to learn how to write fictional stories. Participants of this course will develop a range of skills that will dramatically improve their story writing ability. Learn how to structure a story using theme, style, and content. Learn how to create a detailed plot. Create characters that enhance the story. Develop an understanding of the legal aspects of writing, such as copyright and getting published. Learn the essential characteristics of novels and short stories. Upon completion of this course, participants will be able write fictional stories and understand how to go about getting published.

Important information

Requirements: No prior knowledge or experience is required to complete this course, although students must be able to write English to a good standard.

Accredited or approved course provider: Fiction Writing Level 3 award from NCFE - ABC Awards

Where and when
Starts Location
Different dates available
Distance Learning
Starts Different dates available
Distance Learning


Course rating
Centre rating

Reviews on this course

What I would highlight: I relished the course and I erudite a lot from them.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Course taken: October 2015
Would you recommend this centre?: yes

What you'll learn on the course

Creative Writing
Short Stories
The Theme
Getting started
Practical Details
Writing a Novel

Course programme

Course Contents: 

The course is divided up into 8 units, as follows:  


·         Content 

·         Style 

·         Techniques 

·         Marketing 

Unit 1 – The Short Story  

·         How to study and analyse it 

·         Studying the market 

·         Overseas markets 

·         Writing is a business 

·         How do I find ideas? 

·         How do I present my manuscript? 

·         Where do I find facts?  

Unit 2 - The Theme  

·         Choosing a theme 

·         The basic emotion 

·         First or third person? 

·         Get out of the way! 

·         Reader identification 

·         Setting 

·         Style  

Unit 3 – The Plot   

·         Plotting 

·         Accuracy 

·         The plot scheme 

·         A twist in the tale 

·         Finding a plot 

·         Conflict, tension & Suspense 

·         Balance and pace  

Unit 4 – The Characters  

·         Your chief character 

·         Names 

·         Can people be plots? 

·         Characterisation 

·         Motives 

·         Mannerisms 

·         Minor Characters 

·         Hero, Heroine, Villain or ClownHow people operate 


Unit 5 – Getting Started 

·         How to start? 

·         The plot thickens 

·         Stuck? 

·         Handling Transitions 

·         How to end? 

·         Your work plan 

·         Rules are made to be broken     

Unit 6 –Title & Dialogue  

·         Choosing a title 

·         Writing Dialogue 

·         Grammar, dialect and slang 

·         Types of short story 

·         The serial 

Unit 7 – Practical Details  

·         Copyright 

·         The laws of defamation 

·         Agents and “Vanity Publishers” 

·         Keeping records 

·         Payment 

·         Income Tax 

·         Expenses 

·         Writing for radio 

·         Writing for television 

·         Presenting a TV drama     

Unit 8 – Writing a Novel  

·         Structure 

·         Action, Thriller, Mystery 

·         Science Fiction 

·         Crime & Detective novels 

·         Historical novels 

·         Serious novels 

·         Final points 

Study Method  

The course is designed for study by distance learning at work or at home. Students receive course manual, assignments and studyguide plus tutor support by mail and email. You can start at any time and plan your studies over a period of up to one year from the time of registration. 


Each element is followed by a written assignment, which is submitted and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.