Fiction Writing and Self-Publishing

Course Code

OSC985

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Develop your fiction writing skills and learn how to publish your own stories, from home!

  • Think about all the elements that make a successful work of a fiction writer.
  • Learn how to use these ideas to provide structure to your creativity and put them into a larger fictional project.
  • Explore how to create characters, develop setting, create authentic speech (dialogue and monologue) and devise exciting, page-turning plotlines.
  • Understand the production and distribution process, as well as how to market and sell your book.
Course overview

This course will allow you to study at a time and place which suits you with no strict deadlines or timetabling to contend with. This means you can fit studying around your other commitments!

You will receive your course by post or email, so getting your materials is easy and hassle-free. Your personal tutor is there to support you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Duration

Up to two years.

Course Outcome

You will receive two Certificates of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary.

Entry Requirements

There are no specific entry requirements for this course.

Assessment

Tutor-marked assignments.

Course content

Fiction Writing QLS Level 3

Self-Publishing – Short Course

Extra info

Assessment

This course is assessed by a series of written assignments which are marked by your tutor. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

Once enrolled, you will have two years to complete this bundle (one year per course), which will allow you to work at your own pace, without the pressure of tight deadlines. You will also receive 12 months tutor support for each course, so you can feel confident that you’ll get the help you need. Studying around your work and family commitments has never been easier.

Study Method

You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work, it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you, so it is easy and hassle-free. You will also receive our award-winning tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcome

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Fiction Writing Level 3 and Self-Publishing Short Course Certificate of Achievement from the Quality License Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

Awarding Body

This course has been endorsed by the Quality License Scheme for its high-quality. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example, progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality License Scheme website.

This course has been benchmarked at level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of knowledge and understanding that you would expect at this level.

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