Creative Writing Courses
The Blackford Centre for Creative Writing
Certificate in Creative Writing
Want to improve your creative writing skills?
This course reveals the secrets of great creative writing, and helps you get published.
Our creative writing course is a complete program in creative writing, and it covers all the topics you need to know.
You'll discover everything from novel writing to short stories, and from sharpening your writing to finding an agent.
So if you've always wanted to get published, now is the time to realise that goal. This is especially true since we offer the program as an online writing course, which makes life convenient for you.
Just look at the subjects we cover: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, autobiography (and biography). Plus you can study screenplays/screenwriting, and the genres of your choice, such as crime, horror or science fiction. What a great range!
It could be the start of a whole new career - and certainly the start of a new and different life for you. Once you've got published, it's easier to get other work into print. Publishers look at your proposals with more interest.
Plus you get more self-respect, and the admiration of others who would like to be in your position.
What could be more exciting than opening a letter from a publisher, and reading the amazing news - that your work has been accepted, and will appear in print?
But how easy is it to get published? And will the creative writing course help?
Well, there are more books and publications being published all the time - so there is a demand for your writing. But on the other hand, there is more competition from other would-be writers.
Also, you have to know how to present material that will attract the publishers' eye. Few writers have that instinct - and we at the Blackford Centre can teach it.
So, enrolling on the course gives you a real advantage over other creative writers.
We reveal how to find out what publishers want. And we show you how to set out your proposal in such a beguiling manner that the publisher is virtually forced to say 'Yes' to you.
Improving your writing
Does your writing some times get stuck? Do your characters seem a bit flat - and in need of some polish? And would you like help in making your writing more crisp and deep?
If so, the creative writing course is for you. It provides a thorough grounding in every aspect of creative writing. But it's also flexible so you can concentrate on the elements that really interest you.
- The course consists of 19 modules, and an online exam at the end
Upgrade and get Accreditation
For an extra R600 (total R3235) you get a second, independent Level 3 Certificate from ABC Awards, a leading accreditation body and one that is recognised by Ofqual.
Click here to see more about ABC Awards (it opens in a new page).
The Award is further evidence of your knowledge of catering. It could help you win more clients. To learn more about upgrading, contact us by phone or email.
Creative Writing Handbook (Value R550)
Receiving your course material
The course is delivered weekly to your inbox. If you don't receive your course email, check your spam box. If it hasn't arrived, call us on 039 973 0189 or email us by clicking here.
If you have any questions, call us on 039 973 0189 (or +27 34 331 3046 if you're outside South Africa) and we'll answer any queries you might have.
We look forward to helping you succeed.
With best wishes
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