The Craft of Writing

This course is suitable for writers who are serious about writing a manuscript. It is an intensive learning course exploring the many aspects of writing a good manuscript. Included as extra within the units are various writing practice exercises.

Level: Certificate

Entry Requirements: None

Learning Units:

  1. Introduction to Characteristics of Writing

  2. Block 1: Setting a Scene

  3. Block 2: Characters

  4. Block 3: Dialogue

  5. Block 4: Point of View and Narrative Style

  6. Block 5: Plot

  7. Elements of a Good Story


For Certificates, there is a 50% pass mark required in order to receive your certificate. Assessment is as follows:

  • 30% relates to the 7 exercises following the completion of each unit

  • 70% relates to post unit learning and consists of a 2,500 to 3,000 word assignment*

*The assignment is completed outside of contact teaching hours and consists of a 2,500 - 3,000 word project.

Learning Hours: 18

Certification: Starlight Writing Academy

Course Creation: January 2017Course Updated: January 2019

Study Options

Online Study

This study option allows you to study at your own pace. Submit work exercises and assignments for grading and chat with your teacher through the online classroom.

Duration: Open

Price: 90 Reduced €60

To access the online classroom, a google account is required.