Lorraine Mace

Creative Writing Courses

Covering a six-week period, the Elements of Fiction course consists of one two-hour workshop each week and five assignments to be completed at home and submitted by email for assessment.


Each weekly session will focus on a set topic, covering one of the essential elements required for writing fiction. Each  assignment will be marked and returned prior to the next session. Learning the various elements through practical application, together with the workshops, will gradually build towards a complete understanding of how to create stories with that ‘must read’ quality.


Week One: Discovering the essential elements of fiction

Week Two: Creating characters readers will care about

Week Three: Writing effective dialogue

Week Four: Use of settings and backstory

Week Five: Plotting, structure and theme

Week Six: Putting it all together


Dates and venue to be decided.

Email: lorraine@lorrainemace.com