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Fantasy Writing Diploma Course

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Fantasy Writing Diploma Course
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What Will You Learn?

Get started writing fantasy fiction! Whether your inner bard is itching to write some epic poetry or you have an entire seven-book series scribbled on a pile of napkins, this course will give you the theory and practice you need to get it out!

The Fantasy Writing Diploma Course starts by defining the genre, subgenres and tropes that make a fantasy story what it is – and look at what it is not. You’ll find your niche, understand how to use and subvert tropes, and figure out what makes your story tick.

Worldbuilding is at the core of any fantasy writing project. You’ll discover how to build a believable world, populate it with relatable characters, and delve deep into the inner workings of magic and myth. Once your world is built, you’ll go on an adventure with your characters, looking at the popular fantasy structure of the hero’s journey, as well as some alternatives.

You’ll discover how to structure a story, plan ahead and use ‘pantsing’ to your best advantage. The course will break down some simple structures and give examples of how to apply this to your story.

Throughout the course, you will find plenty of prompts and writing advice that will help to up your writing game. You will learn how to edit your work and where to get constructive feedback. You’ll cover pace, tone and point of view, and develop your editing skills too.

From niche fantasy markets to big publishing houses, you’ll discover how, when and where to send your work to get it published and build your writing community.

Bring your imagination and your desire to write, and by the end of the course, you’ll have a story to tell!

By studying this course, you will:

  • Become familiar with the genre, some of the forms it commonly takes, and how tropes are used within it
  • Understand how to construct a fantasy world and create believable characters
  • Learn how to plot and plan your story and structure your scenes
  • Be able to put all your work together to create, edit, and polish a cohesive story
  • Have a better understanding of how to get your work published
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Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: What is Fantasy?
  • Part 2: Subgenres of Fantasy
  • Part 3: Fantasy Forms
  • Part 4: Writing Exercises
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Fantasy Tropes
  • Part 2: Tropes vs Cliché
  • Part 3: Writing Exercises
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Introduction to Worldbuilding and the Novum
  • Part 2: How to Build Your Novum
  • Part 3: Too Much and Never Enough
  • Part 4: Plotter or Pantser?
  • Part 5: Writing Exercises
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Welcome to Your World
  • Part 2: Physical Elements to Consider
  • Part 3: Writing the World
  • Part 4: Writing Exercises
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Building a Civilisation
  • Part 2: History and Culture
  • Part 3: Societal Constructs
  • Part 4: Writing Exercises
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: The Cast of Characters
  • Part 2: Character Creation
  • Part 3: Fleshing Out Your Character
  • Part 4: Writing Exercises
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Structure
  • Part 2: Point of View
  • Part 3: Narrators
  • Part 4: Writing Exercises
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Scene Structure
  • Part 2: Type of Scenes
  • Part 3: Scene Considerations
  • Part 4: Writing Exercises
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Putting it All Together
  • Part 2: Reading, Writing and Research
  • Part 3: Writing Exercises
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: The First Draft
  • Part 2: Line Editing and Proofreading
  • Part 3: Outside Opinions
  • Part 4: Publishing Your Work
  • Part 5: Editing Exercises
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Conclusion
  • Module 10 Assessment
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

You may be new to writing or new to the genre – having written in others. Either way, if you are interested in building a creative writing project and you love dragons, magic and myths, and you’ve got a story you want to tell, you can build your writing and editing skills and work towards creating a piece of fantasy writing with this course.

The course will help you to develop editorial skills, and successful students could pursue writing as a hobby or a potential career.

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Accreditations

The Fantasy Writing Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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