Creative writing: free range fiction

The Mansion, Totnes

Who is this course for?

This is a great opportunity to be inspired to write, working alongside like-minded individuals. It’s ideal for writers who like to write fiction or semi autobiographical work in a group & be taught by an experienced tutor. We will be looking at interesting titles & unusual scenarios to whet your appetite for modern fiction, prose or poetry!

Course content

You will be working in pairs & groups to develop ideas with the help of planning devices. You will learn how to build structure and detail into your writing with the help of visual aids & handouts and get the support you need to write succinctly & successfully.

Support and feedback

You will receive online tutor feedback plus feedback in class. Also, an overview of your work as you progress (initial, mid-term & end of course).

Additional costs and requirements

Pens and paper. There are no extra costs.

Will I have to do anything outside of the session?

Yes, you need to write a piece after each session, i.e. 7 pieces of work, preferably word-processed, but handwritten is acceptable.

About the tutor

Jill Hobbs teaches Creative Writing for Learn Devon across Devon.  Creative Writing encompasses fiction, autobiography, biography and poetry. She has worked for Devon County teaching at a variety of Primary Schools and 2 years working with adults with special needs.   

Jill has a Masters Degree in Education specialising in inclusion, special needs and dyslexia, allowing Jill to invent and initiate a number of sensorial ways for teaching.  Building on this pedagogy, Jill completed a Foundation in Art Therapy to understand the way in which Art plays a significant part in making sense of symbols and concepts as well as developing fine motor skills. 


“My greatest love is to help people develop their creativity and explore their imagination using a number of genres.” 


Jill Hobbs, M.A.Ed., Adv.Dip.SEN., AMBDA 

Creative Writing Tutor for Learn Devon. 

Start date26 Feb 2019
End date26 Mar 2019
Start time10:00
End time12:30
Concessions not available