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Random House Struik Creative Writing | Short course

Registrations close: 15 August 2014
Course begins: 25 August 2014
Course fee:

R9,200 (excl. VAT)
R10,488 (incl. VAT)

 7 hours per week

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 Read what our past students say

Course Overview:

  • 10-week part-time course presented online throughout South Africa
  • Teaches you the techniques of good story writing for fiction and non-fiction
  • Form part of a creative online writing community
  • Gain the opportunity to get published under Random House Struik's eKhaya imprint
  • Read about the past students experiences
  • Upon successful completion of the RHS Creative Writing short course, students will be awarded a Certificate of Completion, approved by Random House Struik

Watch the course video to find out more:

Meet past students, Maria Phalime and Steven Viviers.

About Random House Struik:

Random House Struik is the largest general trade publisher in southern Africa, following the recent merger of Random House and Struik Publishers. The Random House Group is one of the world's largest book publishing companies and operates in the UK, Australia, Europe, India, New Zealand, USA, Canada, South America and has now joined forces with Struik Publishing in South Africa.

Course modules:

Module 1    Planning the story
Module 2    Beginnings
Module 3    Characters and characterisation
Module 4    Turning story into plot
Module 5    Making people talk
Module 6    Point of view
Module 7    Conflict, tension and suspense
Module 8    The writer's voice
Module 9    Endings
Module 10  Editors, publishers and agents

Who should attend this course?

This creative writing course is designed for anyone who wants to bring more flair, drama and passion to their writing. It is ideal for anyone who has dreamed of writing a novel or a short story, for accomplished writers of fiction who want to brush up on their skills and for non-fiction writers who want to use dramatic storytelling techniques to make their work come alive. Professional editors can also benefit from this course by learning the basic techniques of the creative craft of writing.

For more details, please contact:

Contact person: Lyle
Telephone: +27 (0)21 447 7565

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Past students published

Published Past Students

Read about our past students experience who were published by Random House Struik.

Meet Mike Nicol

Meet Mike Nicol

Mike Nicol is the Course Instructor for the Random House Struik Creative Writing short course.


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