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Basics of Creative Writing Course

What graduates have said about the Basics of Creative Writing Course:


“I was very happy to have Helen as my course lecturer. She was very straight forward and to the point, and was able to explain why something would work better in a very good way. I enjoyed the course very much and hope to do another course.” Shannon Harling, Basics of Creative Writing
 
“I really enjoyed the course. Helen was professional, knowledgeable and helpful at all times. I appreciated her constructive criticism, as it always made me strive for better marks next time. I am looking forward to another course through the college as soon as I can afford one!” Crystal Withington, Basics of Creative Writing
 
“I think you have waxed it, so to speak. The guidelines in your course are easy to understand and apply, and they really helped me to improve my writing. I’m thinking of doing another course with you guys, so my name will pop up on your screens sometime soon!” Waldo Ungerer, Basics of Creative Writing
 
“Helen was fantastic and made me feel more confident with writing. This course and her guidance have been very, very important to me.   I have so many ideas and am so keen on getting started. I will be back with a next level of the course when I have just a little more time in my life. Thank you so much." Tanja Roug, Basics of Creative Writing
 
“I loved doing this course with Helen. I really learnt a lot, especially about writing dialogue, which I have always found challenging. Helen really is so kind and wise with her praise and criticism - so necessary when dealing with the fragile egos of (wannabe) writers. She is a born teacher/mentor - can't gush enough about her. Thank you for providing so much support to aspiring writers." Shannon Willis, Basics of Creative Writing
 
"I have absolutely loved this course and have learnt so much about creative writing that I didn't know. I really enjoyed every moment of it. Helen is a great tutor, and yes, it has inspired me to keep writing." Rachel Kiel-Taylor, Basics of Creative Writing Course
 
"I really enjoyed this course and the content was very helpful and applicable. Helen was very helpful and knowledgeable, her advice and feedback was brilliant; she showed me problems in my writing I had never known existed and which I have now been able to fix." Chelsea Haith, Basics of Creative Writing
 
"I enjoyed the course and definitely leaned a lot about creative writing. My structure improved and I have a better understanding of the different components that make up a story, as well has how to use them to generate different moods. Helen was a very good and patient tutor. She was always prompt with her replies and was happy to answer any questions I had. I think you guys offer a very valuable service. This website gives me a great way to explore and refine my creative abilities at my own time and leisure so it is perfect for me." Ofir Marom, Basics of Creative Writing
 
"I enjoyed this course and the challenges, especially trying to be a lot more careful with my choice of words. It is encouraging to know that I am capable of writing at this level." Beaulah Pragg, Basics of Creative Writing
 
"This was my first venture into doing a course on-line as well as a first in creative writing. For me the whole experience was extremely positive. I cannot think of any negative experience I had. For me the course was truly an eye opener, I learnt a lot and can't wait to dig into the Travel Writing Course." Johan Schultz, Basics of Creative Writing Course
 
"The course was more than I expected so I rated it excellent on every point. It's not very often an event and a person can alter and influence a person`s thinking and capability in such a positive way; being tutored by Helen on this course did just that. Helen`s guidance and experience are exemplary. I feel numerous new doors have been opened to me with the creative side of writing and I am looking at continuing this by doing the short story course as a follow up, so I will be in touch." Kabir Ramdew, Basics of Creative Writing Course
 
"In terms of feedback, I must say that the course was great! As my first ever attempt at writing or learning about it, I found it at just the right level for a beginner. Helen's guidance was valuable and the coursework interesting and exciting. I will be looking for more courses in the future as the bug has successfully bitten me!" Aimee Fouche, Basics of Creative Writing
 
"Thank you heaps! The course was great. I am really happy with everything about the course." Nicky Smith, Basics of Creative Writing
 
"Helen Brain was an exceptional mentor and gave excellent feedback, encouragement and guidance throughout the course.  Her responses were always prompt and detailed and her criticism constructive." Ariella Caira, Basics of Creative Writing
 
"The course was wonderful in every respect." Gill Palliser, Basics of Creative Writing
 
"Helen Brain is a gifted teacher and got me going in creative writing. I didn't believe that I could do it but Helen believed otherwise." Nico Du Plessis, Basics of Creative Writing
 
"I think that the course content is excellent - I learned many new things, things that I would never have even thought of before doing this course. Helen was very helpful, and I loved her feedback - she inspired me to try my hardest and made me feel like I really have talent to be a writer. I will definitely be recommending this course to anybody I know who wants to write, especially because Helen is the lecturer." Cheryl Childs, Basics of Creative Writing

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