For a long time, I searched for an online course that would help me to improve my ability as a writer. In 2019, I took part in a creative writing course led by tutor, Mike Nicol. With Mike’s guidance, my class and I were introduced to the process of creative writing – from the planning of our stories and characterisation to creating conflict and developing our own voice. The course was challenging at times, but Mike was always happy to help. When providing constructive criticism, he would always ask the right questions about your work before providing a solution, this allowed to you to arrive at the answer yourself. Best way to learn! After completing the course, I now have a better understanding of the process of creative writing. I can confidently say that this is due to Mike’s knowledge, thoroughness and patience as a tutor.