Creative Writing+

Advanced Level Course

Tutorials: 10

Length of Each Tutorial: 1 Hour

Recommended Age: 14+

Course Summary: A more in-depth course than Creative Writing, and a natural follow-on from it, Creative Writing+ challenges a student even further and focuses in more detail on specific theories and techniques. Taking inspiration from Shakespeare's classroom, and the writings of the Ancient Greeks, this course is both academic and creative. If you want to be a writer of any kind, this course is a critical boost which not only expands your skillset and enhances your understanding of the creative field, but will provide inspiration and practical steps towards becoming the best writer you can be.

What You Receive

10 One-on-one Tutorials

with an Expert Tutor

Interactive and Engaging Exercises and Prompts for Further Study

Lesson Recap Booklet to Save or Print

Report Card with Personal Appraisal from Tutor 


Course Details

Tutor:This course is taught by Rebekah King, one of the top humanities tutors at Canis Major, and a playwright whose work has been performed in major venues in the UK and abroad including: The Arena del Sole, Bologna; the Southwark Playhouse, London, and the Scottish Storytelling Centre, Edinburgh. Her first play was performed in St Peter’s College, Oxford, where she was studying her first masters degree in English Literature, after which she won a Birmingham Masters Scholarship to study a second masters taught jointly by the Shakespeare Institute and Royal Shakespeare Company. For this second masters degree she co-wrote a play for the RSC’s famous The Other Place theatre, and in 2019 alone she has won four competitive playwriting competitions. Though her focus has been on scriptwriting, she has written poems and short stories and has taught all aspects of creative writing.

Tutorial 1: Beginnings; How to Get it Right

Tutorial 2: Metaphors Vs Allegories

Tutorial 3: Synaesthesia, Sibilance, and Similarly Sweet Devices

Tutorial 4: Aposiopesis: the Right to Remain Silent

Tutorial 5: Chiasmus: Turning Something on Its Head

Tutorial 6: Pleonasm: A Waste of Words?

Tutorial 7: Soliloquy and Stagecraft

Tutorial 8: Parody in Prose

Tutorial 9: From Accismus to Zeugma: Bonus Rhetorical Devices

Tutorial 10: More Tips, Tricks, and Secrets I’ve Learnt During my Career as a Writer

Fees: £650 (or £550 if student has already completed Creative Writing)

How it Works

  1. Get in touch (below) and let us know which course you are interested in

  2. We will put you in touch with the tutor(s), to schedule the hours of the course around a timetable that is convenient for you.

  3. Your tutor is paid directly through bank transfer*

  4. Tutorials are completed

  5. Student receives an e-certificate and report card

*please note that course fees must be paid in full before the second tutorial has been completed after which refunds cannot be given.

This course is intended to expand a student’s understanding of the topic, cultivate crucial academic skills, and serve as a demonstration of their commitment to learning and capacity for autodidactic study. It is thus the ideal complement to a university application; it cannot be substituted for any necessary element of an application, but it may enhance a student’s overall portfolio. The tutor’s comments in the personalised report received upon completion of the course may be used as references or quotes in an application process.

Creative Writing

Intermediate Level Course

A comprehensive grounding in the essential theories and practices of creative rhetoric. Taught by an internationally-performed playwright.




Interview Technique

Application Level

Taught by a former admissions officer at Oxford University who has personally interviewed and selected numerous undergraduates. 




Interview Technique+

Application Level

An extended course with a former admissions officer at Oxford University who has personally interviewed Oxford undergraduates.