Writing is a skill that needs to be developed continuously to do it well. Go through the units of this course and learn about the essence of creativity and the value of keeping a journal in your pursuit to hone your writing skills. The course will also take you through the process of writing creatively and will help you explore fiction and non-fiction writing. Numerous tips and techniques on developing stories, plots and characters, handling point of view, as well as getting your work published are also included in this course.
The primary objectives of the Creative Writing Course are to: (a) provide you clear guidelines on how to write creatively; (b) introduce you to fiction and non-fiction writing and help you discover what sort of creative writing suits you best; (c) acquaint you with various contemporary modes of creative writing; and (d) hone your writing skills and help you develop the attitude to effectively write either for yourself or for others.
Get introduced to the basics of creative writing. Master creative writing guidelines and discover ways to hook everyone’s attention and learn some methods and tools you can use to carve your own creative path. Learn what it takes to become a successful creative writer and to build a brand that stands out in the competitive world of writing.
Conquer writer’s block with prompts, ideas, and inspirations that get your creative juices flowing. Learn how to encourage creativity in the office, home or in whatever setting you’re in. Get familiar with the barriers to creative thinking and learn how to recover from a writer’s burn out with essential knowledge and tips gathered from the brightest minds in creative writing.
Learn what a journal can do for your creative journey. Discover the difference between a journal and a diary and become familiar with the top six reasons why you should keep a journal. Learn the different modes of a journal and use the guidelines provided to help you get the most out of your journal writing.
Discover how important reading is for your career as a creative writer. Know why well-read people often get ahead in their career and in life and learn some fun and creative ways that can help you develop effective reading habits. Get expert tips and advice for becoming a part of writer’s network and build connections that can help you jumpstart your career.
Gain comprehensive introduction to the world of narrative. Learn to differentiate fiction from nonfiction and see where these two might converge. Become familiar with the different parts of the narrative including its purpose, structure, and changes it underwent from different historical years.
Develop an understanding of the elements of fiction and learn to apply them in your own work. Gain essential knowledge on the importance of each element and learn how to connect them all together in ways that add sizzle to your creative writing without deviating from the tenets of clarity, substance and unity.
Learn the art of poetry with an extensive introduction to the nature and the different styles, components, and different structures of poetry. You’ll work on your own poetry while mastering the uses of literary devices and poetic forms and combining them with your own artistic approach to writing.
Receive some helpful tips for beginning playwrights. Get familiar with different theater terms, concepts and processes and learn to apply the elements of a play in chapter exercises. Finally, you’ll weigh in on the different careers in the silver screen and reflect on your potential for TV and film jobs.
Break into creative nonfiction with a broad introduction to the different forms and tools of nonfiction. Find your way around this rich and varied genre and explore the entire process of writing nonfiction. This crash course will also have you exploring the many creative possibilities that lay ahead in this exciting genre.
Build and master contemporary creative writing skills for varied audiences. Get tips and ideas for writing for children and learn web tools and strategies for successful creative blogging. Experiment different methods and approaches to fan fiction writing and gain familiarity on this literary form through mini workshops and creative exercises.
Turn your manuscript to a published book and get your work out there with insider tools and tips you can use to pitch your work, connect with editors and publish your manuscript with or without an agent. Get the facts straight on indie publishing and discover other alternative methods to publish your work. Learn how to write for magazines and get a glimpse of what it’s like to work in magazine media.