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Introduction to Creative Writing

  • Course level: Intermediate

Description

Our Introduction to Creative Writing course offers the opportunity to learn a variety of techniques to improve your writing process and enhance creativity.

The course content covers fiction, short stories, poetry and dialogue. You can also learn how to write feature articles, screenplays, news reports, travel writing etc. The syllabus is specifically designed for those who wish to write creatively but appropriate guidance is what they are lacking to realise their dreams.

Our experienced teachers understand this and will guide you towards finding your unique writer’s voice. Once you join our Creative Writing course, you will realize that lively and interactive session are exactly what you need to begin your journey as a writer. The course is, however, not aimed at those wishing to improve their academic or technical writing.

Topics for this course

47 Lessons

Developing story ideas into a plot?

There are few things more magical to a writer than an idea. That initial spark of inspiration, that tiny kernel that nestles itself in your mind – slowly growing and developing, taking shape and form…
Brainstorm
Research for further inspiration
Refine and clarify your central idea
Focus on character goals and conflict
Weave smaller ideas into your central concept
Give yourself time
Don’t forget to start writing!

Creating characters and settings?

Characters are necessary for creative writing. While you can certainly write a book creatively using the second person point of view , you still have to develop the character in order to tell the story. Character development can be defined as the uncovering of who a character is and how they change throughout the duration of your story. From start to end, readers should be able to understand your main characters deeply.

Writing dialogue?

Dialogue is typically a conversation between two or more people in a narrative work. ... Dialogue is written using quotation marks around the speaker's exact words. These quotation marks are meant to set the dialogue apart from the narration, which is written as standard text.

Writing short stories?

You probably don’t think short stories are very hard to write. In fact, you might be the type who assumes short stories are even easier because, well…they’re short. But that’s just not the case and I’ll tell you why in just a minute. Short stories, and getting good at writing them, can actually set you up for success in other writing ventures as well. They may be difficult, but we’re breaking down how to make them much easier, and what makes for a good one to begin with. If you want to learn how to write a short story, you’ll have to go through these main steps: Know your character Outline your short story Start with something out of the ordinary Get your draft done as soon as possible Edit your short story Title your short story Get feedback about it Practice often Write a short story every day Define your core message Write a satisfying ending But before we dive into these exact methods for how to write a short story, let’s talk about why any and all writers should learn how to craft solid, captivating short stories, even if your end writing goal is to write full-length novels or even nonfiction. Why All Writers Should Learn How to Write a Good Short Story There’s a lot more to writing short stories than you may think. Just because they’re shorter in length doesn’t mean it takes any less skill to execute a good one. In fact, being able to tell a full story in such a short amount of time arguably takes more skill than writing a full-length novel or nonfiction book. That being said, why is it beneficial for all writers to learn how to write a short story? 
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