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Creative Writing BWR103 Course Online

Creative Writing Course Online

Learn how to write fiction and non-fiction.

  • Write for profit or pleasure.
  • Learn how to structure magazine or newspaper articles, short stories, books and more.
  • Polish up your grammar skills with our concise, easy to follow study method.
  • Receive constructive guidance every step of the way from professional journalists and writers.
  • Suitable for students who want to write but are not sure what to write
  • Those who wants to engage in a broad spectrum of writing styles/genres

“I feel that the course has given me the tools and confidence necessary to make this possible.”

This course is ideal for anyone who loves to write and wants to improve their skills and ability.  Gain tools to help you write for different genres and gain an introduction to writing books, for newspapers, non-fiction and fiction.

Course Aims:

  • Describe elements and forms of creative writing.
  • Develop skills that will help you generate, evaluate and communicate ideas. Discuss the functions of clear writing, and the art of revealing and concealing in writing.
  • Establish theme and structure as planning tools.
  • Identify and discuss various forms of fiction writing and publishing opportunities.
  • Analyse different non-fiction genres to determine key elements and strategies.
  • Analyse different forms of creative writing commonly found in newspapers.
  • Analyse magazine articles to determine what makes a good feature article.
  • Discuss the main elements of book writing, including theme, organisation, and weaving different narrative threads into a unified whole.
  • Prepare a portfolio of creative writing ready for submission and of future ideas.

Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
    • What is creative writing
    • What’s different about creative writing
    • Information and creativity
    • Creative genres
    • Forms of Writing
    • Form
    • Structure
    • Purpose
    • Creative Writing resources
    • What is needed for success
    • The business of writing
    • Getting published
    • Self publishing
    • Vanity publishing
    • Terminology.
  2. Basic Creative Writing Skills
    • Words and their proper use
    • Types of language
    • Informative language
    • Persuasive language
    • Imaginative language
    • Literal language
    • Figurative language
    • Formal language
    • Colloquial language
    • Parts of language (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, plurals, possessive nouns & pronouns, gender, adjectives, articles)
    • Common grammatical errors (fragmented sentences, run on sentences, comma splices, dangling modifiers).
    • Run on sentences
    • Irregular verbs
    • Whom or who
    • Pronouns and Antecedents
    • Punctuation
    • Creating and critiquing
    • Generating ideas
    • Developing ideas
    • Narrative theory
    • Storyline
    • Narrative structure
    • Settings or scenes
    • Mood or atmosphere
    • Time
    • Voice
    • Point of view
    • Creative reading.
  3. Using Concise Clear Language
    • Slice of life fiction
    • Conciseness and Succinctness
    • Understanding ambiguity
    • Causes of ambiguity
    • Doubt and ambiguity
    • Hinge points and ambiguity
    • Defamiliarisation.
  4. Planning What You Write
    • Writing routine
    • Establishing a theme
    • Organising ideas
    • Paragraphing
    • Writing a synopsis
    • Titles
    • Developing objectives.
  5. Writing Fiction
    • Elements
    • Clues
    • Signs
    • Common errors
    • Scope or Range
    • Theme problems
    • Authenticity problems
    • Tone problems.
  6. Writing Non-fiction
    • Creative non fiction
    • Scope
    • Developing ideas
    • Narration
    • Story line
    • Deduction
    • Induction
    • Classical Development
    • Chronological development
    • Analogy
    • Cause and effect
    • Classification
    • Comparison and contrast
    • Definition
    • Analysis
    • Developing a profile
    • Interviews.
  7. Newspaper Writing
    • What to write
    • Scope
    • News values
    • Writing guidelines
    • Regular columns
    • Fillers.
  8. Writing for Magazines
    • Scope of magazine writing
    • What publishers want
    • Magazine articles
    • Travel writing
    • Writing for public relations
    • Selling your work.
  9. Writing Books
    • Themes
    • Consistency
    • Believability
    • Variety
    • Getting started
    • Getting a contract
    • Book publishing
    • Non fiction books
    • Fact finding.
  10. Special Project
    • Organising a portfolio to sell yourself.

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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Creative Writing Course Online

Learn how to write fiction and non-fiction.

  • Write for profit or pleasure.
  • Learn how to structure magazine or newspaper articles, short stories, books and more.
  • Polish up your grammar skills with our concise, easy to follow study method.
  • Receive constructive guidance every step of the way from professional journalists and writers.
  • Suitable for students who want to write but are not sure what to write
  • Those who wants to engage in a broad spectrum of writing styles/genres

“I feel that the course has given me the tools and confidence necessary to make this possible.”

This course is ideal for anyone who loves to write and wants to improve their skills and ability.  Gain tools to help you write for different genres and gain an introduction to writing books, for newspapers, non-fiction and fiction.

Course Aims:

  • Describe elements and forms of creative writing.
  • Develop skills that will help you generate, evaluate and communicate ideas. Discuss the functions of clear writing, and the art of revealing and concealing in writing.
  • Establish theme and structure as planning tools.
  • Identify and discuss various forms of fiction writing and publishing opportunities.
  • Analyse different non-fiction genres to determine key elements and strategies.
  • Analyse different forms of creative writing commonly found in newspapers.
  • Analyse magazine articles to determine what makes a good feature article.
  • Discuss the main elements of book writing, including theme, organisation, and weaving different narrative threads into a unified whole.
  • Prepare a portfolio of creative writing ready for submission and of future ideas.

Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
    • What is creative writing
    • What’s different about creative writing
    • Information and creativity
    • Creative genres
    • Forms of Writing
    • Form
    • Structure
    • Purpose
    • Creative Writing resources
    • What is needed for success
    • The business of writing
    • Getting published
    • Self publishing
    • Vanity publishing
    • Terminology.
  2. Basic Creative Writing Skills
    • Words and their proper use
    • Types of language
    • Informative language
    • Persuasive language
    • Imaginative language
    • Literal language
    • Figurative language
    • Formal language
    • Colloquial language
    • Parts of language (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, plurals, possessive nouns & pronouns, gender, adjectives, articles)
    • Common grammatical errors (fragmented sentences, run on sentences, comma splices, dangling modifiers).
    • Run on sentences
    • Irregular verbs
    • Whom or who
    • Pronouns and Antecedents
    • Punctuation
    • Creating and critiquing
    • Generating ideas
    • Developing ideas
    • Narrative theory
    • Storyline
    • Narrative structure
    • Settings or scenes
    • Mood or atmosphere
    • Time
    • Voice
    • Point of view
    • Creative reading.
  3. Using Concise Clear Language
    • Slice of life fiction
    • Conciseness and Succinctness
    • Understanding ambiguity
    • Causes of ambiguity
    • Doubt and ambiguity
    • Hinge points and ambiguity
    • Defamiliarisation.
  4. Planning What You Write
    • Writing routine
    • Establishing a theme
    • Organising ideas
    • Paragraphing
    • Writing a synopsis
    • Titles
    • Developing objectives.
  5. Writing Fiction
    • Elements
    • Clues
    • Signs
    • Common errors
    • Scope or Range
    • Theme problems
    • Authenticity problems
    • Tone problems.
  6. Writing Non-fiction
    • Creative non fiction
    • Scope
    • Developing ideas
    • Narration
    • Story line
    • Deduction
    • Induction
    • Classical Development
    • Chronological development
    • Analogy
    • Cause and effect
    • Classification
    • Comparison and contrast
    • Definition
    • Analysis
    • Developing a profile
    • Interviews.
  7. Newspaper Writing
    • What to write
    • Scope
    • News values
    • Writing guidelines
    • Regular columns
    • Fillers.
  8. Writing for Magazines
    • Scope of magazine writing
    • What publishers want
    • Magazine articles
    • Travel writing
    • Writing for public relations
    • Selling your work.
  9. Writing Books
    • Themes
    • Consistency
    • Believability
    • Variety
    • Getting started
    • Getting a contract
    • Book publishing
    • Non fiction books
    • Fact finding.
  10. Special Project
    • Organising a portfolio to sell yourself.

Send me free info pack

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

Clear

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