Creative Writing - Get Writing, Keep Writing
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Creative Writing - Get Writing, Keep Writing

Unlock your creative writing ability
4.1 (558 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
3,019 students enrolled
Last updated 10/2017
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 16 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Enjoy writing and have fun!
  • Create freely without being embarrassed or getting writers block
  • Fit writing around a hectic lifestyle by making time for yourself
  • Earn money from writing (if that's your goal)
  • Starting to write short stories, poems, novels, and prose
  • Create fantastic beginnings, plots, and closing scenes
  • Form well rounded characters and scenes
  • Avoid common 'beginner' mistakes to progress to publishing quickly
  • Build confidence
Requirements
  • A notebook and pen
  • A willingness to learn and desire to release your creativity
Description

Creative Writing - Get Writing, Keep Writing

Unlock your creative writing ability


Creative Writing is a fun and potentially profitable hobby. Writing needn't be intimidating or scary, and this course will get you started!

This Creative Writing course has a fun informal style, to help you become more aware of your writing style and improve your skills. If you're looking to get started with creative writing and want to unlock your creativity and imagination, this course is for you. We encourage everyone to write at least a tiny bit every day, and capture the fascinating world around them. This course will suit those who are busy and want to fit writing around their lifestyle, or those who eventually seek to write full time or get published.

A relaxed, fun course to act as a creative writing jump start! If you are looking to be inspired to get writing, this course contains tips and hints for being motivated and inspired to put your pen to paper or digits on the keyboard.

Creative writing is accessible to everyone regardless of how busy you are, our education history, or your eventual goals. Join us on the course and start having fun with words!

Course outline contains:

  • Practical advice to get you writing on a daily basis

  • Expert tips from a creative writing professional

  • How to get paid for your writing when you're ready

  • Controlling, and silencing, the fears and negativity in your head

  • Enjoying writing and capturing moments around you

  • Tools and tips to reduce the barriers to writing

This course comes with a 30 day money back guarantee.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone looking to explore creative writing in a relaxed and fun format
  • Procrastinators and those lacking in confidence
  • Those wanting to create poetry or prose for family occasions
  • Anyone wanting to make money from creative writing via magazines or publishing
  • Someone looking to increase their creativity and imagination
  • Anyone who needs to give their writing a kick start
  • Those who have always wanted to write but don't know where to begin.
  • Writing for Beginners
Course content
Expand all 33 lectures 01:05:13
+ Welcome
1 lecture 01:33

Welcome to the course. Your teacher will be Tracy Baines - hear about her history and what you can expect from the course.

Preview 01:33
+ Getting Started
9 lectures 15:04

In this section we'll cover everything you need to prepare to begin your creative writing journey.

Preview 00:16

To become a writer do you need any equipment or tools?

Preview 02:12

The first thing you should consider is your reasons for pursuing creative writing - what are you looking to gain and what are your goals?

Preview 00:44

One of writing's secret tips is to always have a notebook with you to capture your ideas - here's why.

Preview 02:25

Using a handy technique called 'the morning pages' you could start writing every day and unlock your creativity immediately.

Preview 03:26

It's essential that you make time for yourself, even if you're a mother or carer, and in this lecture we look at why.

Making Time for Yourself
03:32

Before you begin the writing journey you should give yourself some targets and goals.

Laying Out The Path
02:29
How to set effective goals
1 page
What are my goals?
2 pages
+ Supercharging Your Creativity
8 lectures 11:43

In this section we'll look at motivation, increasing your creativity, and the differences between writing for pleasure or income.

Preview 00:23

To be a great creative writer we need to unlock our childlike creativity by thinking outside the box. This lecture will give you ideas and techniques to help rebuild that imagination.

Thinking Out of the Box
02:26
Exercise: Thinking Outside the Box
1 page

If you're writing for pleasure you will have no boundaries - so enjoy it, and let your imagination run free.

Writing for Pleasure
00:44

This lecture will explain what you need to do in order to be able to write to sell. Whether you're looking to get published in magazines, or write your own novel, this lecture explains it all.

Writing to Sell
03:28

If you're worried about getting your spelling and grammar right, this handy secret tip could be just what you need.

The Secret Weapon on my Bookshelf
02:32
Tips: Spelling and Grammar
2 pages

It can be very difficult to build up your writing confidence if your inner critic is pulling you down. Here's how to override them and keep your confidence up.

Shutting Down the Inner Critic
02:10
+ Solidifying Your Ideas
13 lectures 20:58

In this section we'll look at building characters, scenes, and plots.

Preview 00:20

A handy tool for generating ideas and plots from a start point is to use the Six Honest Serving Men poem.

The Six Honest Serving Men
03:33
Exercise: Using Titles
1 page

To build a story you must first build a character, and this lecture looks at simple ideas to help you form a picture about whom you're writing.

Who's the Star?
02:06
Exercise: practise forming characters
2 pages

Naming your characters is something often overlooked, but it's vital that you choose the right name - here's how.

It's All in a Name
02:48

Written dialogue is actually very different to spoken dialogue, and this lecture looks at how you get the right balance.

The Secret to Great Dialogue
02:13

When you're painting a scene for your story, make sure you include all five senses.

Building a Picture
02:43

Rather than including huge amount of descriptive language, this lecture teaches you to give intriguing and specific scene setting information that your reader will love.

The Magic is in the Detail
02:00
Exercise: Forming Scenes
2 pages

Writing an engaging start to your story, and a satifying ending, are hugely important but can be quite intimidating. Don't let them stop you writing - this lecture will give you confidence and ideas to get started.

Starting and Finishing with a Bang
03:03
Exercise: Opening and Closing Lines
2 pages

There are many different options for deciding what point of view to tell your story from, and here we'll explain all 4.

Point of View
02:12
+ Wrap Up
2 lectures 00:55

Thank you for completing this course, please do leave a review - and happy writing!

Thank You
00:55
Book Recommendations
2 pages