Find Time to Write Poetry
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Find Time to Write Poetry

A fun and creative way to start to write poetry
4.5 (19 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.
761 students enrolled
Created by Louise Tondeur
Last updated 4/2019
English
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Current price: $139.99 Original price: $199.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • You'll understand how to write poetry, from beginning to end
  • You'll have written and polished several poems
  • You'll have expanded your creative horizons
Requirements
  • Curiosity about poetry and how to write it
  • An interest in Creative Writing
  • A willingness to try new things
  • The ability to write clearly and fluently
Description

Have you always wanted to have a go at writing poetry but don't know how to start? You're in the right place. This course takes you from the basics - how to establish a writing habit and get some words down - right through to polishing your poems, trying out poetic forms, and submitting your poems for publication.

Who this course is for:
  • Beginners, who are starting to write creatively
  • Writers who haven't tried poetry before
  • Those wanting to become more creative
Course content
Expand all 32 lectures 01:13:25
+ Introduction
4 lectures 09:26

Have you always wanted to try writing poetry? You're in the right place!

Preview 00:30

Here's a quick exercise to get you started, based on some of the tools we're going to be using throughout this course.

Preview 01:43

You'll use direct observation from life all the way through this course - so what is it, and how do you do it?

Direct observation from life
03:20

The only way to be a writer is to turn up and write - this video is about how to make that happen.

Establish a writing habit
03:53
+ Getting Started
9 lectures 20:40

Use mindful walks to generate material for your poems.

Preview 01:00

Once you've had a go at making fifteen minute lists, what do you do next?

Preview 02:55

Can you help me to help you? What else would you like to see in this course? Let me know in the qu and a and once I get a couple of responses, I'll do my best to make some more videos.

How can I help you?
00:30

Try writing a poem based on the lists  of words you've made so far.

Create a poem from your lists of words
02:36

This video is about what NOT to do when you write poems for this course.

How NOT to write poetry
02:20

We'll tackle the thorny issue of rhyme in this video - should you use it or not?

A quick word about rhyme
03:15

After this video you'll answer two questions that are crucial to the writing process, and can bring your poetry to life.

Two questions
02:10

Have you tried writing about everyday life? Because it's all around you, it's a rich source of material. Don't wait for a big idea - write about what's there already.

Everyday life
02:34

Why it's important to get involved in the writing scene.

Get involved in the scene
03:20
+ Going Deeper
13 lectures 26:13

If you want to take things deeper, here are some writing practitioners to look up.

Going deeper: writing practitioners to check out
01:00

In this video I challenge you to have a go at your first poetic form: try writing a Haiku.

Preview 02:30

The way words sound is really important, especially when you're writing poetry.

The way words sound
02:10

In this video I challenge you to start your own collection of interesting sounding words.

Make a habit out of collecting interesting words
01:10

This video is all about creating emotional responses in your readers - without telling them what to feel.

Make the reader experience the emotion
04:10

This video is about enabling your readers to see things differently.

Seeing things differently
01:49

The best writing tip I know - keep it simple.

Simple is best
01:36

In this video I challenge you to write a free verse poem.

Write a free verse poem
01:00

In this video I challenge you to write a poem about a tree.

Preview 01:00

In this video I challenge you to write a prose poem.

Write a prose poem
01:40

After this video I want you to make some soup - here's why.

Make some soup
02:22

This video is about the rhyme and rhythm schemes found in some poetic forms.

Handling poetic forms
02:00

In this video I challenge you to write a villanelle.

Preview 03:46
+ How to get your poetry out into the world
2 lectures 12:31

This video is about publishing - or performing - your poetry. How do you do it, and where do you start?

How do I publish or perform my poetry?
10:15

This video give you a range of books to look at when you're starting to send your poetry out into the world.

Preview 02:16
+ Bonus section
4 lectures 04:35

Challenge yourself: download the calendar and fill it in today.

Your writing challenge calendar
00:57

An invitation to do my other Udemy courses - plus coupon codes.

An invitation to take part in my other Udemy courses (with coupon codes)
01:00

Check out the books in the small steps series.

The books in the Small Steps series
01:07

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I need your help!
01:31