FUNDAMENTALS OF CREATIVE WRITING
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FUNDAMENTALS OF CREATIVE WRITING

A project based course to strengthen your writing skills
4.3 (71 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.
235 students enrolled
Created by Preeti Shenoy
Last updated 3/2018
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This course includes
  • 1 hour on-demand video
  • 2 articles
  • 2 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Write a good story
  • Write good dialogues
  • Create strong characters and settings
  • Write better
  • Know where to get ideas from
  • How to keep a writers notebook and what goes into it
  • Please note, I may not be able to give individual feedback, however the course has a lot of prompts and assignments that help you write
Requirements
  • You need only a pen and paper. If you know to use MS Word , it would be great!
  • I may not be able to give individual feedback, however the course has a lot of prompts and assignments that help you write
Description

Have you always wanted to write but you do not know where to get ideas?

Do you want to know how authors get their ideas?

Do you want to know about all the essentials that make up a great story?

Preeti Shenoy, one of India's highest selling authors shares all her tips and tricks,which she has  gathered over a long writing career spanning more than a decade.

Come, be inspired to keep a writers notebook, know what goes into it and start recording your thoughts and ideas. Learn how to start thinking like a writer.

In this  course designed for complete beginners as well as for those who want to improve their writing skills, learn   Where to find Ideas, What point of view is best, how to create strong characters, use settings to add depth to your writinglearn why dialogues are important and  finally put it all together.


At the end of the course you would have written your very own original short fiction. You will definitely feel more inspired to  write. Your writing will have more depth and clarity.

From the Indian of the Year, Preeti Shenoy, comes a course that is engaging, interactive and which will give you loads of practice, to enhance your own writing.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who wants to learn creative writing and who wants to strengthen their writing skills.
Course content
Expand all 19 lectures 58:42
+ The writer's notebook
4 lectures 05:54
Using material from your own life
00:58
Using anecdotes from friends
01:29
Practice session for idea generation!
Generate Ideas with a three minute timer
1 question
+ What point of view is best?
2 lectures 05:46
What are the three different points of view?
04:38
What POV should you write from?
01:08
Describing the same situation from two POVs
Writing from two POVs.
1 question
+ Creating Characters
1 lecture 06:14
How to create realistic characters
06:14
Create three characters of your choice. Flesh them out with details in the lecture you just watched. Submit them here.
Create your characters!
1 question
+ Use of settings
1 lecture 06:10
How to use settings
06:10
Creating settings
Write out three settings
1 question
+ Writing a coherent plot
1 lecture 03:50
Writing a coherent plot
03:50
Creating one plot from the ideas generated
Create a plot
1 question
+ Dialogue writing--things to remember
2 lectures 08:08
Introduction to dialogues
01:35
How to write dialogues
06:33
Get practice writing dialogues
Writing engaging dialogues
3 questions
+ Putting it all together
1 lecture 02:15
Assembling a story
02:15
Use all the elements to assemble a short story.
Writing a story
1 question