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:
In this section we'll cover everything you need to prepare to begin your creative writing journey.
The first thing you should consider is your reasons for pursuing creative writing - what are you looking to gain and what are your goals?
One of writing's secret tips is to always have a notebook with you to capture your ideas - here's why.
Using a handy technique called 'the morning pages' you could start writing every day and unlock your creativity immediately.
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.
Before you begin the writing journey you should give yourself some targets and goals.
In this section we'll look at motivation, increasing your creativity, and the differences between writing for pleasure or income.
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.
If you're writing for pleasure you will have no boundaries - so enjoy it, and let your imagination run free.
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.
If you're worried about getting your spelling and grammar right, this handy secret tip could be just what you need.
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.
A handy tool for generating ideas and plots from a start point is to use the Six Honest Serving Men poem.
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.
Naming your characters is something often overlooked, but it's vital that you choose the right name - here's how.
Written dialogue is actually very different to spoken dialogue, and this lecture looks at how you get the right balance.
When you're painting a scene for your story, make sure you include all five senses.
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.
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.
There are many different options for deciding what point of view to tell your story from, and here we'll explain all 4.
Thank you for completing this course, please do leave a review - and happy writing!
Tracy writes short fiction for weekly magazines in the UK, ROI, Scandinavia, Australia, New Zealand, and South Africa as Francine Lee. Stories published in Woman's Weekly, Take A Break, My Weekly, The People's Friend, Yours, Weekly News, Candis and Best among others.
Dorset reviews editor for Frost Magazine.
Co-founder of Words for the Wounded Writing Prize.
Steering group member of Dorset Writers Network. I maintain the website and carry out social media presence. We organise writing events, workshops and create community based anthologies.
Past regional Organiser for Dorset/Hants/Wilts area for the Society of Women Writers and Journalists (SWWJ).
Workshops/ Speaker at Literary Festivals. Judge Yeovil Literary Prize 2010 (short story section).
Organises writing workshops on the South Coast. Qualified Tutor for Adult Learning.
Mentoring and editorial advice and consultancy.
Hello! My name is Louise Croft, a professional fashion blogger, entrepreneur, freelance PR, and life coach, from England. I have a first class business degree and have worked in a wide range of industries across the world. I'm currently a digital nomad travelling the world while I teach and create courses.
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