Inspirations for creative writing
- 1.5 hours on-demand video
- 18 downloadable resources
- Full lifetime access
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Students will have a selection of activities they can fall back on when the Muse fails or when they want to try something different with their writing.
Students will have a number of resources they will be able to use to inspire their own writing, or with others in writing groups or workshops.
- No previous academic study or qualifications are required.
- Students should have a knowledge of, and interest in, poetry or creative writing, as the course will provide prompts to be followed and example texts, but will not explain the actual writing process.
- Students should have at least an intermediate level of English, although, once understood, the activities can be applied in any language.
Some writers always have things to write about: they never seem to run out of ideas. Others struggle to start new work, sitting around waiting for inspiration to come. But experience shows that the Muse likes to find us working, so it's good to have a range of activities you can use when you're not sure what to write next.
Each class in this course provides a different prompt or activity to get the creative process started. How you use these resources will depend on your particular interests and aims as a writer.
Many of the classes are accompanied by examples of writing that has resulted from the activity described. Most of these are taken from my own work and, as my own main interest is in poetry, the examples are mostly poems; even so, the course should be of interest to any creative writer who’s looking for inspirational activities.
- Poets and other creative writers who are looking for ideas and activities to help them write new work.
- Creative writing tutors who want to widen their arsenal of activities.
- Creative writers who want to kickstart the writing process and overcome writer's block.
Some writers never seem to run out of ideas: they always have things to write about. Others struggle sometimes to start new work and sitting around waiting for inspiration to come or for the Muse to visit. This course provides different prompts, activities and ideas to overcome writer's block and get the creative process started.
Physical objects can be a great place to start when you're stuck for a writing idea.
Getting out and about changes the visuals - and other sense experience - and provides new things to write about.