Why I Write: Embrace the Power Within & Write Like Orwell
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Why I Write: Embrace the Power Within & Write Like Orwell

Understand why you write, stimulate your essay writing and critical thinking skills and get your creative juices flowing
5.0 (2 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
35 students enrolled
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Last updated 7/2017
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  • 28 mins on-demand video
  • 2 Articles
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Assignments
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • This nano course has been developed for writers at all levels— whether you’re in the process of defining who you are as a writer, struggling with writers' block or building a portfolio of work for an arts and culture-based course. No prior experience in writing is needed, but your passion for creativity might come in handy!
  • Use the exercises and resources provided to set exciting and achievable goals that will enable you to develop your literature in a way and at a pace that suits you.
  • Use the draft of work you create as a marketing device (such as the biography for your blog site), a source of encouragement when faced with writers' block or other creative dry spells, or even as part of a larger project.
  • Use this course to stimulate your creative writing and problem solving skills.
  • Share this course with friends, your writers' group, etc, and add a new flavour to your workshop agenda.
  • Use this course as part of your Arts Award or AQA creative writing portfolio. Feel free to email online@scribbleink.com if you'd like to know more about these globally recognised accreditations and qualifications.
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  • Your preferred writing materials, a comfortable space where you can think and write, and your imagination!

“Of all the things I could be doing, why do I feel compelled to write?” This is a question all writers ask at the start of their journey, and even during their lifetime. This nano course is dedicated to helping you establish your reason for writing. The lectures and exercises provided, encourage you to tease out ideas and goals, articulate aims and objectives, and understand why your story is worth sharing with the world! There are also some wider reading materials by the inspirational George Orwell — author of the famous essay, 'Why I Write'. The work you produce on this course can be used as a pick-me-up if you ever face that dreadful writers' block, lack a little confidence or feel demotivated. If you're taking an accredited creative writing course, consider adding the work you do here to your portfolio.

Who is the target audience?
  • This nano course has been especially successful with poets, monologue and flash fiction writers, but of course, anyone with an interest in literature and literacy development is welcome to join.
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Curriculum For This Course
Get Started
3 Lectures 07:30

It's pretty straight-forward really. We'll start with a light academic investigation into George Orwell's essay, 'Why I Write.'

Preview 02:39

Get Thinking
1 Lecture 00:16

This nano course handbook contains...

  • Orwell's famous essay, 'Why I Write' which you'll need to read before taking the quiz,
  • a copy of Orwell's biography, a collection of videos including an interview with orwell,
  • fan commentaries, Orwellian-inspired writing exercises (which you may find useful when it's time for you to get creative)
  • and some Scribble Goodies.

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Preview 00:16

Have you read through the materials? Great! Then this should be a doddle.

About George
10 questions
Get Creative
2 Lectures 01:17
Clear your mind

Answer each question in the quiz. Use the tips to prompt you. Make use of the tips accompanied by each question. Jot down as much detail as possible - full sentences please! 

Write/type your answers on a separate sheet/screen and when you're ready, click 'done' to move onto the next question. Later, you'll collate your answers and develop a beautiful Orwellian-inspired essay...more about that later...let's jump in!

Create your own 'Why I Write' essay.
24 questions

Reflect, edit, polish and share

Using the resources in the handbook and your answers from the ‘Get Creative’ section, create your own 'Why I Write' essay. The recommended time for completing this assignment is 90 minutes. However, if you need extra time, feel free to use it. I won't tell if you won't ;)
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1 question
Course Wrap-up
4 Lectures 19:45
How to use your literature

Congratulations! Let's keep in touch...

Film Courage is a creative hub featuring videos, podcasts and articles, bursting at the seems with stories and advice from industry professionals. The interview in this lecture was taken from a leading online content writer. Barrington's story will empower anyone who wants to write professionally, and is also an exemplary way to convey your 'why I write' story via film. Here's a link to the official online video, which also sign-post you to additional writing support: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OE6Ke_0Bq7M 

Extra Curricular: When does a writer decide they want to write professionally?
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Creative Writing eCourses by Scribble Ink Story Consultancy

Hey Friend!

In 2010, I founded Scribble Ink Story Consultancy - a social enterprise dedicated to mentoring writers throughout their creative process. Scribble Online is one of three core writing services delivered by Scribble Ink. It exists to provide writers of all ages, backgrounds and abilities with creative writing eCourses that are flexible, affordable and fun. Each nano course available is equivalent to a 1-2 hour workshop. A combination of two or more nanos enables you to submit work for AQA accreditation, or as part of an Arts Award qualification, but equally, a certificate of completion after finishing one nano is great for the resume, creative productivity and personal development! Enroll today and share the many experiences my London-based writers enjoy during live sessions.

I'm so glad you've chosen to invite me on your creative journey, and I look forward to supporting you! 

Best wishes,

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