Why I Write: Embrace the Power Within & Write Like Orwell
- 28 mins on-demand video
- 2 Articles
- Full lifetime access
- Access on mobile and TV
- Certificate of Completion
- 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 email@example.com if you'd like to know more about these globally recognised accreditations and qualifications.
- 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.
- 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.
It's pretty straight-forward really. We'll start with a light academic investigation into George Orwell's essay, 'Why I Write.'
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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Have you read through the materials? Great! Then this should be a doddle.
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!
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