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Creative Writing

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BWR103

Creative Writing Outline

Write for profit or pleasure.
This stimulating course will develop your ability to write a good story and to think more critically about your writing. You will learn the basics of different kinds of writing - magazine and newspaper columns, short stories, books - while improving basic writing skill, your development will be guided by qualified and experienced tutors. No matter what your current writing ability, if you put in the effort, you will become a better and more confident writer. Some students have been published even finishing the course! See international journal of management for more information


Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction
  2. Basic Creative Writing Skills
  3. Concise and Clarity
  4. Planning What You Write
  5. Writing Fiction
  6. Writing Non-fiction
  7. Newspaper Writing
  8. Writing for Magazines
  9. Writing Books
  10. Special Project

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school\'s tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


Aims

  • Describe elements and forms of creative writing.
  • Develop skills that will help you generate, evaluate and communicate ideas. Discuss the functions of clear writing, and the art of revealing and concealing in writing.
  • Establish theme and structure as planning tools.
  • Identify and discuss various forms of fiction writing and publishing opportunities.
  • Analyse different non-fiction genres to determine key elements and strategies.
  • Analyse different forms of creative writing commonly found in newspapers.
  • Analyse magazine articles to determine what makes a good feature article.
  • Discuss the main elements of book writing, including theme, organisation, and weaving different narrative threads into a unified whole.
  • Prepare a portfolio of creative writing ready for submission and of future ideas.

Activities

  • Analyse three texts to identify their genres, describe their layout, and any key elements;
  • Locate a vanity publisher and a well-known publisher and obtain information on their submitting requirements;
  • Write part of a newspaper feature article in three different ways, using three different types of language to create different impressions;
  • Critique a piece of your own writing (250 words or more), noting its good points, its weaknesses;
  • Develop one short scene for three different storylines, letting the setting, characters, dialogue and action show what is happening, what might have gone before, and what might follow;
  • Make notes on two authors\' uses of concealing and revealing (transparency and ambiguity), and analyse their effectiveness in each case;
  • Describe a place or person in your life from two completely different perspectives;
  • Rewrite an assignment in a different voice;
  • Use defamiliarisation to make a common object appear mysterious, or dangerous, or alien;
  • Discuss the organisation of texts, considering why the authors might have organised their texts this way, and discuss how the structures contribute to the overall effectiveness of the text;
  • Write a first draft in 3 hours, without editing;
  • Edit the draft for structure, clarity, flow of ideas, content, mood, voice etc.;
  • Edit 3 items of your writing (include one short story) for clarity and succinctness; explain your changes;
  • Research likely publishers for one of your stories and submit it;
  • Construct outlines of fiction stories using the first and last sentences of published works;


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Creative Writing

Statement of AchievementPlease enquire for prices and more information
Course Duration: 100 Hours
DeliveryOnline & Correspondence
Course REF: BWR103