Get your pen (or laptop keys) moving in this fast-paced introduction to creative writing. Through weekly lectures, readings, and opportunities to share your work in a supportive environment, you will begin to hone your craft, learning tips for how to create compelling characters, snappy dialogue, and satisfying story structures. Whether your dream is to write the Great American Novel or to capture true stories from your own life, this course will help you write the kinds of narratives that will keep your reader fascinated from the first word to the last.
Lesson 1: Essentials of Narrative
Learner OutcomesAfter this class, you will be able to:
- Describe characters (real or imagined) in compelling ways
- Choose a narrator and point of view
- Employ a variety of techniques to both "show and tell"
- Craft effective dialogue
- Design a narrative structure/plot
- Experiment with different styles
Applies Towards the Following Certificates
- Creative Writing Certificate : Core Courses