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Course Description

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.

 

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Course Outline

Lesson 1: Essentials of Narrative
Lesson 2: Essentials of Point of View
Lesson 3: Essentials of Character
Lesson 4: Essentials of Dialogue
Lesson 5: Essentials of Showing and Telling
Lesson 6: Essentials of Structure (Plot)

Learner Outcomes

After 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

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Section Title
Essentials of Creative Writing
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 04, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 11, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 18, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Oct 25, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 01, 2021
Type
Online (Instructor-led)
Days
M
Time
7:00PM to 9:00PM
Dates
Nov 08, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
12.0
Location
  • Zoom
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $425.00
Drop Request Deadline
Sep 27, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Sep 27, 2021
Instructors
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