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Essentials of Creative Writing

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.

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

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Section: CWESSEN (12JUL17)
Dates: Jul 12, 2017 - Aug 16, 2017 Time: 7:00 PM
Tuition: $425.00 Instructor: Kevin Collins Register

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)

Class Schedule

Date Times Meeting Type Location
07/12/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
07/19/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
07/26/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
08/02/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
08/09/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park
08/16/2017 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Classroom Executive Park

Additional Information

Final Enrollment:
 
Clock Hours: 12.0