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Essentials of Creative Writing Course

Grow your skills as a writer

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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Audience

The following types of students will benefit from this program:

  • Working professionals looking to bolster their writing skills
  • Aspiring authors eager to become published
  • Hobbyists seeking to hone their craft

Program objectives

After successfully completing this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate a well-rounded understanding of professional writing techniques spanning all aspects of the writing process
  • Utilize the practical knowledge of how to grow their platform, evaluate the commercial potential of their work, and move toward publishing
  • Create a tangible testament to their academic achievement in the field

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)

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Course Schedule  

Jun - Jul Section

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Online (Instructor-led)Jun 01, 2022 to Jul 13, 20227:00PM - 9:00PMZoom

Aug - Sep Section

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Online (Instructor-led)Aug 10, 2022 to Sep 14, 20227:00PM - 9:00PMZoom

Sep - Oct Section

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Online (Instructor-led)Sep 15, 2022 to Oct 20, 20227:00PM - 9:00PMZoom

Nov - Dec Section

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Online (Instructor-led)Nov 07, 2022 to Dec 12, 20227:00PM - 9:00PMZoom

Next steps

Attend an informational webinar or start the registration process.

Essentials of Creative Writing Course Information

Contact Hours
12 hours

Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit - $425.00