CREATIVE WRITING – Distance learning course

By: ACS Distance Education  27/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

The ten lessons (plus a project) are as outlined below: Lesson 1. Introduction What is creative writing, What’s different about creative writing, Information and creativity, Creative genres, Forms of Writing, Form, Structure, Purpose, Creative Writing resources, What is needed for success, The business of writing, Getting published, Self publishing, Vanity publishing, Terminology. Lesson 2. Basic Creative Writing Skills Words and their proper use, Types of language, Informative language, Persuasive, Imaginative, Literal, Figurative, Formal, Colloquial language, Parts of language (nouns, pronouns, verbs, adverbs, prepositions, plurals, possessive nouns & pronouns, gender, adjectives, articles); Common grammatical errors (fragmented sentences, run on sentences, comma splices, dangling modifiers. Run on sentences, irregular verbs, Whom or who, Pronouns and Antecedents, Punctuation, Creating and critiquing, Generating ideas, Developing ideas, Narrative theory, Storyline, Narrative structure, Settings or scenes, Mood or atmosphere, Time, Voice, Point of view, Creative reading. Lesson 3. Writing Clearly and Concisely Making things clear, Slice of life fiction, Conciseness and Succinctness, Understanding ambiguity, Causes of ambiguity, Doubt and ambiguity, Hinge points and ambiguity, Defamiliarisation. Lesson 4. Planning What You Write Writing routine, Establishing a theme, Organising ideas, Paragraphing, Writing a synopsis, Titles, Developing objectives. Lesson 5. Writing Fiction Elements, Clues, Signs, Common errors, Scope or Range, Theme problems, Authenticity problems, Tone problems. Lesson 6. Writing Non-fiction Creative non fiction, scope, Developing ideas, Narration, Story line, Deduction, Induction, Classical Development, Chronological development, Analogy, Cause and effect, Classification, Comparison and contrast, Definition, Analysis, Developing a profile, Interviews. Lesson 8. Newspaper Writing What to write, Scope, News values, Writing guidelines, Regular columns, Fillers. Lesson 9. Writing for Magazines Scope of magazine writing, What publishers want, Magazine articles, Travel writing, Writing for public relations, Selling your work. Lesson 10, Writing Books Themes, Consistency, Believability, Variety, Getting started, Getting a contract, Book publishing, Non fiction books, Fact finding. Lesson 11 Special Project Organising a portfolio to sell yourself. Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Writing-and-Journalism/CREATIVE-WRITING-BWR103-275.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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