Creative Writing

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Beschreibung

If you love writing and want to improve your skills, network with other writers, and get personal guidance, then, this course is for you. Tutors are exceptionally well qualifed, with university degrees and more than five years experience in writing and publishing. Some students have been published even before finishing the course!
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Creative Writing
University
Writing
Skills and Training

Themenkreis

This course is taught by:

Lee Raye

M.A. (hons) Celtic Studies, (the University of Aberdeen); M.St. Celtic Studies, (the University of Oxford)

Lee is a PhD candidate at Cardiff University with degrees from Aberdeen and Oxford. He has written two books, digitalised another and written several academic papers. He has been interviewed by National Geographic and presented papers at eight different national and international conferences. Lee’s native language is English and, if asked, he is always happy to help students with their English spelling and grammar. He is also a keen proponent of the digital revolution and dreams of a world where all books are available instantly to be read, searched or treasured. Although he mainly writes non-fiction, he loves Victorian literature as well as modern fiction and poetry of all kinds. His academic knowledge of medieval events, cultures and the history of Britain’s environment make him especially qualified to help students interested in writing sci-fi and fantasy.
Lesson Structure: Creative Writing BWR103

There are 10 lessons:

Introduction
Basic Writing Skills
Being Concise and Clear
Planning what you write
Fiction
Non Fiction
Newspaper Writing
Magazine Writing
Writing Books
Special Project

Learning Goals: Creative Writing BWR103

Describe elements and forms of creative writing.
Develop skills that will help you generate, evaluate and communicate ideas. Discuss the functions of clear writing, and the art of revealing and concealing in writing.
Establish theme and structure as planning tools.
Identify and discuss various forms of fiction writing and publishing opportunities.
Analyse different non-fiction genres to determine key elements and strategies.
Analyse different forms of creative writing commonly found in newspapers.
Analyse magazine articles to determine what makes a good feature article.
Discuss the main elements of book writing, including theme, organisation, and weaving different narrative threads into a unified whole.
Prepare a portfolio of creative writing ready for submission and of future ideas.

Practicals:

Analyse three texts to identify their genres, describe their layout, and any key elements;
Locate a vanity publisher and a well-known publisher and obtain information on their submitting requirements;
Write part of a newspaper feature article in 3 different ways, using 3 different types of language to create different impressions;
Critique a piece of your own writing (250 words or more), noting its good points, its weaknesses;
Develop one short scene for three different storylines, letting the setting, characters, dialogue and action show what is happening, what might have gone before, and what might follow;
Make notes on two authors' uses of concealing and revealing (transparency and ambiguity), and analyse their effectiveness in each case;
Describe a place or person in your life from two completely different perspectives;
Rewrite an assignment in a different voice;
Use defamiliarisation to make a common object appear mysterious, or dangerous, or alien;
Discuss the organisation of texts, considering why the authors might have organised their texts this way, and discuss how the structures contribute to the overall effectiveness of the text;
Write a first draft in 3 hours, without editing;
Edit the draft for structure, clarity, flow of ideas, content, mood, voice etc.;
Edit 3 items of your writing (include one short story) for clarity and succinctness; explain your changes;
Research likely publishers for one of your stories and submit it;
Construct outlines of fiction stories using the first and last sentences of published works;
Conceive different non-fiction writing projects for specific publishers, and explain your choices;
Write three outlines for non-fiction pieces, modelled on the outlines of your three creative writing readings;
Interview someone in preparation for writing a profile on that person. Explain why you think that person might be of interest to others.

Learn how to write fiction and non-fiction for profit or pleasure. Learn how to structure magazine or newspaper articles, short stories, books and more. Polish up your grammar skills with our concise, easy to follow study method. Receive constructive guidance every step of the way from professional journalists and writers.

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English, Teaching, Writing
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