Turn your firsthand experiences into compelling, powerful stories
Learn the building blocks of fiction, including writing character-based dialogue and unique points of view
Develop sketches and drafts you can develop into longer work
Practice the skill of reading and reviewing other writers' work for strengths and opportunities to improve it
About this course:
Do you aspire to write creatively but don't know where to start? This supportive workshop provides you with many techniques to motivate and guide you. You learn how to transform observation and personal experience into imaginative prose, create dynamic characters and dialogue, and write from different points of view. By the end of the course, you have in hand a series of short sketches or a draft of a short story and the key tools you need to write creatively.
Enrollment limited to 15 students. Internet access required.
This course is conducted through Canvas, a secure website that allows students to log in to access lectures, discussions, and other course materials on demand. There are no required class meetings. Each course is structured with weekly assignments and deadlines. Lectures and coursework are accessible throughout the week. Workshops are conducted in writing via discussion boards with your instructor and classmates.
No refunds after November 17, 2021
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.