Inspiring Our Muse: Nurturing the Writer Within

WRITING 761.7E

The creative process abounds in mystery: Where do our ideas come from? Why is inspiration sometimes elusive? Are there strategies for improving access to creativity? This one-day workshop addresses these questions through…

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What you can learn.

  • Experiment with different writing techniques that help start new projects
  • Learn how different writers find inspiration
  • Generate sketches and drafts of pieces you can work on after class
  • Get advice on how to sustain focus on writing outside the classroom

About this course:

The creative process abounds in mystery: Where do our ideas come from? Why is inspiration sometimes elusive? Are there strategies for improving access to creativity? This one-day workshop addresses these questions through writing, discussion, and analysis. Students experiment with several techniques for sparking the imagination and generating stories, personal essays, and/or memoirs. Students leave the workshop with draft sketches of several short pieces or one longer piece, as well as with ideas for sustaining and nurturing an inspired writing practice at home.

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