In this course, you will harness your creative flair and passion for writing. Develop your writing skills by exploring a range of approaches, styles and genres to help you find and tell compelling stories.
You will receive guidance from an experienced freelance journalist, author, lecturer, and content creator to learn how to draft a story from an idea through to completion.
Gain a practical insight into the basics of creative writing; learn how to find, develop and refine your voice; and critique your own work before strengthening your skills in writing intuitively from a short story prompt.
This course is delivered via six online modules:
- Introduction to Creative Writing
- What is a Narrative
- How to Show, Not Tell
- How to Plot and Plan a Story
- How to Write in Scene
- How to Edit Your Own Work
Students will also complete a two-day practical workshop where they will learn how to critique work and improve writing with the goal of applying this to their own writing. This is achieved through a close analysis and exercises around the short story American Hustler, the inspiration behind Inventing Anna. Students will also strengthen their intuitive writing skills through a short story prompt. The goal of this exercise is to write from the 'gut' to allow information to flow freely, while following the guidelines learnt around plotting and planning a story with interesting characters.