Creative Writing Skills
You love words and you love stories: you’re a writer. But getting started – literally getting words onto the page – is often the part writers dread the most. Their imagination is stunted before it even has a chance to bud.
This course is about overcoming the blank page. It’s about switching on the lights in your mind and getting a draft written. It’s about finding and simply running with an idea – and enjoying every single moment. It concentrates on techniques for invoking inspiration, stimulating creative juices, fine-tuning your existing skills, and breaking through writing blocks that are fatal for a writer’s mind.
The course is not here to teach you the basics of English grammar, nor is it here to make you a bestselling author – courses that aim to do so can be found aplenty elsewhere. You don’t even need to be good at the basics! Anyone can benefit from this course if they simply love writing.
- Developed by professionals
- Accredited by CPD
- Fully online course and assessment with no time limits
- Full audio voiceover
- Approximate Duration: 5-6 hours
- On completion, certificate is posted the next working day
This course is suitable for anyone who loves writing and is eager to jump-start their inspiration. Beginner and veteran writers alike, no matter what their age, will benefit from this course. It's not about teaching the rules of grammar or how to write a bestselling novel; it's about getting the gears in your mind turning and rekindling an enthusiasm for the art of writing.
||Welcome to Creative Writing
||What are the course's aims?, what will the course focus on?, and how to use this course.
||Running With Writing Prompts Part 1: What’s the Situation?
||What is a writing prompt?, what's the situation?, example writing prompt, running with writing prompts, brainstorming/finding writing prompts.
||Running With Writing Prompts Part 2: Pick a Word; Any Word
||Pick a word; any word, brainstorming/finding random words, and example writing prompt.
||Running With Writing Prompts Part 3: He Said, She Said
||He said; she said, brainstorming/finding dialogue, and example writing prompt.
||This Is My Story
||This is my story and do you see what I see?
||The Music of Language
||The music of language, rhythmic sentences, complementary words, assorted sentences, and fragmented sentences.
||The Description See-Saw
||The description see-saw, characters on catwalks, and too much salt spoils the flavour.
||Constrained Writing Sets You Free
||What is constrained writing?, types of constrained writing, flash fiction, flash fiction: brainstorming ideas, word selection, word selection: brainstorming ideas, 5,4,3,2,1, 5,4,3,2,1: brainstorming ideas, no turning back, and talk through me.
The online assessment is taken on completion of the training material. You will
be asked 8 multiple choice questions with a pass mark of 50%. The
answers are marked automatically so you will instantly know whether you have passed.
If you don't pass don't worry! You can take the test as many times as you need with
no extra charge.