Creative Writing:Telling the Story (8 Weeks) (ICW102)
- Thursday 19:10-21:30
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- Please note that this course is not suitable for those seeking to work on college essay or business writing skills, but for those who would like to develop their creative writing abilities.
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This is a workshop-style course for aspiring writers of fiction and creative non-fiction who have some experience of writing, whether in a creative writing class or individually, who know they want to write, and who wish to develop their creative writing abilities and gain increased confidence.
The course focuses on how to tell the story you have to tell. It is a self-contained overview of essential creative writing techniques: how to develop plot, point of view, and voice; how to describe people and places and atmosphere; how to write narrative that moves along, and natural dialogue / interior monologue; how to convey character, emotion, conflict, and motive; how to catch the reader's attention and hold it, bringing the story alive; and how to self-edit effectively with all this in mind.
Writers will work through the weeks of the course on a scene from a story or memoir (or other non-fiction form), and share their work with the group. The instructor will provide personal editorial guidance, and there will be time and opportunity to revise and rewrite.
For those considering trying to publish their writing in the future, the class also offers the chance to talk about getting started, including practical concerns: submissions, agents, editors. The atmosphere of this course will be relaxed, energizing and encouraging.
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