Creative Writing Value Suite

Creative Writing Value Suite

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Details

Spark your creativity and start writing with this online writing course bundle. You will learn the mechanics of writing and editing, and have your story work-shopped by peers.

Creative writing is more than just having a good idea for a story. To be a writer, you must know the mechanics of writing, have strong editing skills, and be able to give and receive constructive feedback in a writer’s workshop. If you have an idea for a story, these online writing courses will help you create a publishable piece of fiction or nonfiction.

Beginning Writer’s Workshop

Learn how to bring your creative writing piece to life. Like a true writing workshop, you will learn literary techniques, peer review a classmate’s work, and receive constructive criticism on your work.

Writing Essentials

Learn the fundamentals of strong writing. Writing Essentials focuses on composition, grammar, and structure, so you can create clear and effective paragraphs.

The Keys to Effective Editing

Become your own editor. You will learn how shape a rough draft into a final draft with professional editing techniques.

Suite bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Suite bundles.

Enrollment Options:
Instructor-Led
Course Code: B9583
Start Dates*Dec 11 | Jan 15 | Feb 12 | Mar 18
*Choose start date in cart
$299.00

Syllabus

Beginning Writer’s Workshop

  1. Preparing to Write
  2. Brainstorming
  3. Literary Devices
  4. Genres
  5. Peer Review/Workshop
  6. Story, Plot, and Narrative
  7. Characters and Dialogue
  8. Points of View and Tense
  9. Descriptive Writing
  10. Overcoming Writer’s Block
  11. Editing vs. Revision
  12. Getting Published

Writing Essentials

  1. Writing: Your Dynamic New Tool
  2. Words: Picking the Right One
  3. Spelling: Tips and Practice
  4. Usage: Which Word Goes Where
  5. Sentences: Writing Them Effectively
  6. Ending Punctuation: When, Where, and Why
  7. Commas: Mastery at Last!
  8. Semicolons, Colons, and All the Rest: A Quick Review
  9. Paragraphs: How They Help You Communicate
  10. Formatting: Tools and Tips to Help Your Content Shine
  11. Writing for Electronic Media: Quirks and Characteristics
  12. Putting It All Together: Writing Well!

The Keys to Effective Editing

  1. What Editors Do
  2. The Mechanics of Copy-editing
  3. Tools to Increase Accuracy
  4. Grammar and Punctuation
  5. Spelling, Capitalization, and Numbers.
  6. Syntax and Style
  7. Abbreviations and Hyphens, Bibliographies and Copyright Law
  8. Photos and Tables, Front and Back Matter
  9. Fiction Editing
  10. The Editor-Author-Publisher Relationship
  11. Word Usage
  12. Finding Work as an Editor

Requirements

Hardware Requirements: 

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac device.

Software Requirements: 

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: OS X Snow Leopard 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox are preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.