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Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers

Who doesn't know the fear of the blank page? How can we transform our visions into the written word? Is it really possible to become a terrific writer? You'll find the answer to these and more of your questions in Writeriffic.

In this high-energy course, you will learn a number of invaluable tricks from the published writer's toolbox. Whether you're at work now or hoping to write a novel, a nonfiction book, a memoir, short stories or articles, Writeriffic liberates the imaginative, inventive bolts of genius that are inside everyone. If you've ever dreamed of hearing your writer's voice and writing what's in your heart and head, this course will make it happen!

6 Weeks / 24 Course Hrs
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Starting March 13 | April 17

Writeriffic: Creativity Training for Writers


Details + Objectives

Course Code: wc1

What You Will Learn
  • Learn the best methods for planning, executing, and titling your stories, novels, and essays
  • Discover how to frame your writing sessions and manage your own creativity
  • Acquire a clear concept of the grammar and production requirements for creating marketable writing
  • Learn the best methods for evaluating your own writing and getting the most out of writing workshops
How the course is taught
  • Instructor-led course
  • 6 weeks in duration
  • Courses begin each month
  • 2 lessons released each week
  • 24 course hours
How you will benefit
  • Overcome the fears that may be holding you back from becoming a professional writer
  • Gain confidence in your ability to communicate to readers and impact others with your writing
  • Discover your own creativity and tap into the vast resources you already have at your disposal


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Week 1

Examine the nature of creativity and self-discipline. You will learn about your writer's voice, hear from other writers, and begin to express your creativity. Then, learn why creativity is recess for the brain, but why managed play is the most productive.

Week 2

Examine the fears associated with writing and practice overcoming those barriers. Then, discover the importance of knowing your readers thoroughly in order to write in ways that reach them.

Week 3

Examine some of the genres in both fiction and nonfiction. You will identify the many creative writing opportunities that are available. Then, learn one of the most powerful brainstorming and writing tool around - the bubble method.

Week 4

Acquire a clear concept of the grammar and production requirements for creating marketable writing. Then, explore the time management methods used by professional creative writers.

Week 5

Learn about overcoming obstacles that may be stopping you from writing. You will continue to build confidence as you realize that all writers have fears, including fear of what is lurking inside a creative mind, and what might happen when it comes out in writing. Then, learn the best way to title your stories, novels, or essays.

Week 6

Discover how to evaluate your own work and learn everything you need to know about having a successful experience at a writer's conference. Finally, learn how to treat yourself like a professional writer, even if you're still an emerging one, by overcoming your doubts and doubters.

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Instructors & Support

Eva Shaw

Eva Shaw, Ph.D. is a full-time working writer. She has authored thousands of articles, essays, and short stories and more than 70 books including “Writing the Nonfiction Book” and “Insider’s Guide to San Diego.” Her work has been featured in USA Today, San Diego Union Tribune, Publisher’s Weekly, and others. She has won several awards, including the Book of the Year Award from the American Journal of Nursing, the Benjamin Franklin Award, and the Woman of Merit Award.


Prerequisites / Requirements


There are no prerequisites to take this course.


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.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

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


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When can I get started?

A new session of each course opens each month, allowing you to enroll whenever your busy schedule permits.

How does it work?

Once a course session starts, two lessons will be released each week for the six-week duration of your course. You will have access to all previously released lessons until the course ends.

How long do I have to complete each lesson?

The interactive discussion area for each lesson automatically closes two weeks after each lesson is released, so you’re encouraged to complete each lesson within two weeks of its release.

What if I need an extension?

The final exam will be released on the same day as the last lesson. Once the final exam has been released, you will have two weeks plus 10 days (24 days total) to complete the final and finish any remaining lessons in your course. No further extensions can be provided beyond these 10 days.

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