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Creative Writing for Beginners


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Course Description

Creative writing is a form of artistic expression.   While the painter uses canvas and the sculptor uses clay, the writer uses pen and paper – or computer and keyboard in today's world.    This course is designed to teach you the tools and mechanics of creative writing.   You'll learn about writing fiction, poetry, screenplays, and even nonfiction.   It doesn't matter if you're already writing or if you want to learn more about it so you can start.    This course teaches you the basics that you need to know and gives you the skill sets you need to start creating your written works of art.

You'll learn:

  • The different forms of creative writing
  • The true value of creative writing
  • Reasons why you should write
  • The tools you need to write excellent fiction
  • The different types of nonfiction
  • How to write memoirs, biographies, and autobiographies
  • How to write articles for newspapers, blogs, or journals
  • How to overcome writer's block
  • How to write poetry
  • And how to get your work recognized and published

There are fifteen comprehensive lessons in this course. After each lesson, you'll find exercises that will help you review what you've learned.   You'll also find a dozen writing assignments that you can use to get the ideas flowing and start writing.

This course is the perfect introduction to creative writing.   It will teach even the newest writers how to successfully take their ideas and put them onto paper.   Even if you've never written anything before, this course will get you started – and you'll be amazed at how well you can actually do once you've finished. 

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Course Lessons

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  • Lesson 1: Introduction to Creative Writing

    This course teaches you the basics, and gives you the skill sets you need to start creating your written works of art.
  • Lesson 2: Exploring Creative Writing

    People write for many reasons.Some write for their own personal enjoyment. Others write as gifts to others.
  • Lesson 3: Secrets of Creative Writing

    When you learn to use the tools that professional writers use, you truly master creative writing.
  • Lesson 4: Elements of Short Story and Fiction Writing

    In this lesson you'll learn components you need to write a narrative.
  • Lesson 5: Dialogue

    Dialogue is defined as a conversation between two or more characters or people.
  • Lesson 6: Point of View

    The point of view that you choose in your writing will depend on what you want to accomplish, your story itself, and how much influence you want a character to have over each scene.
  • Lesson 7: Writing Nonfiction

    In this lesson, we're going to focus on the three types of nonfiction that appeal to most creative writers.
  • Lesson 8: Writing Poetry

    Poetry is a beautiful art, and it's an art that you're going to learn about in this lesson.
  • Lesson 9: Writing Articles, Blogs, and Journalistic Pieces

    What you learn in this lesson can be used to write articles for article banks, blogs, or newspapers, both online and off.
  • Lesson 10: Writing Dramas, Scripts, and Screenplays

    Writers who write dramas are often called screenwriters, and sometimes scriptwriters, because the words they write will often be acted out on stage, instead of just read from a book.
  • Lesson 11: The Importance of Editing

    Editing is the process of arranging, revising, and preparing work for publication.
  • Lesson 12: Overcoming Writer's Block

    Writer's block is a phrase that's used when someone who wants to write can't.
  • Lesson 13: Unlocking Your Creativity

    This lesson is full of creative writing prompts you can use to unlock your creativity to produce ideas, then flesh them out once you come up with them.
  • Lesson 14: Resources for Writers

    Most people who write on a regular basis want to publish their work.
  • Lesson 15: Publishing Your Writing

    You're going to learn the various ways you can build a name for yourself and publish your work, as well as the best ways to make money from your writing.

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Course Title: Creative Writing for Beginners
Course Number: 8900068
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: General Education
CEU Value: 1.4 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Melissa Behrend
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Duration: Continuous: Enroll anytime!
Course Fee: $65.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $90.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Describe the creative writing process.
  • Define elements of short story and fiction writing.
  • Demonstrate dialogue.
  • Demonstrate point of view.
  • Demonstrate writing nonfiction.
  • Demonstrate writing poetry.
  • Demonstrate writing articles, blogs, and journalistic pieces.
  • Demonstrate writing dramas, scripts, and screenplays.
  • Describe the importance of editing.
  • Describe techniques overcoming writer's block.
  • Recognize new ways to unlock your creativity.
  • Describe ways to publish your writing, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
An IntroductionAssignment5
Lesson 1 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 1 ExamExam10
Lesson 2 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 2 ExamExam10
Lesson 3 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 3 ExamExam10
Lesson 4 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 4 ExamExam10
Lesson 5 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 5 ExamExam10
Lesson 6 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 6 ExamExam10
Lesson 7 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 7 ExamExam10
Lesson 8 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 8 ExamExam9
Lesson 9 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 9 ExamExam9
Lesson 10 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 10 ExamExam9
Lesson 11 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 11 ExamExam10
Lesson 12 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 12 ExamExam10
Lesson 13 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 13 ExamExam10
Lesson 14 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 14 ExamExam10
Lesson 15 AssignmentAssignment25
Lesson 15 ExamExam9
The Final ExamExam72
Total Points:598

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