Course Syllabus: Creative Writing 101
with CEU Certificate*
'Creative Energy-Flow and the Written Word' is an attempt to capture what cannot be held in hand or thought--the elusive riddle of human creativity as we find it in our writing. Here we look at various forms and genres (books, dramas and plays, poetry, essays, film-writing, stories in general, etc.) as they relate to the creative impulse.
We also talk about the Writer's Voice and personality, writing as therapy, illusions about writing, legend and mythos, and other areas where a creative writer may find inspiration, advice or enlightening conjecture. This self-paced course is offered to writers everywhere with hat-in-hand, for what it may be worth. Test and review questions, and also lesson exercises are included at the end of each lesson to build mastery.
At least a high school reading and writing educational level is required.
Students will learn:
-The importance of creativity in writing
-The different writing forms
-The history of poetry and it's various forms.
-How to write a basic essay.
-How to be a creative fictional writer
-How to write fictional dramas and adventures.
-The factors that go into writing a novel.
-The importance of writing what you know
-The role of personality into your writing.
-How writing can be beneficial as therapy
-How to separate your ego from your writing
-How to deal with writer's block
-The importance of writing for yourself first
The course consists of fifteen lessons. At the end of each lesson will be at least one writing assignment and a lesson review quiz based on the lesson material. A percentage grade will be given based on point accumulation.
Lesson 1: Personal Creativity in Writing
Lesson 2: Various Written Forms and Creative Flow
Lesson 3: Thoughts of Writing Poetry
Lesson 4: Easy Essays for Creative Happiness
Lesson 5: Stories and Fiction in General
Lesson 6: Dramatic Forms
Lesson 7: The Novel Novelist
Lesson 8: Write What You Know, and Admit You Know Nothing
Lesson 9: Your Personality as a Writer
Lesson 10: Creative Writing as Therapy
Lesson 11: The Ghost in the Wishing Well: Illusions and False Ideas About Creative Writing
Lesson 12: Culinary Arts as Allegory for the Writer
Lesson 13: Writing to Please Others, or Yourself?
Lesson 14: From Eternity to You
Lesson 15: The Impossible Task of Words
|Lesson 1 Creativity in Writing||20|
|Lesson 1 Exam||7|
|Lesson 2 Creative Forms of Writing||20|
|Lesson 2 Exam||7|
|Lesson 3 Assignment A||30|
|Lesson 3 Assignment B||20|
|Lesson 3 Assignment C||20|
|Lesson 3 Exam||75|
|Lesson 4 Assignment A||30|
|Lesson 4 Assignment B||10|
|Lesson 5 Stories and Fictions||50|
|Lesson 5 Exam||9|
|Lesson 6 Assignment A||30|
|Lesson 6 Assignment B||30|
|Lesson 7 Assignment A||30|
|Lesson 7 Assignment B||25|
|Lesson 8 Assignment A||20|
|Lesson 8 Assignment B||30|
|Lesson 8 Exam||42|
|Lesson 9 Exam||8|
|Lesson 10 Assignment A||30|
|Lesson 10 Assignment B||10|
|Lesson 10 Assignment C||25|
|Lesson 11 False Ideas About Writing||35|
|Lesson 11 Exam||6|
|Lesson 12 Assignment A||25|
|Lesson 13 Assignment A||15|
|Lesson 13 Assignment B||15|
|Lesson 13 Assignment C||25|
|Lesson 14 Assignment||35|
|Lesson 14 Exam||4|
|Lesson 15 Assignment A||15|
|Lesson 15 Assignment B||25|
|Lesson 15 Assignment C: Final Assignment||25|
|Lesson 15 Final Exam||4|
- Thoughts on the Creative Writing Process
- Dramatic Forms in Creative Writing
- Creative Writing in Poetry
- Using Creative Writing for Therapy
- Forms of Creative Wrting
- Best Strategies for Creating Believable Conflict in Your Romance NOvel
- Understanding the Different Types of Case Studies
- How to Market Your Skills as a Freelance Writer
- Locating Newsworthy Stories in the Real World
- How to Write Advertisements for Television and Radio
- Creative Writing Exercises for Removing Obstacles
- What Exactly is a Case Study?
- Creative Exercises for Using Poetic Devices
- The Process of Beginning to Write as a Copywriter
- Creative Writing for the Online World