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.

 

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 

Assessment Guide

Assessment Points
An Introduction 1 points
Lesson 1 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 1 Exam 10 points
Lesson 2 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 2 Exam 10 points
Lesson 3 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 3 Exam 10 points
Lesson 4 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 4 Exam 10 points
Lesson 5 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 5 Exam 10 points
Lesson 6 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 6 Exam 10 points
Lesson 7 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 7 Exam 10 points
Lesson 8 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 8 Exam 9 points
Lesson 9 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 9 Exam 9 points
Lesson 10 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 10 Exam 9 points
Lesson 11 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 11 Exam 10 points
Lesson 12 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 12 Exam 10 points
Lesson 13 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 13 Exam 10 points
Lesson 14 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 14 Exam 10 points
Lesson 15 Assignment 25 points
Lesson 15 Exam 9 points
The Final Exam 72 points
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