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BASIC CREATIVE WRITING WORKSHOP LEVEL 1

People who love to write, often find themselves stuck in many occasions, writing is an art that can be learned and with this basic creative writing workshop level 1, you will be able to make your writing come alive.

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  • course Chapters: 2
  • course Total Hours: 01:18 Hours

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  • course Certificate of Completion
Overview
Course Description

Creative Writing Course Online - Become a creative writer

Creative writing is writing that makes us imagine everything we read. rather than writing for academics or technical things. One can Explore the definition of creative writing, commonly by knowing the techniques, and examples of various types, such as poetry, songs, and plays. 

Creative writing is an art of sorts - the art of making things so that people can relate with their lives. If writing is done in the right way, then the need for academic or technical things isn’t necessary but still, if you focus on explaining them with creativity then it shall attract an audience and would also interest people to read the same. Though the definition is lengthy the creative writer can change, manipulate, or even evolve most parts of the story. He or she can mold any original writing and convert it into self-expressive. A news article, for example, cannot be considered creative writing because its main goal is to present facts and not to express the feelings of the writer. While a news article can be entertaining, its main purpose is to present the facts.

The purpose of creative writing is to both entertain and share human experiences, like love or loss. Writers attempt to get at a truth about humanity through poetics and storytelling. If you'd like to try your hand at creative writing, just keep in mind that whether you are trying to express a feeling or a thought, if yes then the first step is to use your imagination.

Types of creative writing include:

  • Poetry
  • Plays
  • Movie and television scripts
  • Fiction (novels, novellas, and short stories)
  • Non-Fiction – self-help 
  • Songs
  • Speeches
  • Memoirs
  • Personal essays

As you can see, some nonfiction types of writing can also be considered creative writing. Memoirs and personal essays, for example, can be written creatively to inform your readers about your life in an expressive way. Because these types are written in the first person, it's easier for them to be creative.

Techniques used in creative writing include:

  • Character development
  • Plot development
  • Vivid setting
  • Underlying theme
  • Point of view
  • Dialogue
  • Anecdotes
  • Metaphors and similes
  • Figures of speech
  • Imaginative language
  • Emotional appeal
  • Heavy description

Intro - people who love to write, often find themselves stuck on many occasions, writing is an art that can be learned and with this basic creative writing workshop level 1, you will be able to make your writing come alive. 

This course is a magical journey for you to understand how successful authors, blog writers, and content creators write. 

Learning this course will give you the confidence of publishing your content as you will be able to understand the right method to deliver your message to the readers.

Major things you will learn from this course 

1) 5 things you need to write 

2) 5 activities you need to follow while writing 

3) 2 different strategies to write your content 

4) Steps to make your writing attractive and interesting

5) How to choose your topic wisely 

About Mahesh Chandnani 

  • He Wrote his first book in 21 years, 
  • He has sold 35000 copies all over the world. 
  • He is the owner of Mahesh divine creators.
  • He has won the Authorpreneur award.
  • He has been helping people to write since 2014.
  • Your efforts will not go to waste, all you need to do is learn the right way of writing and things will become best for you. 

These are the things you can learn from the course 

1. Think about your readers. Identify them, they are the people whom you are going to write for so focus on the things that are going to interest them.

2. Think about your opening paragraph.  Is it having a strong impact? will it make readers want to continue reading?  You have to write in a way that readers become more curious to raise more questions than requiring more answers.

3. Think about your ending.Leave readers remembering your work.  Don’t leave the explanation unanswered.  Always remember that you need to be careful with cliff-hangers, the majority of readers want an ending.  It’s all very well leaving readers to think for themselves, but try and do that during the piece, not at the end.

4. After finishing your first draft, look for anything that might represent something else (symbolism/metaphor). Think: how can I make good use of these? Visual imagery is important for readers, but don’t overdo similes.

5. Use short or very short sentences here and there. It motivates them and also gives them a breathing space to think about the story.  Use a range of sentence structures. Writing is a craft, make it rhythmic. Read your work aloud.

6. Show don’t tell, but a bit of telling is fine – it’s up to the writer to determine what to tell and what to show, but remember this quote from Chekhov, ‘Don’t tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass.

7. Re-write any familiar phrases. Avoid clichés at all costs!

8. Ensure you don’t underdo or overdo punctuation. Learn the rules.

9. Write with a good thesaurus next to you, but avoid pretentious diction.

10.  Never edit your work more than three times or you’ll lose sight of your meaning, rawness, and originality.

Leave time between edits, e.g. a week or more.  And always check your work carefully – never be your only proofreader.  When proofing your work and you have to re-read a sentence, either re-write it or delete it. On the final check, read for entertainment, then read for errors.

Why Creative Writing is Important?

We focus a lot on building a career, but studying creative writing can help you with a range of other fields. Character development, writing prompts, and other practices help you think in new ways. Creative non-fiction can help you focus on and build communication skills. Even a short story can teach you how to make an excellent point. Outside of these skills, creativity is a critical part of the human experience. Writing skills help you communicate and are a part of liberal arts, which offer the chance to see the world in a new light. Take creative writing courses online with edX and expand your horizons with a creative discipline.

What you'll learn

  • You will be able to master the skill of writing by understanding the basic principles that great published authors follow all over the world. It will help you progress your writing to the next level.

Requirements

  • 1) A book and a pen to jot down points
  • 2) A creative mind to understand techniques
  • 3) A dedicated goal to learn creative writing
Course Content
2 Lessons | 01:18 Hours
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