If you've always wanted to write but have no idea where to start, this course will demystify the process for you. You'll get a taste of the writing life, improve your writing skills, and develop new ways to stretch your creative muscles. This exciting, hands-on course for the creative writing novice is filled with challenging exercises, expert advice, and plenty of direct support and encouragement. As you work your way through the lessons, you'll develop your own short, creative fiction or nonfiction piece.
Our emphasis in this course is on developing your skills through practice, so you’ll spend more time writing than reading. You'll master important concepts by completing enjoyable writing exercises and assignments, and you'll discover a variety of strategies and techniques the pros use to develop characters, create a compelling point of view, build interest through dialogue, and add meaning to your stories.
- Practice turning your thoughts into words.
- Get acquainted with the variety of forms available to the creative writer.
- Discover the dynamics of the revision process.
- Recognize and avoid common writing pitfalls.
- Develop strong characters and write effective dialogue.
- Examine your doubts, develop trust, and find meaning while writing.
"This was my first online class, and it was the most personal class I have taken with over 100 hours of college hours in a classroom setting. Classmates interacted and encouraged along the way, and the instructor, Ann, steered the vessel with great skill and much encouragement along the way. Without a question, the most fun class I have ever taken."
- S. Denfeld, Woodstock, GA
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Requirements: Internet access, e-mail, Firefox or Internet Explorer web browser.
You will need to create a login for your online classroom. Visit www.ed2go.com/ksuconed and click on "Courses." Find your course and click on the course title. Click the 'Add to Cart' button (this site does not accept payments - you will not be charged here). You will then create a Username and Password. You must make an 80 or higher on the final exam (online) to successfully complete the course. You may only take the exam once.
If you have questions about this course, please contact the online coordinator at 470-578-3355 or email@example.com.