Creative Writing                                                                          Course Outline

Having the ability to write beautifully and creatively is something you can learn to do. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Sure, it may seem like a “talent” that comes naturally to some individuals, but creative writing is a skill you can master, too. You just need to learn how to articulate your thoughts fluidly in written form, then practice by doing creative writing exercises.

This Creative Writing Course will expose you to various writing styles and forms. This includes prose and poetry, as well as formal compositions like articles, essays, and newsletters. In each session, you will be shown inspiring creative writing examples and learn valuable writing tips that you can put into practice

Who this is for:

Aspiring writers who want to learn the components of correct and effective writing and the styles of creative and meaningful self-expression

What you will learn:

  1. Rules and application of grammar (parts of speech, phrases, symbols)
  1. Principles of composition (diction, words to ideas, transitions, sentences)
  1. About writing form (business styles, language format, voice, color)
  1. Common errors (word relations, idioms, dialects, figures of speech, jargons)
  1. Other styles and exceptions (dual meanings, foreign languages, standards)
  1. Other simple strategies (do’s, don’t's)

Benefits: 

  1. Master accuracy and fluency in creative writing.
  1. Learn to express one’s thoughts and emotions coherently and clearly.
  1. Develop a personal style by using one’s sense of connected-ness.
  1. Use particular techniques to add color and flavor to a story.
  1. Focus on the flow of writing that engages the target audience.
  1. Merge logic and creativity in all writing tasks.

Methodology:

TalkShop uses Integrated Language Teaching. This means 30% of the course is comprised of facilitator-based discussions while 70% is dedicated to an interactive learning experience through:

I.   The Art of Creation
II.  Setting Objectives and Expectations
III. Creativity vs. Innovation
IV. Techniques for Improved Creativity

  • Unleashing Your Imagination
  • Defying the Boundaries of Logic

V. Creativity Development

  • Free-writing Demonstration
  • Expressing Thoughts and Emotions
  • Demonstrating Writing Devices

VI. Guided Learning

  • Showing, Not Telling
  • Using Literary Devices
  • Adding C.R.E.A.M.

VII. Self-evaluation and Proofreading

  • Avoiding Redundancies and Superfluities
  • Learning the Common Mistakes of Writers
  • Writing Evaluation and Development

VIII. Creative Composition

  • Imaginative Writing
  • Narrative Writing
  • Descriptive Writing
  • Synthesis Writing

IX. Program Writing and Next Steps

  • Individual Recommendations
  • Creating Writing and Dream Journal
  • Action Plan and Implementation

Course duration:

20 hours

  • Guided Writing Activities
  • Creative Thinking Practice
  • Composition Exercises
  • Crtitical Thinking and Critiquing Session
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