Certificate in Creative Writing

Certificate in Creative Writing

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600 Hours

Certificate in Creative Writing VWR004

Nurture your Creativity and Become a Successful Writer

To be successful as a creative writer, you need to develop not only writing skills; but also a technique and an ability to distil your ideas, focus on a project and follow that project trough to it's conclusion. Creative writing is stimulating, but also challenging, and not always completely what the student expects it to be. Then again... if it was what you expect; you would already know what this course sets out to teach you, and you would already probably be a successful writer.

If you want to be a successful, creative writer; and have the commitment to follow that dream; this course could be the path you have been looking for.  Enroll now to start on your path...

Core Modules:    These modules provide foundation knowledge for the Certificate in Creative Writing.

  •      Creative Writing BWR103
  •      Dramatic Writing BWR110
  •      Editing I (Editing and Proofreading) BWR106
  •      Writing Fiction BWR105

Elective Modules:  In addition to the core modules, students study any 2 of the following 4 modules.

  •      Children's Writing BWR104
  •      Poetry BWR109
  •      Biographical Writing BWR205
  •      Script Writing BWR204

Note that each module in the Certificate in Creative Writing is a short course in its own right, and may be studied separately.

Module 1. Creative Writing

The nine lessons are as outlined below:

  1. Introduction
  2. Basic Writing Skills
  3. Being Concise and Clear
  4. Planning what you write
  5. Fiction
  6. Non Fiction
  7. Newspaper Writing
  8. Magazine Writing
  9. Writing Books
  10. Special Project

Module 2. Writing Fiction

There are eight lessons in this module as follows:

  1. Scope & Nature of Fiction
  2. Components of a Story – beginning, middle and end
  3. Technique…The Creative Process – conception, developing a plot, Writing a Draft, Editing and rewriting; Method Writing
  4. Conception and Research
  5. Drama
  6. Fantasy
  7. The Short Story
  8. The Novel

Module 3. Editing I

  1. Introduction to Editing
  2. The Mechanics of Clear Writing
  3. Assessing Manuscripts
  4. Copy Editing I
  5. Copy Editing II
  6. Preparing Copy for Printing
  7. Proof Reading
  8. The Final Stages

Module 4. Dramatic Writing

  1. Introduction.
  2. Characters –Developing the characters
  3. Theme & Genre
  4. Plot Development
  5. Weaving a Story
  6. Writing a Dramatic Short Story
  7. Developing Sub Plots
  8. Writing a Chapters for a Dramatic Novel

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