There are many components to the art of being a great writer, from the ability to get into someone else’s head or the craft of maintaining a feeling of suspense to the straightforward nuts-and-bolts skills of writing convincing dialogue or punctuating correctly.
This course will introduce you to the art of creative writing through the exploration and critical analysis of a wide variety of genres. By considering the different styles and methods employed by these genres, you will be shown how you can hone your own creative writing skills.
Quizzes and Exams
Why Take this Course?
This course is ideal preparation for students thinking of studying creative writing at university, exploring a wide range of writers, texts, and genres to encourage students to improve their own creative writing style.
Aims and Objectives
- To understand what it is to be a "creative" writer
- To examine the different writing techniques employed across different genres
- To explore how these techniques can be employed to suit one's own creative writing style
Key Learning Outcomes
By the end of the course students will be able to:
- Come up with their own pieces of creative writing, based on the techniques acquired
- Critically analyse different genres of writing, examining the different techniques used
- Appreciate the complexities of genre, and the fact that genre is rarely fixed