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Creative Writing: The Craft of Character (Coursera)

At the center of a good story are the characters in it. In this course aspiring writers will discover how to build and bring to life complex, vivid and unforgettable characters. We will study the choices a writer makes to bring all characters to life on the page, and [...]
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Teaching Texts and Forms (Coursera)

Oct 18th 2021
Teaching Texts and Forms (Coursera)
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The first job of any writer is to get words down on paper, and teaching writing as process helps students gain the fluency, comfort and confidence they need to succeed at any writing task. But complex, comprehensive writing tasks often bring with them specific expectations and conventions the writer [...]
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Writing in First Person Point of View (Coursera)

If you have always wanted to tell your own story—in a memoir, first-person essay, or any other form of autobiographical non-fiction—but felt you lacked the tools or the framework, this is the class for you. We will learn how successful first-person writing is structured to offer the reader a [...]
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Writing a Personal Essay (Coursera)

This class is the chance to create your personal essay or extend into a full memoir -- from planning and structure to bold narrative brushstrokes to the layering of significant detail. You will develop the opportunity to find your voice and see it come alive, amplified and improved, on [...]
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Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot (Coursera)

In this course aspiring writers will be introduced to perhaps the most elemental and often the most challenging element of story: plot. We will learn what keeps it moving, how it manipulates our feelings, expectations, and desires. We will examine the choices storytellers make to snag our [...]
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Creative Writing: The Craft of Setting and Description (Coursera)

In this course aspiring writers will be introduced to the techniques that masters of fiction use to ground a story in a concrete world. From the most realist settings to the most fantastical, writers will learn how to describe the physical world in sharp, sensory detail. We [...]
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Creative Writing: The Craft of Style (Coursera)

Your style is as unique and distinctive as your face, your voice, except that you can choose it, you can can work on it, enhance it. In this course we will introduce aspiring writers to the art of putting pressure on written language. We will study the use of [...]
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Write A Feature Length Screenplay For Film Or Television (Coursera)

In this course, you will write a complete, feature-length screenplay for film or television, be it a serious drama or romantic comedy or anything in between. You’ll learn to break down the creative process into components, and you’ll discover a structured process that allows you to produce a polished [...]
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Advanced Writing (Coursera)

Advanced Writing. This is the third course in the Academic English: Writing specialization. By raising your level of academic writing, this course helps prepare you for college-level work. After completing this course, you will be able to: plan and write a more sophisticated argument essay; identify plagiarism and explain [...]
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Playing with Poetry: Creative Writing and Poetics (FutureLearn)

Have fun writing poetry as you explore and create various forms of poetry and experiment with different poetic ideas. Get creative with a playful and practical exploration of poetry. Poetry often has the reputation of being an abstract and complicated form of expression, guarded by the pretentious elite. On [...]
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