Thursday, December 4, 2014

10 Free Online Creative Writing Courses

Here are free online creative writing courses that I found in my web search

  1. The Crafty Writer's Creative Writing Course
    This eight-session online creative writing course will give you an introduction to the basic elements of creative writing, from prose fiction to poetry. The course is entirely free and you can work through it at your own pace. The exercises are designed to help you start writing and self-analyse your work. Feedback from a tutor will not be provided.

  2. Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT): Writing and Reading Short Stories
    Writing and Reading Short Stories offers students the opportunity to study character development, plotting and point of view.
  3. University of College Falmouth: Introduction to Novel Writing
    Introduction to Novel Writing was designed to provide graduate-level students with the structural skills to organize and develop extended pieces of creative writing. In addition to writing assignments and suggested readings, open course materials include YouTube videos by Joyce Carol Oates, Salmon Rushdie and Amy Tan.
  4. University of College Falmouth: Writing for Children
    Writing for Children introduces students to the genres and styles integral to the market and helps them find the right age group for their story. Open course materials include assignments, background reading, examples of children's books and an online lecture.
  5. University of Iowa: How to Find the Short Story Within Your Novel
    This helps listeners identify the dissimilarities between these two literary forms. Students learn how to extract a quality excerpt from a longer piece of prose and how first-time authors can prepare their work for publication.
  6. Free Creative Writing Online Course
    A student should always be prepared to write. It does not matter where you are--a classroom, a car, or even on the beach.
  7. Endless Story Ideas
    Generate lots of story ideas that you can develop in the weeks and months ahead. Most importantly, you'll learn how to generate new writing ideas whenever you need them.
  8. Steven Barnes' Free Writing Class!
    The complete text of   Steve Barnes' 9-week writing class he taught for years at UCLA.
  9. UK’s Open University: Start Writing Fiction
  10. Writing Science Fiction and Fantasy

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