These thirty-two lectures highlight key aspects of the craft of creative writing, and include thirty tips, each one accompanied by three related exercises to enhance your writing skills.
The course is taught via video slides with clear audio narration from a native English speaker who is not only a writer but also a freelance editor, blogger, and creative writing tutor for a variety of clients. Terminology is simple, ideal for those for whom English is a second language.
Depending upon the student's timeframe, the course, without pausing, lasts just under an hour and a half. If completing one tip with its exercises per day, the course could last a month, or at one exercise per day, this course contains three months' worth of content.
No specific materials are required other than pen / pencil and paper or blank document. All slides and mentioned handouts are provided as downloadable documents.
If you have no prior creative writing knowledge, this course will provide a strong foundation on which to build a body of work. If you already have some knowledge, it will refresh those skills and improve your confidence going forward.
An accompanying 'part 1' course provides 30 tips and 90+ exercises concentrating on sparking creativity, aimed at writers of any age and experience.
Hello. I'm Morgen With An E, a writer for over ten years (although I do remember writing a story about an ampersand when young and dabbling with limericks in my 20s, and I've always had my head in a book; formerly Stephen King but my tastes have softened somewhat… to crime and humour). Apart from killing people on paper, I also blog, am a freelance editor, and tutor for Northamptonshire County Council's Adult Learning team providing evening / Saturday creative writing and I.T. classes to the general public aged 19+.
There is indeed. It contains 30 tips highlighting key aspects of creative writing (so general rather than specifically to do with the writing itself) with 90+ exercises to spark your creativity and help avoid writer's block.
This is a new online course so it has no reviews yet but the latest (5-star) review for Morgen's 'Writer's Block Volume 1' course reads, "With 3 sentence starters per day for more than 31 days, Morgen provides ample creative kindling. I like how the course is divided up by week and provides all the prompts in slide form. I can refer to the slides each day keeping the whole process digital. Morgen also gives a good refresher on the basic, foundational forms of writing and story development. This is a good course to take not only for writers block but also for a defense against writing-avoidance excuses. I look forward to Morgen's other course offerings."