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Creative Writing - On Demand E-learning from Oxford Royale Academy

Secure your place on our Creative Writing course, and kickstart your dream of becoming a writer.

Creative Writing - Introduction

Are you the world’s next great writer or poet? Join our Creative Writing course, and unleash your creativity as a writer. You’ll learn the many elements of great writing, from engaging your reader to getting inside your characters’ heads. We’ll teach you how to build suspense as a writer, produce convincing dialogue and punctuate effectively. You’ll grow as a writer, as you explore the different writing techniques across genres, and use these to produce your own pieces of creative writing. Our flexible, online course is perfect if you have a busy schedule, and want to pursue your writing dream alongside it.

Secure your place on our Creative Writing course, and kickstart your dream of becoming a writer.

Creative Writing

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Course Summary

Join our Creative Writing course, and learn how to become a great writer. There are many components to the art of being a great writer, from the ability to get into someone else’s head and the craft of maintaining a feeling of suspense, to writing convincing dialogue and punctuating correctly.

Our 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.

Topics Covered

On our course, you will:

  • explore what it is to be a “creative” writer
  • examine the different writing techniques employed across different genres
  • study how these techniques can be employed to suit one’s own creative writing style

By the end of our course, you will:

  • come up with your 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

What’s Included?

  • 4 x Interactive Tutorials
  • Online quizzes and exams
  • Access to the course discussion forum
  • Course worksheets and case studies
  • ORA Certificate of completion

 

Syllabus

Tutorial 1: Diaries, Biographies and Autobiographies (1 - 1.5 hours)

This tutorial encourages you to remember that all writers are initially readers, and so it recommends that you read a wide variety of texts in different styles in order to get a feel for the diverse forms of written text that exist. The tutorial will then move on to discuss particular forms of creative writing, namely: the diary, the autobiography, and the biography.

Tutorial 2: Narrative Voices and Style (1 - 1.5 hours)

This tutorial will introduce you to the concepts of person and voice. In an attempt to underline the importance of these literary notions within written texts, it will consider the use of these concepts within the context of well-known novels and plays. It will then move on to explore clichés, conventions, and formulae within the novel genre before ending with a section that is designed to improve your critical awareness of different forms of text.

Tutorial 3: Plot, Character and Dialogue (1 - 1.5 hours)

This tutorial will consider the creative provenance of a piece of written text. One literary commentator has famously argued that there are only 7 basic plots in the whole of the literary canon. In light of this argument, is it possible to create a truly unique piece of text? And what makes a good piece of creative writing – abiding by these set rules or consciously deviating from them? This tutorial will attempt to answer these questions.

Tutorial 4: Poetic and Other Devices (1 - 1.5 hours)

This tutorial will begin by taking a look at the concept of defamiliarisation, that is, looking at and describing familiar things but from a completely different perspective. It will then move on to consider the effects of satire and parody before examining the relationship between form and content. The tutorial will end the course by providing you with some information on creative writing courses that are offered by universities in the UK.

Key Details

Course Pre-requisites

Advanced/fluent level of English
Enthusiasm for English language and literature

Course Level

For students applying/thinking of applying to university to study language or literature.

Difficulty

Moderate

Prior Knowledge

No prior knowledge is required to take this course, just enthusiasm and creativity!

Fees

£29.99

Workload

4-6 hours (further independent study is encouraged)

How to Enrol

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29.99

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  • Discussion boards, exams, resources
  • Personal learning profile
  • Course certificate
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