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Online Courses in Creative Writing 2021/2022

Online courses may take as little as one day to complete, but many take a few days, weeks or more. Courses usually focus on a specific topic area and help students to develop relevant skills. What is an online course in creative writing? In a course of this type, students may learn skills for writing novels, short stories and other fiction. The techniques taught can help students learn how to deve… Read more

Online courses may take as little as one day to complete, but many take a few days, weeks or more. Courses usually focus on a specific topic area and help students to develop relevant skills.

What is an online course in creative writing? In a course of this type, students may learn skills for writing novels, short stories and other fiction. The techniques taught can help students learn how to develop ideas and characters. Courses may go over editing and critique of written works, along with instructing students in how to evaluate their own written pieces. Other topics covered may include how to create a point of view, techniques for writing dialogue and methods for revising pieces.

In a course on creative writing, students can gain valuable writing skills that can be used in almost any career. Students may also develop portfolios that can help them to gain work in the field of writing.

Various institutes offer creative writing courses, and costs from school to school can vary. In addition, the courses themselves may cover different content and be of different lengths, so the best cost estimate should be obtained from your chosen school.

Students who complete a creative writing course may do so as a supplement to a degree in English, journalism or writing. Courses may also be used for personal enrichment. Some students may complete a course to prepare to write a novel or to break into the field of fiction publishing. Students who complete a course may be prepared to work as a writer for newspapers, magazines and websites.

Learning to write or improving upon your writing skills can be beneficial for your personal and professional development. This is especially true if you are looking to begin a career as a writer. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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FutureLearn
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

Get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters, with this hands-on course.

Get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters, with this hands-on course. -
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Part-time
8 weeks
English
Online
 
The Internet Business School
Bethersden, United Kingdom

Join us for a one-day intensive live training event and learn how to write, publish and market a No.1 Amazon Best Selling Book.

Join us for a one-day intensive live training event and learn how to write, publish and market a No.1 Amazon Best Selling Book. -
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Full-time
English
Online
 
The Poynter Institute
Saint Petersburg, USA

This course is for anyone who wants to tell powerful, clearly organized stories — on deadline. Whether you write breaking news alerts, meeting summaries, scientific papers, or ... +

This course is for anyone who wants to tell powerful, clearly organized stories — on deadline. Whether you write breaking news alerts, meeting summaries, scientific papers, or business plans, you will come away from this four-week, intensive online course with the tools you need to deliver what your audience wants. -
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Full-time
English
Online
 

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Fortis Institute (formerly Tri-State Business Institute)
Nashville, USA

How do you turn your idea for a novel into a novel? The answer may not be an exact science, but most published authors would point to the fundamentals of storytelling: charact ... +

How do you turn your idea for a novel into a novel? The answer may not be an exact science, but most published authors would point to the fundamentals of storytelling: character development and dramatic structure. As the basis of a good story, these two elements of fiction are further shaped by techniques like dialogue, pacing, and scene building to bring your idea to life on the page. But having all the moving pieces to a good story only equates to a first draft. To truly create publishable work, you must add complexity to your fiction and then learn the process of revision. -
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English
 
Escuela de Escritores
Spain Online, Spain

Writing is a trade that can be learned. If you want to write, you can, but first you must know the techniques of a trade as old as the man: the storyteller. Because a story ca ... +

Writing is a trade that can be learned. If you want to write, you can, but first you must know the techniques of a trade as old as the man: the storyteller. Because a story can take many forms: that of a story or a novel, yes, but also that of a conference, an advertisement or a biography. -
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Part-time
3 months
Spanish
Online
 
Escuela de Escritores
Spain Online, Spain

Our world moves to flashes and with small stories that form a whole, and the short story is no less. In this course of initiation we will learn techniques and tricks very usef ... +

Our world moves to flashes and with small stories that form a whole, and the short story is no less. In this course of initiation we will learn techniques and tricks very useful to provide our brief stories of strength and depth. Count a lot with very little. Suggest. Impacting the reader and catching him. Through the writing and analysis of the texts (own and those of other authors) the student will discover their own style and preferences while evolving as a writer. -
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Part-time
9 months
Spanish
Online
 
Escuela de Escritores
Spain Online, Spain

Since Stieg Larsson published the Millennium saga, the adepts to the genre have not stopped growing. Readers, publishers, booksellers: all in search of the same: the black nov ... +

Since Stieg Larsson published the Millennium saga, the adepts to the genre have not stopped growing. Readers, publishers, booksellers: all in search of the same: the black novel. But what is a black novel nowadays? What are the keys to writing dark stories? Is it possible to dispense with the police investigation in a text called "negro"? -
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Part-time
3 months
Spanish
Online