Creative Writing Course: How to Write Creatively: Those who can, do; those who can't, teach. Those who can’t do either, write”

CREATIVE WRITING ADVANCED COURSE (COURSE II)

A book based on the “original” online creative writing course (advanced), together with lessons and assignments

Course (Book) Outline

1. Introduction

Revision

How to further develop your writing skills.

2.Writing the short story: Markets, sources of ideas, plots.

Which person to write in? Developing characters Who is to be the key character? Which villains are there?

Happy or sad ending?

Assignment

3. Various markets.

4.Writing for children and teenagers. Fiction and non-fiction.

5.Writing humorous articles.

6.Inspirational and religious writing. What style to use?

7.On the editor’s desk: What happens in a magazine office? What do editors really want?

8.Copyright and plagiarism. Libel. Contracts:

What to look for?

Royalties and payments.

Vanity publishing. Self publishing.

The tax man.

9.The planning and preparation of non-fiction books:

How to write them. How to find suitable publishers.

10.How to write biographies and autobiographies:

Also family histories and…

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