The Keys to Creative Writing: An Intro Course Explore the craft of creative writing with this taster class covering the basic tools writers need to transform their ideas from concept to the page. This one-session class is ideal for new writers wanting an overview of topics important to creative writing and for intermediate writers looking for a condensed refresher. The class incorporates lecture with short writing exercises designed to apply concepts. Topics include a basic introduction to story and plot, narration and point of view, as well as setting and character. By the end of the class, writers will not only be able to apply these basic concepts to their writing, but also have the resources and the direction for further study either independently or in a formal setting.
Writers must consider several factors when choosing the narrator and point of view (voice). In addition to answering questions such as who and when, this workshop explores the narrative choices available to writers, examines a narrator’s motivation, and incorporates practical exercises for both new and intermediate writers to experiment with voice.