When you subscribe to a course that is part of a Specialization, you’re automatically subscribed to the full Specialization.It’s okay to complete just one course — you can pause your learning or end your subscription at any time.Creative writing studies theories and methods on expressing thoughts, feelings and emotions by using the written medium, as opposed to simply presenting written facts. is home to some of the most prestigious universities in the world.
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At the center of a good story are the characters in it.
In this course aspiring writers will discover how to build and bring to life complex, vivid and unforgettable characters.Additionally, learners who complete an assignment will receive 30% off membership at the online writing community Scribophile.For more information about our partners, see the FAQ below.Through 4 courses focused on a key aspect of writing, and taken in any order you choose, you will develop a stronger ability to not only refine your writing, but critique writing in general and find inspiration in the works you are already reading.Thanks to our sponsors, upon completion of their first assignment, learners in each course will receive up to an 80% discount from Write-Bros and a 30% discount off their first purchase from Scrivener to use on their writing software.We will study the choices a writer makes to bring all characters to life on the page, and we will perform written exercises in order to develop a variety of writing and pre-writing techniques, in order to create a variety of characters.We will learn how to use our own life experiences, and the people we know (and how not to! We will develop inner (thoughts and feelings) and outer (appearance, habits, behavior) lives for our characters and see how that can lead us to richer and more interesting stories.In this course aspiring writers will be introduced to perhaps the most elemental and often the most challenging element of story: plot.We will learn what keeps it moving, how it manipulates our feelings, expectations, and desires.We will study the use of metaphor and imagery, and demonstrate how clarity, grace, and inventiveness in word choice are imperative to a story’s success.Writers will emerge with the revision skills essential to all writers of good stories and good prose.