Creative Writing Courses

  • st.switchblade

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    I have a creative writing class next semester, I'm hoping I don't regret taking it. But I love to write, so I think it'll all go well.
    December 18th, 2010 at 09:36am
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    I'm in my second year at university doing a creative writing degree.

    I love most of what we study. In the first year, we did four modules. Creative practice (which we do all three years) goes across prose and poetry and focuses on specific aspects, like tone and atmosphere. Representations was about how writing/authors are represented and the history and origin of language. Writer's reading taught us all about imitation writing - which I loathe with a burning passion, but I adored the lecture. And finally, spoken word was all about writing for performance.

    This year, we're doing five modules. Introduction to scriptwriting, which is one we do with media/film students, we've had to write a script for a short film. Short fictions, is the art of the short story. Narratives is like representations, it's the theory behind different forms of story, such as fairytales and Greek myths. Then, next semester, scriptwriting is replaced with writing for radio.

    I do really enjoy it. I've written stories for as long as I can remember, so it's nice to put my ideas to use.
    December 27th, 2010 at 08:47pm
  • little motorkitty;

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    I got my HNC in creative writing and it was the best course I've done. Once I've finished my journalism, I'm going to do a Post-Grad Creative Writing course at uni.
    December 20th, 2012 at 11:47pm
  • fairyfeller

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    I've been doing a Creative Writing degree since October. (Well, Creative Writing and Journalism.) I'm finding it really interesting, and I feel it's helping me as a writer. It's nice talking to other writers my age, and the discussions we have in lectures are brilliant.
    December 22nd, 2012 at 12:59am
  • Mischief Izzy

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    I'm doing an English & Creative Writing course at University and after I'm thinking of going on for a Masters Degree in Creative Writing. I actually learned that publishers are interested in authors who have MA's and I'm currently planning out a novel.
    December 28th, 2012 at 12:44am
  • bellamy blake

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    I'm a biology major/psychology minor on the premed track, but I've taken four creative writing courses in the past. I'm in my fifth one at the moment, and I'm taking another one in the spring semester.

    It's something I've always been interested in (obviously, I'm on this site), but it's not something I'd want as a career. You don't have to pursue an English or creative writing degree in order to take creative writing classes. Everyone needs elective hours XD
    January 6th, 2013 at 02:54am
  • swell

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    I want to take it as an elective in my second year as in first year all we can do is a limited elective - limited to our course only. It's a short story writing course and you don't need any pre-requisites to get in, so I'm debating on whether to do that or not.
    March 1st, 2013 at 02:45pm
  • crldnvrs

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    So I am taking Creative Writing next year in 11th grade. I cannot wait!
    April 23rd, 2014 at 11:57am
  • AmorarEsDeVivir

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    I took two creative writing courses in fiction and two in poetry. I loved them both, but for different reasons. The fiction classes taught me that the part I love most about writing fiction is definitely not writing fiction. It's editing, which steered me toward one of my career goals.

    The poetry classes just taught me so much more in two semesters than I had learned in years of writing on my own, and re-instilled my love for poetry that I had lost while fighting depression.

    I almost decided to major in creative writing, but changed my mind and majored in literature instead. But those creative writing courses definitely left a big mark on me.
    September 5th, 2014 at 08:48am
  • Cheye13

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    I majored in creative writing at university and overall I don't think it helped me much. Still, I am glad that I pursued it and the deadlines did help me actually write, which is probably my biggest problem (getting and staying motivated). I just felt that there was a limited pool of peer perspectives for workshop classes and feedback and at the end of four years we were all practically writing exactly like each other and regurgitating the same comments we'd made on every assignment. However the attitude of the program was so encouraging, it made my whole university experience almost bearable. In hindsight though, I get the feeling I would've gotten more out of an English or Literature program and then could've applied that to my own creative writing.

    Something for prospective students to consider would be the size of the program (students, teachers, classes offered), the longevity of the program (mine was just finding its footing), and the style/reputation of the program (mine was experimental, which was the part I rly enjoyed).
    May 10th, 2018 at 05:58pm
  • VinnieHarold

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    The poetry classes just taught me so much more in two semesters than I had learned in years of writing on my own and re-instilled my love for poetry that I had lost while fighting depression.
    I took two creative writing courses in fiction and two in poetry.
    I loved them both, but for different reasons. The fiction classes taught me that the part I love most about writing fiction is definitely not writing fiction. It's editing, which steered me toward one of my career goals.
    April 29th, 2021 at 11:25am
  • tanotshaun

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    I would really like to improve my writing skills, the course would not certainly hinder me! When I attended such classes so I remember that I needed to write an analysis of the film, I wrote about "The True Cost". Then I found this site https://gradesfixer.com/free-essay-examples/analysis-of-the-true-cost-documentary-the-consequences-of-fast-fashion/ where you can read example essays and learn from them. But then, of course, it's important to practice your writing!
    September 24th, 2021 at 12:39am
  • EvaNicolas

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    September 30th, 2021 at 03:12pm
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    September 30th, 2021 at 09:02pm
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