Last updated on
21 Jul 2018, 17:38
The path to a person’s intellect is through good writing. When you write creatively, you are telling your audience a story that asks them to believe in the world you have created.
People looking for great tips on how to channel their inner Shakespeare, here we list 5 creative writing courses online, paid and free, that you can take without any constraints of space and time.
This course offered by Udemy is perfect for beginners
Introduction to Creative Writing: Getting Started is the course if you are new to creative writing or want to write stories but don’t know where to start.
It covers topics like creative writing tools, creative writing elements, etc. in 18 lectures with 6 writing exercises and a test.
The course, as part of a flash sale, is priced at Rs. 640.
Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL)
Purdue Online Writing Lab is a free writing resource for educational purposes. It does not offer tutorials or private lessons.
Students and educators around the world can enjoy 24-hour access to a variety of web resources, including documents, podcasts, and PowerPoint presentations. These include topics in grammar and mechanics, professional and technical writing, English as a second language (ESL), research, and writing style.
Coursera Creative Writing Specialization Course
Specialization in creative writing focuses on three main genres of writing: short story, narrative essay and memoir. The course is designed for anyone from the budding new writer to the established novelist.
Focused on key aspects of writing and taken in any order chosen, one will develop an ability to write and understand the art of criticism.
The six-month course costs Rs. 19,710.
Scribble offers a course on “Writing for New Writers”
Writing for new writers is a free, 14-week course that focuses on writing simple paragraphs to more complex writing structures and eventually research writing.
It’s not specific to creative writing, but more generally how to become a good writer and understand the nuances better. You will learn about grammar, thematic sentences and research papers. It’s a MOOC, which stands for Massive Open Online Course.
Introduction to Creative Writing by the University of Oxford
Initiation to creative writing by the University of Oxford guides students through the essentials of creative writing, including characterization, plotting, description, dialogue and editing towards a better understanding of how novels and stories are written.
Students are supported with step-by-step advice on coursework assignments and are also encouraged to provide feedback to each other.
It is a two month course priced at Rs. 35,000.