There are many definitions of what a creative writing course is depending on what the course is aiming to teach you. Some courses will include details on how you can become a freelance writer earning money for your work, either full or part-time. Other courses will concentrate on improving your writing with no regard to whether the writing is to be considered for publication or not. Most creative writing courses will include advice on how to write fiction, non-fiction and poetry.
So, when you are choosing a creative writing course you should first find out what the aim of the course is.
All creative writing courses should cover the fundamentals of writing such as:
Most courses that are aimed at simply helping you develop your writing skills for pleasure only may stop at that. If you need a course that will help you become a published writer it should also contain advice on the following:
Again, it depends on what kind of course you choose to study. Some may only contain advice on fiction writing, some cover fiction and non-fiction, others include poetry and so on. The different types of writing your might like to try your hand at include:
If you want to find out more about creative writing request a Writers Bureau Comprehensive Creative Writing course prospectus.
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