#CareerBytes: Channelize your inner Shakespeare with these online creative-writing courses
The way to a person's intellect is through good writing. When you write creatively, you are telling your audience a story asking them to believe in the world you have created. People looking for right guidance to channelize their inner Shakespeare, here we list you 5 online creative writing courses, both paid and free, you can undertake without any constraints of space and time.
Introduction to Creative Writing: Getting Started is the course if you're new to creative writing or want to write stories but are unsure of where to start. It covers topics like tools of creative writing, elements of creative writing, etc. in 18 lectures with 6 writing exercises and one test. The course, as part of a flash sale, is priced at Rs. 640.
Purdue Online Writing Lab is a free writing resource for educational purposes. It does not offer one-to-one tutorials or classes. Students and teachers around the world can enjoy 24-hour access to a variety of Web-based resources, including handouts, 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.
Creative Writing Specialization focuses on three major writing genres: short story, narrative essay, and memoir. The course is designed for anyone from an aspiring short story writer to an established novelist. Focused on key aspects of writing and taken in any order chosen, one will develop an ability to write and also understand the art of critique. The six-month course costs Rs. 19,710.
Writing for New Writers is a free 14-week course which focuses on writing from simple paragraphs to more complex writing structures and eventually research writing. It's not creative-writing specific, but more generally about how to become a good writer and understand the nuances better. You'll learn about grammar, topic sentences, and research papers. It's a MOOC, which stands for a Massive Open Online Course.
Getting Started in Creative Writing by Oxford University leads students through the essentials of creative writing including characterization, plotting, description, dialogue, and editing towards an enhanced understanding of how novels and stories are written. Students are supported with stage-by-stage guidance on the course assignments and also encouraged to provide feedback to each other. It's a two-month course priced at Rs. 35,000.