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right in and start writing in this first
lesson, but with the permission to write as
poorly as you want. This isn't school as you
knew it! In this lesson, you'll find out how
to enjoy yourself while you write—when
you're having fun, that's when the learning
starts. You'll learn how to listen to your
mind work so you can practice turning your
thoughts into words. You'll discover that
you're quite a complicated person and why
it's all right to think of yourself as a
Friday - Lesson 02
lesson, you'll write even more as you
practice writing description and capturing
detail. More than that, you'll complete
writing experiments that will help you
discover what ideas and symbols reside in
the things you write about. And you'll
practice using description to capture
emotion. By the end of the lesson, you'll
have enough material to decide what you want
to write about. You'll start work on a
short, creative piece that you'll finish by
the end of the class.
Wednesday - Lesson 03
lesson, you'll explore the different
forms that fiction and creative
nonfiction can take. Form is the
container that holds your ideas.
Creative nonfiction is a new genre that
offers you many terrific ways to explore
your love of writing. To stimulate your
creative side, this lesson also includes
a list of some odd forms you might try.
You'll find out that you have the option
of ignoring the decision about form for
now, letting it emerge from your content
as you write. It takes courage, but you
can do it.
Friday - Lesson 04
the major points of view is boring! Instead,
you'll spend this lesson writing from each
of the points of view, then learning about
them afterward. You'll have a lot more fun
that way. This lesson will show you how
distance works in creative writing, and why
your verb tense can make a big difference.
This practice will give you a taste of each
point of view option, and help you decide
which you want to use in your own creative
Wednesday - Lesson 05-
lesson, you'll get a chance to play by
exploring the concept of creativity. You'll
find your own creative center and use it to
come up with ideas that are better than you
expected. You'll try a technique called
"galumphing" to create a mini-story. You'll
learn to take the attitude of a bricoleur so
that you can make something out of nothing.
You'll gain the knowledge you need to
continually nurture your creative ability.
Friday - Lesson 06
the topic of revision would be dull and dry.
The exact opposite is true. Revision is one
of the most amazing tools a writer can use.
Beyond learning the nuts and bolts of
revision, you'll learn how revision is a
process of discovery. Your creativity will
constantly contribute while you evaluate
your words using all your abilities. Come
along for a bit of revelation.
Wednesday - Lesson 07
you'll learn why it's so easy to write
poorly, and you'll discover some good ways
to catch yourself when you do. You'll find
out why nouns are more powerful than
adjectives and why a strong verb outshines a
descriptive adverb. Next, this lesson will
examine each step of the communication
process and practice making dull sentences
interesting. You'll learn a great technique
for eliminating clichés and use the depths
of your creative ability to write a
powerful, original description.
Friday - Lesson 08
creative writer can use some tips about the
logistics of dialogue. It's not easy to
write what characters are thinking, avoid
hedging words, use conflict to create
interest, describe emotions, and always get
your facts right. These techniques aren't
typically taught in school, so it's helpful
to learn them here. You'll practice fixing
choppy sentences, and you'll begin to think
about your readers and what they have to do
with what you want to write.
Wednesday - Lesson 09
It's time to
examine how the act of writing teaches you
about yourself. You'll take a good look at
the voices of your inner critics to see what
they're really telling you. You'll discover
whose voices you're listening to and write
them "Unsent Letters" to tell them what you
think about their messages. You'll try a
writing exercise called "The Story of My
Life" that will help you examine where
you've been and where you'd like to go from
here. Then you'll practice the "Ultimate
Motivation" exercise to figure out what it
takes to make your dreams come true.
Friday - Lesson 10
lesson, you'll delve into the inner workings
of stories. You'll explore the three basic
building blocks of a plot. You'll try out
several ways to make up a plot and learn how
to write endings. This lesson will discuss
the option of writing a story before you
know how it ends. It takes courage, but the
result can be worth the bumpy ride. You'll
explore how to move through time using
summaries, scenes, and flashbacks. This
lesson will help you understand why even
simple stories can intrigue and hold your
Wednesday - Lesson 11
people have a lot in common. They share
the same basic story. They're born, they
struggle, and in the end, they die. Your
job as a writer is to create characters
that your readers feel similarities
with. In this lesson, you'll practice
developing characters and using
dialogue. You'll learn how to pay
attention to people—what makes them
different and what makes them the same.
This lesson will pass on some tips on
writing good dialogue, and then you'll
conduct an in-depth interview—with