Course Sessions
Fall Term 2 Start
Oct 23

Overview

There’s a story inside you waiting to be told, and in this introductory creative writing course, you’ll nurture the skills to express your story and find a receptive audience. By exploring multiple genres and forms of writing, you’ll cultivate your personal writing style while receiving constructive feedback from fellow writers, including a published, award-winning author and public speaker.

Why Take a Creative Writing Class?

 

Strong writing skills are essential for any career. Your written communication creates a lasting impression. By analyzing diverse writing styles and critiquing your peers’ work, you’ll stimulate your creativity and problem solving abilities. You might also discover a new passion or rekindle an old one.  

 

What You’ll Learn:

  • Become familiar with core literary devices including structure, conflict, scene, character, voice, point of view, setting, tone, metaphor, imagery, dialogue and language.
  • Read and analyze stylistic choices and literary elements from genres such as poetry, fiction, nonfiction, playwriting and hybrid texts.
  • Write in various genres, from experimental to traditional, and provide feedback to your peers.
Sam Weller Photo

Sam Weller

Sam Weller is a fiction and nonfiction writer. In addition to being recognized for various awards, Weller wrote national bestseller The Bradbury Chronicles: The Life of Ray Bradbury. He also co-edited the short fiction anthology Shadow Show: All-New Stories in Celebration of Ray Bradbury, and in 2014, the graphic novel adaptation of Shadow Show was published.

Weller is a frequent lecturer on the life and legacy of Ray Bradbury. He has given more than 350 talks worldwide.

Courses: Introduction to Creative Writing, Ray Bradbury and Creative Storytelling

Each lesson reveals the endless amounts of possibilities our writings could accomplish. Through this, I believe it’ll further our expectations and ambitions as we delve deeper into the world of writing. It opens worlds, such as the lesson revolving around forms of narrative that could really be useful in times of struggle. The more there is, the more we can develop.

Student Experience of Cristian R.

Need more info?

Contact our advising team at advising@online.colum.edu or call 312-369-5646 (JOIN) to learn more and enroll.

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