Lifestyle Learning Direct - Online courses including Peronsal Development, Animal Care, IT, Child Psychology, and Gardening

Home
Courses
Shop
Contact Us
Privacy Policy
Terms & Conditions
Tutors
Frequently Asked Questions
 
Student Login
 
 
 
  Search


CREATIVE WRITING II

Do you have a desire to write in specific genres such as novels, plays,

sci-fi/fantasy, movie scripts or juvenile fiction?


                 

“Creative writing” is a term used to distinguish certain artistic types of writing from technical, professional or journalistic writing. It includes, but is not limited to, fiction, play writing, poetry, screenwriting, creative non-fiction, self-exploratory work such as autobiographies or memoirs, or work that comprises a mixture of these genres. 


Here at Lifestyle Learning Direct, we believe many aspects of creative writing can be easily learned, if you have the appropriate resources. In fact, many of today’s notable authors are graduates of some type of creative writing course. A reasonable knowledge of spelling, punctuation and grammar, as well as a sense of sentence flow and structure may be all you need to get started, as well as the desire to link words in a creative way.


Creative writing encompasses many different genres. The Lifestyle Learning Direct’s Creative Writing II course focuses on five of these – children’s, novels, plays, sci-fi/fantasy and scripts – and aims to broaden your writing skills and expand your potential scope when writing for profit or pleasure. Creative Writing II has been developed as a natural progression from our Creative Writing I course, or for potential writers who already possess a good understanding of English grammar and basic writing skills, and who wish to specialise in definite writing genres.

During the Creative Writing II course we help potential writers:

 

  • access and develop their creativity
  • overcome writer’s block
  • develop random ideas
  • understand writing genres and how they achieve their effects
  • structure their work
  • become familiar with the editing and publishing process
  • improve their knowledge of spelling, punctuation and grammar

The course contains five specialised modules and five assignments, and takes an in-depth look at juvenile fiction, writing the novel, play writing, scriptwriting and sci-fi fantasy. While the completion of Creative Writing I is not a prerequisite, this more advanced course is geared towards  experienced writing students who have a competent grasp of grammar and punctuation, and who wish to specialise in definite writing genres.

 

COURSE STRUCTURE

The course is divided into five (5) lessons, as follows:

 

MODULE 1: WRITING FOR A YOUNGER AUDIENCE

Special pointers for writing for children, various age groups, techniques and markets, story appeal (speech, characterisation, style, etc).

 

MODULE 2: A NOVEL APPROACH

Plots and sub-plots, types of novels (crime, sci-fi, horror, historical, the western, gothic, children’s), putting it all together, under the microscope – the detective novel, pseudonyms and writing a synopsis.

 

MODULE 3: PLAY WRITING

Plots and characterisation, entrances and exits, beginnings and endings, stage dialogue and the impact of silence, playwriting tips, one-act play, three-act play, example play layout.

 

MODULE 4: OTHER WORLDS: WRITING FANTASY

Science-fiction genres, fantasy, world-building, systems of magic and science, settings, myths and legends, themes, characters and settings, ideas, planning, submission process.

 

MODULE 5: SCRIPTWRITING ESSENTIALS

Essential scriptwriting development techniques, – premise, treatment, second draft and the shooting script, soapies, series, mini-series, telemovies, motion pictures, the documentary, scriptwriting in practice.


This course is also available in regular mail correspondence and CD-ROM formats click here for more details.

 


EXPERT TUITION

Even though you are studying at a time and place convenient for you, you still benefit from expert guidance and tuition. Your tutor for this course is a professional in the field who will provide valuable feedback on each assignment you submit.

 

WRITTEN BY EXPERTS

All courses offered on the Lifestyle Learning Direct website have been written by industry experts and are regularly updated to ensure that the information is accurate and relevant.

 

EASY-TO-UNDERSTAND LESSONS

Don’t worry if you have never studied before; your lessons are set out in easy-to-understand language, taking you step by step through the course. If you need additional assistance, simply contact Student Services and help will never be far away.

 

STUDYING ONLINE IS SIMPLE

With online training you have the advantage of being able to study anywhere you have access to a computer and the Internet. All your lessons are available on our website for you to view as you need them, or you can save them to your computer and print them so you can take them with you wherever you go.

 

Once you are comfortable that you understand everything contained in each lesson, simply complete your assignment and upload it to our website for your tutor to mark. Once your tutor has marked your assignment you will receive an email notifying you it is ready for collection.

Part Payments Available
Initial deposit : $208 inc GST
2nd payment : $208 inc GST
Total Cost : $416 inc GST

Enrol Now!
Payment:  
Country of
Residence:
 
Price: AUDTrue

Courses can be started anytime from anywhere in the world!
Note: This course is G.S.T. Free
All orders processed in Australian dollars.
 
Website by Mantis Technologies

Powered By MantisLearn