创意写作 专项课程

于 2月 27 开始

创意写作 专项课程

Craft Your Story Like the Great Writers

Craft an original story that will absorb a reader’s interest from the beginning to end.

本专项课程介绍

This Specialization covers elements of three major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, and memoir. You will master the techniques that good writers use to compose a bracing story, populated with memorable characters in an interesting setting, written in a fresh descriptive style. You will analyze and constructively evaluate peer writing. In the Capstone, you will draft, rewrite, and complete a substantial original story in the genre of your choosing. Our courses are designed for anyone from the aspiring short story writer to established novelist. Whether you have a finished novel sitting on your desk calling for a fresh look or have had the germ of an idea for a decade, this Specialization gives you tools to achieve your goal. Through 4 courses focused on a key aspect of writing, and taken in any order you choose, you will develop a stronger ability to not only refine your writing, but critique writing in general and find inspiration in the works you are already reading. Thanks to our sponsors, upon completion of their first assignment, learners in each course will receive up to an 80% discount from Write-Bros and a 30% discount off their first purchase from Scrivener to use on their writing software. Additionally, learners who complete an assignment will receive 30% off membership at the online writing community Scribophile. For more information about our partners, see the FAQ below.

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课程
Beginner Specialization.
No prior experience required.
  1. 第 1 门课程

    Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot

    即将开课的班次:2月 27 — 4月 3。
    课程学习时间
    4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week
    字幕
    English, French

    课程概述

    In this course aspiring writers will be introduced to perhaps the most elemental and often the most challenging element of story: plot. We will learn what keeps it moving, how it manipulates our feelings, expectations, and desires. We will examine the choices storytellers make to snag our imaginations, drag them into a fictional world, and keep them there. We will learn how to outline and structure a plot, discuss narrative arc, pacing and reversals and reveal the inevitable surprise: connecting the beginning, middle and end.
  2. 第 2 门课程

    创意写作:构思人物

    当前班次:2月 20 — 3月 27。
    课程学习时间
    课程时长4周,每周2-4小时
    字幕
    English

    课程概述

    一个好的故事的核心在于其中的人物。在这个课程中,有野心的写作者将发掘如何构思并描绘多面、鲜活,且令人难忘的人物。我们将学习一个写作者如何决定怎样把人物写活,还会做一些写作练习来学习各种写作和写作前准备的技巧,以便写出各种各样的人物。 我们将学习如何利用(以及避免利用)我们的人生经历、我们认识的人写作。我们将为我们的人物构建内在(想法和感受)和外在(外表、习惯、行为),并观察这样如何引导我们写出更丰富、更有趣的故事。我们将把我们的人物写活,让它们令我们惊讶。
  3. 第 3 门课程

    Creative Writing: The Craft of Setting and Description

    即将开课的班次:2月 27 — 4月 3。
    课程学习时间
    课程周期:4周 学习时长:每周1-3小时
    字幕
    English

    课程概述

    In this course aspiring writers will be introduced to the techniques that masters of fiction use to ground a story in a concrete world. From the most realist settings to the most fantastical, writers will learn how to describe the physical world in sharp, sensory detail. We will also learn how to build credibility through research, and to use creative meditation exercises to deepen our own understanding of our story worlds, so that our readers can see all that we imagine.
  4. 第 4 门课程

    Creative Writing: The Craft of Style

    即将开课的班次:2月 27 — 4月 3。
    课程学习时间
    4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week
    字幕
    English

    课程概述

    Your style is as unique and distinctive as your face, your voice, except that you can choose it, you can can work on it, enhance it. In this course we will introduce aspiring writers to the art of putting pressure on written language. We will study the use of metaphor and imagery, and demonstrate how clarity, grace, and inventiveness in word choice are imperative to a story’s success. Writers will emerge with the revision skills essential to all writers of good stories and good prose.
  5. 第 5 门课程

    Capstone: Your Story

    即将开课的班次:4月 17 — 6月 26。
    课程学习时间
    7 weeks of study, 3-5 hours/week
    字幕
    English

    毕业项目介绍

    Everything comes together in the Capstone. You will draft a complete story, narrative essay, or memoir of 8–15 pages. With the advice of your peer readers, you will revise, rewrite, and complete it. The skills you’ve learned of plotting, setting, physical description, characterization, and stylistic clarity and innovation will culminate in an original work of art all your own. We’ll discuss the steps that professional writers take to bring their work into the public world. Along the way you’ll learn the patient habits of revision that make up the writer’s life.

制作方

  • 卫斯连大学

    Wesleyan University is dedicated to providing an education in the liberal arts that is characterized by boldness, rigor, and practical idealism.

    At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit.

  • Salvatore Scibona

    Salvatore Scibona

    Frank B. Weeks Visiting Professor of English
  • Amy Bloom

    Amy Bloom

    Distinguished University Writer in Residence and Director of the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing
  • Brando Skyhorse

    Brando Skyhorse

    Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
  • Amity Gaige

    Amity Gaige

    Visiting Scholar in Creative Writing

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