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Creative Writing Courses

If you need inspiration for your creative writing, suggestions for character or plot development, editing tips or other advice, check out my short creative writing courses.

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Creative Writing Courses: How to Find Story Ideas

Creative Writing Class How to Find Story Ideas

Do you want to try your hand at creative writing but not sure where to start? Do you have trouble coming up with ideas? Or do your ideas seem to vanish as soon as you sit down to write? Do you worry whether your ideas are good enough?

In this 30-minute class, I will show you a number of proven ways to generate ideas, develop them, and keep finding new ones. We will discuss the differences between good ideas and bad ideas and do a few fun writing exercises to spark your creativity.

Creative Writing Courses: Let’s Write a Story!

Creative Writing Class Let's Write a Story

 

Do you want to write a short story but don’t know where to start? Or have you started writing but gave up because you did not know how to develop your story?

This 35-minute class will show you how to create your main character, give that character a specific goal, and put some obstacles in his/her way to make the story more exciting for you and for your readers. You can take this class by itself or in combination with my other creative writing courses.

Creative Writing Courses: Create a Character

Creative Writing Course Create a Character

Do you want to create compelling, dynamic characters for your short stories, novels, or memoirs but don’t know where to start? Or have you started writing but realized your characters are one-dimensional or not very interesting?

This 24-minute class will help you develop a character with unique attitudes, abilities, mannerisms, flaws, and special qualities your readers will relate to and admire.  You can take this class by itself or in combination with my other creative writing courses.

Creative Writing Courses: Create a Villain

Creative Writing Courses Create a VillainDo you want to create compelling, dynamic villain characters for your fiction but don’t know where to start? Or have you started writing but realized your villains are one-dimensional or not very interesting?

This 27-minute class will show you how to develop realistic and fascinating villains with unique attitudes, abilities, and qualities that your readers will want to read about.

You can take this class by itself or in combination with my other creative writing courses.

Creative Writing Courses: Quick and Easy Editing Tips

Creative Writing Class Quick and Easy Editing Tips

Do you want to write clearly and concisely? Do you want to keep your readers’ interest? Do you want to get good grades on school papers or impress your employer?

Take this 23-minute class and learn six quick and easy ways to clean up your prose, get rid of filler words, eliminate redundancies, and express your thoughts effectively.

You can take this class by itself or in combination with my other creative writing courses.

Other Creative Writing Resources

In addition to these short video courses, take a look at the Creative Writing Resources. If you need advice on a specific topic, follow one of the links below:

Story Ideas and Plots

How to Write a Scene

Character Development

Setting in a Story

Writing Humor

How to Write Metaphors

How to Write Dialogue

How to Revise and Edit Short Stories

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