WriteSmarter: Creative Writing Course

Interactive  ♦  Step by step  ♦  One on one

Choose the best, choose WriteSmarter.


Is writing a dream you would like to realise?

- Do you fantasise about seeing your own book or story in print?

- Have you submitted a manuscript to a publisher and had no response?

- Do you feel that a lack of know-how, guidance and feedback is standing in your way? 

 

Here is the answer. The Eight Module WriteSmarter Creative Writing Course has been designed to lead you step by step from finding a suitable story spark to publication of your short story or novel.   

You need:

 - Easy access to a computer and email.

- The desire to become an accomplished writer. 

 

You will receive:

- Course material and writing aids you will refer to many times during your writing career.

- Feedback and guidance by an experienced writer/editor within seven days.

- Affordable payment plans and a money back guarantee. 

- Enough time to complete your course at your own pace.  

 

Do you wonder why a writing course is at all important? 

First, the industry has become so specialised it's not easy for an outsider to be successful. Second, publishers are in the publishing business and just can’t afford the time and the effort to help develop new authors. Third, we share our contacts and expertise with students in order to help place promising manuscripts.

WriteSmarter: Creative Writing

Eight Module Plan

 

 Module 1:  Points of Departure

- Study the Golden Rules for a successful story.

- Analyse the requirements of your target market.

- Master five practical writing secrets.

- Learn from the opposition.

- Switch on the ideas machine …

ASSIGNMENT: Utilise story sparks and free writing.

 

Module 2:  Planning & Preparation

- Expand your vocabulary, power of expression and language usage.

- Study the five components of a successful story.

- Find out how to apply the three acts formula.

- Learn from successful storylines.

- Explore the story framework.

ASSIGNMENT: Create story material using the Five Minute Method and the Story Plan.

 

Module 3:  Characters & Dialogue

- WRITING AID: Develop convincing, exciting, living, breathing characters.

- Utilise the connections between character and plot.

- Find your characters’ “own voice”.

- Study guidelines for effective dialogue and practice them.

ASSIGNMENT:  Develop a lifelike character with an own agenda, dreams and fears.

 

Module 4:  Setting & Point of View

- Determine the impact of setting on a story.

- Choose and develop a setting that will further your plot.

- Study the secrets of point of view.

- Experiment with different points of view.

ASSIGNMENT:  Apply the principles of point of view.

 

Module 5:  Strong Beginnings

- Find out where and how a scene begins and ends.

- Explore the conditions for effective scenes.

- Utilise the building blocks of a strong manuscript: ten winning scenes, show and tell, etc.

- Learn to write an opening scene that WORKS.

- Find out how an effective first chapter is put together.

ASSIGNMENT: Write a strong beginning.

 

Module 6:  Develop a Scene Plan

- Plan a convincing, conflict-riddled plot.

- Structure your story with a chapter plan.

- WRITING AID: Simplify the writing process with a scene plan.

- Find out how to complete your manuscript with stimulus and response.

ASSIGNMENT: Write a complete scene utilising stimulus and response.

 

Module 7:  Cliffhangers & Jump Cuts

- Apply winning techniques to create winning scenes.

- Structure effective scenes.

- Plan and write a motivated ending.

- Develop and write effective cliffhangers.

- Utilise jump cuts and leaps in time.

ASSIGNMENT: Apply jump cuts and cliffhangers.

 

Module 8:  Publishers & Contracts

- Editing and structuring.

- Liven up your writing style with clean-cut metaphors.

- Write a killer cover letter and synopsis.

- Find out about publishers and contracts.

- Make it as a REAL author …

ASSIGNMENT:  Complete a winning submission including a cover letter, synopsis and manuscript.