Advanced Creative Writing Course.


This 10 hr Advanced Creative Writing course...

Course Dates: Open-ended
Enrollment Dates: Enroll Anytime
Who can Enroll: Students are added by instructors.
Course Language: English
Price: $
Linda Cleary
Linda Cleary
Linda Cleary is a poet – writer – performer, originally from UK with a theatre background and Diploma in LAMDA Speech and Drama, a Diploma in Recreational Studies from Manchester Metropolitan (specialisation Creative Writing) and a HND in Theatre Studies. She has been delivering workshops in Creative Writing, Theatre and related Arts, to a wide demographic of age and ability ... Read More

 Course Outline:

This 10 hr Advanced Creative Writing course currently retails at £100 GBP and until the payment gateway is activated on this website (work underway) any interested person needs to email me on: and I can then arrange your payment and release all parts of the course to you including all written exercises, audio clips and some video clips.

This is an intense 4 session course with further creative writing writing exercises and discussion to strengthen description, atmosphere and imagery; we also work on several key topics such as contemporizing myth in writing, symbolism and strengthening editing skills by working on review and critique as well as discussion and individual work.

This course is for those people who have completed the first courses in Creative Writing and Short Story  - OR -  for students with existing demonstrated abilities or a specific focus.

 Each week we will look at a different subject whilst continuing to learn various techniques and methods through exercises and grammar play – particularly using and adapting Borges techniques.


Week 1: Contemporising myth, finding the personal links to given stories; looking at the existing plots and motifs in such stories and mimicking/re-writing them.  Also looking at, discussing and using Cavafy's Ithaca.

 Week 2: Symbolism and surrealism in writing.

Week 3: Review and critique: how to write non fiction creatively.

 Week 4: Write your own Creation Myth. Looking at the 5 given plots of worldwide creation myths and writing your own birth of a new world.



 10 hr Course given as 4 sessions estimated to each take 2 ½ hours (homework assignments not factored in the time count)


Exercise lengths

 Each class session is made up of many small to medium sized writing exercises. The homework assignments are between 250 words to 1000 words maximum.



Written exercises with explanations

Extra handouts/worksheets

Audio sections

Video sections

Research links

Student discussion forum

Opt-in Skype/Webinar sessions


Further Information

Each course contains in-class exercises and home assignments - there is a suggestion to take one session of your course per week, however you can decide to apply yourself differently and individualise your study time approach as you need. All the work is given as written exercises with written explanations, extra handouts/worksheets, audio sections, video sections and research links. Within the basic course payment you are able to send me one home assignment and I will look over it, suggest any edits and give you feedback on that work. Regarding the in-class exercises per session - I consider the amount of explanation adequate for self study but you also have the option to go on the discussion forum and receive peer support, discuss with other students and writers – also of course to share and network and I will also be part of various discussions occurring there. You have a further option to buy in extra personal tuition time with me via opt-in Skype/Webinar sessions where you can go over any questions you have about any aspect of the course or your work.