Advanced Creative Writing Course
The Advanced Creative Writing Course is an intense 4 session course with higher level creative 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 editingskills by working on review and critique.
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 ó hours (there are also extra add on
assignments not factored in the time count)
Each class session is made up of many small to medium sized writing exercises. The add on assignments are between 250 words to 1000 words maximum.
Written exercises with explanations
Student discussion forum available via Facebook
Opt-in (extra payment) individual review/editing/mentor sessions available by request