Creativity Training for Writers

Creativity Training for Writers
Price: 
$149.00

Course Hours: 
25
Course Type: 
Instructor Led - 4 Weeks Long
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Have you ever faced writer’s block? Transforming your visions onto paper doesn’t have to be difficult. Our Creativity Training for Writers course gives you the knowledge and tools to help unleash your creative side. We will discuss ways for breaking through writer’s block and methods for jumpstarting creativity. The basics of writing essays, memoirs, short stories and books and ways to get your name out there to publishers, magazines, and writer’s groups are covered. Whether you are hoping to write a short story or a novel, Creativity Training for Writers will help you live the creative life you crave through the medium of writing. 

* You have 4 weeks to complete this course from date of your enrollment.

** Course Subject to Change.

After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Identify writer’s block and how to overcome it
  • Recognize steps for writing memoirs, short stories and essays
  • List ways to find an audience for your topic
  • Recall tips for channeling your creative side, avoiding procrastination and becoming focused

Creativity Training for Writers Module 1
Working through Writer’s Block

Writer’s block refers to something “contracted” by writers who cannot write a single creative word. If a writer cannot overcome this, they tend to lose confidence in their abilities and give up on writing entirely. This week will review reasons why a writer might get writer’s block and tips for overcoming it. We discuss problems that keep you from creating, such as your own attitude and those of others. In order to fully create, you must unleash your passion for writing. This module discusses how to fully embrace your creative side to get your writing flowing.

  • What is Writer’s Block?
  • Diaries & Journals as Anti-Writer’s Block Tools
  • Other Tips for Breaking Writer’s Block
  • Problems That Prevent You from Creating
  • How to Give Yourself Permission to Create

Creativity Training for Writers Module 2
Get in Touch with Your Creativity

This week we discuss methods for jumpstarting your creativity, such as practicing writing, finding a comfortable location to write and scheduling a dedicated timeframe for writing. Procrastination is a huge reason why creativity suffers. Avoiding procrastination is one of the best things you can do for yourself as a writer. In this module we also look at different tips for turning the first draft of your personal essay into a good piece of literature.    

  • Methods for Jumpstarting Your Creativity
  • Avoiding Procrastination
  • Creative Focus
  • Types of Personal Essays
  • General Tips for Writing Essays

Creativity Training for Writers Module 3
Memoirs and Short Stories

Whether you want to write a memoir, autobiography or a short story, this week will provide great insight into the basic features of each and the steps needed to achieve writing them. Whether you choose to write an autobiography or a memoir depends on the scope of what you want to say and the amount of time you want to write about. This module also introduces you to different parts of a short story and how it compares to a novel.

  • Memoir vs. Autobiography
  • How to Tackle a Memoir
  • Ideas for Memoir Topics
  • Short Stories vs. Novels
  • Steps for Writing a Short Story

Creativity Training for Writers Module 4
Writing a Book and Finding an Audience

Once you’ve experimented with writing short stories, the next natural move for your creative talents is to write an entire novel. This week reviews the parts of a novel, such as the characters, plot and setting. As you wrap up the final touches of your novel or nonfiction book, you need to make some decisions concerning where and how you plan to publish your work. We will cover different periodicals, magazines and journals and we will also explore steps for self-publication.   

  • The Parts of a Novel
  • The Nonfiction Book
  • Finalizing Your Book
  • Writer’s Groups
  • Magazines, Journals & other Periodicals 

Ed4Online is committed to being both environmentally conscious and making it easier for you to study! We’re making your education mobile! All of our textbooks are now provided as eTextbooks. You can access them on your laptop, tablet, or mobile device and can study anytime, anywhere.

The move away from physical books to eTextbooks means you get the latest, most up-to-date version available. This also makes your training more accessible, so you can study anywhere you have your phone or tablet. The best part is that all materials are included in your training cost so there are NO extra fees for books!

 International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

Ed4Online has been approved as an Accredited Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). In obtaining this accreditation, Ed4Online has demonstrated that it complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard which is recognized internationally as a standard of good practice. As a result of the Accredited Provider status, Ed4Online is authorized to offer IACET CEUs for courses and programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard.

The Continuing Education Unit (CEU) was created by IACET as a measurement of continuing education. One (1) IACET CEU is equal to ten (10) contact hours of participation in an organized continuing education experience under responsible sponsorship, capable direction, and qualified instruction. Under IACET's care, the IACET CEU has evolved from a quantitative measure to a hallmark of quality training and instruction. For more information on IACET, visit www.iacet.org.

Internet Connection

  • Broadband or High-Speed - DSL, Cable, and Wireless Connections

*Dial-Up internet connections will result in a diminished online experience. Classroom pages may load slowly and viewing large audio and video files may not be possible.

 

Hardware Requirements

  • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher
  • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended

While our courses are accessible through multiple mobile learning platforms, some courses may include a CD or DVD with the Textbook, so you may need access to a computer with CD-ROM or DVD Drive.

 

PC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Windows 7 or higher
  • Microsoft Office 2007 or higher. Also, you could use a general Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • QuickTime, Windows Media Player &/or Real Player

 

MAC Software Requirements

  • Operating Systems - Mac OS x 10 or higher with Windows
  • Mac office programs or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx)
  • Internet Browsers- Google Chrome is highly recommended
    • Cookies MUST be enabled
    • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled)
  • Kindle Reader App is needed for many of our courses (No special equipment needed. This can be downloaded for FREE onto your computer.)
  • PowerPoint Viewer (if you do not have PowerPoint)
  • Adobe PDF Reader
  • Apple QuickTime Media Player
  • Courses that include a CD-ROM or DVD may require an external drive and Parallels software to view.