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Creative Writing Certification Online

  • Learn how to write novels with this in-depth course on writing prose.
  • Study Adjectives and Adverbs, when to use them and when to avoid sounding too flowery.
  • Understand when to use a Passive vs an Active voice depending on the meaning you want to convey.
  • Discover how to use special punctuation and how to write numbers.
  • Learn how to avoid unnecessary, complex words, clichés, and overgeneralizations.  
  • Study Interjections and Initial Coordinating Conjunctions, learn when to use them and when to avoid them.
  • Add variety to your prose and get tips on how to apply what you have learned in this course.
  • Access the course at your own pace. There are no assignments, simply complete the video lectures to earn your certificate.

Course Content

  • Module 01: Introduction to Prose          

Novels can be written in prose. Prose can be defined as ordinary spoken or written language without the regular structure found in poetry or verse.

  • Module 02: Adjectives and Adverbs           

Learn what adjectives and adverbs are, how to use them and when not to use them at all to avoid purple prose.

  • Module 03: The Active and Passive Voice                      

Both active and passing writing can be used depending on the meaning that you want to convey.

  • Module 04: Special Punctuation           

Learn how to use the colon, semi-colon, ellipses, hyphen, n-dash and m-dash correctly.

  • Module 05: How to Write Numbers           

Learn how to write small, large, and fractional numbers properly, as well as dates.

  • Module 06: Unnecessary and Fancy Words          

How to avoid unnecessary words and how to choose a simple word over a complex word.

  • Module 07: Absolutes and Overgeneralisations            

This is a common feature for new writers, authors tend to make sweeping statements, so we look at how to change these.

  • Module 08: Clichés and Overused Words                      

We hear and repeat them every single day which is the first reason why the reader does not want to find clichés in your novel.

  • Module 09: How to Use Interjections                      

These are words that are not strictly part of a sentence structure. The overuse of interjections can erode its flow and readability.

  • Module 10: Vague Writing and Initial Coordinating Conjunctions             

Your writing should be decisive, not tentative or vague. An Initial Coordinating Conjunction is when a sentence is started with a “But” or an “And”. We look at the best way to handle their use.

  • Module 11: How to Add Variety            

Look at the importance of variety in your prose. You will learn how the sentence, chapter and paragraph length affects prose. The correct mix of action, description and dialogue is an important aspect of all fiction.

  • Module 12: Conclusion

Tips on editing and applying the rules learnt in this course

Course Curriculum

Creative Writing
Module 01: Introduction to Prose 00:08:00
Module 02: Adjectives and Adverbs 00:08:00
Module 03: The Active and Passive Voice 00:05:00
Module 04: Special Punctuation 00:12:00
Module 05: How to Write Numbers 00:05:00
Module 06: Unnecessary and Fancy Words 00:09:00
Module 07: Absolutes and Overgeneralisations 00:04:00
Module 08: Clichés and Overused Words 00:06:00
Module 09: How to Use Interjections 00:04:00
Module 10: Vague Writing and Initial Coordinating Conjunctions 00:04:00
Module 11: How to Add Variety 00:05:00
Module 12: Conclusion 00:06:00

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