Distance Learning Programmes in Humanities

Creative Writing

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Creative writing focuses on learning original writing techniques in order to effectively reveal the artistic expressions and inner feelings of the author and convey the intended message to the reader. Creative writing educates students on basic elements of fiction, as well as the importance of character, scene and plot. Creative writing is strongly connected with the disciplines of literature, philosophy and communications.

Creative writing can be separated in sub-disciplines like screen writing, playwriting, poetry, songs, memoirs, and more.

Students of creative writing programmes will get the chance to gain insight into writing standards and conventions. They will learn how to read and understand an essay, as well as how to use source material for writing original content. In addition, future creative writers will develop their skills in expressing creatively, develop their art of characterisation, and discover the secrets of writing a successful short story.

Programmes in creative writing also help students to develop their individual writing and self-editing skills for any form of writing creation and to obtain an understanding of the history of fiction and non-fiction writing. Creative writing helps students expand imagination, creativity, originality and written communication skills.

Graduates can find jobs in the field as fiction writers, play writers, screenwriters, song writers (lyricists), columnists, bloggers, and more.

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Suggested Online Programmes Creative Writing

M.A. Novel Writing

The online M.A. in Novel Writing at Middlesex University focuses on enhancing students’ writing skills and covers webinars taught by experienced novelists. The Master’s programme teaches you how to conduct a research for a novel, develop the logical structure for novel chapters, and specific novel writing techniques. Create your writing project and also learn how to approach potential publishers.

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Short Course Options in Expository Writing

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Expository Writing, such as ''Cross-Cultural Expository Writing''; ''Fundamentals of Academic Writing''.

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Short Course Options in Creative Writing

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Creative Writing, such as ''Introduction to Creative Nonfiction'', ''Beginning Fiction'' and ''Beginning Screenwriting''.

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Short Course Options in Humanities

Harvard Summer School offers several open-enrollment courses, specialized in Accounting, such as ''Proseminar: Graduate Research Methods and Scholarly Writing in the Humanities'' and ''Masterpieces of World Literature''.

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