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  Department of Creative Writing
The Department of Creative Writing at UCR offers the only Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing in the University of California system and MFA in Creative Writing and Writing for the Performing Arts.
Through writing fiction, poetry, nonfiction and/or drama, students examine language and meaning both as practitioners and as readers as they develop and hone essential writing techniques.
Creative Writing Professor Andrew Winer Awarded 2004 NEA Literature Fellowship
www.creativewriting.ucr.edu   (289 words)

  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Creative writing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Creative writing is a term used to distinguish certain imaginative or different types of writing from generic writing.
The lack of specificity of the term is partly intentional, designed to make the process of writing accessible to everyone (of all ages) and to ensure that non-traditional, or traditionally low-status writing (for example, writing by marginalized social groups, experimental writing, genre fiction) is not excluded from academic consideration or dismissed as trivial or insignificant.
While some people still argue that true talent for writing cannot be taught, it is now generally accepted that it is possible to teach techniques which help people access or exploit their creativity, from overcoming writer's block and generating random ideas, to understanding how standard genres of writing achieve their effects and structuring their work.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Creative_writing   (1208 words)

 Creative writing
Creative Writing: The First Day By : Sarah Johns It was a bright sunny day, the sky was a soft shade of blue and there was a slight breeze in the air.
Creative Writing: The Chase from the view of the chased Leaving the jewelry store at a rather accelerated pace, a common, plain- clothed man with a parcel tucked under his arm jumped into his white, slightly dirtied Ford Bronco.
Creative Writing The spawn knelt in the shadows of the corner.
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 BBC | British Council teaching English - Writing - Creative writing for language practice   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Writing, say, a dialogue between two protagonists of a novel that is not in the text is not only fun but also requires a good understanding of their motivations and features.
A very important part of the creative writing process generally is presentation of texts for feedback to be incorporated in re-writes.
For students this is much less of a problem and their writing of poems can be become rather impressive once they realise that formal constraints, especially rhyme, are not indispensable for a good poem.
www.teachingenglish.org.uk /think/write/creative_write.shtml   (826 words)

 Creative Writing Courses
Dingle Writing Courses September 2006: Dingle Writing Courses Ltd was established in 1996 to support professional writers and nurture a new generation of emerging writers.
Creative writing courses in the New Forest: from Kathryn Haig.
Creative Novel Writing: Roselle Angwin runs a year-round programme, which ranges from retreats on the Isle of Iona to a nine-month novel writing course (based on her book CREATIVE NOVEL WRITING, [Robert Hale, 1999, 2002]) which was featured in The Guardian - and many more.
www.author-network.com /courses.html   (2670 words)

 Ten Creative Writing Activities
Write the diary or journal entries that your character would write as she or he considers the secret, explores why it needs to be confessed, thinks about who will be affected if the secret is known, and considers why she or he is afraid.
Write a series of diary or journal entries, as if they were written over a period of several days or a week.
Write a fictionalized story about a child who goes to this place or this event as a children's book for someone about the same age that you were when you were in the place or involved in the event.
www.tengrrl.com /tens/017.shtml   (1723 words)

 Creighton Creative Writing Program
B.A. Certificate in Creative Writing, M.A. The B.A. Classes in the undergraduate program are small and intensive, with an average of 8-15 students in each, which allows for much more student-teacher contact than other, larger programs can provide.
The course is a workshop in creative writing, the text for which is primarily the writing of the students enrolled.
Creative Writing faculty with graduate status take turns teaching the courses to allow for a variety of genre, content, and teaching style.
mockingbird.creighton.edu /NCW/cw.htm   (814 words)

 Granta: What We Teach When We Teach Creative Writing
I moved here almost a decade ago to join a graduate creative writing program and have stayed ever since, supported by grants and fellowships, advances and awards, but mostly through teaching in the same kind of programs I first came to study in.
The technique that I teach in creative writing classes—how to construct a scene, how to strike a balance between narration and dialogue—largely lacks such specialist terminology.
Write what you know, show don't tell, are catchy slogans, but if they're rules at all, they're at best rules of thumb.
www.granta.com /features/2001/05/ho-davies   (1004 words)

 English Department - Bachelor of Arts in Creative Writing
Creative writing students develop their talents in writing fiction, poetry, screenwriting, playwriting, and nonfiction.
While studying with faculty members who are practicing poets and prose writers, Creative Writing majors explore the resources of their imaginations, sharpen their critical and verbal skills, and develop a professional attitude about their writing.
Because the Creative Writing program provides a disciplined atmosphere in which to study and write, it appeals especially to students who are as concerned with their personal growth as with vocational goals.
english.cmu.edu /degrees/ba_cw/ba_cw.html   (251 words)

 Online Course: Creative Writing I - Certificate and CEUs
Creative Writing I is a course designed to put you in touch with your creative abilities, free your expression and have fun flowing with your writing.
Creative Writing I is the first in a series of three courses, designed to introduce three levels and spectrums of development for the beginner to advanced student.
Creative Writing I is taught by a college creative writing instructor and published author.
www.universalclass.com /i/crn/6249.htm   (1046 words)

 Creative Writing and Writing Strategies - Online Courses
Writing 'special reports,' publishing a newsletter and creating a website are the major tools for you to make your name known to the public.
Creative Writing II explores the nine possibilities for writing styles and tries your hand at a rainbow of writing in the various non-fiction and fiction genres.
Creative Writing III shows you the bedazzling techniques of the pros through an experiential journey of exercises: characterization, dialogue, perspective, rhythm and pace, symbolism-foreshadowing-legacy, sensory details and color.
www.onlinecourse.com /education/writinggenre.htm   (3314 words)

 Creative Writing Classes, Creative Writing Retreats, Creative Writing Private Instruction
All writing workshops, writing classes, on-line writing classes, writing retreats, writing salons, writing groups and one-on-one writing lessons are suitable for beginning writers, intermediate writers and advanced writers.
All creative writing workshops and creative writing classes, including creative writing retreats, creative writing on-line classes, creative writing salons, creative writing groups and one-on-one creative writing lessons will address the needs of persons seeking to enhance their poetry writing, fiction writing, screenplay writing and non-fiction writing skills.
The Center is particularly helpful to the beginning writer, and to those seeking a nurturing writing community in which to explore their creativity.
www.creativewritingcenter.com /main_page.htm   (118 words)

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 Creative Writing
Creative Writing Discussion Forums - Many forums for the discussion of different aspects of the art.
Expert QandA / Writing in Flow - Get all your creative writing and creative process questions answered by a social psychologist and bestselling author who interviewed 76 top novelists and poets.
The Magic of Creative Writing is for everyone who would like to learn how to express themselves efficiently and with clarity.
www.ability.org.uk /creative_writing.html   (652 words)

 Threee Step Creative Writing Process
Write the topic in the center and circle it, or quickly sketch a symbol representing the essence or theme of what you plan to write.
Write down your ideas as they flow without judging whether the idea is related to the topic.
Whether you are writing a paper or delivering a speech, these are linear forms of communication where the material must be presented one word at a time.
www.braindance.com /bdimmap4.htm   (1189 words)

 C R E A T I V E W R I T I N G :: University of Wisconsin - Home page
The Program in Creative Writing at The University of Wisconsin-Madison provides a full range of opportunities for students and writers to study, practice, and receive recognition for the crafts of poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction.
The capstone of this course of study was, and remains, the book-length thesis each writing major completes in a directed study course taken during the senior year.
The MFA Program in Creative Writing, a small two-year graduate program offering degrees in fiction and poetry, has made the Program in Creative Writing the only program in the country to support creative writing at the undergraduate, graduate, and post-graduate levels.
creativewriting.wisc.edu   (484 words)

 Online Course: Memoir Writing - Certificate and CEUs
Write Short Stories for Children This course is designed for those who wish to write short stories for children.
Write Tidbits for Tots through Teens This course is designed for those who consider writing nonfiction for kids a creative venture.
Write Well: Prose to Proofreading This course is devoted to writers who have the desire and dedication to become published authors.
www.universalclass.com /i/crn/3396.htm   (1570 words)

 Creative Writing @Web English Teacher
A creative writing prompt, differentiated for elementary and middle and high school students.
Designed for grades 3-5, this lesson asks students to draw a border of classroom objects and to write from the point of view of one of those objects.
Students write the beginning, middle, and end of a story as a team.
www.webenglishteacher.com /creative.html   (327 words)

 Tips on Creative Writing
Marguerite Henry is a good example of someone who writes well and who provides a wealth of interesting information to her reader.
If you are still learning to write stories and it seems like a terribly big job to you, dictate them first on the tape recorder and then you won't lose your ideas.
As you get better at writing sentences, you will be able to give the same help to someone younger than you.
members.aol.com /vangarnews/tips.html   (598 words)

 Creative Writing Corner
Tune in to Creative Writing Corner for writing exercises, inspirational photos and poems, and thoughts on writing and the writing life.
We all have powerful emotional roots in our favorite places in the world; there is probably some place, whether a chair in your house, a city square, or one particular corner of a particular museum, that touches the deeps of you.
Write about it, and write in a voice charged with the emotions you feel when you are in that place.
routeduvin.typepad.com /stories   (1418 words)

 Online Creative Writing Courses   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-20)
Chapter 2 describes the broad context within which the labor market effects ofvocational online creative writing courses take place, with emphasis on the actions of the labor market and the factors that influence individual decisions.
The chapter concludes with an explanation of long-term earnings profiles, or life-cycle earnings progressions, by means of which the earnings outcomes of vocational online creative writing courses are described.
Complete info about online creative writing courses may be helpful.
www.business-technology-degrees.com /online-creative-writing-courses.htm   (164 words)

 Creative Writing
While they are looking after the mascot, they should write a short story in the book outlining what the mascot has done during its stay with them.
A good way of asking children to use their descriptive writing skills is to ask them to invent a new animal.
Write a descriptive paragraph about your character as if it is an alien arriving here on earth for the first time.
www.teachingideas.co.uk /english/creative.htm   (1373 words)

 Writing.Com: Creative Writing, Creative Writers, Write Creatively, Creative Writes, Writing Creative
this community is bursting with activities, inspiration and creativity.
Whether you're writing your first poem or your tenth creative writing novel, Writing.Com is write for you!
From feedback on your creative writing to meeting other writers or readers, you'll be amazed at the online creative writing tools and features we provide.
www.writing.com /page/creative_writing/creative_writing.html   (660 words)

 Creative Writing
Please submit one entry in either fiction, creative nonfiction, or poetry (a poetry entry should be 3-5 poems).
Please submit one example of expository writing; students may not submit more than one entry per contest.
This is the only creative writing contest solely for WVU graduate students.
www.as.wvu.edu /english/cw/writingcontests.html   (410 words)

 English Major - Creative Writing Program Rankings - Hollins University
The creative writing program even has it own anthology, Elvis in Oz, to which undergraduate writers contributed.
In addition to writing classes, the English department offers a full complement of courses, including Eighteenth-Century Literature, Modern British and American Poetry, Modern Novel, Contemporary Poetry, United States Literature, Film as Narrative Art, and courses on Chaucer and Shakespeare.
A graduate of Hollins' M.A. program in creative writing, Larsen wows students with insightful and compassionate readings of their work.
www.hollins.edu /undergrad/english/engcwrit.htm   (321 words)

 79.04.03: Using the Calendar as a Basis for Research, Creative Writing and Correlation in Other Subjects
Birthdays are one of the most important dates in anyone’s life; therefore, I believe that the teacher can use that information as the starting point for a study which can be extended to whatever length that he or she wants.
They will write about which famous people were born, which historical events happened, which inventions were patented, and which holidays fall in that month.
Write a letter about what you learned to someone in another state, observing the skills for good letters: correct punctuation, and capitalization, proper use of the five parts of a friendly letter: (heading, salutation, body, closing, signature), and writing legibly and neatly
www.yale.edu /ynhti/curriculum/units/1979/4/79.04.03.x.html   (5729 words)

 MasterFreelancer - Creative Writing Software, Screenwriting Software and Business Writing Software
POWER WRITER is the first of a new breed of program for the creative writer, one which takes you from first idea through to final manuscript as one continuous act of creation.™ It erases the line between story development and story writing by fully integrating the outlining and development tools directly into the word processor.
Grammarian PRO X for Macintosh is an arsenal of professional writing tools to combat those embarrassing writing errors that everyone tends to make, a universal interactive grammar checking, spelling checking, dictionary, thesaurus, autocorrect, and autotype tool that works with virtually every program on your computer.
Script Wizard 2006 is a full-service script writing program that supports all major script forms and shortcuts for formatting and typing script text.
www.masterfreelancer.com   (1550 words)

 Writingclasses.com - Creative Writing Classes in NY and Online - Fiction, Screenwriting, and More
Teaching more than 6,000 students a year, Gotham is the leading creative writing school in NYC and the United States.
Gotham teen workshops are designed to foster creativity and self-expression in a supportive environment.
Creative Writing classes for teens are offered online and in NYC.
www.writingclasses.com   (1593 words)

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