BYU Independent Study - Online Courses

Creative Writing

ENGL 218


$ 579.00

Instructor: David Craig Nielsen
Credits: 3.00

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Individual sections dealing with poetry, personal essays, drama, fiction, science fiction, or combinations of these. Focuses on reading, writing, and revision of personal essays, poems, and short fiction.

Course Content:

Lesson 1: On Becoming a Writer
Lesson 2: The Writing Process and the Short-Short
Lesson 3: Training Your Critical Eye
Lesson 4: The Story's Setting
Lesson 5: Characters and Characterization
Lesson 6: Point of View
Lesson 7: Story as Creature
Lesson 8: The Short Story Workshop
Lesson 9: Essaying, Some Definitions
Lesson 10: Balance, Building Blocks, Strategies, and Shapes
Lesson 11: The Essay Draft and Review
Lesson 12: Poetry as Play, Language, Sound, and Lines
Lesson 13: Poetic Forms
Lesson 14: Writing Verse and Free Verse Poetry
Lesson 15: Revising Your Short Story

Online Courses:

Course materials are accessed online, and all assignments must be submitted online. Optional course readings may be available but do not include the self-check assignments or graded assignments.