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Undertaking a Writing Course

By: Jeff Durham - Updated: 1 Feb 2017 | comments*Discuss
 
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There are many different genres of writing courses and many reasons why you might consider enrolling on one. For aspiring novelists, poets and lyricists, there are a raft of creative writing courses you could enrol on. Then, there are courses aimed at professional communicators in business such as copywriters within advertising and public relations. Those interested in history might be interested in how to record and document a person’s memoirs whilst the booming travel writing market continues apace and whether it’s to improve your chances of getting a job in this highly competitive field or simply to capture your own holiday memories and get them down on paper, you’ll find plenty of travel writing courses available.

Creative Writing Courses

These type of courses can cover both fiction and non-fiction writing and there are specialist courses for things like novel writing, writing a play for the stage or a screenplay for film or TV. You’ll be taught all about how to develop a plot and a sub-plot, how to construct characters and how to evoke moods and themes. You’ll also learn how to use language to dramatic effect as well as how to overcome obstacles such as the infamous ‘writer’s block’.

Business Writing Courses

Business writing courses vary tremendously too. Some of them will be very basic in nature looking generally at how to put together things like annual reports, taking minutes in meetings and how to correspond in business effectively through letters and e-mails. Then, there are courses designed for professionals who work (or who are looking to work) in the media industries such as journalism courses, learning how to write for the web and specialised copywriting courses for advertising campaigns, for example.

Travel Writing Courses

Whether you aspire to become a travel writer (and thousands of people do!) or you simply want to keep a written record of your holiday other than it being in a diarised format, there are numerous travel writing courses available. Because travelling is such a personalised experience, this writing discipline is a very tough nut to crack but a professional course can to teach you how to truly capture the sights, sounds and smells of a particular destination or experience as well as to teach you how to recount the experiences of the people you met whilst travelling which, for the most part, is the ‘hook’ that will keep the reader interested.

Memoir Writing

It’s not just historians and those who work in education who might be interested in learning how to write up somebody’s memoirs. Perhaps you’ve an elderly relative who has an interesting past which you think might be make for good subject matter or, perhaps, you think it might be fun to get down on paper the story of your own life which you could pass on down to future generations in years to come. Whatever your motivation, a memoir writing course will teach you how to organise information and data in chronological order more efficiently, how to undertake your research, interview techniques etc.

Other Courses

No matter what your level of experience is or the areas of writing you’d like to explore, the chances are that you’ll be able to find a suitable course specific to your requirements. Other courses can be found in writing poetry, songwriting, writing for children and science fiction writing to name but a few.

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