Creative Writing WorkshopTwo Weeks Course
The Craft of Writing
Day 1: Introduction to Creative Writing
- What is Creative Writing?
- Elements of a Good Story
- Finding Inspiration for Writing
Day 2: Writing Fiction: Character Development
- Creating Compelling Characters
- Character Arcs and Growth
- Character Exercises and Analysis
Day 3: Writing Fiction: Plot and Structure
- Story Structure (Beginning, Middle, End)
- Plot Development and Conflict
- Plotting Techniques and Outlining
Day 4: Poetry and Prose: Style and Imagery
- Writing Poems: Form and Free Verse
- Figurative Language and Imagery
- Crafting Vivid Descriptions
Day 5: Writing Creative Nonfiction
- Exploring Creative Nonfiction Genres (Memoirs, Essays, Journalism)
- Personal Narrative Writing
- Blending Facts and Creativity
The Writing Process and Publishing
Day 6: Editing and Revising Your Work
- Self-Editing Techniques
- Peer Feedback and Critique
- Polishing Your Writing
Day 7: Exploring Genres: Fantasy, Mystery, and More
- Genre-specific Writing Tips
- World-Building in Fantasy
- Plotting a Mystery
Day 8: Submitting Your Work to Publishers and Journals
- Preparing Manuscripts for Submission
- Finding Literary Agents and Publishers
- Researching Literary Magazines and Journals
Day 9: Self-Publishing and Online Platforms
- Self-Publishing Options (eBooks, Print-on-Demand)
- Building an Author Platform Online
- Marketing and Promoting Your Work
Day 10: Building a Writing Routine and Community
- Establishing a Writing Routine
- Joining Writing Groups and Communities
- Goal Setting and Future Writing Projects
London Exploration Weekend 1:
- Morning: Start your London adventure with a hearty breakfast at your accommodation.
- 10:00 AM: Visit the iconic British Museum to explore history and culture from around the world.
- 1:00 PM: Enjoy lunch at a nearby café.
- Afternoon: Take a leisurely stroll through the bustling streets of Covent Garden, known for street performances, shopping, and artisanal treats.
- 4:00 PM: Visit Westminster Abbey to admire its stunning Gothic architecture.
- Evening: Have dinner at a traditional British pub to savor classic dishes like fish and chips or a hearty pie.
- Morning: Enjoy breakfast and then explore the legendary Tower of London, home to the Crown Jewels and centuries of history.
- 1:00 PM: Have lunch by the picturesque Tower Bridge.
- Afternoon: Visit the vibrant neighborhood of Shoreditch, known for street art, boutiques, and cool vibes.
- 4:00 PM: Take a relaxing boat ride along the River Thames, offering stunning views of London landmarks.
- Evening: Experience London's diverse culinary scene with dinner at a restaurant of your choice.
University Towns and Shopping Weekend 2:
- Morning: Depart for a day trip to Cambridge, renowned for its prestigious university and beautiful architecture.
- 11:00 AM: Explore the historic Cambridge University colleges and take a punt ride on the River Cam.
- 1:00 PM: Enjoy lunch at a charming riverside café.
- Afternoon: Visit the Fitzwilliam Museum to appreciate its extensive art collection
- Evening: Return to London and have dinner at a cozy restaurant in your neighborhood.
- Morning: Depart for Oxford, another world-famous university city with stunning buildings and lush gardens.
- 10:00 AM: Take a guided tour of the Bodleian Library and Radcliffe Camera.
- 1:00 PM: Relish a traditional English lunch in the heart of Oxford.
- Afternoon: Explore the charming Oxford Botanic Garden and the Ashmolean Museum.
- Evening: Return to London and spend your last night exploring the vibrant nightlife of the city