Acerca de este Curso
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152 revisiones
Programa Especializado
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Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
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Horas para completar

Aprox. 13 horas para completar

Sugerido: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
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Inglés (English)

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Programa Especializado
100 % en línea

100 % en línea

Comienza de inmediato y aprende a tu propio ritmo.
Fechas límite flexibles

Fechas límite flexibles

Restablece las fechas límite en función de tus horarios.
Horas para completar

Aprox. 13 horas para completar

Sugerido: 4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
Idiomas disponibles

Inglés (English)

Subtítulos: Inglés (English)

Programa - Qué aprenderás en este curso

Semana
1
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3 horas para completar

Meaning, Sense, and Clarity

Here in the first module we focus on putting pressure on your words so that they mean what you intend. We balance abstraction with the need to make good sense. And we discuss the first and last stylistic difficulty of any prose writer, being clear. ...
Reading
9 videos (Total 56 minutos), 2 readings, 1 quiz
Video9 videos
Introduction to Meaning, Sense, and Clarity7m
The Pyramid of Language7m
Scatteration3m
Shop Talk with Amity Gaige14m
Excellent Word Choice at Work, pt. 14m
Excellent Word Choice at Work, pt. 22m
Assignment Overview5m
Feedback Expectations for the Specialization2m
Reading2 lecturas
A Note on Assignments10m
Promo Codes10m
Semana
2
Horas para completar
3 horas para completar

Writing with Nouns and Verbs

In the second module we look at the various parts of speech and how two of them—nouns and verbs—are the building blocks of good style and good narratives. By relying on nouns, we make the people, places, and things of the narrative world vivid. By relying on verbs we keep the story alive and in motion....
Reading
6 videos (Total 32 minutos), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Nouns and Verbs at Work, pt. 12m
Nouns and Verbs at Work, pt 2.4m
Close Reading of "Lord of Misrule"4m
A Conversation with Jaimy Gordon, Author of "Lord of Misrule"10m
Assignment Overview3m
Semana
3
Horas para completar
3 horas para completar

Economy

In the third module, having practiced putting words in, we learn to take them out. And why: for humor, for clarity, for cleanliness, and for that fleet quality of wit that makes a style irresistible. ...
Reading
5 videos (Total 44 minutos), 1 reading, 1 quiz
Video5 videos
Surgery10m
Shop Talk with Brando Skyhorse10m
Visiting Writer: Sophie McManus13m
Assignment Overview3m
Reading1 lectura
Sophie McManus's Informal List of Words and Phrases to Cut10m
Semana
4
Horas para completar
3 horas para completar

"No Ideas But in Things"

In the the final module of the course, we learn to balance the drive to get at ideas and feelings, with the need the story always has for concreteness, realness. We learn to express ideas in the form of physical things in a narrative world, to produce a style that speaks as much to the world of the senses as to the world of the mind....
Reading
6 videos (Total 43 minutos), 1 quiz
Video6 videos
Respecting the Reader's Mind6m
Shop Talk with Amy Bloom12m
The Reader-Writer Arc8m
Close Reading of "Song of Solomon"5m
Assignment Overview3m
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Dirección de la carrera

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Beneficio de la carrera

38%

consiguió un beneficio tangible en su carrera profesional gracias a este curso

Principales revisiones

por MSApr 19th 2016

Great class for the content I needed. I audited this class and benefited from the theory discussion and practical exercises. The class guided me to improve my writing style which was my ultimate goal.

por ATJan 19th 2017

Excellent course by Salvatore Scibona. The range of subjects covered was so wide and the practical tips given in the course are really helpful. Thanks a lot Salvatore, a well-designed course :)

Instructor

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Salvatore Scibona

Frank B. Weeks Visiting Professor of English

Acerca de Wesleyan University

At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit. ...

Acerca del programa especializado Escritura creativa

This Specialization covers elements of three major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, and memoir. You will master the techniques that good writers use to compose a bracing story, populated with memorable characters in an interesting setting, written in a fresh descriptive style. You will analyze and constructively evaluate peer writing. In the Capstone, you will draft, rewrite, and complete a substantial original story in the genre of your choosing. Our courses are designed for anyone from the aspiring short story writer to established novelist. Whether you have a finished novel sitting on your desk calling for a fresh look or have had the germ of an idea for a decade, this Specialization gives you tools to achieve your goal. Through 4 courses focused on a key aspect of writing, and taken in any order you choose, you will develop a stronger ability to not only refine your writing, but critique writing in general and find inspiration in the works you are already reading. Thanks to our sponsors, upon completion of their first assignment, learners in each course will receive up to an 80% discount from Write-Bros and a 30% discount off their first purchase from Scrivener to use on their writing software. Additionally, learners who complete an assignment will receive 30% off membership at the online writing community Scribophile. For more information about our partners, see the FAQ below....
Escritura creativa

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