Whether that takes the form of attending local history lectures or spending hours in the rabbit hole of Wikipedia (guilty!
), most writers I know are constantly trying to expand their minds and their skills.
In that case, you'll automatically receive an email within a few days of completing this form asking you to create a password and fill out your profile.
The courses consist of a number of short video lectures, punctuated by four short writing assignments each.
The goal of this Specialization is to be roughly equivalent to a semester of a university-level creative writing course while also preparing you with a deep toolbox of skills to draw on as you write your November novel.
You'll have access to the courses for six months, meaning even after your novel is complete, you can return to the lectures and discussion boards and continue refining your story - or prepare for the next one!If more than one person is interested in active participation in the courses, please fill out this form separately for each of you (Coursera requires unique email addresses for accounts).For any questions, please check out the FAQ below this form.Though you’re free to move at your own pace, you should plan for each course to take ten to twelve days.You’ll want to aim to be ready for the capstone course shortly before you begin your novel on November 1, as it will help you prepare before setting you free for the month to write, write, write!feature self-study courses like “Storytelling Fundamentals: Character, Conflict, Context, Craft” with Daniel José Older, and “Fundamentals of Free Writing: Opening the Floodgates to Your Creative Genius” with Aubrey Gail Ferreira.Coursera provides access to online courses from established institutions to students around the world.Welcome to the signup page for Wesleyan University's Creative Writing Online Specialization.The Specialization consists of four core courses beginning Saturday, September 1 to prepare you for your novel and a fifth capstone course that wraps around your November novel as the final project.After November, you’ll share your first chapter with the group for another round of peer review.The capstone will conclude with segments on revising and publishing and set you up for "Now What? To express interest in enrolling in the courses, simply fill out the short form below to provide your name and email address to Wesleyan.