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Creative Writing For Beginners – Write Prose

20 Jan , 2018  

Writing For Beginners is intended to provide new writers with a set of tools that can be used immediately to improve the prose they write to tell their story.

The aim of every author should be to write clear prose that flows, providing an enjoyable experience for the reader who wants to keep turning those pages!

New (and experienced) writers are often so close to their writing, that they are sometimes blind to small errors, either in construction or word usage, that rankle with their readers and block the flow of the story. In the case of repeat errors, the reader may even abandon the book altogether.

In the course Writing For Beginners, you will learn how to apply simple rules right now that will immediately improve your fiction.

Subjects included:

  1. Adjectives & Adverbs – how to use them and when not to use them all.
  2. The Active and Passive Voices – what are they and how should they be used?
  3. Special Punctuation – the use of semi-colons, ellipses and other marks to spice up your sentences.
  4. Writing Numbers – the conventions which guide how to write numbers and dates.
  5. Unnecessary Words – overused words are included as well. How to find them, avoid or replace them.
  6. Absolutes – these are also called overgeneralizations and blanket-statements.
  7. Clichés – how to identify and replace phrases too commonly used in prose.
  8. Interjections – what they are, and when to use them correctly.
  9. Vague Writing and Initial Coordinating Conjunctions – remedies for two lesser known problem areas.
  10. Variety – an essential element in good prose. How to achieve it?

The final lecture concludes the series and shows how to edit your prose, applying the rules that will dramatically improve your fiction.

 

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