Have you ever dreamed of being an author?
Ever wondered what it takes to write a great story? Sign up for Signum University’s course in Creative Writing and find out.
This Spring, writer and teacher Ben Wilkins (MFA, George Mason University) will be leading a 5-week craft seminar, where students will learn and practice techniques to help them hone their writing craft. This course can be taken as a follow-up to last semester’s seminar, or as a stand-alone course. In other words, no creative writing experience necessary – only enthusiasm required.
As in the previous offering, the focus of the course will be on learning to write short fiction, of any genre, that captivates the imagination. While attending to the fundamentals of image, voice, character, setting, and plot; students will engage in writing exercises, readings, and discussion, and produce the complete draft of their own story.
Students will learn to read like a writer – examining and discussing compelling short stories to find out just what makes them so interesting. Then students will break into smaller groups where they will provide all-important feedback and encouragement on each other’s stories – working together to move from first draft to finished piece.
And just as with our partner in learning, Mythgard Institute, we believe that all fiction is fiction: to be judged on its own merits and not by its “genre.” Imaginative writing of all kinds is strongly encouraged.
The goal of this course is to give students the tools to unlock their imagination, to practice the sub-creative arts, and to further their appreciation for writers and for literature. Everyone has a story to tell. Tell yours.