Writing with Confidence

New to creative writing, or returning to it after a long absence? This course will demystify the writing process and introduce you to a variety of tools you can use to get words on the page. Over ten weeks, you’ll learn how to keep a notebook, freewrite effectively and use everything from prompts to your own reading to generate ideas. You’ll also tackle some of the blocks that are keeping you from making progress, and begin to build writing into your life in meaningful and sustainable ways. Add to that a supportive community and deadlines to keep you motivated and accountable and you’ll have everything you need call yourself a writer. Hello, writer!

This course is available at the following time(s) and location(s):

Campus Session(s) Instructor(s) Cost Seats available  
Online - Andrew Chesham $628.95 23 Register

Schedule clarification: This course begins on the first date listed and ends six days after the last date listed. Between those times, you work at your own pace within the timelines set by the instructor.

What will you learn?

By the end of the course, you will be able to do the following:

  • Maintain a reliable writing practice that helps you meet your writing goals
  • Generate ideas for writing projects
  • Use your reading to inform your writing
  • Take an initial idea through the stages of composition and revision
  • Foster a writing community to keep you motivated and inspired

How will you learn?

Each week you will:
  • Read the weekly module
  • Complete additional reading, as assigned
  • Complete a writing assignment (approximately 500 words)
  • Participate in a discussion based on your reading (approximately 250 words)

How will you be evaluated?

This course is graded using a competency-based grading scale. Read more here.

Learning materials

We will provide custom course materials.

Hardware and software requirements 

We deliver this course using SFU's online course management system, Canvas. You will receive course details and Canvas access instructions on the first day of the course. You can check if your browser is compatible with Canvas here.

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