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Five top online creative writing courses on Udemy

Monday, February 26th 2018 by Marc Shoffman

Everyone’s got a book in them, or so the saying goes.

You could be the next JK Rowling with an idea for a book that goes on to be a global film franchise or you may just want to share your creativity with the world in print form.

We found some courses to help unleash your inner author with online learning site Udemy.

All cost just £11.99 for a limited period and best of all, they come with a 30-day moneyback guarantee if you are unsatisfied.

Write a Book: Basic Creative Writing Skills for Beginners

Everyone can tell a story but a good book needs more than just a beginning, middle and an end.

This five-hour course will teach you the components of successful storytelling, such as plot, character, and place creation and how to discipline yourself to get the first and last words on the page.

You will be taught how to find your style, write edit and self-publish your work during 75 lectures.

Writing to Heal: Using journaling to transform your life

You may not want to publish a bestseller but just need to jot down your thoughts and memories in a diary or memoir.

This course, which has 31 lectures over two and a half hours of learning, will show you how to make daily journaling regular habit and provide tips and inspiration of how to compile and complete your memoirs.

You will also be taught how journaling can then give you the skills for writing poems and short stories or even longer books.

Creative Writing: The Mystery, Suspense, Crime Story

Everyone loves a crime thriller and if you have always fancied yourself as an Agatha Christie type of author, this course could be for you.

It features nine lectures over one and a half hours that will show you how to develop skills for writing a mystery-suspense-crime story, from creating an outline to character treatment, generating suspense, conflicts and the climax.

You will also be taught how to research when writing a thriller.

Block Buster: Overcoming Writer's Block

A lot of writers get to a point where they run out of ideas or just can’t think or focus on the right words.

This two-hour course aims to help with fighting back against writer’s block.

It has 29 lectures that teach the feats and myths about writer’s block and the importance of time management.

Grant Writing: Keys to a Successful Proposal

Grant writing is big business. Many companies require skilled writers who can put together interesting and coherent proposals to help them big for work such as big government contracts or for public or private funding.

Becoming a grant writer could build your career or a freelance sideline and also help discover creative ways to fund your own project or programme.

This course has 22 lectures, lasting just over two hours, that will teach the basics of grant writing and where to search for funds.

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