Classroom and Online
Creative Writing, Level 1
Discover how to use plot, voice, theme, setting and characterization successfully. Gain valuable feedback on your writing and discuss excerpts from a selection of successful published stories.
|Subject code: XCRW 10005||20 Hours. Fee $239||Choose 1 of the CRNs below|
|CRN 90038||7 classes||Sept. 9-Oct. 14|
|CRN 90270||Online||Sept. 21-Nov. 16|
Creative Writing, Level 2
Discover techniques for creating compelling characters, settings and plots, explore the freefall approach to writing, and discuss how to market your writing. Gain valuable feedback from others and hone your editing skills.
Recommend: Creative Writing Level 1 or equivalent
|Subject code: XCRW 10007||20 Hours. Fee: $239|
|CRN 90357||7 classes||Oct. 28-Dec. 9|
(no class Nov. 11)
Writing for Children and Young Adults
Explore the process of writing books for children and young adults aged 8 to 12. Focus on structure, character development and research, and their importance in your stories. Examine how to turn a creative story idea into a marketable, finished manuscript.
|Subject code: XCRW 10036||20 Hours. Fee: $189+GST|
|CRN 90592||3 classes||Nov. 4-Dec. 2|
(no class Nov. 11)
The Basics of Blogging
Learn how to choose a topic for your blog, develop or improve your blog design, create meaningful content and attract an audience to your blog. As well, discover how to protect your blog from hackers.
Instructor: Mike Morrison of Mike's Bloggity Blog
|Subject code XCRW 10037||12 Hours. Fee: $199+GST|
|CRN 90435||4 classes||Nov. 2-23||6:30-9:30 pm||Mon.|
Writing Articles to Publish NEWLY REVISED!
Have you ever read a novel, short story or nonfiction article and thought, “I could have written that”? This workshop shows you where to find ideas and turn them into a marketable venture. Half the class is spent exploring novels, short stories and non-fiction projects from concept to draft, the other half discussing how the various markets operate. This class is ideal for novice writers wishing to write material for publication.
|Subject code: XCRW 10001||6 Hours. Fee: $129+GST|
|CRN 91068||1 class||Nov. 7||10 am-4 pm||Sat.|
Grammar and Style for Creative Writers
Acquire tools of the trade to polish your writing style and find out when it's okay to break the rules. This workshop is for creative writers who want to tell stories well and become familiar with correct grammar and punctuation.
|Subject code: XCRW 10032||5 Hours. Fee: $95+GST||Not offered this semester.|
Fundamentals of Scriptwriting
Dreamed of writing for film, TV or theatre? Discuss dramatic conflict, scene structure, dialogue and format - especially film format. Previous writing experience is an asset.
Instructor: Daniel Libman, with 50+ professional productions across North America
|Subject code: XCRW 10003||20 Hours. Fee: $249+GST|
|CRN 90039||8 classes||Sept. 28-Nov. 23||7-9:30 pm||Mon.|
Discover how to convert your travels into published articles that help pay for your trips. This course takes you through the steps of selling your ideas to a variety of markets, taking lively photographs, and researching and writing profitable travel articles
|Subject code: XCRW 10002||14 Hours. Fee: $189+GST|
|CRN 90069||2 classes||Oct. 3-4||9 am-5 pm||Sat., Sun.|
Writing Life Stories
Interested in writing a life story? Whether to fulfill a personal goal, draft a memoir, create a family keepsake or write a publishable work, discover the possibilities. Share and receive feedback. Be introduced to multiple sources that can help you.
Instructor: Faye Reineberg-Holt ; Faye's publications
|Subject code: XCRW 10038||15 Hours. Fee: $179+GST|
|CRN 90504||online||Oct. 6-Nov. 10|
Writing Historical Fiction
Learn to write authentic and appealing historical fiction and turn your ideas into compelling stories. Understand how research plays a crucial role. The course involves online assignments, discussions and writing exercises. Beginners welcome.
|Subject code: XCRW 10039||24 Hours. Fee: $333+GST||Not offered this semester|
Writing Non-Fiction Books for Young Adult Readers
Interested in writing and publishing non-fiction books for young readers? Fill your notebooks with ideas and queries. Get started on an outline and book proposal that include the information that editors prefer. These outlines and proposals are useful even after your book is finished. Get professional advice from an author of over two dozen books for three major educational publishers.
|Subject code: XCRW 10040||12 Hours. Fee: $149+GST||Not offered this semester|
For information about these courses:
403.440.6867 or 1.866.616.3606
Mount Royal University, 4825 Mount Royal Gate SW, Calgary AB T3E 6K6
Customize these courses for your organization through our Corporate Training department.