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GWW Course Description Page
GWW Course Description Page
Creative Writing Do you love to write, but hate the obstacles? Tired of battling with writers block? Then itís time to jumpstart your writing!

Join Barbara DeMarco-Barrett, author of the writing guide Pen on Fire (Harcourt) and host of the radio show Writers on Writing, in a new class designed to tame the demons that get between you and your writing.

This course encompasses all types of writing. It focuses on learning techniques for jumpstarting your writing rather than receiving in-depth critiques. Whether you are just beginning to write or an experienced scribe looking to re-energize, this course will help.

"With an encouraging attitude and inspirational approach, DeMarco-Barrett covers everything writer-wannabes want to know, from finding an agent to finding your voice. The result is a supremely relevant guide to the writing life." - Review of Pen On Fire in Booklist

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Level I
Jumpstart Your Writing | 10-week Workshop
In this ten-week class, you will:
  • Generate ideas using innovative writing exercises and techniques
  • Learn to turn off the inner critic and write for the fun of it
  • Learn to write first drafts with ease without the pull of perfectionism
  • Learn to write using limited time
  • Learn to get in touch with your own unique voice and let it shine through
  • Become comfortable with your writing and stop trying to make it sound like someone elseís writing
  • Learn to feel comfortable sharing your work with others
  • Explore the writing life, writing as practice, illusions about writing, how to make time to write, honesty in your work, and discipline
Pen on FireEach week students will receive lectures and writing exercises to be lightly commented on by the instructor. Each student will twice turn in a project that the instructor and fellow students will comment on.

This course encompasses all types of writing. It focuses on learning techniques for jumpstarting your writing rather than receiving in-depth critiques. The course will incorporate the book Pen on Fire by Barbara DeMarco-Barrett. (Students should order this book in advance of the course. Non U.S. residents should allow two weeks for delivery.)

Instructor: Barbara DeMarco-Barrett

Online Classes  
Tuition: $399, Returning Students $369. Registration Fee $25.  
Each class strictly limited to 16 students, ages 18 and up.

Starts New Lecture Location Time Special Enroll
Sep 9 Tuesdays Online 24 hrs. a day
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