英文创意写作辅导课程

我们每个人内心都住着一个作家,都有与生俱来的创作欲。在写作的过程中,我们能更好地认识自己,发现美好,找到面对生活中问题与磨难的勇气。不论是写小说、个人故事还是诗歌,创意写作都可以丰富我们的内心,允许我们去创造属于我们自己的世界。

有人说,写作需要有创造力;我们却认为创造力是一个人反复尝试创作才能拥有的。我们每个人每天都会接触到许多有趣的人和事。只有需要创作时,我们才会去关注这些生活的细节,才会有灵感的碰撞。

机构的课堂恰好汇集了一群热爱写作的老师和同学,为同学们创造了创作的机遇与动力不过光有灵感还不够,写作也是个技术活。怎样才能写出真实又饱满的人物对话?怎样才能渲染出我们想要表达的情绪?我们该如何把控故事的节奏才能更突出自己的想法?再好的灵感也需要有扎实的写作功底,才能被转化为有感染力的文字。

机构注重方法论系统性课程将带着同学们从不同体裁与题材的认知开始,一路深耕不同的写作手法与语言运用技巧,直至带同学们参加写作竞赛、了解出版行业的现状。不论你是有过创作经历但希望更上一个台阶,还是对文学感兴趣但还没有过创作的契机,我们的课程都能帮你成为一个更好的作家,创作出更好作品!

课程体系

课程目标

学习名家作品,建立对于写作美学的鉴赏能力。

学习写作技巧,锻炼将这些技巧运用到自己创作中的能力。

了解自己的创作风格,认识适合自己的创作方式。

课程产出

每一期课程,除了每节课的课后练习以外,会完成1-3篇精修的学生作品,可用于投稿创意写作比赛,亦可在老师指导下制作自己的个人作品集。

上课方式

课程每期10小时/20小时两种类型。以每次130分钟(中间10分钟休息)的线上直播课形式开展。

课程有一对一与小班课程两个选项。为了确保每个学生都可以得到充分地关注,且能积极参与课堂讨论,小班课人数控制在3人以内。

每节课前,学生将根据课程要求阅读经典短篇文学或长篇文学选段。讨论课上,老师将带学生一起探讨写作过程中将会碰到的技术难题并通过对名家作品的分析学习这些难题的解决方法。课后,学生将通过布置的写作任务练习所学写作技巧,并得到详细反馈。

开课时间

一对一课程可根据学生日程随时开课。小班课程凑齐3人报名即可开课。

课程简介

CW101 - Introduction to Creative Writing

In this course, we will explore writing across the genres of creative fiction, creative non-fiction, and poetry. We will help students build up the habits of good writing, and, more importantly, we will lay down the foundations to the craft of writing. As we read works from some of the best writers in the English language, we will examine how writers put their stories together - so that we can apply these techniques to our own writing.

CW201 - Crafting Characters: devices of plot and symbolism

What makes a character “round” or “flat?” When might we choose to create flat, rather than round, characters? What makes a character compelling? How and why do we empathize with one persona more than another? Is there such a thing as an empathy gap, and if yes, how do we breach it? This course will explore examples of strong characterization in the context of their physical and political world in order to answer the above questions. Through reading published texts, we will examine how writers craft dialogue, voice, and point-of-view in their character-driven stories. We will also explore how contemporary writers draw on both archetypal characters (e.g. the hero, the villain, the sage)and psychological theories to build their characters.

CW202 - Setting and Worldbuilding: creating the texture of reality

In this course, aspiring writers will be introduced to the techniques that writers use to ground a story in a concrete world. From the most realist settings to the most fantastical, writers will learn how to describe physical and psychological worlds in sharp, sensory detail. We will practice how to build verisimilitude through research, and explore ways in which we can make the story world a vehicle for our plot and characters. We will also explore various approaches to worldbuilding -from psychogeography to political ecology – and how these script the ways in which our characters move through their worlds.

CW203 - Experimenting with Narrative: architecture, time, and pacing

Storytelling comes in many forms, some of which are traditional and long-beloved, some of which are purposefully unconventional. In this course, we will explore narratives that are non-linear, cyclical, self-disruptive, or even nonsensical. We will study how this compares to the default chronological story structure and dissect the why and how of each, focusing on the integral role that pacing plays in each case.

CW204 - Poetic Forms: the shapes of thought

What is the difference between form and structure? How do lines and stanzas differ from sentences and paragraphs? What is a mode, and how does it relate to form? In addition to examining traditional forms – from sonnets to villanelles, sestinas to blank verse – this course will also introduce students to contemporary verse forms, such as prose poems and graphic or visual poetry. Ultimately, this course attempts to answer the following questions: how does poetic form shape meaning for the reader, and how does it affect the process of thought for the writer?

CW301 - The Art of Style: using language, tone, and atmosphere

While plot and character are the flesh and bones of a story, tone and style are what truly sets a story apart. Throughout this course, students will explore how writers put pressure on language to complicate or support a narrative. Whatis the relationship between emotion and style? How does atmosphere affect the immediacy of a plot? By identifying, analyzing, and experimenting with stylistic decisions, we will learn to develop and discover our own distinctive artistic styles.

CW401 - Literature & Society

Writing is a way of interacting with the world. This course investigates the writer’s relation to culture, both currently and historically. It addresses questions such as the relation of criticism to imaginative literature, the rise and fall of specific literary genres, the effect of educational institutions on the production and consumption of literary works, the state of the publishing industry, and international literary contexts.

*课程内容可能发生改动,具体课程内容以实际教学为准。

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