The Becoming a Better Writer Workshop: Using the Five Senses to Improve Descriptive Writing

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The Becoming a Better Writer Workshop: Using the Five Senses to Improve Descriptive Writing

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In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog h...
In Skillshare’s unique philosophy, everyone is a teacher, and everyone is a learner. Rather than a traditional lecture format, courses are offered within a global online learning community in which learners collaborate and learn by doing. Instructors are industry leaders who share their skills with anyone who wants to learn. No credits are offered. Founded by online entrepreneurs Michael Karnjanaprakorn and Malcolm Ong, Skillshare’s online “campus” was launched in April 2011. Its catalog has grown from 15 to more than 250 online courses that cover creative arts, entrepreneurship, branding and marketing, lifestyle and technology. The School of MakeOurMark, with courses in photography, illustration and tattooing, was launched in October 2013, and the School of Design went live the following month. Among the instructors who have taught courses are Seth Godin, founder of online marketing firm Yoyodyne, who teaches a class on entrepreneurship; DJ Young Guru, who leads a course on mixing and recording; and actor, writer and director James Franco, whose course focuses on screenwriting for short films. You can begin a Skillshare collaboration by taking an introductory course in a particular area to learn, for example, the fundamentals of Photoshop and expand your knowledge with a five-part, in-depth Photoshop series.

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My latest Skillshare course The Becoming a Better Writer Workshop: Using the Five Senses to Improve Descriptive Writing is intended to help aspiring writers wake up what is sometimes called the writer’s instinct. When we start considering the world around us as writers, we start to study it and investigate it. We transform our daily routines into adventures for the five senses.

In this course, we will also practice a writing mantra: “show, don’t tell.” We will write our short projects with the reader’s best interests in mind. We want the reader to experience our writing through colorful images, gorgeous scenes, and vivid descriptions.

As you might imagine, this workshop is project-driven. It features six creative writing projects. You may post any of the six projects -- or all of the projects to our Project Gallery complete the course.

The video lessons are intentionally short. I do less talking,...

My latest Skillshare course The Becoming a Better Writer Workshop: Using the Five Senses to Improve Descriptive Writing is intended to help aspiring writers wake up what is sometimes called the writer’s instinct. When we start considering the world around us as writers, we start to study it and investigate it. We transform our daily routines into adventures for the five senses.

In this course, we will also practice a writing mantra: “show, don’t tell.” We will write our short projects with the reader’s best interests in mind. We want the reader to experience our writing through colorful images, gorgeous scenes, and vivid descriptions.

As you might imagine, this workshop is project-driven. It features six creative writing projects. You may post any of the six projects -- or all of the projects to our Project Gallery complete the course.

The video lessons are intentionally short. I do less talking, so that you can do more writing. There will be times in each video when I will ask you to press the pause button and pick up a pen or pencil or open a word processor and write. Please consider sharing your writing in our Project Gallery.

In the spirit of a traditional writing workshop, this new course will thrive on project submissions and peer feedback. I hope you will consider posting a project or two to our gallery to allow your fellow students to see your great descriptive writing.

In the course videos, I ask you to submit a well-developed paragraph or a short poem for each project. Please know that you are welcome to post longer projects if you feel inspired. Please see some of the submissions we have received so far. They are outstanding!

You may be visiting this course description after taking my first Skillshare course, Writing Without Fear: Using Life Writing to Free the Writer Within You, which is experiencing great success. If you are coming to this course from Writing Without Fear, I hope the writing techniques I shared in that class prove valuable in this workshop.

Why not enroll today? We will have some fun!

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