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Субтитры: Английский, Французский

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3 ч. на завершение

Meaning, Sense, and Clarity

Here in the first module we focus on putting pressure on your words so that they mean what you intend. We balance abstraction with the need to make good sense. And we discuss the first and last stylistic difficulty of any prose writer, being clear. ...
9 видео ((всего 56 мин.)), 2 материалов для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
9 видео
Introduction to Meaning, Sense, and Clarity7мин
The Pyramid of Language7мин
Scatteration3мин
Shop Talk with Amity Gaige14мин
Excellent Word Choice at Work, pt. 14мин
Excellent Word Choice at Work, pt. 22мин
Assignment Overview5мин
Feedback Expectations for the Specialization2мин
2 материала для самостоятельного изучения
A Note on Assignments10мин
Promo Codes10мин
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2
3 ч. на завершение

Writing with Nouns and Verbs

In the second module we look at the various parts of speech and how two of them—nouns and verbs—are the building blocks of good style and good narratives. By relying on nouns, we make the people, places, and things of the narrative world vivid. By relying on verbs we keep the story alive and in motion....
6 видео ((всего 32 мин.)), 1 тест
6 видео
Nouns and Verbs at Work, pt. 12мин
Nouns and Verbs at Work, pt 2.4мин
Close Reading of "Lord of Misrule"4мин
A Conversation with Jaimy Gordon, Author of "Lord of Misrule"10мин
Assignment Overview3мин
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3
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Economy

In the third module, having practiced putting words in, we learn to take them out. And why: for humor, for clarity, for cleanliness, and for that fleet quality of wit that makes a style irresistible. ...
5 видео ((всего 44 мин.)), 1 материал для самостоятельного изучения, 1 тест
5 видео
Surgery10мин
Shop Talk with Brando Skyhorse10мин
Visiting Writer: Sophie McManus13мин
Assignment Overview3мин
1 материал для самостоятельного изучения
Sophie McManus's Informal List of Words and Phrases to Cut10мин
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"No Ideas But in Things"

In the the final module of the course, we learn to balance the drive to get at ideas and feelings, with the need the story always has for concreteness, realness. We learn to express ideas in the form of physical things in a narrative world, to produce a style that speaks as much to the world of the senses as to the world of the mind....
6 видео ((всего 43 мин.)), 1 тест
6 видео
Respecting the Reader's Mind6мин
Shop Talk with Amy Bloom12мин
The Reader-Writer Arc8мин
Close Reading of "Song of Solomon"5мин
Assignment Overview3мин
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автор: MSApr 19th 2016

Great class for the content I needed. I audited this class and benefited from the theory discussion and practical exercises. The class guided me to improve my writing style which was my ultimate goal.

автор: LRDec 18th 2018

Lessons were well done, good mix of teaching and illuminating discussion between accomplished writers. Exercises are creative and well thought out. Feedback from classmates is generally helpful.

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Salvatore Scibona

Frank B. Weeks Visiting Professor of English

О Уэслианский университет

At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit. ...

О специализации ''Литературное творчество'

This Specialization covers elements of three major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, and memoir. You will master the techniques that good writers use to compose a bracing story, populated with memorable characters in an interesting setting, written in a fresh descriptive style. You will analyze and constructively evaluate peer writing. In the Capstone, you will draft, rewrite, and complete a substantial original story in the genre of your choosing. Our courses are designed for anyone from the aspiring short story writer to established novelist. Whether you have a finished novel sitting on your desk calling for a fresh look or have had the germ of an idea for a decade, this Specialization gives you tools to achieve your goal. Through 4 courses focused on a key aspect of writing, and taken in any order you choose, you will develop a stronger ability to not only refine your writing, but critique writing in general and find inspiration in the works you are already reading. Thanks to our sponsors, upon completion of their first assignment, learners in each course will receive up to an 80% discount from Write-Bros and a 30% discount off their first purchase from Scrivener to use on their writing software. Additionally, learners who complete an assignment will receive 30% off membership at the online writing community Scribophile. For more information about our partners, see the FAQ below....
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