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What are best courses you came across of Writing( any for of writing) ? Please give your review about the course with the name and details of the course.

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Hi @Aditi Parikh. I love writing but I haven't taken any Coursera writing courses (yet!). I studied creative writing – poetry specifically – in college and graduate school. This isn't a course, but one of my favorite books about creative writing is Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott.

Several community members mentioned writing in their introductions to the community. I'd love to hear about your favorite writing courses @Kebin, @Mark Brown, @SeaPhil, @Joan Katrina Cruz, @augokissas, and @Sherna!
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Hello @Laura I would surely check the book. I would love love hear about the courses from other people as well. Also some suggestions for mind bending books would be appreciable.
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Great question Aditi !

Personally, the only writing course I've taken so far online is on Coursera called Writing in the Sciences.

https://www.coursera.org/learn/sciwrite/

This is a very good course, even if someone was not planning on writing in the sciences, the techniques still apply to nearly all forms of writing. It's a great course that is worth the time.

Aditi, is the a specific style of writing you are interested in? Coursera and other online platforms have a lot of writing courses; some of them may be tailored to the niche you are most interested in. Your current writing skill level is something to be considered too.

Another great resource, though not a 'course', is Khan Academy; it also has help for grammar, sentence structure, and other things. A great resource.

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/grammar/

Let me know if I can help with anything. Thanks!
Hi @Aditi Parikh If you are interested in creative writing, Weslayan offers a Creative Writing specialization. I used to mentor the first class in the specialization -The Craft of plot. The courses will take you through the elements of writing and the Capstone, which I never got around to taking, will give you a chance to write and polish a short story. It is a fun sequence of classes, with plenty of hands on work to give you practice with each of the elements discussed. If you are interested in creative writing, you might check it out.
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Hello @Kebin ! Thank-you for your answer. I am somewhere into creative writing and currently doing a script writing course here. Will this Writing in the sciences course be helpful for me? Though I would love to get connected to you through linkedin . This is the link to my profile . Albeit I will surely look for the resources you provided.
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Hello @Halla ! Thank you for the help. I would love to see this course. It is worth giving the time right?
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Aditi Parikh wrote:

Hello @Halla ! Thank you for the help. I would love to see this course. It is worth giving the time right?



If you are more into creative writing, Halla's suggestion may be a great fit.

This specialization is hosted on Coursera here: https://www.coursera.org/specializations/creative-writing

Looks like the specialization has five (5) courses in it. This may be a good option, especially for creative writing.

Let me know if I can help again. Thanks!
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Thank you so much @Halla You were a great help.
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Several community members mentioned writing in their introductions to the community. I'd love to hear about your favorite writing courses @Kebin, @Mark Brown, @SeaPhil, @Joan Katrina Cruz, @augokissas, and @Sherna!



Hi Laura! I highly recommend the Creative Writing Specialization offered here, it explores the Craft of Plot, the Craft of Setting and Description, the Craft of Character and the Craft of Style. The learners then finish with a Capstone Project which was such a wonderful process for me.

I enjoyed the entire specialization, but gun to my head I would probably say I enjoyed the Craft of Setting and Description part the most. 🙂 I currently mentor the Craft of Character which I also highly recommend, Amy Bloom's approach to character development is enthralling.

@Aditi Parikh If you are interested in Creative Writing I recommend Stephen King's On Writing A Memoir of the Craft. This book made it to my reading list last year and I am delighted it did, it doesn't just give you advice on how to become a better writer, it somehow celebrates the craft of writing. Tell me what you think once you've read it! 😀
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Hi all!
About the top writing courses, the short answer is, Comic Books & Graphic Novel, by William Cuskin, Colorado University; Sharpened Visions: A Poetry Workshop by Douglas Kearney, CalArts; Modern & Contemporary American Poetry (“ModPo”) by Al Filreis, Penn University. There are few more but of less interest.

For more details and a relevant approach, there exists the pursuing value in writing speech that may be changing as method but not as validity of the written experience. As words have a restrained and subjective limit cannot add anything more than meanings, closed in a cage. Experiment in different writing styles, it liberates the writer but not the words in content.
Living by writing for over 20 years as journalist, I've reaped few things about writing that I desire to share with you.

Almost all journalists working in pressed mediums, in papers if you wish, have passed through the Skyla - Harrib De passage. That is 1: to write down a short passage having in hands too much important info about the event where the editor asks you for 200-250 words because that’s the available space in the page. Or the opposite, 2: to write down too many words, 1000-1200 words on a subject that the real facts are two three trivial points. In the first case, the right assessment of info, the tight meaning of words, the correct syntax and the exact usage of connectors may solve the Skyla passage. In the second case, (Harrib), the assessment of the given info/rumors should also play a role, to choose which fact might be highlighted so as to give a boost, certainly a further knowledge of the subject, and the “prophetic” prediction of its fiery feature ahead. Both challenges are something like being a roulette player, a prophet, a circus acrobat, and salad chef.
For years, I've flirted with Harib, but finally I fell in love with Skyla. They are both lethal but writing something short-time, briefly, cut-edge, daring and tightly tied it's awesome per se. The Laconic way of writing! A challenge for writers who may probably be weak in... long relations. Jokes, ads, comics, flash fiction stories are some of the genres used widely today.
The combination of my love for comics and graphics generally, was a plus reason, the why I followed Comic Books & Graphic Novels course. It’s amazing seeing how a plot is unfolded in small panels with short dialogues and shorter explanations. Drawings with no words, or just few phrases with full meanings, messages and strong feelings compose the pages. Till then, I've never thought that the scripts for comics might be a Literature genre.
In a different creative way but almost same prescription works poetry. Line by line carefully chosen completes a whole universe.
Certainly similar courses develop the perception on how we approach the minimalistic way of writing and provide a further knowledge about styles.
And you certainly remember the Hemingway legend, where some friends bet Hemingway that he couldn't write an entire short story in six words. And, he came up with this six-word short story, considered the shortest complete short story ever: "For sale: Baby shoes. Never used."
Not surprisingly, the five important elements of a short story are characters, setting, plot, conflict, and theme, and these five elements are all represented here. Wooaou!

As for me, I’ve just finished a six-hour lecture to appreciate the benefits of silence. Imagine now if I haven't followed those courses...
Thanks

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