Creative Writing

Diplomados

Campus: Santo Domingo

Program Objectives

  • Teach the participants of the course to build stories with the essential elements to connect with the reader.
  • Instruct them in writing techniques for traditional and digital media.
  • Provide them with the knowledge so that they can turn daily experiences into stories for cinematographic pieces, from the beginning to the end.
  • Give them the tools to express their ideas clearly, and above all creatively, through the written word.

Curriculum

WRITING TO COMMUNICATE IDEAS
(20 hours)

  • Introduction to creative writing
  • Classification of literary genres
  • Deepening the didactic genre
  • How to write your autobiography?
  • Personal journal: writing as a relief
  • How do you tell a story?
  • The journalistic editorial
  • Steps to writing effectively
  • What to consider when writing a letter?
  • Creative ads

TELLING MEMORABLE STORIES
(20 hours)

  • Theme and plot of the story
  • Types of narrators
  • How to build unforgettable characters?
  • Intensity and climax: how to avoid boring stories?
  • Sequence of actions
  • The memorable outcomes
  • How to turn a real event into a novel?
  • Exciting dialogues
  • How does a writer build his style?
  • The micro-story and the surprise factor
  • Prose and verse
  • Steps to make your first book

WRITING FOR FILM AND DIGITAL MEDIA
(20 hours)

  • How is a movie script sold?
  • Storyline, logline and tagline
  • Rundown for radio and TV scripts
  • Universal format of the literary script
  • Insights: Where do the connecting stories come from?
  • Digital storytelling
  • Structure of writing in social networks
  • Copywriting: write to impact and sell
  • UX writing: writing for web pages
  • Blogging