The art of Writing

UW Professional & Continuing Education

How long?

  • from 9 weeks
  • online, blended

UW Professional & Continuing Education

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Who should attend

Anyone who wants to practice and strengthen their writing, from beginners to more experienced writers.

About the course

Want to improve your writing, but not sure where to begin? This course will introduce you to essential principles and practices for creating writing worth reading.

We’ll begin by covering the basics: forging strong opening sentences, distinguishing telling from showing, eliminating weak language and producing clean prose. We’ll discover how imitating admired writers can help you recognize and enhance the quality of your own narrative voice. Finally, you’ll hone the important skills of editing and rewriting to refine your work.

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN

  • How to identify and use strong nouns and verbs
  • Techniques for keeping tension on every page
  • Ways to magnify conflict and raise stakes

Experts

Scott Driscoll

An award-winning instructor (the University of Washington, Educational Outreach award for Excellence in Teaching in the Arts and Humanities 2006), Scott Driscoll holds an MFA from the University of Washington and has been teaching creative writing for the University of Washington Extension for se...

The art of Writing at UW Professional & Continuing Education

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