Wednesday, August 25, 2010

F2K: Free Creative Writing Course

I recently participated in the F2K: Free Creative Writing Course.

The exercises were interesting and thought provoking. I came away from the course with a slightly new look at my own writing. I also met some talented writers in the course and hopefully gained at least one new critique partner.

Downside of the course: we began with numerous students, but by the end only a few were left.

I would recommend this course to new writers or experienced writers who would like a little brush up on their skills or some social time with other writers.

You won't come away from the course a master of writer, of course who is, but you will come away with a new perspective. I would say the best lesson of the whole course was the material given for Lesson 6. The thoughts on plot and theme gave me a new way of producing my writing.

There is the option to have one-on-one Mentor assistance, which costs 25 dollars. I did not take this route, but it may have made the experience more rewarding.

An optional course book is also available: P. June Diehl's The Magic and the Mundane. Again, I did not have this to go with the course.

If you'd like to attend the next scheduled course, which is in October, you may register at http://writersvillage.com/free/ .

Step One: If you're not registered with F2K social yet, go to Login/Register for F2K Social. Fill out the simple registration form.

Step Two: You'll receive an email with an activation link. Click on the link (or copy and paste into your browser). You're activated.

Step Three: Once you're registered and logged in, a new menu appears. Go to F2K Course, select F2K CREATIVE WRITING COURSE 1010 and click the Register button. That's it!

Have you already taken this course? What did you think? Are there other courses you would recommend?

I would love to hear your comments and suggestions.

7 comments:

Aubrie said...

Maybe we can take one of these together? What do you think?

Cher Green said...

Aubrie, That could be fun. I just finished this one, but I could do it again, I guess. I did have fun with the material. Or do you know of another free course worth taking?

Cher Green said...

Aubrie, Just thought of something else. Are you going to do the Muse Online Conference?

Susanne Drazic said...

Hi Cher. Thanks for sharing about your experience with the F2K: Free Creative Writing Course. I'd heard of it, but I've not taken the course. Maybe some time in the future? I am looking forward to the Muse Online Writers Conference in October. Last year was my first year attending and it was awesome!

Cher Green said...

Susanne,

I totally agree on the Muse Conference. Can't wait to see what classes are available this year. Some are already listed on the site, but I'm trying to wait for the full list. I know it's going to be torture narrowing down my choices. Last year, I overdid it and was extremely burned out by the end of the week.

Lynn Andrade said...

So glad it was such a good experience. :) I'm really eying the Muse conference, looks interesting.

Cher Green said...

Lynn, You really should sign up before it's too late. You would really enjoy it and make some great connections.

 
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