Professional and Creative Writing

Whether you are a budding novelist, a business professional looking to improve your communication skills or simply a lover of words, Wake Tech's professional and creative writing courses can and elevate your writing to new heights.

Through expert instruction and personalized feedback, you will learn to master the art of storytelling, develop your unique voice and discover the power of language to captivate and inspire readers.

Courses cover topics such as fiction writing, e-publishing, romance novels and screenwriting, as well as professional writing courses for grant proposals and business communication.

The non-degree courses will not transfer to meet high school or college degree requirements. However, many do provide Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and will count as academic credit for those on J-1 visas.

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Advanced Fiction WritingCSP-4000CCE1 available classes
Explore advanced fiction writing techniques with a published novelist. Do you have a story idea but aren't sure how to begin? Do your friends say you write well, but you're not sure how to get started on that first book? Do you have a manuscript (or part of one) that you’d l...
Beginning Writer's WorkshopSEF-3001ABE1 available classes
Some of the best works of fiction and nonfiction were crafted in a writer's workshop. This online course will help you write your own creative piece. Like a true writing workshop, you will learn literary techniques, peer review a classmate's work, and receive constructive cr...
Grant Writing Level 1SEF-3001MN21 available classes
Learn the grant writing skills that are essential for acquiring competitive funding from government agencies or private foundations. Beginners will learn the basics of writing winning grant proposals. Those with more experience will sharpen their skills and engage in discuss...
Write Fiction Like a ProCSP-4000DME1 available classes
What's the single biggest difference between professional authors and novices? Professionals know how to structure novels and stories for maximum dramatic effect. This course helps you develop the same story structuring skills the pros use. You'll understand how your passion...
Writing for ChildrenCSP-4000DEE1 available classes
Learn how to write for children! Steve Alcorn, published children's author and writing mentor, will show you how to touch children's hearts by creating books for them. You'll explore the changing world of children's literature, including picture books, chapter books, books f...
Writing for ESLCSP-4000DIE1 available classes
Is writing in English a challenge? Many ESL learners have excellent educations, training, and skills in their native countries. However, their dreams of success elude them in English-speaking countries because they cannot write effectively in their new language. Learn what E...
Advanced Grant Proposal WritingCOM-3711PE
Do you know the best way to present information in a grant proposal? In this course, an experienced grant-writer will show you how to research and write winning proposals that get funded. You'll become proficient in the proposal format used by the vast majority of public fou...
Basic Fiction WritingSEF-3001U2
We all have great stories, be they fun, factual, or fictional. This class helps you recognize the stories in your life by heightening your observation, and harnessing your imagination. It introduces tools for writing powerful fiction. Although we focus on the short story, lo...
Basic Fiction Writing Part 1SEF-3001I2
We all have great stories, be they fun, factual, or fictional. Many new writers are fearful of writing or sharing their stories. This class helps you harness your imagination and organize your ideas on the page. It introduces tools for writing powerful fiction. Students will...
Basic Fiction Writing Part 2SEF-3001J2
This course helps you finish your story. So often we start projects and can’t seem to sustain them to THE END of the story. Building on the skills you learned in Basic Fiction Writing 1, this class will help you polish and enhance your writing. Each class meeting will includ...
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