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12 Videos (30m)
    • Introduction

      1:11
    • Mistakes and Suggestions

      5:39
    • Writing about Yourself

      2:13
    • Writing about Your Surroundings

      2:56
    • Where to Get New Ideas

      2:34
    • What is a Good Idea?

      7:02
    • Exercise #1

      1:51
    • Exercise #2

      0:52
    • Exercise #3

      1:09
    • Exercise #4

      2:04
    • Exercise #5

      1:42
    • Conclusion

      0:31

About This Class

Do you want to try your hand at creative writing but not sure where to start? Do you have trouble coming up with ideas? Or do your ideas seem to vanish as soon as you sit down to write? Do you worry whether your ideas are good enough?

In this short class, I will show you a number of proven ways to generate ideas, develop them, and keep finding new ones. We will discuss the differences between good ideas and bad ideas and do a few fun writing exercises to spark your creativity.

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Julia Gousseva

College Teacher, Writer

Dr. Julia Gousseva started teaching college-level writing courses in 1993, as a graduate student at the University of Arizona. Since earning her PhD in 2001, she has been a full-time writing instructor at a community college in Arizona. Her favorite classes are short story writing and creative nonfiction.

Creative writing is Julia’s passion, and you can often find her at work on a new project. Julia is the author of Adventures of Alex and Katie children’s books, Any...

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