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  • astrid 20:35 on 28/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    Free Online Writing Course 

    Hi there. Elle brought this to our attention a couple of weeks ago, but I wanted to remind everyone that The Open University is offering a free creative writing course online for the month of May (it began yesterday). There are a few things to do each week (5 minute video, short paragraph to read, and writing exercises – with opportunity to post them for feedback), totaling around 3 hours. You can join or leave at any time, and aren’t compelled to finish each section if you want to jump around. I am going to give it a shot. I’m a little busy for getting into it hardcore, but I’d like to keep the creative juices flowing. If you’d like to join here is a link https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/start-writing-fiction and maybe you can share your written exercises on MU/Stories?? 😉


    • Art 06:02 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I completed this course just before getting involved with MU. Its fantastic! And very flexible how involved you want to get. I will say that realistically I spent much more time with the course than their estimation, but I was doing all the tasks and reading/responding to other peoples work daily. Definitely an enriching experience and there are loads of other great courses too!

    • astrid 15:42 on 29/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome! Glad to hear some positive feedback from someone who has done it before!

    • Oona 15:34 on 01/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

      This looks like a great course. Thank you for reminding us Astrid! 🙂 🙂 If I wasn’t so anti-writing I might actually get my act together. hehe

      • astrid 21:25 on 01/05/2015 Permalink | Reply

        LOL Oona, you are in the creative writing department. I think it’s just so easy to get distracted!

  • Elle 20:23 on 20/04/2015 Permalink | Reply
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    For MU writers, free class

    Start Writing Fiction @FutureLearn


    Thought this might be of interest to someone.

    • Izzy 20:48 on 20/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      Awesome Elle!

      If anyone (everyone? 🙂 Participates, we should all chime in HERE so peeps can go through it together or compare notes or work, etc!

    • Astrid Rimbaud 21:35 on 20/04/2015 Permalink | Reply

      I love this! How exciting! Care if I share? Yes compare notes and work and have readings at.. La Poeme 😛

      • Elle 22:04 on 20/04/2015 Permalink | Reply


        Yes, please feel free to share the link/info.

        I forgot to mention, one of the nice things about FutureLearn is that they usually keep the class content available for a good while after class is officially done (for those who have enrolled). It is great for people who fall behind.

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