Hello and welcome to the first lesson of CWN's fiction course. CWN's free writing courses help you reach the next level in your creative writing. Great things are about to happen.
So many people want to be writers. But you have just joined the tiny percentage who actually take the steps to do it. Congratulations!
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How the CWN online writing courses work
Start at Class 1 below, and follow the instructions. Once you've completed the assignments, you can move on to Class 2 for your next class session, and so on. At the end of the course, there is a final project, and you'll complete a special evaluation checklist to graduate from the course.
Important: Before starting the first class, please take 5 minutes to read CWN's Orientation Guide for Free Writing Courses. Don't skip this step!
Topic: Putting Your Imagination to Work
Hello! I'm so glad to see you here!
Did you read the (very short and painless) Orientation Guide? If not, please do it before you go on! When I buy a new cell phone or DVD player, etc., I almost never read the user manual. I imagine I will just figure things out by pushing buttons until it works. The problem here is, with these free writing courses, the Orientation Guide is the buttons! In other words, if you don't follow the instructions, there's no course. And that would be a terrible shame. So pleaseread the Orientation Guide now.
Ready? Let's go!
10-minute writing - Do this after reading the lesson:
Think of someone close to you. Think of a possession that is extremely important to that person. Now imagine a situation in which you might steal that possession. Why would you do it? How could you try to keep the person from finding out? How would you feel? What would happen when the person discovered what you had done? Use the Daydream Technique to imagine and write down some of this.
Today's reading - After you finish reading, come back to this page to complete the 10-minute writing. You'll see other links and options, but don't let them distract you -- come right back:
Good job today!
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