Boost Your Skills with a Creative Writing Course
January 11, 2018 / Sharnie Carter
Many people think that a Creative Writing course is just for those who want to become a type of writer, a teacher, or purely just a subject you study at school.
But there are many benefits to studying a Creative Writing course whether or not you are in a writing profession.
So can the skills that you learn from this course be transferred to different careers and into my own personal life?
Yes. Yes, they can. And here’s how:
Thinking about your reader or audience
Creative Writing courses teach their students to always think of the reader when writing any form of prose.
How will it come across to them?… what will they feel when they read this?… will they understand what you mean?
Thinking of the reader when writing copy will keep it interesting and engaging, making them want to continue reading.
Other careers: This is beneficial to many careers in which you may need to ever write an email or letter to someone. For example, in Marketing or Sales, or writing an essay for a course or examination. Thinking of your audience and who it is that you are sending to will enable you to put yourself in their shoes; it will be easier to know what to write in this case.
Personal Life: It will develop your empathy skills. Being able to understand someone else’s opinion and see things from their point of view will vastly develop your communication skills.
Check out our Creative Writing Level 3 Course which is perfect for harnessing these skills.
Recording your thoughts and ideas
Creative writers often have a lot of ideas and need to keep these recorded. Even though they may not be relevant at the time, they may come in handy in the future; it is important to know where they are stored.
Other careers: This aspect of a Creative Writing course teaches documentation and organisational skills. This is suitable for all careers as it is important to keep information you need in a place that is easily accessible to you when you need it.
Personal Life: Being organised is useful as you can keep on top of your day-to-day activities, and stay in control of your schedule. People who are more organised also tend to be more focused and achieve more.
Studying a creative writing course will develop your vocabulary through increased reading and writing. The wider your vocabulary, the better your writing will be. These courses will teach you the nature and purpose of various genres, allowing your knowledge and vocabulary to widen.
Other careers: An increased vocabulary is beneficial in all careers as it will develop your communication and writing skills.
Personal life: Having a wider vocabulary will make you sound more intelligent (when used in the correct concept, that is). This can be beneficial in situations such as job interviews or important meetings.
Check out our Fiction Writing Level 3 course which is a great starting point for increasing these skills.
We have a range of Creative Writing courses that will suit your career needs; take a look at them on our website.
Take a look at our Creative Writing courses