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-3001ABE2 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...
Business & Marketing WritingCOM-3711GE1 available classes
Write great marketing copy to improve your company's image and your chances of getting hired or promoted. Are you a writer working in the business world? Or a marketing professional responsible for great marketing copy? You may need training for your current position – or yo...
Creative WritingCSP-4000HW21 available classes
Want to try your hand at creative writing, or improve what you’re already working on? In this class, you’ll grow as a creative writer, constructively responding to each other’s writing in a confidential space. You’ll write from prompts to create plots, develop characters, an...
Introduction to PodcastingCSP-4000LD21 available classes
Are you ready to learn how to create a podcast? This “behind-the-scenes” look at podcasting will show you a five-phase model for producing an original podcast. You’ll move through the planning process to production, post-production, release, and publicity and marketing....
Introduction to ScreenwritingCSP-4000LC21 available classes
Try your hand at screenwriting – or improve the screenplay you’re already working on! This course covers screenwriting from formatting and story structure to workshop etiquette and festival submissions. Students will begin work on a screenplay that they will develop, revise,...
The Keys to Effective EditingCOM-3711LE1 available classes
If you aspire to be an editor, this course will teach you the fundamentals of top-notch editing for both fiction and nonfiction. Ask any published writer and you will hear that a good editor is not just helpful, but essential. If you aspire to be an editor, this copyediting...
Write & Publish Your Nonfiction BookCSP-4000CDE1 available classes
Become a professional author or advance your career by learning to write, edit, and publish nonfiction books. You are 10 times more likely to get published than fiction writers. Whether you dream of becoming a full-time author, writing books to advance your career, or pennin...
Writing EssentialsCOM-3711OE1 available classes
Master the essentials of writing, and become the stellar wordsmith you always wanted to be! In this course, you'll develop the skills you need to excel at business communications, express yourself clearly online, and take your creative literary talents to a new level. Wheth...
Writing the Fantasy NovelSEF-7998E1 available classes
Learn about this increasing popular genre of fiction. Now is a great time to become a fantasy fiction writer! If you have an idea for a book or even if you don’t know where to start, this course can help you understanding the world of fantasy.
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