The Writer's Path at SMU

The Writer's Path in Fall

Creative Writing

 

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It's been a yearning since you opened your first book. It's been a longing since you picked up your first pencil. It's been a burning since The Idea first entered your mind.

You want to write. We teach you how.

Join us at The Writer's Path at SMU. We're a home for adults who are following the desire and fulfilling the dream of writing a book. Fiction or non-fiction, short story or personal essay, we are the place to learn craft, find allies and embrace the practice of writing.

Want to hear what we're about? Click here to listen to authors/instructors, Kay Honeyman, Daniel J. Hale and program director J. Suzanne Frank, on KERA's Think, talk about The Writer's Path at SMU.

What is your first step? Creative Writing Foundation in the entry class for EVERYONE. This five-week class is where you meet the allies who will take this journey with you. It's where you feed your curiosity about what kinds of writing you can do and experiment with storytelling. It's also where you begin to build the habit of daily writing into your lifestyle.

If you've take Foundation and want to write fiction, next take Story. You'll learn how to build the skeleton of your story, so it has the elements necessary to be strong and vital. From there, your next class is Plot where you flesh out the story. Then Heroic Chapters can help you -- by meeting weekly with focused instruction and writing assignments -- build the specific scenes needed to hang the whole book on.

Step onto the Path.