Did you know that one thing that can actually improve with age is our language abilities? We can actually continue to read and write well into our older age. In fact, making reading and writing part of our normal routine can actually help to prevent cognitive decline.
While something as simple as keeping a journal has been shown to reduce the risk for various forms of dementia, we feel you can take your daily writing up a notch with something a bit more fun!
Margaret Atwood Teaches Creative Writing
If you’re unfamiliar with Masterclass, you’re missing out on some incredible instructors. One of our favorite of their courses is a creative writing course taught by Handmaid’s Tale author Margaret Atwood.
One of the most influential literary voices in our current generation and noted for her masterful work with dystopian work, Atwood takes you through a journey to discover your own path as a writer.
This course includes 21 video lessons that total just under 4 hours, so it’s not too overwhelming to get started. In it, Atwood shows you her own creative process for developing ideas into novels that include strong structures and the nuanced characters she’s known for.
Creative Writing Lessons
Creative writing is a journey of self-discovery as much as it is about the mechanics that go into crafting a beautiful story.
In her Masterclass, Atwood will teach you how to:
- Get started as a writer
- Create a strong plot
- Structure your novel
- Decide who “tells” the story
- Create and bring characters to life
- Write through roadblocks
- Write the middle and ending
- Revise your work
- And much more
Even if you never plan to let someone else read your writing, we think this is a can’t miss class. You can join Masterclass for only $15/month and get access to Atwood’s course and many others (like James Patterson, Judy Blume, Dan Brown, Neil Gaiman, Joyce Carol Oates, and more). For such a low price, there’s no reason not to explore!