Creative Writing: Revealing the Narrative

Course Code: ICW101
Day: Sat Time: 13:30-15:20 Hours: 20 Sessions: 10 Semester: Fall Instructional Language: English Prerequisites: Please write a paragraph (no more than 150 words) to explain why you want to take the course and send it by e-mail to or faxed to 03-5441-9811. Special Notes: 【This is a hybrid course that you can join either at our Tokyo campus or online via Zoom.】 Location: Hybrid, In-Person (Tokyo), Online

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Course Description

This creative writing course will focus on launching and advancing fictional narratives, including short stories, novels, and drama, from conception to putting plot and character on the page. The class environment will be a working lab in which students share their content weekly, give feedback to each other, and work with the instructor to hone and push their narratives forward.

Learning Objectives

1. How to develop and hone a story
2. How to incorporate experience into narrative
3. How to give, receive and incorporate editorial feedback

Who should take this course

-Fiction writers with existing work needing peer review
-New authors looking to develop narrative ideas from concept to the page
-Individuals of all backgrounds who are passionate about enhancing their creative writing skills

Professional Training Certificate Elective Course For:


No required textbook


Dan Sloan

Instructor Biography

Dan Sloan is a veteran multimedia journalist, who wrote for Eurobiz Japan and other media after working at Reuters for 17 years. He is a frequent public speaker and commentator on current events, corporate communications and Japan for professional organizations and academic groups, a university instructor, and author of "Playing to Wiin: Nintendo and the Video Game Industry's Greatest Comeback." He is a former president of the Foreign Correspondents' Club of Japan and a former Board Member.