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There are 8 lessons in this course:

1.         Introduction

•        Motivation

•        Typing Time

•        Types of Writing : Reflection, Exposition, Description, Explanation, Argument

•        Making Decisions about what to Write

•        Know your stuff

•        The concept

•        Synopsis

•        Keeping a Notebook

•        Process of Story Development

•        Planning a Story

•        Developing your Voice

•        Useful terms

2.         Characters

•        Developing the characters

•        Building Characters

•        Main Characters

•        Minor Characters

3.         Theme & Genre

•        Developing a Theme

•        Universal Themes

•        Sub Themes

•        Creating Conflict

•        Names

4.         Plot Development

•        First Decisions

•        Ambience

•        The End of a Story

•        Types of Dramatic Story: Memoirs, Biographies, Reflective Stories, Historical etc

5.         Weaving a Story

•        Techniques: Action, Emotion, Mirror; Parallel lives, Palm Cards

•        Writers Block

•        Developing a Story Line

•        Things to Avoid

•        Different Approaches: Dialectic, Transition

•        How a Character Affects a Plot

•        How Plot Affects Genre

•        Goals

•        Consequences

•        Motive

•        Flashbacks and Flashforwards

6.         Writing a Dramatic Short Story

•        Main Character and Antagonist

•        Creating a Sense of Place

•        Counting Out Your Story

•        Short Stories

7.         Developing Sub Plots

•        Method

•        Plants

•        Activity

8.         Writing a Chapters for a Dramatic Work (Novel or Play)

•        Getting Published

•        Writing Resources

•        Writing as a Business

•        Vanity Publishing

•        Dealing with Publishers

•        Creating a Chapter or Segment of a larger work

 

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.


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