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1,649 个评分
540 个审阅
专项课程

第 1 门课程(共 5 门)

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完成时间(小时)

完成时间大约为13 小时

建议:4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
可选语言

英语(English)

字幕:英语(English), 法语(French)

您将获得的技能

Short Story WritingFiction WritingCreativityCopy Editing
专项课程

第 1 门课程(共 5 门)

100% 在线

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立即开始,按照自己的计划学习。
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完成时间大约为13 小时

建议:4 weeks of study, 1-2 hours/week...
可选语言

英语(English)

字幕:英语(English), 法语(French)

教学大纲 - 您将从这门课程中学到什么

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完成时间(小时)
完成时间为 3 小时

Plotting a Course

In this module, we'll learn essentials about plot definitions and mechanics. What is plot? How does plot shape a narrative? What makes a strong plot? How is plot different from a story? We'll also discuss how plot works in actual books you're probably familiar with, such as the Harry Potter series, how character and action equals plot, and the five key questions you should ask yourself when creating a dynamic character....
Reading
4 个视频 (总计 26 分钟), 2 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video4 个视频
How Plot Works in Harry Potter8分钟
Character + Action = Plot7分钟
Feedback Expectations for the Specialization2分钟
Reading2 个阅读材料
A Note on Assignments1分钟
Promo Codes3分钟
2
完成时间(小时)
完成时间为 2 小时

The Power of Structure

In this module we're going to learn what story structure is and how by understanding structure you can learn how to sequence the events in your plot to help maximize your own storytelling abilities.We'll talk about Freytag's pyramid, the five act structure, how that structure can be found in works of classic literature, and have a conversation about how structure and outlines can help organize the stories you want to tell....
Reading
3 个视频 (总计 22 分钟), 1 个测验
Video3 个视频
ABDCE Structure Examples from Famous Works of Literature7分钟
Visiting Writer: A Conversation with Douglas Martin7分钟
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完成时间(小时)
完成时间为 2 小时

A Scene in Motion

Scenes are the building blocks of storytelling. But what is a scene? And how does a scene move plot forward? In this module we'll learn about the difference between telling and showing, the five key elements each scene should have, offer some examples of effective scenes, and have a conversation about how setting and description can make a scene come alive. ...
Reading
3 个视频 (总计 27 分钟), 1 个测验
Video3 个视频
Examples of Effective Scenes8分钟
Shop Talk with Amity Gaige10分钟
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完成时间(小时)
完成时间为 3 小时

Cut It Out

This modules deals with the specifics of editing and revising your work. This process of revision starts with the first draft (which will now become your second draft) and continues until the manuscript’s ready to send to an agent. Included here are a twenty-one point checklist on what to do once you have a completed first draft, and conversations about creating characters with strong motivations, and how to define language that gets rewritten vs language that gets cut. ...
Reading
4 个视频 (总计 32 分钟), 1 个测验
Video4 个视频
Shop Talk with Amy Bloom10分钟
Shop Talk with Salvatore Scibona10分钟
The 21st Point3分钟
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职业晋升

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创建者 LBNov 16th 2018

Great information about plot and scene structure. The information about revision was entirely new to me - thank you! The exercises were good and difficult in a good way that helped me hone my writing.

创建者 MMDec 1st 2016

Great course to take as the first step in the sequence of the "Creative Writing" certification. Exercises are fun, professor provides useful methodology, load is manageable for someone with a day job.

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Brando Skyhorse

Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
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关于 Wesleyan University

At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit. ...

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This Specialization covers elements of three major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, and memoir. You will master the techniques that good writers use to compose a bracing story, populated with memorable characters in an interesting setting, written in a fresh descriptive style. You will analyze and constructively evaluate peer writing. In the Capstone, you will draft, rewrite, and complete a substantial original story in the genre of your choosing. Our courses are designed for anyone from the aspiring short story writer to established novelist. Whether you have a finished novel sitting on your desk calling for a fresh look or have had the germ of an idea for a decade, this Specialization gives you tools to achieve your goal. Through 4 courses focused on a key aspect of writing, and taken in any order you choose, you will develop a stronger ability to not only refine your writing, but critique writing in general and find inspiration in the works you are already reading. Thanks to our sponsors, upon completion of their first assignment, learners in each course will receive up to an 80% discount from Write-Bros and a 30% discount off their first purchase from Scrivener to use on their writing software. Additionally, learners who complete an assignment will receive 30% off membership at the online writing community Scribophile. For more information about our partners, see the FAQ below....
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