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190 个审阅
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完成时间大约为12 小时

建议:4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
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英语(English)

字幕:英语(English)
专项课程

Course 3 of 5 in the

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100% 在线

立即开始,按照自己的计划学习。
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完成时间大约为12 小时

建议:4 weeks of study, 1-3 hours/week...
可选语言

英语(English)

字幕:英语(English)

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Persuasive Settings: Why Description Matters

Writing a great short story is like conveying a dream. As we will see from studying one famous master, a "persuasive" setting is necessary in order to build mood, character, and even plot....
Reading
7 个视频 (总计 39 分钟), 4 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video7 个视频
The Power of Persuasion3分钟
Moving Through Time and Space4分钟
Nothing Can Happen Nowhere8分钟
Shop Talk with Brando Skyhorse10分钟
Feedback Expectations for the Specialization2分钟
Assignment Overview: Slow-Motion Moment1分钟
Reading4 个阅读材料
"The Power of Persuasion" by Mario Vargas Llosa10分钟
"The Odour of Chrysanthemums" by D.H. Lawrence10分钟
A Note on Assignments10分钟
Promo Codes10分钟
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完成时间为 3 小时

If You Build It, They Will Come

Pack your fiction with "vitamin-rich" detail. Looking at the work of both masters and students, we will discuss how funny, meaningful, and powerful details can be....
Reading
4 个视频 (总计 25 分钟), 3 个阅读材料, 1 个测验
Video4 个视频
"Things That Suck"3分钟
Shop Talk with Salvatore Scibona14分钟
Assignment Overview: Habitual Ritual1分钟
Reading3 个阅读材料
Text of "How to Write About Africa" by Binyavanga Wainaina10分钟
"How to Become a Writer" by Lorrie Moore10分钟
"Forever Overhead" by David Foster Wallace10分钟
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完成时间为 3 小时

Credibility and Research

Create settings both familiar and unfamiliar to you, while avoiding common missteps. You will be guided through several meditation exercises as you practice "imaginative research"....
Reading
4 个视频 (总计 37 分钟), 1 个测验
Video4 个视频
Meditation Exercise7分钟
Shop Talk with Amy Bloom14分钟
Assignment Overview: Strange Lands3分钟
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完成时间为 3 小时

Realities

Setting and description works in realist and non-realist fiction, as well as across literary genres. Consider how to write about your own "primal landscape"....
Reading
4 个视频 (总计 35 分钟), 1 个测验
Video4 个视频
What Is Genre? (including Shop Talk with Amy Bloom on Noir Fiction)10分钟
Visiting Writer: Historical Fiction with Valerie Martin13分钟
Assignment Overview: Primal Landscapes3分钟
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创建者 DPJul 18th 2018

This course gave a real depth to the importance of describing your character's environment, as a way of deepening and exciting them. excellent work on imagining your characters in the environment

创建者 CZMar 27th 2018

Excellent course- highly recommended. I liked how it tied into other courses in the series as well. I took many notes, and plan on revisiting the course during my writings to refresh some ideas.

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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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