Focus on creating authentic cause-and-effect driven action in your writing
Identify how elements of craft and storytelling play a role in your plot and story
Learn how to create plots that escalate toward a climax in a larger story world and context
Connect the impact of characters on the function of story and plot
About this course:
This workshop focuses on how to create original stories based upon authentic cause-and-effect-driven action. We develop skills in using character, setting, tone, theme, internal and external conflict, surprise, and crisis--the fuel for your story's race towards its climax. In particular, you learn the stepping stones of a fresh, tight, coherent plot: a series of escalating actions designed to challenge your characters so that they naturally reveal their strengths and flaws in a unique and powerful story.
Enrollment limited to 15 students; early enrollment advised. Visitors not permitted. Internet access required.
This course is held via video teleconference. Instructors use Zoom to offer live class meetings at the designated class meeting time. Students must be present at the course meeting time as each student’s final grade may include scores for participation.
Please inform your instructor if you will miss a class meeting. You are responsible for any class information you missed. We suggest you arrange with a fellow classmate to share their notes when feasible.
No refunds after February 01, 2023
Internet access required to retrieve course materials.