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Dramatic Writing 100 Hours Certificate Course

Dramatic Writing course online.  Write drama like a professional! There are many different types of writing – short stories, poems, novels, screen plays etc. Dramatic writing can fall into all of these. A short story usually takes place over a shorter period of time. It is often set in just one setting/scene, and the characters may be shown with broader strokes – there is not as much time to analyse characters as there is with novel writing.


Learning Goals: Dramatic Writing BWR100
  • Define and develop an understanding of dramatic writing.
  • Develop methods of developing characters in dramatic writing.
  • Define different genres and develop themes for dramatic writing.
  • Develop techniques for developing your plot.
  • Describe techniques for weaving a story.
  • Develop a short story using dramatic writing.
  • Develop a chapter of dramatic writing.
  • Determine how to develop sub plots.


Lesson Structure: Dramatic Writing BWR100

There are 8 lessons:

  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


  • Reflection: An internal process of reviewing and making meaning from one's own experience;
  • Exposition or Reporting: Covers a wide area of writing. Events, thoughts and situations are exposed or shown to the reader, as in textbooks, magazine articles or news stories, but also when the narrator or a character takes an informing role. One very important form of reporting or exposition for writers is description.
  • Description: The reporting of information to convey an impression or feeling about a place, person, thing or idea, rather than facts. Description can be a small part of a particular narrative, or the main part of it. A lot of good travel writing is descriptive, as is a lot of fiction. Consider the heavy overlapping of description and exposition in this description of a circus performer by E.B. White (not in one of her novels, but in a newspaper article):
    • The richness of the scene was in its plainness, its natural condition - of horse, of ring, of girl, even to the girl's bare feet that gripped the bare back of her proud and ridiculous mount. The enchantment grew not out of anything that happened 
 but out of something that seemed to go round and round with the girl, attending her, a steady gleam in the shape of a circle 

  • Explanation: A process of leading another person to a particular understanding or perception through information and reason, rather than through persuasive language. It includes instruction, rules and guidelines, argument and analysis.
  • Argument: Aims to persuade the reader to change their viewpoint or attitude about an idea or situation. It is often quite rhetorical in nature. [Rhetoric is the art of persuading through emotion, but using elements of logic or reason (often quite illogically)]. Most political speeches are rhetorical in nature. Argument typically presents two points of view; then builds a case for one of them, and either refutes or overwhelms the other.


Your learning experience with ADL will not only depend on the quality of the course, but also the quality of the person teaching it. This course is taught by Lee Raye and your course fee includes unlimited tutorial support throughout. Here are Lee's credentials:

Lee Raye

Lee Raye course tutor

M.A. (hons) Celtic Studies, (the University of Aberdeen); M.St. Celtic Studies, (the University of Oxford)

Lee is a PhD candidate at Cardiff University with degrees from Aberdeen and Oxford. He has written two books, digitalised another and written several academic papers. He has been interviewed by National Geographic and presented papers at eight different national and international conferences. Lee’s native language is English and, if asked, he is always happy to help students with their English spelling and grammar. He is also a keen proponent of the digital revolution and dreams of a world where all books are available instantly to be read, searched or treasured. Although he mainly writes non-fiction, he loves Victorian literature as well as modern fiction and poetry of all kinds. His academic knowledge of medieval events, cultures and the history of Britain’s environment make him especially qualified to help students interested in writing sci-fi and fantasy.


EBook to compliment this Course

Creative Writing EBook

A discipline that goes beyond books and articles, creative writing can be applied to everything we write; from press releases to twitter tweets and blog posts.  Learn how to use creative writing to crate content that communicates and engages with its reader

Link to Creative Writing eBookCreative Writing

by the Staff of ACS

Creative Writing eBook course online. Creative writing can be applied not only to articles and books; but in everything we write, from marketing material to social media. Writing that is creative will usually be more interesting, communicative and effective. This book explores not only how to be more creative with your writing, but also expands your perspective on how and where to use it.

It is difficult to offer an absolute definition of creative writing. Perhaps even to attempt to do so would be somewhat paradoxical. A broad definition of creative writing would be something along the lines of “an open and imaginative form of writing in which the author freely expresses their unique thoughts and feelings. 

It is the focus on authenticity, imagination, and expression which separates creative writing form other forms.

Contents of book

Chapter 1 - Scope and Nature of Creative Writing 

  • Definitions of creative writing 
  • Plots in creative writing 
  • To be or not to be - creative 
  • Characteristics of a creative writer 
  • Oral storytelling 
  • Types of creative writing 
  • The personality of the creative writer 

Chapter 2 methodology and technique 

  • The bricks & mortar of writing 
  • Methodology 
  • Time management 
  • Keeping notebooks 
  • Using formulas 
  • Writing the novel 
  • Writing techniques 
  • How to frame time 
  • Constructing a timeline 
  • Objectivity and subjectivity 
  • Ordered versus disordered messages 
  • Plotting a story 
  • Conflict and obstacles 
  • Point of view 
  • Capturing attention 
  • Developing your characters 
  • The end of your story 
  • Writing creative non-fiction articles 
  • Writing dialogue 
  • Script writing 
  • Writing news scripts 

Chapter 3 - Genres

  • Children’s books 
  • Fantasy writing 
  • Crime fiction 
  • Poetry 
  • Science fiction 
  • Romance and relationship writing 
  • Commercial genres 
  • Creative marketing 
  • Non-fiction writing 
  • Which genre? 

Chapter 4 - Creative Non-fiction 

  • Defining creative non -fiction 
  • Literary journalism 
  • Tips to write creative non-fiction 
  • Examples of creative non-fiction 
  • Picking your specialist areas 
  • Chapter 5 creative writing techniques 
  • Rhythm of the story (peaks and troughs) 
  • Landmark events 
  • Crisis – conflict – resolution 
  • Exaggerating reality 
  • Escapism 


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