Writing Fiction 100 Hours Certificate Course
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Writing Fiction 100 Hours Certificate Course
Writing Fiction Certificate course online. Learn to write and analyse fiction. This exciting and rewarding course could set you on the path to fullfilling your dream of writing your first fiction article. The course will teach you about the process of writing fiction and give you practical experience of writing your own fiction. You will develop your analytical skills, by analysing the writing of other authors.
This course is taught by:
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.
Lesson Structure: Writing Fiction - BWR105
There are 8 lessons:
- Scope & Nature of Fiction
- Types of Fiction (Category/genre and Mainstream)
- Characteristics of Category Fiction (strong plot, hero/heroine, motivation. Action, background/setting)
- Characteristics of Mainstream Fiction (Strong plot, Action or intrigue, hero, heroine, romance, happy ending)
- Book, play or short story
- Categories (Fantasy, fairy tale, fable, myth, legend, science fiction, western, drama, romance, comedy, horror, crime, suspense, erotica)
- Getting an Idea (using a fragment, philosophical approach, develop from a title or opening sentence)
- Back story
- Types of writing
- Theme development
- Write an Analogy
- Writing a Balanced Theme
- Are You Suited to Writing Fiction ; Imagination, Being Informed, Human Behaviour
- Importance of Focus
- Components of a Story - beginning, middle and end
- Story Components
- Story Structure
- Developing your own Style
- Aspects of Style.
- Case Study
- Technique: The Creative Process - conception, developing a plot,writing a Draft, Editing and rewriting; Method Writing
- Conception (Characters, Settings, Events)
- Write a Synopsis
- Developing a Story
- Examples of Plot Structure
- Method Writing (Developing characters, changing characters, Appropriateness of characters, Revealing characters through crisis, names, stereotypes, creating dynamic characters)
- Writing a Draft
- Editing and Rewriting.
- Conception and Research
- Conceiving a Story
- Parts of Conception
- Making conception original
- Types of research (Primary and secondary data)
- Planning a formal survey
- Writing a Dramatic Story
- Common mistakes
- Time Shifting
- Transition between events
- Dramatic conflict
- Point of View.
- Representing Characters Speech
- Science Fiction
- Methods to develop Sci Fi
- Fairy Tales.
- The Short Story
- Characteristics of Short Stories.
- Length in terms of: the time frame; the number of characters; the number of events; the number of settings
- Common Problems with Short story Writers
- The Novel
- Planning a Novel
- Making a story Endure (Archetypes, etc)
- Getting Started
- Submitting a Manuscript.
- Which Publisher
Learning Goals: Writing Fiction - BWR105
- Describe the nature and scope of fiction writing.
- Determine the components of a fiction story, as the first step in planning a story.
- Determine a systematic approach to building a fiction story.
- Develop your capacity to conceive fiction stories.
- Develop your ability to write dramatic stories.
- Develop your ability to write fantasy
- Develop your ability to write short stories
- Develop your ability to plan for success in the writing of a novel.
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