Do you have a great idea for a novel, short story, play or screenplay, but don't know how to get started?
In this lively and fun course, Steve Alcorn shows you how to turn your idea into reality. Learn the basics of:
Beginning Writer's Workshop shows you how to become a professional author while having fun and learning the tricks of the publishing trade. It's a fun and exciting class for all aspiring writers!
Meet your instructor and learn techniques to avoid "writer's block" and guarantee success.
Discover the essential difference between plot and story.
Story Patterns give you a template for success.
Meet your protagonist and antagonist, and discover the flaw that drives them.
Three Act Structure has worked for thousands of years, and it will work for you, too!
My nine story structure checkpoints make it easy to create fiction that works, every time.
By understanding the internal structure of scenes, your writing will always flow perfectly.
Here are the most popular viewpoint and tense options, and how to choose the best one for you.
Dialogue is a form of conflict that should always advance the plot or develop your character.
Using active verbs is the best way to bring your exposition to life.
How long is a manuscript? How long are chapters? How do you get to "The End"? This lesson reveals all!
Search for these common errors in your manuscript, and you'll really improve it.
Should you contact a publisher or agent? And where do you find them? How do you query? This lesson shows you.
It's a whole new publishing world out there. here's how to make it work for you.
Now that you're an author, where do you go to learn more? WritingAcademy.com!
Steve Alcorn is a theme park designer, author, teacher, and the founder of Writing Academy. His novels include mysteries, young adult stories, historic fiction and romance. His is also the author of How to Fix Your Novel.
Steve has helped more than 20,000 aspiring writers structure their novels, through the online learning programs of 1500 colleges and universities worldwide. Many of his students are now published authors, and you can be, too!
Dani is the author of the Young Adult novel The Last Telepath, and three screenplays: