How To Write Irresistibly Compelling Stories
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How To Write Irresistibly Compelling Stories

A simple, 11-step guide to walk you through writing a story that pulls people in and won't let them go.
4.1 (25 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
5,857 students enrolled
Created by Johnson Kee
Last updated 3/2015
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Includes:
  • 36 mins on-demand video
  • 8 mins on-demand audio
  • 1 Supplemental Resource
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • write stories that get read all the way through
  • learn how Hollywood structures their films to generate blockbusters,
  • create sales stories that customers and clients rave about,
  • build credibility through storytelling to communicate an idea across to a mass audience.
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Requirements
  • have a love for story telling
  • open mind to learn new structure for writing stories
  • have a love of teaching
  • pen and paper (or computer)
Description

Discover the secret "Hollywood" structure of stories you can adapt to your own story writing. Whatever you're creating, be it a novel, short story, assignment or script, this structure will ensure you keep your audience at the edge of their seat right til the very end.

Master The Art Of The Story Structure And Make Your Stories Impossible To Resist

  • 11 simple steps to story writing mastery,
  • follow through using "The Matrix" to explain how the structure works (SPOILERS included!)
  • quick and simple course, no BS, no fluff. Done in under an hour.
Spellbind Your Audiences And Have Them Beg To Know What Comes Next!
I've always loved story writing. I was one of those kids in school who won awards for creative writing. I loved writing and I still do. Growing up, I lost my way. Only recently have I begun to rediscover my love for writing stories.
I'm sharing with you a structure that I've researched that works. If you've ever wanted to write a great story, this course is for you. Use this course to write stories for business, an autobiography, sales presentation and watch as your audience succumbs to your storytelling magic.
Content and Overview
I've created this course for the time poor storyteller. There's no need to drag on and on. The 11 lectures are minutes long and to the point. You'll get it done in one sitting.
If you hate the sound of my voice, that's cool. I've compiled a sheet that you can check off as your going along too.
Share your stories with me too! I'd love to see how you go. Happy storytelling!
Who is the target audience?
  • people who want to use a reliable, proven structure to create a great story
  • people who love writing and want to get better at writing,
  • people who aren't so good at writing stories and want to improve at it,
  • JK Rowling shouldn't take this course
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Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome!
1 Lecture 01:17

This is a quick introduction to who I am and what you can achieve from this course.

Preview 01:17
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The 11 Steps To Story Writing Success
11 Lectures 32:07

Introduce the main character, the protagonist and bond them to the reader/viewer.

Preview 03:26

Introduce the main opportunity for the main character to move towards their goal and experience growth.

Preview 03:12

The hero reacts to his new environment and gets used to it.

A Whole New World
03:39

What the hero has to achieve is elucidated and they know exactly what they have to do.

A Clearer Goal
02:41

The hero starts moving in the right direction towards their goal.

Moving Forward
02:29

The hero experiences hardship and can't turn back, so what do they do?

No Turning Back
02:27

The hero is under pressure, there are things that are getting in his way of getting to the goal.

The Pressure Cooker
02:49

The hero experiences a major setback and it puts him/her back a few steps from the goal.

The Setback
02:47

Almost there, the hero gets closer and is running out steam, but he/she keeps persevering until...

The Final Stretch
02:16

Something big happens! All the acceleration grinds to a sudden stop. Has the hero won? Have they lost?

The Climax
02:22

The aftermath. Does the hero pick up the pieces? Do they triumph? What happens next?

The Denouement
03:59
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Thank You!
1 Lecture 03:05

I'd love to have a read of what you've written!

Preview 03:05
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Additional Resources
2 Lectures 07:34

A walkthrough of The Notebook (CONTAINS SPOILERS!) using the Master Checklist. Audio file only.

The Notebook
07:34

Don't have time to go through the course? No problem! Use this checklist to tick off your story as you're going along!

***UPDATED March 30th, 2015*** Ultimate Story Checklist
2 pages
About the Instructor
Johnson Kee
4.1 Average rating
89 Reviews
11,312 Students
6 Courses
Copywriting Consultant

Ever since 2008, Johnson has been involved in the world of online business. Starting off as an article marketer writing articles to promote affiliate programs, he has come a long way. Having been a freelance writer, serving over a dozen clients across five continents, he has assisted online business both large and small with marketing and content strategy. To pass on his experience, he's sharing his unique concepts and thoughts with the Udemy community.

He's currently running a copywriting consultancy helping business improve their CTR by writing more emotionally compelling ads.