Creative Writing - Plot Scenarios Month 1
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Creative Writing - Plot Scenarios Month 1

31 scenarios (with exercises and tips) to create a portfolio of 31+ stories
4.6 (3 ratings)
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125 students enrolled
Created by Morgen Bailey
Last updated 6/2016
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 6 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • have a better understanding of the components of stories and how many variations can be taken for one idea.
  • collate their portfolio of 100+ stories with a view to polishing and submitting them.
  • identify various writing techniques and use them in their writing ongoing.
Requirements
  • All that is needed for this course is paper and pen or a blank document.
Description

31 scenarios each with three exercises per day to provide the student with a better understanding of the components of stories and how many variations can be taken for one idea. Exercise three in each scenario encourages the student to create their own plot inspired by the scenario.

This course can be completed at a scenario per day during any month or at the student's own pace.

With a tip per day, it will aid the identification of various writing techniques for use in these scenarios as well as writing ongoing.

No previous experience necessary with just a pen (or pencil) and paper or blank document required.

This is the course for you if you struggle coming up with new ideas, are a new writer looking to learn, or an established writer looking to put some new life into your writing.

Who this course is for:
  • This plot scenarios course has been designed for anyone wishing to create fictional stories.
Course content
Expand all 14 lectures 01:26:19
+ Introduction
1 lecture 02:23

Introduction to the course structure and the course tutor.

Preview 02:23
+ Scenarios 1-10
4 lectures 29:19

Five scenarios containing a potential of at least fifteen stories with tips after each scenario covering a reader’s sympathy, using what we know, song lyrics and external conflict.

Preview 12:10

Talking more about readers' sympathy, using what we know, song lyrics and external conflict.

Preview 02:37

Can you remember where Maria was in Scenario 2?

Where was Maria?
1 question

Including song lyrics in your writing...

Song Lyrics
1 question

Five scenarios containing a potential of at least fifteen stories with tips after each scenario covering internal conflict, unreliable narrators, character motivation, a lack of vision and animals as characters.

Scenarios 6-10
11:24

Talking more about internal conflict, unreliable narrators, and character motivation.

Preview 03:08

Back in scenarios 4, 5 and 6, we looked at conflict.

Types of conflict.
1 question

Can you remember the three main story aspects?

Three main story aspects
1 question
+ Scenarios 11-20
4 lectures 24:14

Five scenarios containing a potential of at least fifteen stories with tips after each scenario covering emotions, nicknames, and characters.

Scenarios 11-15
09:50

Talking more about characters and their emotions, nicknames.

Preview 01:29

Here we are looking at the characters' points of view.

Points of view
1 question

Five scenarios containing a potential of at least fifteen stories with tips after each scenario covering genre, eras, the five senses, dialogue and phobias.

Scenarios 16-20
09:42

Talking more about genre, eras, the five senses, dialogue and phobias.

Preview 03:13

Can you remember how many genres were mentioned in scenario 16?

Genres
1 question
+ Scenarios 21-31
4 lectures 25:22

Five scenarios containing a potential of at least fifteen stories with tips after each scenario covering peaks and troughs, familiar territory, changes, characters’ emotions, and protagonists and antagonists.

Scenarios 21-25
09:51

Talking more about peaks and troughs, protagonists and antagonists.

Preview 02:10

One slows the pace, one speeds it... can you remember which was which?

Peaks and troughs
1 question

Six scenarios containing a potential of at least eighteen stories with tips after each scenario covering characters’ actions / emotions / names, genres, antagonism, and endings.

Scenarios 26-31
11:35

Talking more about characters' actions, emotions, names, antagonism, story genres and endings.

Preview 01:46

How would you end your story?

Endings
1 question
+ Conclusion
1 lecture 05:01

Conclusion to the month's content with thanks and what to do next.

Conclusion
05:01