How To Write Like J.K. Rowling
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How To Write Like J.K. Rowling

A Bestselling Novelist Teaches You To Write Amazing Fiction That Readers (And Publishers!) Can’t Put Down
4.6 (26 ratings)
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1,192 students enrolled
Created by E.Z. Rinsky
Last updated 11/2018
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This course includes
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 8 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Hook readers (and publishers) right from the first page
  • Understand how J.K. Rowling created books that sold nearly a billion copies.
  • Write your own vibrant characters that feel real and engaging
  • Craft realistic settings that suck the reader in
  • Sharpen prose for any piece of fiction, or narrative non-fiction - including journalism
  • Become more critical readers and editors.
Requirements
  • You should have a good level of spoken and written English.
Description

LEARN HOW TO WRITE STORIES THAT READERS CAN'T PUT DOWN

  • Taught by E.Z. Rinsky, best-selling, award winning author of Palindrome and The Binding

  • Get a guided, close reading of Harry Potter, the most successful books in modern history

  • Learn the tools and tricks J.K. Rowling used to create incredible fiction!

This course is perfect for:

  • Authors

  • Journalists

  • Bloggers

  • Creative writers

  • Anyone wanting to improve their writing quality!

What will you get from this course? 

Create deep, realistic characters

Learn how to:

  • Build characters your reader will relate to

  • Use subtle hints to subconsciously convey characters to the reader

  • Write dialogue that perfectly fits your characters

  • Ensure your characters feel like complete, real people

  • Become a better reader & understand how the Masters create characters


Build immersive, gripping settings

Learn how to:

  • Plant complex images in your reader’s head

  • Simple techniques to evoke mood and atmosphere

  • Embed rich symbolism in your settings

  • Be “fair to the reader” ... and what that even means

  • Ensure your settings are an integral part of the story


Write beautiful prose.

Learn how to:

  • Build paragraphs that flow, and keep the reader riveted

  • Ensure internal paragraph logic

  • Know when to switch to a new paragraph

  • Nail the perfect word to convey your vision

  • Avoid the common mistakes which can doom a sentence

  • Write prose your readers can’t put down



Who this course is for:
  • This course is for writers of fiction and narrative non-fiction. It's designed both for new writers, and to help more advanced writers take their skills to the next level
Course content
Expand all 24 lectures 01:47:33
+ People
7 lectures 43:01

I'll introduce the "character toolbox"  - the five key tools a writer has to help them build and convey who a character is.

How to write amazing characters
04:21
Assignment Review / A Close Reading of Sherlock Holmes
08:43
Hermoine
06:01
Assignment Review/ Truman Capote on Brando
09:25
Harry Potter
05:20
Assignment Review/ Isaac Bashevis Singer & Unbiased Narrators
04:36
+ How to create flawless settings
7 lectures 35:29
Assignment Review / Summarizing Classic Novels
06:03
What makes a good setting? (part 2)
04:55
The Harry Potter Universe (Part 1)
03:18
The Harry Potter Universe (Part 2)
06:14
Diagon Alley
05:41
Hogwarts
04:32
+ Writing tight & effective prose
8 lectures 24:37
What makes good prose?
01:33
Cut out descriptors!
03:45
Less is more
02:13
The perfect word
02:09
Internal logic
03:54
The golden rule of prose
02:52
J.K. Rowling's prose (part 1)
04:40
J.K. Rowling's prose (part 2)
03:31
+ Wrap-up
1 lecture 01:20
Wrap-up: now go write!
01:20