Novel Writing: Dialogue, Beginnings and Endings
3.6 (26 ratings)
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Novel Writing: Dialogue, Beginnings and Endings

Bring Your Novel to Life with Vivid Dialogue, Catchy Beginnings and Memorable Endings
3.6 (26 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
314 students enrolled
Created by Steve Alcorn
Last updated 9/2017
English
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Current price: $27.99 Original price: $39.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 36 mins on-demand video
  • 7 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Invent realistic dialogue that propels your characters into conflict and reveals their emotions
  • Hook your readers with a killer beginning
  • Drive home your theme with an ending that resonates
Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites
  • All you need to benefit from this course is a desire to write great fiction!
Description

Have you started a novel only to get part way into the manuscript and find yourself stuck? Or do you have an idea for a novel but aren't sure where to begin? Have you completed a first draft but feel it doesn't quite have the luster of professional Novel Writing?

In this lively and fun course Steve Alcorn shows you how to achieve success. You'll learn how to write a novel step by step.

During the past two decades, Steve Alcorn has helped more than 20,000 students structure their novels, and many of them are now in print. Steve's courses are rated an average of 5 out of 5 stars.

This course focuses on Power Techniques for telling your story:

  • Invent realistic dialogue that propels your characters into conflict and reveals their emotions
  • Hook your readers with a killer beginning
  • And drive home your theme with an ending that resonates

Whether you're a first time novelist still planning your story or an experienced author looking for ways to bring your fiction to life, Steve Alcorn's novel writing courses will show you how to succeed!

Who this course is for:
  • This course is perfect for beginning or experienced writers
  • These techniques apply to novels, short stories and screenplays
Course content
Expand all 7 lectures 35:56
+ Dialogue
4 lectures 15:13

Let's look at the ways dialogue can be used in your fiction

Preview 04:15

Dialogue is more than talking. It's a way to create action.

Preview 04:41

You don't always need to use "said"

Preview 05:19
+ Beginnings and Endings
3 lectures 20:44

Hook your readers with a great opener

Beginnings
08:00

Bring your story full circle to reinforce your theme

Endings
12:25

With your characters talking to each other, you can bring your manuscript to completion.

Next Steps
00:19