The Technology of Fiction : write great novels and stories
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The Technology of Fiction : write great novels and stories

An ongoing series of talks by Damien Walter on the art and technology of fiction writing
4.7 (47 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.
3,714 students enrolled
Created by Damien Walter
Last updated 6/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to master the key technologies of fiction writing.
Requirements
  • Good English writing skills.
  • A passion for storytelling.
  • A love for reading fiction.
Description

WHAT IS THE TECHNOLOGY OF FICTION?

Writing a truly fantastic novel, or a diamond sharp short story, is hard. Why?


To make anything worthwhile, from a gothic cathedral to an Apple iPhone, we have to master the use of many technologies. Not just physical technologies like carving stone, but mental technologies, like the maths that allows an engineer to make buildings that stand up.

Novels and stories are made of dozens or even hundreds of technologies. Forms of written fiction have evolved over centuries of time, and become more sophisticated and more complex as writers invent new and more powerful technologies of fiction. Great modern novelists like Haruki Murakami or Margaret Atwood write powerful novels using technologies they have mastered over decades.

The Technology of Fiction explores how to write great novels and short stories by looking in detail at how writers use each technology they have mastered. Every writer has a different toolkit, that they use in their own unique way.

Enjoy this series of talks by writer and teacher Damien Walter as he explores the "technology of fiction" by diving into the work of great writers.

Who this course is for:
  • Anyone who loves novels and short stoies.
Course content
Expand all 8 lectures 01:28:06
+ Introduction to the Technology of Fiction
2 lectures 07:29

I will be starting live Question & Answer sessions for Rhetoric of Story students, digital journalism and professional writing, starting this week on Instagram.

Times to be announced.

Follow me on Instagram for details: https://www.instagram.com/damiengwalter

LIVE Q&A on Instagram
00:08
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