Write Like a Pro! (Part Two)
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Write Like a Pro! (Part Two)

Genre, Characters, Setting, Plot, Tone and Title
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Last updated 6/2019
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This course includes
  • 2.5 hours on-demand video
  • 13 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • How to become a professional independent author
  • How to organize and complete a writing project
  • How to become an effective storyteller
  • How to write a book
Requirements
  • Successful Completion of "Write Like a Pro! (Part One)" (optional but suggested)
Description

In this Six Lesson course you will learn the fundamental aspects of storytelling. Since all writing is some form of telling a story, these lessons can be applied across the board. I dig deep into what it means to thoroughly understand how Genre, Character, Setting, Plot, Tone and Title development should have a symbiotic relationship in all great writing. There is a short homework assignment at the end of each video where you are encouraged to apply the tools and tips outlined. There is also a downloadable Power Point presentation for all lessons which compliment the lectures. Throughout the course I mention an Online Writing Workshop Companion, this tool is not required to successfully complete the course. However, if you would like to use it, it is available on Amazon, just search my name (don't forget the apostrophe).   

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Who this course is for:
  • Individuals who want to become better writers
  • Individuals who want to create independently published books
  • Individuals who want to self publish
Course content
Expand 6 lectures 02:35:40
+ Introduction
6 lectures 02:35:40

In this video, I introduce the importance of understanding your genre and how your genre will influence your style of writing.

The purpose of this lesson is to lay out pragmatic questions you must ask yourself about your project as it pertains to the genre you are working within.

Outline of Video:

What genre will the book be? (general)

What area of that genre will you focus on?

What will the mood and energy be?

How do you want your readers to react to your story?

Preview 13:47

In this video, I introduce the importance of character development and how to identify characters in your story.

The purpose of this lesson is to practice character development and identification, learn how to describe characteristics and the role main characters play in a story.

Outline of Video:

Who is your story about?

What is their personality?

Who are they connected to?

What are the supporting characters like?

How do they interact?

Preview 29:21

Correction: In this video I discuss "ly" words and refer to them as adjectives. I meant to refer to adverbs. An updated video and slide are being made to rectify this mistake.


In this video, I introduce setting and the many elements that comprise an intriguing one.

The purpose of this lesson is to practice describing settings, to focus on time and space and ultimately ways to make your setting come alive.

Outline of Video:

Detail

Location

Climate

Time: of day, of year and era

Atmosphere and Mood

Setting
33:01

In this video, I introduce plot and how it acts as the thread that holds all other parts together.

The purpose of this lesson is to become familiar with the five parts of a plot, how to pace them and specific ways to enhance any plot.

Outline of Video:

Five Parts of Plot

Pace

Who’s driving?

Major Events

Entertaining

Plot
30:00

In this video, I introduce the importance of understanding your intended tone and how your tone will influence your style of writing and how readers perceive your story.

The purpose of this lesson is to lay out pragmatic questions you must ask yourself about your project as it pertains to the tone and define what tone means in different types of projects.

Outline of Video:

POV (point of view)

Diction

Syntax

Vernacular

Tone
23:05

In this video, I introduce the importance of choosing the right title and how it is often the first impression that draws the reader in.

The purpose of this lesson is to become familiar with how titles are developed, how to cultivate your own and specific ways to brainstorm great ones.

Outline of Video:

Getting Stuck

Easy

Intriguing

Brainstorm

Like naming a child

Title
26:26