Fiction for Young Writers (Writing Mastery)
What you'll learn
- Unlock your creativity and spark your imagination with lots of fun writing prompts
- Create awesome characters who will jump right off the page and take your stories to the next level
- Write dazzling dialogue that will transform lifeless scenes into vibrant stories
- Build memorable settings that shape the world of your story and bring that world to life
- Narrate stories from an engaging and interesting point of view to hook your readers and draw them into your fictional worlds
- Develop exciting plots that will keep your stories on track and have your readers on the edge of their seats to find out what happens next!
- Expand a single idea into a compelling finished story
- A notebook and pen/pencil or a computer/tablet
- A timer for writing exercises
- A desire to write!
Udemy's "Breakout Instructor of 2016" and International bestselling author, Jessica Brody (author of more than 15 novels for kids and teens) and Joanne Rendell, acclaimed author and writing teacher, share their secrets of writing great fiction in this special, one-of-a-kind creative writing course for young writers.
Writing Mastery: Fiction for Young Writers is a fun and interactive, self-paced workshop designed for ages 10 and up (or advanced students ages 8 and 9) that will teach young writers the essential ingredients of great fiction, so they can improve their writing, tell better stories, write more vivid scenes, and build confidence in their writing abilities.
"Very solid material, presented in an efficient delightful way! - DAVE H.
"Super Fun and wise! I love it!" - JUAN S.
"inspiring and engaging!" - LESLIE K.
"Wonderfully enjoyable course with lots of meat in it! - DORIS D.
Jessica Brody is published by several major publishers like Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Macmillan. Her books have been translated and published in more than 23 countries and two are currently in development as major motion pictures. She’s recently been hired by Disney Press to write a book series based on the hit Disney Channel Original Movie, Descendants. Jessica is excited to share her proven storytelling methods with young writers.
In this course, Jessica teams up with Joanne Rendell, author of three novels published by Penguin Books. Joanne also holds a PhD in English Literature and teaches regular writing classes for kids and teens in New York City. Together, Jessica and Joanne have created a dynamic course to help young writers (beginner to advanced) build a storytelling foundation and nurture their love of writing.
In this course, you will learn how to:
Unlock your creativity and spark your imagination with tons of fun writing prompts!
Create awesome characters who will jump right off the page and take your stories to the next level
Write dazzling dialogue that will transform lifeless scenes into vibrant stories
Build memorable settings that shape the world of your story and bring that world to life
Narrate stories from an engaging and interesting point of view to hook your readers and draw them into your fictional worlds
Develop exciting plots that will keep your stories on track and have your readers on the edge of their seats to find out what happens next!
Expand a single idea into a compelling finished story
"I've been watching this with my 14 year old daughter and now she's so inspired to write!" - MICHAEL R.
"My niece Elise,10, is an avid reader and a budding writer -- and she LOVES this course." - JUDY P.
"[My 9-year-old son] is now full of ideas for his current story." - ZEB M.
This course is jam packed full of:
Examples from popular books and movies that will help you fully understand the elements of great storytelling
Loads of fun writing prompts designed to spark your imagination and get your creative juices flowing
Tons of practical writing tips and advice to take you on an unforgettable creative journey toward becoming an amazing writer
Jessica’s ten years of professional experience writing commercial fiction for kids and teens combined with Joanne’s in-depth knowledge of classic literature and the writing craft makes for an engaging, humorous, and enlightening class that is guaranteed to remind young writers why they love to write.
"A lot of great info in this course. I love the writing prompts!" - ERIKA B.
"Loved this course! It has been extremely helpful with my writing!" - FELICITY S.
"This course is very organized and structured so learning is easy." - LEE S.
PRAISE FOR COURSES IN THE WRITING MASTERY SERIES:
10 writing courses
Over 50,000 students enrolled
Average Rating 4.7 stars!
"Jessica is truly a gifted teacher!" - Vicky
"Jessica is a LEGEND...Completely worth it." - Ras
"Superb. Clear and engaging - Dan
"Just, WOW! Jessica Brody provides much more than a boatload... try a cruise ship FULL of tips, tricks, resources, references, and actionable steps" - Tracy
"Thorough, accurate, and well-presented --I would recommend Jessica Brody’s courses to any writer eager to rise." - Mark
"Jessica Brody breaks down these concepts with clarity and amazing insight." - Mike
"Jessica Brody's courses are all thorough, entertaining, and extremely helpful." - Tricia
"As always, Jessica Brody delivers an insider's knowledge and the tools to move forward in the process, now!" - Sue
"Very informative and well worth the time and cost." - Noel
"Clear, concise, & well-narrated with an abundance of enthusiasm." - Christopher
"This course is worth far more than the price of admission!" - Talmage
"Jessica Brody has a gift for distilling lots of hard-earned information into concise and tasty bites." - Katherine
"If you write (or plan to write), get this course" - Scott
Who this course is for:
- All writers ages 10 and up!
- Advanced writers ages 8 and 9
- Parents who want to get their kids excited about writing
- Anyone interested in writing fiction
- Anyone who likes to write fiction
- Anyone who wants to improve their fiction writing
- Anyone looking for writing inspiration
- Writers who need help finishing a story
Jessica Brody is the author of the #1 bestselling plotting guide, Save the Cat! Writes a Novel, as well as 20+ novels for teens, tweens, and adults including Sky Without Stars, The Geography of Lost Things, The Chaos of Standing Still, 52 Reasons to Hate My Father, A Week of Mondays, Better You Than Me and the Unremembered trilogy. Her books are published by major publishers like Simon & Schuster, Random House, and Macmillan. She's also frequently hired by Disney Press to write books based on popular Disney franchises like Descendants and LEGO Disney Princess. Her books have been translated and published in over 23 countries and several have been optioned for film and television. She is also the founder of the Writing Mastery Academy, an online school for writers.
Joanne Rendell is the author of six novels, including the System Divine trilogy for teens (co-written with Jessica Brody and published by Simon and Schuster). She co-teaches "Foundations of Fiction," a bestselling fiction writing course on Udemy. Joanne is also a board member for the youth Shakespeare company, New Genesis Productions. With her family, she divides her time between New York City and New Paltz, New York.
Achieve your writing goals and take you writing to the next level!
Founded by Jessica Brody, author of the #1 bestselling plotting guide Save the Cat! Writes a Novel and over 20 novels, Writing Mastery develops courses to help you become the writer you want to be.
From learning the foundations of fiction to crafting dynamic characters to writing bestselling novels and publishing them, each of our courses are designed to level up your writing, with inspiring instructors, clear explanations, high-quality production, concrete examples, downloadable resources, and fun writing exercises to help you apply everything you've learned.
So whether you're a new writer or already a bestseller, you've come to the right place for honing and elevating your craft.
All our courses are available on-demand, whenever you need them and available on any device, through the Udemy website, mobile, or TV app. And if for any reason, you're not completely satisfied with our content, our courses come with a 30-day money-back guarantee, which means you can check out one of our courses and get a full refund if you decide it's not right for you.