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- 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 Other Courses in the Writing Mastery Series:
"Jessica Brody breaks down these concepts with clarity and amazing insight." - MIKE, UDEMY STUDENT
"Very informative and well worth the time and cost. Jessica has shown me some new ways to approach my storytelling and how to make sure I am telling the best tale I can." - NOEL, UDEMY STUDENT
"Clear, concise, & well-narrated with an abundance of enthusiasm." - CHRISTOPHER, UDEMY STUDENT
"This course is worth far more than the price of admission!" - TALMAGE, UDEMY STUDENT
"Jessica Brody nails all the elements in this course. The exercises are brilliant and very helpful. Thank you for such a great course!" - KIMBERLEY, UDEMY STUDENT
"Jessica Brody has a gift for distilling lots of hard-earned information into concise and tasty bites. - KATHERINE, UDEMY STUDENT
"If you write (or plan to write), get this course" - SCOTT, UDEMY STUDENT
"Superb." - KIMBERLELY, UDEMY STUDENT
"I have learned so much information that has helped me in the writing process." - CHRISTY, UDEMY STUDENT
"Good pacing, great tools, wonderful ideas... loving this course!" - REGINA, UDEMY STUDENT
"Love the videos. Very easy to understand and lots of great tips!" - LISA, UDEMY STUDENT
- 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
Meet your instructors, Jess and Jo, and find out what you're going to learn in this course.
Learn how to use a character's goal or desire to write stronger stories.
Jess and Jo read their "What Do They Want" writing prompts.
Jess and Jo read their "Setting Overload" writing prompts.
Learn the importance of structure and how looking at story using the Story Skeleton can help you keep track of your story and finish the stories you start.