Creative Writing: The Mystery, Suspense, Crime Story
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Creative Writing: The Mystery, Suspense, Crime Story

The Mystery, Suspense, Crime Story
5.0 (1 rating)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
15 students enrolled
Created by Terri Dawn Arnold
Last updated 6/2017
English
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  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Students will develop skills for writing a mystery-suspense-crime story.
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Requirements
  • Students should be able to use a PC.
Description

Course Objectives:

In this course students will plan, create, and research a story. You will discover the value of attention to detail for a plot for writing a novel, teleplay, or screenplay. The main goal of the course is for students to develop skills for writing a mystery-suspense-crime story.

This course is intended for beginning mystery-suspense-crime writers. However, all creative writers and literature students can benefit from the lessons. In addition, it is recommended individuals interested in writing thriller stories take the class.

Who is the target audience?
  • The course is intended for beginning mystery-suspense-crime writers. However, all creative writers and literature students can benefit from the lessons. In addition, it is recommended individuals interested in writing thriller stories take the class.
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Curriculum For This Course
9 Lectures
01:17:01
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Introduction: Course Overview
1 Lecture 06:35
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Session 1: Creating an Outline
1 Lecture 14:50

You will create an outline and choose a format for your story.

Preview 14:50
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Session 2: Writing a Treatment
1 Lecture 09:40

You will write a treatment for your novel, teleplay, or screenplay.

Session 2: Writing a Treatment
09:40
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Session 3: Characterization
1 Lecture 16:49

You will develop characters for your novel, teleplay, or screenplay.

Session 3: Characterization
16:49
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Session 4: Setting
1 Lecture 10:57

You will create a setting for your novel, teleplay, or screenplay.

Session 4: Setting
10:57
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Session 5: Conflicts
1 Lecture 06:15

You will create conflicts for your novel, teleplay, or screenplay.

Session 5: Conflicts
06:15
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Session 6: The Climax
1 Lecture 03:23

You will create the climax of your novel, teleplay, or screenplay.

Session 6: The Climax
03:23
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Session 7: Falling Action / Resolution
1 Lecture 04:35

You will create falling action / resolution for your novel, teleplay, or screenplay.

Session 7: Falling Action / Resolution
04:35
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Session 8: Research
1 Lecture 03:57

You will discover the value of doing research for your novel, teleplay, or screenplay.

Session 8: Research
03:57
About the Instructor
Terri Dawn Arnold
5.0 Average rating
1 Review
15 Students
1 Course
Writer, Producer, Director -- TDA Entertainment Inc.

•I am the author and publisher of the coming-of-age book, Growing Pains – 10 short stories about growing up, and former columnist for Hollywood Scriptwriter magazine.

•I have written, produced, and directed five dramatic short movies and one feature crime-drama movie titled, The Two Sisters, that received two Best Screenplay nominations from film festivals.

•I am the screenwriter of the suspense short movie, Road 29, which was a contest semi-finalist. In addition, I have written mystery and suspense screenplays, receiving award recognition, and teleplays for a miniseries.

•I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from University of California at Davis and taught English (composition, literature, written analysis) to students in grades six through twelve and undergraduates.

•Other courses I taught are English Language Development, Social Science, Video Production, and Drama.

•I earned a Master of Education degree from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master of Arts degree in Educational Leadership from Azusa Pacific University.

•I earned a Teaching Credential and an Administrative Services Credential for leading an education organization.