Novel Writing: Dialogue, Beginnings and Endings
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Novel Writing: Dialogue, Beginnings and Endings

Bring Your Novel to Life with Vivid Dialogue, Catchy Beginnings and Memorable Endings
4.2 (13 ratings)
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.
195 students enrolled
Created by Steve Alcorn
Last updated 2/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 36 mins on-demand video
  • 6 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Invent realistic dialogue that propels your characters into conflict and reveals their emotions
  • Hook your readers with a killer beginning
  • Drive home your theme with an ending that resonates
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Requirements
  • There are no prerequisites
  • All you need to benefit from this course is a desire to write great fiction!
Description

Have you started a novel only to get part way into the manuscript and find yourself stuck? Or do you have an idea for a novel but aren't sure where to begin? Have you completed a first draft but feel it doesn't quite have the luster of professional Novel Writing?

In this lively and fun course Steve Alcorn shows you how to achieve success. You'll learn how to write a novel step by step.

During the past two decades, Steve Alcorn has helped more than 20,000 students structure their novels, and many of them are now in print. Steve's courses are rated an average of 5 out of 5 stars.

This course focuses on Power Techniques for telling your story:

  • Invent realistic dialogue that propels your characters into conflict and reveals their emotions
  • Hook your readers with a killer beginning
  • And drive home your theme with an ending that resonates

Whether you're a first time novelist still planning your story or an experienced author looking for ways to bring your fiction to life, Steve Alcorn's novel writing courses will show you how to succeed!

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is perfect for beginning or experienced writers
  • These techniques apply to novels, short stories and screenplays
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Curriculum For This Course
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Dialogue
4 Lectures 15:13

Let's look at the ways dialogue can be used in your fiction

Preview 04:15

Dialogue is more than talking. It's a way to create action.

Preview 04:41

You don't always need to use "said"

Preview 05:19
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Beginnings and Endings
3 Lectures 20:44

Hook your readers with a great opener

Beginnings
08:00

Bring your story full circle to reinforce your theme

Endings
12:25

With your characters talking to each other, you can bring your manuscript to completion.

Next Steps
00:19
About the Instructor
Steve Alcorn
4.6 Average rating
640 Reviews
7,810 Students
14 Courses
Published Author and Educator

Steve Alcorn is a theme park designer, author, teacher, and the founder of Writing Academy. His novels include mysteries, young adult stories, historic fiction and romance. His is also the author of How to Fix Your Novel.

Steve has helped more than 20,000 aspiring writers structure their novels, through the online learning programs of 1500 colleges and universities worldwide. Many of his students are now published authors, and you can be, too!