Overview: Novels are a complex weaving of systems. However, there is one thing a novel depends on most. It is the hidden answers to significant questions that lay the foundation for everything from plot to characters. This class, like every Writing Loft class, is a “how-to-do-it” class. Most writing classes tell you what needs to be done but seldom tell you exactly how to do it. You’ll begin with foundation, move into learning how different novel structures work—plot, characters, subplots, scene structures, the point of view and more. Then, you’ll learn how to use them to your advantage. This class will change everything you thought you knew about writing a novel and the art of storytelling. It will give you the confidence, knowledge, and ability to tell a tale that achieves the goals of writing a gripping story. This is your opportunity to write your best story.
All class sessions include:
- Video Lessons
- Workbook and/or Handouts
- Additional optional reading material
- Video and movie clips
- Taped group discussions
- Lesson assignments
- On-demand personal instructor-mentor to walk you through concepts when needed or requested.
The gift of storytelling may be one of life’s most powerful—and envied—skills. A well-crafted narrative entertains, empowers, and educates. This lesson reveals the tried-and-true methods experienced writers use to develop and write stories that are both entertaining and memorable. This course introduces you to the practical methods for building dynamic tension, and capturing—and maintaining—your reader’s attention. In ten enthralling lectures, The Writing Loft demonstrates how to master the basic principles of fiction with passion, humor. It will give you the bottom-line information you need to write successful fiction.