Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot

Creative Writing: The Craft of Plot

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English
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4 h
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  • 4 Sequences
  • Introductive Level
  • Subtitles in French

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Syllabus

  • Week 1 - Plotting a Course
    In this module, we'll learn essentials about plot definitions and mechanics. What is plot? How does plot shape a narrative? What makes a strong plot? How is plot different from a story? We'll also discuss how plot works in actual books you're probably familiar...
  • Week 2 - The Power of Structure
    In this module we're going to learn what story structure is and how by understanding structure you can learn how to sequence the events in your plot to help maximize your own storytelling abilities.We'll talk about Freytag's pyramid, the five act structure, ho...
  • Week 3 - A Scene in Motion
    Scenes are the building blocks of storytelling. But what is a scene? And how does a scene move plot forward? In this module we'll learn about the difference between telling and showing, the five key elements each scene should have, offer some examples of effec...
  • Week 4 - Cut It Out
    This modules deals with the specifics of editing and revising your work. This process of revision starts with the first draft (which will now become your second draft) and continues until the manuscript’s ready to send to an agent. Included here are a twenty-o...

Prerequisite

None.

Instructors

Brando Skyhorse
Visiting Assistant Professor of Creative Writing
English

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