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860 個評分
249 個審閱
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完成時間大約為12 小時

建議:4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
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第 2 門課程(共 5 門),位於

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完成時間(小時)

完成時間大約為12 小時

建議:4 weeks of study, 2-4 hours/week...
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英語(English)

字幕:英語(English), 西班牙語(Spanish)...

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完成時間為 3 小時

Discovering Characters from Your Life and Elsewhere

What happens in the writer's mind before any words are written on the paper? Characters then reveal themselves through conflict and drama. Without conflict there is no purpose to the story. We then discuss desire. Human beings want things, even when we don't really know what it is we wish for. Finally, we conclude the module like Michelangelo, chipping away everything that is not the masterpiece statue of David. Learn to find what is germane to the story you are telling by looking closely at the character....
Reading
5 個視頻(共 34 分鐘), 2 個閱讀材料, 1 個測驗
Video5 個視頻
Conception7分鐘
The Conflict Within (Shop Talk with Brando Skyhorse)8分鐘
Desire and Goals8分鐘
Hearing, Selecting, and Seeing6分鐘
Feedback Expectations for the Specialization2分鐘
Reading2 個閱讀材料
A Note on Assignments10分鐘
Promo Codes10分鐘
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完成時間為 3 小時

Creating Characters on the Page

Here, we delve deeper into the characters. What is their physical description, and how can we describe them through action? How do they speak? What makes me want to read about them? When your characters need help or understanding, or even rescuing, this draws the reader in, far more than likability. Finally, we discuss how the plot reveals the inner life of characters through what they do as well as say....
Reading
4 個視頻(共 35 分鐘), 1 個測驗
Video4 個視頻
Voice6分鐘
Making Them Matter to the Reader (with Visiting Writer Dani Shapiro)12分鐘
The Story Reveals Who We Are (Shop Talk with Salvatore Scibona)8分鐘
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完成時間(小時)
完成時間為 2 小時

Dialogue and Monologue

How do we lead a reader to a world that feels real? Narrators have an attitude, towards subjects and audience, about the world and its events. We discuss in this module considerations involved in planning for these realities, including the differences between first and third person and the construction of dialogue with verisimilitude - the feel of real life - while stripping away the tedium. We ask what idiosyncrasies your characters possess and how to control them to advance the narrative....
Reading
4 個視頻(共 28 分鐘), 1 個測驗
Video4 個視頻
Inflection7分鐘
Picking Your Point of View (Shop Talk with Amity Gaige)8分鐘
Conversation's Greatest Hits6分鐘
Idiosyncrasies5分鐘
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完成時間(小時)
完成時間為 2 小時

Set Your Characters Free.. and Give Them Somewhere to Go

In this module, we reflect on how our readers learn about our characters - and how we as writers do, as well. We ask questions about who is telling the story, why, and with what goal. We conclude the course with a conversation about the narrator and, distinctly, the narrative, to see how they shape the reader's perception of character and story....
Reading
4 個視頻(共 27 分鐘), 1 個測驗
Video4 個視頻
The Relationship Between the Character and the Wide World (with Visiting Writer Valerie Martin)10分鐘
Voice of Narrator6分鐘
Voice of Narrative5分鐘
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創建者 SSAug 11th 2016

I loved this course! Extremely useful and hands on. The course instructor was really impressive, both informative and empathetic, both arty and to the point. Totally admired her style of instruction.

創建者 NDAug 8th 2016

Excellent teaching, be aware the meat of this course is in the interviews. If you read and watch them then the assignments are self-explanatory. The discussion boards were however a disappointment.

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Amy Bloom

Distinguished University Writer in Residence and Director of the Shapiro Center for Creative Writing

關於 Wesleyan University

At Wesleyan, distinguished scholar-teachers work closely with students, taking advantage of fluidity among disciplines to explore the world with a variety of tools. The university seeks to build a diverse, energetic community of students, faculty, and staff who think critically and creatively and who value independence of mind and generosity of spirit. ...

關於 创意写作 專項課程

This Specialization covers elements of three major creative writing genres: short story, narrative essay, and memoir. You will master the techniques that good writers use to compose a bracing story, populated with memorable characters in an interesting setting, written in a fresh descriptive style. You will analyze and constructively evaluate peer writing. In the Capstone, you will draft, rewrite, and complete a substantial original story in the genre of your choosing. Our courses are designed for anyone from the aspiring short story writer to established novelist. Whether you have a finished novel sitting on your desk calling for a fresh look or have had the germ of an idea for a decade, this Specialization gives you tools to achieve your goal. Through 4 courses focused on a key aspect of writing, and taken in any order you choose, you will develop a stronger ability to not only refine your writing, but critique writing in general and find inspiration in the works you are already reading. Thanks to our sponsors, upon completion of their first assignment, learners in each course will receive up to an 80% discount from Write-Bros and a 30% discount off their first purchase from Scrivener to use on their writing software. Additionally, learners who complete an assignment will receive 30% off membership at the online writing community Scribophile. For more information about our partners, see the FAQ below....
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