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Writing Stories About Ourselves (Coursera)

In this course, creative nonfiction writers will explore traditional storytelling methods, especially those which overlap between fiction and memoir. By looking at examples from a wide range of genres, including film, song, painting—even the theme music for Jaws!—we’ll practice exercising the creative muscle that sees ourselves as characters and [...]
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Start Writing Fiction (FutureLearn)

Get started with your own fiction writing, focusing on the central skill of creating characters, with this hands-on course. Discover the rituals and approaches that successful fiction writers use. On this online course, established writers – including Louis de Bernières, Patricia Duncker, Alex Garland, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Tim Pears, Michèle [...]
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Craft of Writing (Lead Academy)

Whether you are self-taught and you want to fill in the gaps for better efficiency and productivity, this Craft of Writing course will set you up with a solid foundation to become a confident writer and develop more advanced skills. This comprehensive Craft of Writing course is the perfect [...]
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Transformational Character Arcs: 6 Steps to a Plot-Driving Protagonist (Skillshare)

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Transformational Character Arcs: 6 Steps to a Plot-Driving Protagonist (Skillshare)
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What's the secret to keeping your readers turning those pages? A flawed protagonist who transforms into a hero! In this class, Michelle will walk you through six steps that will help you figure out what's at the root of your main character's biggest flaws and how her deepest beliefs [...]
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Free Class - Screenplay Character Introductions Part 1: Description (Skillshare)

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Free Class - Screenplay Character Introductions Part 1: Description (Skillshare)
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Scripts have no space to waste. We need to get readers onboard and we need to do it fast. A great way to get people connected is to give them some insight into the characters from the moment they meet them. A generic character description isn’t going to cut [...]
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Modern Masterpieces of World Literature (edX)

Examine how great modern writers capture the intricacies of our globalized world and how their works circulate within that world to find their own audiences. Based on the second half of the Masterpieces of World Literature edX MOOC, this short literature course examines how writers reach beyond national and [...]
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Classic Detective Fiction (FutureLearn)

Feb 22nd 2021
Classic Detective Fiction (FutureLearn)
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Develop detailed knowledge of one of the most popular and widely read literary sub-genres of crime fiction. Are you the next Hercule Poirot? A budding Sherlock Holmes? Embrace your inner Dick Tracy and dive into the world of detective fiction! Explore the back-stories of some of the earliest examples [...]
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Ocio y lectura crítica de las ficciones mediáticas: géneros (Fantasía, ciencia ficción y terror), series (Miríada X)

Mar 5th 2018
Ocio y lectura crítica de las ficciones mediáticas: géneros (Fantasía, ciencia ficción y terror), series (Miríada X)
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Primero fueron los cuentos orales al amor de la lumbre. Luego la plaza pública o los salones donde se contaban y se leían por placer historias, en voz alta, desde los libros. En los tiempos modernos, el mundo entero se ha convertido en un escenario y se cuentan las [...]
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NaNoWriMo with this Mo (Mohadoha)

Nov 3rd 2013
NaNoWriMo with this Mo (Mohadoha)
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This is a four week session guiding learners through the basics of writing a novel in honor of National Novel Writing Month.
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