Join Lisa Cron for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use this course, part of Writing Fundamentals: The Craft of Story.
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This course has been organized so that each chapter has three movies. In the first movie of each chapter, I'll provide an overview explanation of the story principle we will be discussing. In the second movie, we'll peek over the shoulder of a writer as her work goes from a weak before to a strong after, by incorporating a principle we've been discussing. In the third movie, I'll give you a checklist of questions to ask yourself when you begin to write or rewrite your own story.
And if you aren't writing a story yet, don't worry. You can practice on the exercise examples provided at the end of each chapter. The checklists and the exercise examples can be found in the Exercise Files tab on the Course Details page. If you're watching this tutorial on a DVD, the exercise files are included there. With that in mind, let's begin.
- What is a story?
- Hooking your reader
- Feeling what the protagonist feels
- Being specific
- Creating suspense and conflict
- Writing flashbacks and subplots