Do you have a story idea but aren't sure how to begin? Do your friends say you write well, but you're not sure how to get started on that first book? Do you have a manuscript, or parts of a manuscript, and need to know how to polish it for publication? Are you a published author who wants to learn techniques to write more effectively and efficiently?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then Advanced Fiction Writing is for you!
In this course, you'll explore all the topics a writer needs to create a successful manuscript, including story structure, plot, character, dialogue, setting, suspense, conflict, action, viewpoint, tense, and even how to get published. Each lesson includes an assignment that will help you develop or polish your manuscript. And in the Discussion Area, you'll have an opportunity to share your work with classmates to obtain their feedback.
In Advanced Fiction Writing, you'll explore the essential techniques that are often overlooked by other writing classes and textbooks. And you'll explore them in a clear, step-by-step fashion that will make it easy for you to turn your story idea into a published book. Join us for the next six weeks, and you'll never look at fiction writing the same way again!
About The Instructor
Steve Alcorn is the published author of a wide range of fiction and nonfiction works. During the past decade he has helped more than 30,000 students turn their story ideas into reality, and many of his students have published novels they developed in his classes. His novels include the mystery <em>A Matter of Justice,</em> the historical novel <em>Everything in Its Path,</em> and the picture storybook <em>Molly Builds a Theme Park. </em>He is the author of the non-fiction books<em> How to Fix Your Novel, Theme Park Design, </em>and <em>Write Your Life Story. </em>When he isn't writing and teaching, Steve is the CEO of Alcorn McBride Inc., a leading theme park design company.