Fiction spans several genres and touches millions of readers. Some of the most enduring works of fiction have come from genres like fantasy, romance, and mystery. And today, many genre pieces have gone on to become multimedia franchises. If you want to become a writer, there’s no better time to learn genre fiction and screenwriting.
Explore Fiction Writing will teach you how to write works of fantasy, romance, and mystery. You will also learn screenwriting, since film as a medium can further expand your story ideas. You will learn how characterization, plotting, narrative, and other techniques of fiction translate to genre writing. And through targeted writing assignments, you will put what you learn into practice. Whether you're a new or experienced writer, this course bundle will help you broaden your skills and understand what makes readers engage with your work.
Writing the first draft is only the first step though. You will also learn how to revise and proofread like an editor. As you craft your work from first to final draft, you will also learn what happens after “The End.” Marketing your work and submitting for publication is an important part of a writer’s work, and you will learn how to navigate this process. With the tools you will gain in this course, you will be ready to write, edit, and submit your story, novel, or screenplay.
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Course Code: B9569
Writing the Fantasy Novel
with Laura K. Anderson
This is the perfect course for anyone who's ever thought about becoming a fantasy fiction writer.
Course Code: WFN
with Priscilla Oliveras
Whether you're a new or experienced writer, this course will teach you the skills you need to write a romance novel that will make readers swoon.
Course Code: ROW
with Steve Alcorn
Using vivid examples from bestselling mystery novels, this course will teach you the techniques you need to become a successful author.
Course Code: MYS
Introduction to Screenwriting
with William Rabkin
Learn everything you need to know to write a great script, from structure, character creation, and dialogue to marketing and selling your screenplay.
Course Code: ISW