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Writing Fiction Series

How do you turn your idea for a novel into a novel? The answer may not be an exact science, but most published authors would point to the fundamentals of storytelling: character development and dramatic structure. As the basis of a good story, these two elements of fiction are further shaped by techniques like dialogue, pacing, and scene building to bring your idea to life on the page. But having all the moving pieces to a good story only equates to a first draft. To truly create publishable work, you must add complexity to your fiction and then learn the process of revision.   

This course series will help you plan, write, and edit fiction. Write Fiction Like a Pro focuses on ideation and plotting. You will first learn how to plot the structure of your story and flesh out characters. As you progress to Advanced Fiction Writing, you will begin to look at dialogue, setting, action, viewpoint, and tense with a professional’s eye. When your draft is close to being finished, you will then learn how to pare down and refine your manuscript.  

These lessons will help you develop and sharpen your fiction writing skills. As you apply each technique, your story will take shape, with a clear path from beginning to end. By the time you finish this series, you will be ready to submit your work for publishing.

Series bundles are not eligible for partial drops or refunds. Transfers to other open sessions of the same course are available. Please refer to your school for additional details regarding drops, transfers, and refunds on Series bundles. 

48 Course Hrs
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Writing Fiction Series

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Bundle Includes

Course Code: B9570

Fundamentals

Write Fiction Like a Pro

with Steve Alcorn

Learn how to use story outlines like a professional writer with lessons developed by a published author.

Course Code: WLP

Fundamentals

Advanced Fiction Writing

with Steve Alcorn

Explore advanced fiction writing techniques with a published novelist.

Course Code: AFW