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Writing Fiction Online Course

Online

Subject: Writing

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Becoming a fiction writer - what you need to know

Fiction is writing that encompasses imaginary yet believable characters, events, and environments, but can also include real places and events. A good fiction writer can skillfully weave fantasy and reality, or create a world that is wholly imagined yet feels real. If you want to write fiction, this is the course for you.

Always dreamed of writing a novel...

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Becoming a fiction writer - what you need to know

Fiction is writing that encompasses imaginary yet believable characters, events, and environments, but can also include real places and events. A good fiction writer can skillfully weave fantasy and reality, or create a world that is wholly imagined yet feels real. If you want to write fiction, this is the course for you.

Always dreamed of writing a novel or short stories - this could be the course for you. Learn to write fiction from our highly experienced tutors. Study in your own time and at your own pace. Develop your creativity with this Fiction Writing course and learn from published authors.

Lessons:

There are 8 lessons in this course:

1. Scope and Nature of Fiction
Elements
Types of Fiction (Category/genre and Mainstream)
Characteristics of Category Fiction (strong plot, hero/heroine, motivation. Action, background/setting)
Characteristics of Mainstream Fiction (Strong plot, Action or intrigue, hero, heroine, romance, happy ending)
Book, play or short story
Categories (Fantasy, fairy tale, fable, myth, legend, science fiction, western, drama, romance, comedy, horror, crime, suspense, erotica)
Getting an Idea (using a fragment, philosophical approach, develop from a title or opening sentence)
Back story
Types of writing
Theme development
Write an Analogy
Writing a Balanced Theme
Are You Suited to Writing Fiction ; Imagination, Being Informed, Human Behaviour
Importance of Focus

2. Components of a Story
Story Components
Story Structure
Theme
Plot
Characterisation
Settings
Developing your own Style
Aspects of Style.
Case Study

3. Technique
Conception (Characters, Settings, Events)
Write a Synopsis
Developing a Story
Examples of Plot Structure
Method Writing (Developing characters, changing characters, Appropriateness of characters, Revealing characters through crisis, names, stereotypes, creating dynamic characters)
Writing a Draft
Editing and Rewriting.

4. Conception and Research
Conceiving a Story
Parts of Conception
Making conception original
Types of research (Primary and secondary data)
Planning a formal survey

5. Drama
Writing a Dramatic Story
Common mistakes
Time Shifting
Transition between events
Dramatic conflict
Motivation
Dialogue
Point of View.
Representing Characters Speech

6. Fantasy
Science Fiction
Methods to develop Sci Fi
Fairy Tales.

7. The Short Story
Characteristics of Short Stories.
Length in terms of: the time frame; the number of characters; the number of events; the number of settings
Common Problems with Short story Writers

8. The Novel
Guidelines
Planning a Novel
Making a story Endure (Archetypes, etc)
Tips
Getting Started
Submitting a Manuscript.
Which Publisher

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

Course Code: BWR105
Duration: 100 hours
Qualification: Certificate
Exam: Optional

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This session is taught online

When

This is a self paced course. The course coordinator will contact you shortly after your enrollment to help you get started.

Where

Online

Price: $693.00

 

Notes:

International: $630.00 AUD
Australia: $693.00 AUD
(Includes GST)


The teachers

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Careerline Courses is an online school delivering education and networking opportunities no matter where in the world you are.
Having been involved in the delivery of online courses for as long as the delivery of online courses has been technologically possible; company director Honor McGregor has finally taken the bull by the horns (or the server by the wires) and set up Careerline Courses. Careerline Courses offers material that has been developed over thirty years, and tested on thousands of students around the world, in a manner that is fresh and easy for students to engage with.  
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