What You Will Learn?
- The purpose of story structure
- The essentials of building a structure, in 9 steps
- How to develop your story
- How to create suspense
- Tips from experienced authors
In this course, you will learn how to write a story and shape it like a true pro. You will learn the crucial elements of a story that every writer must know and how to turn that phenomenal idea you have in your mind into a masterpiece with a natural flow, suspense, drama, intrigue, and an amazing climax.
Do you ever ask yourself how to write a good story? If yes, you've already taken the first step towards mastery.
What You Will Learn
So, how to write a story? Actually, how to write a good story?
Well, first you have to find out what makes a good story. And the answer is quite simple - structure. The structure is the difference between a storytelling mess and an addictive and compelling read.
Sounds a bit mysterious, doesn't it? What is story structure?
This course is crammed full of tips and tricks to teach you just that, to help both beginner writers and advanced masters.
Each lecture is dedicated to a single aspect of the story structure. You will start by learning a 9-Step Process on how to divide up your story. Here's a preview:
STEP 1: The First Act – Introduce characters and what is at stake STEP 2: The First Major Plot Point – Leave your readers wanting more STEP 3: The Second Half of the Second Act – Protagonist needs support STEP 7: Third Act – Protagonist faces the enemy before he is ready
What Makes a Good Story?
You will get examples that will drive home how developing a strong story structure is important - it maintains focus, enriches the plot and provides a bird’s-eye view of whether the plot is working.
You have to plan. How else would you write? How to write a story without a strong feeling of where the plot is going? How to write a novel without knowing how your characters will develop over the course of your story?
You can't. That's why you need structure.
You will learn how to answer the most important question readers hold - the question why. You will learn why answering the big Why deepens the satisfaction and the appreciation your readers get when they read your book.
How to Write a Book That's Suspensful?
A good book keeps its readers in suspense. What will happen next? Will my favorite character survive?
You will learn ten tips for creating suspense:
- Understanding the genre
- Providing viewpoints
- Putting time on your side
- Keeping the stakes high
- Applying pressure
- Making use of dilemmas
- Complicating things
- Avoiding predictability
- Developing your villain
- Developing your hero
Learn From Experienced Authors
In the final chapter of the course, you will get tips and recommendations of real authors. Should you adopt traditional elements of a story or should you break the mold?
So what are you waiting for? Learn how to write a story with this course. It's a must-have for storytellers of all kinds. Take this course and leave your readers glued to the page.
- All you need is the desire to write great story structures!