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In this free course, Start writing fiction, you will learn how to draw a character and how to set the game up. Most of the materials in this course are from an already published book, The Fiction Writer's Workshop by Josip Novakovich (1995). Noakovich is an award-winning author (mainly of novels ) who lectures fiction at the University of Cincinnati.
I will tell you when you should be reading these excerpts, and I will also describe the hearing and writing activity that accompanies them.
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1.1 Create Character
Ascribed to Henry James (in Novakovich, 1995), the diktum "character is action, action is character" is a well-known one, similar to Shakespeare's "character is fate" (by King Lear). That doesn't mean that what happens to the players is unavoidable or preordained. It' s just that certain people are looking for or attracting certain happenings or meetings.
When you start to develop a powerful mind for your protagonist or protagonists, create a predicament, dare or dispute, then you will generate your action automatic. Conversely, beginning with a string of things that you then insert into can often be harder and less cogent.
Begin Writing Fiction
Start-writing fiction concentrates on an ability that is essential for writing all kinds of fiction - the creation of personalities. They will hear the writing of renowned authors such as Louis de Bernières, Patricia Duncker, Alex Garland, Abdulrazak Gurnah, Tim Pears, Michèle Roberts and Monique Roffey.
They consider the ritual of writing and the importance of maintaining a diary. You' ll find out how to evolve your own idea and how important it is to think about writing and editorial, and you will listen to other authors talk about their research approach and think about how to turn an event into an action. You also have the ability to check and annotate other authors' work and get input from colleagues about your own history by understanding how important it is to read as an author and how to get and react to it.
The course is aimed at those who are interested in beginning writing fiction or improve their fiction and does not need any prior knowledge in this field. It is possible that you will find mature materials (e.g. speech, gender, violence) used in these tales and although it has been included in its context, it can be offensive.