Writing Fiction BWR105 Course Online

Fiction Writing Online Course

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.

Course Aims:

  • Describe the nature and scope of fiction writing.
  • Determine the components of a fiction story, as the first step in planning a story.
  • Determine a systematic approach to building a fiction story.
  • Develop your capacity to conceive fiction stories.
  • Develop your ability to write dramatic stories.
  • Develop your ability to write fantasy
  • Develop your ability to write short stories
  • Develop your ability to plan for success in the writing of a novel.

What You Will Do

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

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

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Fiction Writing Online Course

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.

Course Aims:

  • Describe the nature and scope of fiction writing.
  • Determine the components of a fiction story, as the first step in planning a story.
  • Determine a systematic approach to building a fiction story.
  • Develop your capacity to conceive fiction stories.
  • Develop your ability to write dramatic stories.
  • Develop your ability to write fantasy
  • Develop your ability to write short stories
  • Develop your ability to plan for success in the writing of a novel.

What You Will Do

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

Send me free info pack

Enrol Now

  • Experienced Tutor support
  • Certificate sent to you
  • Online study (Printed notes available)
  • Self paced - no set timetable
  • 12 months to complete course

From: $35.00 / week for 19 weeks

Clear
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