Writing Great Fiction - Storytelling Tips and Techniques

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Writing Great Fiction
Storytelling Tips and Techniques

2014

Writing great fiction isn't a gift reserved for a talented few - the craft of storytelling can be learned. Even if you don't dream of penning the next Moby-Dick, you'll enjoy exploring the elements of fiction. A wealth of...

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James Hynes
Supplier
The Great Courses

In This Series

Starting the Writing Process
Episode 1
Starting the Writing Process
Building Fictional Worlds through Evocation
Episode 2
Building Fictional Worlds through Evocation
How Characters Are Different from People
Episode 3
How Characters Are Different from People
Fictional Characters, Imagined and Observed
Episode 4
Fictional Characters, Imagined and Observed
Call Me Ishmael - Introducing a Character
Episode 5
Call Me Ishmael - Introducing a Character
Characters - Round and Flat, Major and Minor
Episode 6
Characters - Round and Flat, Major and Minor
The Mechanics of Writing Dialogue
Episode 7
The Mechanics of Writing Dialogue
Integrating Dialogue into a Narrative
Episode 8
Integrating Dialogue into a Narrative
And Then - Turning a Story into a Plot
Episode 9
And Then - Turning a Story into a Plot
Plotting with the Freytag Pyramid
Episode 10
Plotting with the Freytag Pyramid
Adding Complexity to Plots
Episode 11
Adding Complexity to Plots
Structuring a Narrative without a Plot
Episode 12
Structuring a Narrative without a Plot
In the Beginning - How to Start a Plot
Episode 13
In the Beginning - How to Start a Plot
Happily Ever After - How to End a Plot
Episode 14
Happily Ever After - How to End a Plot
Seeing through Other Eyes - Point of View
Episode 15
Seeing through Other Eyes - Point of View
I, Me, Mine - First-Person Point of View
Episode 16
I, Me, Mine - First-Person Point of View
He, She, It - Third-Person Point of View
Episode 17
He, She, It - Third-Person Point of View
Evoking Setting and Place in Fiction
Episode 18
Evoking Setting and Place in Fiction
Pacing in Scenes and Narratives
Episode 19
Pacing in Scenes and Narratives
Building Scenes
Episode 20
Building Scenes
Should I Write in Drafts?
Episode 21
Should I Write in Drafts?
Revision without Tears
Episode 22
Revision without Tears
Approaches to Researching Fiction
Episode 23
Approaches to Researching Fiction
Making a Life as a Fiction Writer
Episode 24
Making a Life as a Fiction Writer