Dramatic Writing course - Distance Learning course

By: ACS Distance Education  13/06/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, fiction books, creative writing

Course Structure 1. Introduction Motivation Typing time Types of Writing Making decisions about what to write; deciding the genre, know your stuff, concept, synopsis, etc Keeping a notebook Process of Story Development Planning what you Write Developing your Voice Terminology 2. Characters Developing the characters Building Characters The Main Characters Minor Characters 3. Theme & Genre Developing a Theme Universal Themes Sub Themes Creating Conflict Names 4. Plot Development Developing the big picture Decisions to Make Ambience The end of a story Memoir Biographies Reflective Stories Historical Sense of Place Opinionated Stories 5. Weaving a Story Action, Emotion and Mirror Technique Parallel Lives Technique Palm Cards Technique Let your Character Drive the Story Developing a Story Line Problems to Avoid A Dialectical Approach Other Approaches How Character Affects Plot Motive Consequences Flashbacks and Flash forwards 6. Writing a Dramatic Short Story Who is the Antagonist Who are the Main Characters Developing a Sense of Place 7. Developing Sub Plots Reasons for sub Plots Ways to Develop sub Plots Plants 8. Writing a Chapter for a Dramatic Novel Opportunity to publish in the Student magazine Creative Writing Resources Writing as a Business Getting Published Self Publishing Vanity Publishing Characters –Developing the characters Aims Define and develop an understanding of dramatic writing. Develop methods of developing characters in dramatic writing. Define different genres and develop themes for dramatic writing. Develop techniques for developing your plot. Describe techniques for weaving a story. Develop a short story using dramatic writing. Develop a chapter of dramatic writing. Determine how to develop sub plots. There are many different types of writing – short stories, poems, novels, screen plays etc. Dramatic writing can fall into all of these. A short story usually takes place over a shorter period of time. It is often set in just one setting/scene, and the characters may be shown with broader strokes – there is not as much time to analyse characters as there is with novel writing. A novel, however, allows more space to describe characters and scenes. There may be more than one scene and more than one plot. The plots may be multilayered. Writing comes in many forms, all of which can be creatively employed and manipulated by the creative writer, regardless of the genre (novel, poetry, travel guide etc) in which she or he is writing. One form of writing is rarely used on its own. http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/Writing-and-Journalism/DRAMATIC-WRITING-BWR110-646.aspx

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