Dramatic Writing course - Distance Learning course
ACS Distance Education
Distance learning, fiction books, creative writing
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
Developing the characters
The Main Characters
3. Theme & Genre
Developing a Theme
4. Plot Development
Developing the big picture
Decisions to Make
The end of a story Memoir
Sense of Place
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
How Character Affects Plot
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
8. Writing a Chapter for a Dramatic Novel
Opportunity to publish in the Student magazine
Creative Writing Resources
Writing as a Business
Self Publishing Vanity Publishing
Characters –Developing the characters
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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