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I'm really excited about this course. I have tried my hand at writing novels and really enjoy it. However, now that I have some experience, I would like to delve deeper into my understanding of how to write a novel.
This series does just that.
It is instructed by Professor James Hynes who is a novelist and writing instructor. He breaks the series down into 24 easily digestible parts. Some of the lectures that jumped out at me were: How Characters Are Different from People, Happily Ever After: How to End a Plot, and Pacing in Scenes and Narratives.
As a writer, I am really pumped about learning more about how to really flush out a character, how to get to that happy ending, and how fast, or slow, do I get there? I think that so far I'm doing fairly well, but it's kind of in the details, right? This course will help me, and you, sculpt those details. You never want everything in your novel to just seem so unrealistic, like, oh, sure ... of course the main character saves the day! You want to find a good balance between fun, and dumb.
This series is available at that 80% off until March 28th. Take advantage, and, like me, improve your craft!
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