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Anyone can be a writer — we’re all storytellers. It’s just a matter of sitting down and putting your stories to paper. In this nine-part class, bestselling author Tiffany D. Jackson teaches you how to write a novel, from brainstorming ideas to getting published. By the end, you’ll be well on your way to writing the next best seller!

Episode descriptions

I Want to Write But I'm Not a Writer
1. Episode: I Want to Write But I'm Not a Writer
6min

I Want to Write But I'm Not a Writer

What's the Story?
2. Episode: What's the Story?
8min

What's the Story?

Creating Memorable Characters
3. Episode: Creating Memorable Characters
7min

Creating Memorable Characters

Mapping Out Your Plot
4. Episode: Mapping Out Your Plot
6min

Mapping Out Your Plot

Creating Your World
5. Episode: Creating Your World
6min

Creating Your World

Writing Description
6. Episode: Writing Description
4min

Writing Description

Writing Dialogue
7. Episode: Writing Dialogue
4min

Writing Dialogue

Revising
8. Episode: Revising
6min

Revising

I Have a Novel, Now What?
9. Episode: I Have a Novel, Now What?
6min

I Have a Novel, Now What?

About the Teacher

Tiffany D. Jackson
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Steve Almond
Steve Almond
Join bestselling author Steve Almond in a creative writing series that mimics the vibrant, communal feel of a workshop with innovative craft topics. In each episode, Steve teaches a craft lesson and also workshops one participant’s work on the spot. You’ll learn practical skills to start, fix or transform your work and get inspired along the way.
Enjoy classic interviews from some of the greatest writers of the last half-century to spark your own creativity and inspire you to become a better writer.
Angus Fletcher
Angus Fletcher
Whether you want to write your own scripts or simply gain a deeper appreciation for the great stories you see unfold on the screen, Professor Angus Fletcher is here to show you the way. In this class, you’ll understand not only how to write a script, but how to tell a great story that moves audiences — the ultimate goal of storytelling in any medium.

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