Community Authors – Creative Writing Lessons – Expectations

 

In Stephen King’s classic book, On Writing, which I highly recommend, he says that writing is telepathy, and I think he’s right. There’s a magic that happens when words are transported across space and time and into a reader’s mind, especially when the words help the person experience something they wouldn’t be able to in their everyday lives.

Research shows that when we read we’re actually experiencing the story on a neurological level as though we’re the character themselves, much like a dream.

Of course, not all writing accomplishes this sleight of hand to the same degree. Having your reader…

 

Craft of Writing Course Outline
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Intro
The Beginning
Vital Whispers
Story Building
Groundbreaking Stories
Your Sanctuary
Expectations
Foreshadowing
Suspended Disbelief
CWHO
Character
Wanted
However
Ongoing
The Plot Skeleton
Keeping the Reader’s Interest
Suspense
Arcs and the Plot
Supporting Characters
The Three Parts of Writing
Who’s Showing the Story?
Narrative Voice
Hooks
Crafting Sentences and Paragraphs
Descriptions
Dialogue
Show Don’t Tell
Flowing Choreography
Characterizing
Metaphors
Nonfiction
Commas
Making Your Writing Soulful
Driving Your Story Forward
Setting Tempo
The Payoff
Self-Editing Your Work
Final Thoughts
Write Your Best Story—Learn How Today
Prepare for National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

 
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