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Writing great fiction : storytelling tips and techniques. Season 1.

Hynes, James. (Added Author).
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Great courses (DVD).

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  • Physical Description: 1 online resource (24 video files (approximately 720 min.)) : sound, color.
  • Publisher: [United States] : The Great Courses, 2014.
  • Distributor: Made available through hoopla

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Episode 5 Call Me Ishmael - Introducing A Character Episode 24 Making A Life As A Fiction Writer Episode 16 I, Me, Mine - First-Person Point Of View Episode 7 Mechanics Of Writing Dialogue Episode 6 Characters - Round And Flat, Major And Minor Episode 10 Plotting With The Freytag Pyramid Episode 12 Structuring A Narrative Without A Plot Episode 1 Starting The Writing Process Episode 9 And Then - Turning A Story Into A Plot Episode 11 Adding Complexity To Plots Episode 8 Integrating Dialogue Into A Narrative Episode 3 How Characters Are Different From People Episode 13 In The Beginning - How To Start A Plot Episode 18 Evoking Setting And Place In Fiction Episode 4 Fictional Characters, Imagined And Observed Episode 19 Pacing In Scenes And Narratives Episode 17 He, She, It - Third-Person Point Of View Episode 14 Happily Ever After - How To End A Plot Episode 20 Building Scenes Episode 15 Seeing through Other Eyes - Point Of View Episode 22 Revision Without Tears Episode 21 Should I Write In Drafts? Episode 23 Approaches To Researching Fiction Episode 2 Building Fictional Worlds Through Evocation.
Restrictions on Access Note:
Digital content provided by hoopla.
Participant or Performer Note:
Lecturer: James Hynes, novelist and writing instructor.
Summary, etc.:
Writing great fiction isn't a gift reserved for a talented few - the craft of storytelling can be learned. Even if you don't dream of penning the next Moby-Dick, you'll enjoy exploring the elements of fiction. A wealth of exercises will get you writing so that you can practice the many techniques you learn. From evoking a scene to charting a plot, get a master class in storytelling.
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Rated TVPG.
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Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject: Creative writing > Study and teaching.
Authorship > Study and teaching.

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