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Beginner Level
Approx. 10 hours to complete
English

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Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1

Week 1

2 hours to complete

What Can We Learn From Fiction?

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 37 min)
5 videos
Give the Readers What They Need, Not Necessarily What They Want7m
How Do I Pick a Subject?3m
I Want to Know What Happens Next7m
Interview with Amy Bloom12m
Week
2

Week 2

2 hours to complete

Train Your Eye Like a Filmmaker

2 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 38 min)
5 videos
Hyper-Vivid Prose4m
I Can See It Perfectly in My Head.... Part 27m
The Inherent Drama of the White Page8m
Interview with Amy Bloom, part 28m
Week
3

Week 3

3 hours to complete

Opening the Story

3 hours to complete
4 videos (Total 20 min)
4 videos
Get Them to the Second Line5m
Does the Second Line Live Up to the First?4m
Before the Opening Line4m
Week
4

Week 4

3 hours to complete

The Joys and Pitfalls of Dialogue

3 hours to complete
5 videos (Total 25 min)
5 videos
The "Sound" of Dialogue2m
The Unfortunate Limits of Dialogue4m
What We Lose When We Only Speak Aloud5m
Interview with Amy Bloom, part 38m

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