In this course aspiring writers will be introduced to perhaps the most elemental and often the most challenging element of story: plot.We will learn what keeps it moving, how it manipulates our feelings, expectations, and desires."I was pleasantly surprised at the quality of the lessons and feel they were very helpful in introducing new ideas and perspectives to my writing.
From the most realist settings to the most fantastical, writers will learn how to describe the physical world in sharp, sensory detail.
We will also learn how to build credibility through research, and to use creative meditation exercises to deepen our own understanding of our story worlds, so that our readers can see all that we imagine.
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