Outlining is a crucial step in the novel writing process, one that fuels creativity and prepares the writer to stay on track and avoid common pitfalls.
Through hands-on weekly exercises with a focus on craft and process, as well as insights from the real-world practices of accomplished authors, this course explores the core elements of fiction writing necessary to build an outline.
" The instructors review some common questions, worries and misconceptions about outlining.
Do I need to have started a novel to take this course? However, you should have one or more novel ideas that you wish to work on during this course.
My first novel was about a judge who tried a man for a murder that the judge had committed.
So, which are you, an Outliner or a Pantser, and what will you do next?
Provide shelf or cabinet space for a classroom library.
Allow the children to add the final draft of their books to the classroom library.
" (PDF) Sample course assignment: "Character & World Building" (PDF) Our instructors will respond to student work in a weekly video broadcast and hold office hours by Google Hangout, where they'll answer questions in a lively, interactive format.
Sample video lesson: Week 1, "Why Should I Outline?