Blogging Basics

Hands-On Training Tell a Friend about this Course Within this three-hour course, you will gain a basic introduction to blogging and complete the following tasks: sign up for a practice blog via Blogger, create your first post, and become familiar with customizable features. Students new to blogging usually come with a purpose for a potential blog, but Read More …

Plotting a Novel

Plotting a Novel, Memoir, or Screenplay: The Structure That Holds It All Together Mythic structure can be found in almost every myth worldwide from ancient times to modern-day blockbusters, like Star Wars, Harry Potter, and Avatar. This structure creates compelling stories and provides organization, giving you an essential tool for plotting a novel, memoir, or Read More …

He Said, She Said: How to Write Realistic Dialogue

Writing dialogue — realistic dialogue anyway — doesn’t always come easily.  Done well, dialogue advances the story and fleshes out the characters while providing a break from exposition.  It takes time to develop a good ear, but learning the simple rules and obvious pitfalls that you’ll learn in this workshop can make a huge difference.  Read More …