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11

Adding Complexity to Plots

Lecture no. 11 from the course: Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

Adding Complexity to Plots

Taught by Professor James Hynes | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses

Now that you’ve learned the basic elements of storytelling, it’s time to go beyond the fundamentals and explore several smaller-scale techniques that can make your plot more subtle and satisfying. Your study includes the elements of suspense, flash-forwards, flashbacks, and foreshadowing.

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a********m
May 16, 2017
We have watched enough lectures to learn how to go beyond the fundamentals and explore several smaller-scale techniques that can make your plot more subtle and satisfying. This lecture is a must-see!

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r********m
June 21, 2016
Deserves a six star or above for this sequence of lectures. He is in a class of his own and he presents with such ease that I marvel at the research and effort that was put into developing the material for this course. I would recommend it to anyone who is interested in writing fiction, poetry or non-fiction. I would take a class or course from him and will follow his writings and him for the rest of my life.

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