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Starting the Writing Process

Lecture no. 1 from the course: Writing Great Fiction: Storytelling Tips and Techniques

Starting the Writing Process

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

Nothing strikes fear in the heart of a writer like facing the blank page. Start your course in fiction writing with some strategies for beginnings. You’ll examine several ways to ease into a story, including the “5W’s” of journalism, outlines, and opening in medias res (“in the midst of things”). The good news, as you’ll see, is that there are no hard and fast rules.

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c********m
January 12, 2018

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a********m
November 2, 2017
useful, enjoy the Mr. James Hynes, he is interesting and he uses good tips

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t********m
October 30, 2017
Really useful and interesting to listen to. Gets me thinking.

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