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