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Master Your Writing From Brainstorming to Paragraphs

English

Writing a Universe: World, Character and Plot Building

In this course, students will learn the basics of creating settings, characters and plots for their stories.
Mrs. O
146 total reviews for this teacher
4 reviews for this class
Completed by 20 learners
  There are no upcoming classes.
Class
60 minutes
per class
Once per week
over 4 weeks
13-18
year olds
1-6
learners per class
per learner - per class

How does a "Multi-Day" course work?

Meets multiple times at scheduled times
Live video chats, recorded and monitored for safety and quality
Discussions via classroom forum and private messages with the teacher
Great for engaging projects and interacting with diverse classmates from other states and countries

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Description

Class Experience

Students will learn the foundations of how to thoroughly plan and create their own fictional worlds, characters and plots for their fictional stories. This will include topics such as:

-Creating fictional countries and political systems
-Creating fictional cultures
-Creating fictional belief systems
-Creating maps of fictional worlds
-Using real countries, cultures, politics and belief systems to inspire fictional works
-Creating character boards
-Planning and brainstorming plot lines
-Developing habits to improve your writing
-The importance of conflict in fictional stories
-Creating believable characters, including strengths and flaws
-Creating systems of magic and magical abilities

Students will receive in-class writing exercises and activities to help them develop their fictional stories. They are expected to complete the activities outside of class if they do not finish during our class time. These exercises and activities are individual and will be shared and posted on the classroom page or in class. The length of time to complete the homework will vary per student as these exercises and activities depend solely on their own fictional stories and how much they are able to write in a given week. 
 2 files available upon enrollment
Students will be provided with worksheets relevant to their assignments each week after the video lecture has been posted. These worksheets will be available to download directly from the classroom page.
1 hour per week in class, and an estimated 1 - 2 hours per week outside of class.
As students are responsible for creating their own world/setting for their fictional story, they may choose to explore religious, political and social topics which interest them or those which they can draw inspiration from. We will be discussing in class the importance of including these topics and how to craft fictional cultures, political groups and religions of their own. 

Teacher

Mrs. O
🇨🇦
Lives in Canada
B.A. Theatre Studies, History and Intermediate/Senior Education, Fully Licensed Ontario Teacher, Writer and Gamer
146 total reviews
274 completed classes

About Me

Hello! My name is Mrs. O and I'm very excited to meet you.

I am an Ontario Certified Teacher from Canada. I teach a wide range of courses including Dramatic Arts, Creative Writing, History, Social Studies and Gaming courses among others. I'm also... 
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