10 Exercises for Authors

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Course Description

In this course you will learn over a dozen repeatable exercises that will teach you something new not only about writing in general, but about your own writing, every time you repeat them.

You'll learn not only through exercises, but why exercises are effective, and what they are really for. You'

Almost all the exercises integrate multiple writing techniques, but more importantly, integrate imaginative and linguistic techniques in exactly the way that great authors write:

  • description and emotion
  • action and description
  • action and emotion
  • dialog and description
  • show, tell and feel
  • author perception and reader perception

You don't learn creativity by rote-learning formulas and methodologies. Creative process isn't a process.

You're an author, or you want to become one, and you know that writing is partly about applying techniques, but mostly it's about producing a coherent whole. Mostly, it's about bringing together everything at once.


Who this course is for:

  • People who want to become authors, and authors who want to hone both their craft and their art

Course content

6 sections • 15 lectures • 1h 14m total length

Instructor

Literary Editor and Story Development Expert.
  • 4.4 Instructor Rating
  • 444 Reviews
  • 4,457 Students
  • 17 Courses

I've spent the last 10 years working with authors to get their books ready for publication, and then getting them published in the new e-book/e-reader/print-on-demand market. Some of my authors have gone on to get publishing contracts, and others are both traditionally and self published, including multi-award-winner Kary English.

My regular clients rely on me to understand and stimulate their creative process. We work together from development of the first story idea , through the drafting, redrafting and editing, right up to packaging and book launch; or they call me in at whatever stage they need me.

Expected Outcomes

  1. Better integrate the essential author skills of verbal communication and artistic creation Re-use the exercises to continue to deepen the effects of the lessons learned. Be more aware of the reader. Be more aware of word choice and its effects on narration. Requirements You'll need to set up your preferred writing environment - your laptop or your notepad. Description In this course you will learn over a dozen repeatable exercises that will teach you something new not only about writing in general, but about your own writing, every time you repeat them. You'll learn not only through exercises, but why exercises are effective, and what they are really for. You' Almost all the exercises integrate multiple writing techniques, but more importantly, integrate imaginative and linguistic techniques in exactly the way that great authors write: description and emotion action and description action and emotion dialog and description show, tell and feel author perception and reader perception You don't learn creativity by rote-learning formulas and methodologies. Creative process isn't a process. You're an author, or you want to become one, and you know that writing is partly about applying techniques, but mostly it's about producing a coherent whole. Mostly, it's about bringing together everything at once . Who this course is for: People who want to become authors, and authors who want to hone both their craft and their art Show more Show less Course content 6 sections • 15 lectures • 1h 14m total length Expand all sections Why Exercises? 1 lecture • 9min Introduction Preview 08:33 The Exercises - 1 to 3 3 lectures • 11min Exercise 1: Of Few Words 03:12 Exercise 2: The Three Body Problem Preview 02:47 Exercise 3: The Practical Men 04:45 Exercise 4 3 lectures • 9min The Shortest Story, Part 1. 05:35 The Shortest Story, Part 2 01:46 The Shortest Story, Part 3 02:05 Exercises 5, 6, 7 3 lectures • 12min Exercise 5: Argument 04:00 Exercise 6: Not What It Is 04:29 Exercise 7: Of Many Words 03:54 Exercises 8, 9, 10 3 lectures • 22min Exercise 8: Show and Tell 06:05 Exercise 9: Landscaping Preview 08:13 Exercise 10: Limits of Perception 08:03 Conclusions and Bonus 2 lectures • 11min Lesson 11 06:53 Bonus Lecture: How to Learn More 04:18 Instructor Harry Dewulf Literary Editor and Story Development Expert. 4.4 Instructor Rating 444 Reviews 4,457 Students 17 Courses I've spent the last 10 years working with authors to get their books ready for publication, and then getting them published in the new e-book/e-reader/print-on-demand market. Some of my authors have gone on to get publishing contracts, and others are both traditionally and self published, including multi-award-winner Kary English. My regular clients rely on me to understand and stimulate their creative process. We work together from development of the first story idea , through the drafting, redrafting and editing, right up to packaging and book launch; or they call me in at whatever stage they need me. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'678436c7bf32e604',m:'12d8f79e9dd0be5fc282c323d1261b0a60ac3a71-1627874884-1800-AdXXvzRSQ052OLDUCG18iK10UH28TjH6jqOw9NZPxk/NfuVeuWIoyBVPfD/aI5bB1VeZceCJY6pDvOAUZqrKLll7h0POTD8jH13JNs5vZfzinhk7l20uAjQJ6Cs8hkOP10yLQrOE/nWHRpS6mmR1As04M2B+l9SER9AzmXcxGaWF',s:[0xe999be0d1c,0x319e7887f1],}})();
  2. Re-use the exercises to continue to deepen the effects of the lessons learned. Be more aware of the reader. Be more aware of word choice and its effects on narration. Requirements You'll need to set up your preferred writing environment - your laptop or your notepad. Description In this course you will learn over a dozen repeatable exercises that will teach you something new not only about writing in general, but about your own writing, every time you repeat them. You'll learn not only through exercises, but why exercises are effective, and what they are really for. You' Almost all the exercises integrate multiple writing techniques, but more importantly, integrate imaginative and linguistic techniques in exactly the way that great authors write: description and emotion action and description action and emotion dialog and description show, tell and feel author perception and reader perception You don't learn creativity by rote-learning formulas and methodologies. Creative process isn't a process. You're an author, or you want to become one, and you know that writing is partly about applying techniques, but mostly it's about producing a coherent whole. Mostly, it's about bringing together everything at once . Who this course is for: People who want to become authors, and authors who want to hone both their craft and their art Show more Show less Course content 6 sections • 15 lectures • 1h 14m total length Expand all sections Why Exercises? 1 lecture • 9min Introduction Preview 08:33 The Exercises - 1 to 3 3 lectures • 11min Exercise 1: Of Few Words 03:12 Exercise 2: The Three Body Problem Preview 02:47 Exercise 3: The Practical Men 04:45 Exercise 4 3 lectures • 9min The Shortest Story, Part 1. 05:35 The Shortest Story, Part 2 01:46 The Shortest Story, Part 3 02:05 Exercises 5, 6, 7 3 lectures • 12min Exercise 5: Argument 04:00 Exercise 6: Not What It Is 04:29 Exercise 7: Of Many Words 03:54 Exercises 8, 9, 10 3 lectures • 22min Exercise 8: Show and Tell 06:05 Exercise 9: Landscaping Preview 08:13 Exercise 10: Limits of Perception 08:03 Conclusions and Bonus 2 lectures • 11min Lesson 11 06:53 Bonus Lecture: How to Learn More 04:18 Instructor Harry Dewulf Literary Editor and Story Development Expert. 4.4 Instructor Rating 444 Reviews 4,457 Students 17 Courses I've spent the last 10 years working with authors to get their books ready for publication, and then getting them published in the new e-book/e-reader/print-on-demand market. Some of my authors have gone on to get publishing contracts, and others are both traditionally and self published, including multi-award-winner Kary English. My regular clients rely on me to understand and stimulate their creative process. We work together from development of the first story idea , through the drafting, redrafting and editing, right up to packaging and book launch; or they call me in at whatever stage they need me. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'678436c7bf32e604',m:'12d8f79e9dd0be5fc282c323d1261b0a60ac3a71-1627874884-1800-AdXXvzRSQ052OLDUCG18iK10UH28TjH6jqOw9NZPxk/NfuVeuWIoyBVPfD/aI5bB1VeZceCJY6pDvOAUZqrKLll7h0POTD8jH13JNs5vZfzinhk7l20uAjQJ6Cs8hkOP10yLQrOE/nWHRpS6mmR1As04M2B+l9SER9AzmXcxGaWF',s:[0xe999be0d1c,0x319e7887f1],}})();
  3. Be more aware of the reader. Be more aware of word choice and its effects on narration. Requirements You'll need to set up your preferred writing environment - your laptop or your notepad. Description In this course you will learn over a dozen repeatable exercises that will teach you something new not only about writing in general, but about your own writing, every time you repeat them. You'll learn not only through exercises, but why exercises are effective, and what they are really for. You' Almost all the exercises integrate multiple writing techniques, but more importantly, integrate imaginative and linguistic techniques in exactly the way that great authors write: description and emotion action and description action and emotion dialog and description show, tell and feel author perception and reader perception You don't learn creativity by rote-learning formulas and methodologies. Creative process isn't a process. You're an author, or you want to become one, and you know that writing is partly about applying techniques, but mostly it's about producing a coherent whole. Mostly, it's about bringing together everything at once . Who this course is for: People who want to become authors, and authors who want to hone both their craft and their art Show more Show less Course content 6 sections • 15 lectures • 1h 14m total length Expand all sections Why Exercises? 1 lecture • 9min Introduction Preview 08:33 The Exercises - 1 to 3 3 lectures • 11min Exercise 1: Of Few Words 03:12 Exercise 2: The Three Body Problem Preview 02:47 Exercise 3: The Practical Men 04:45 Exercise 4 3 lectures • 9min The Shortest Story, Part 1. 05:35 The Shortest Story, Part 2 01:46 The Shortest Story, Part 3 02:05 Exercises 5, 6, 7 3 lectures • 12min Exercise 5: Argument 04:00 Exercise 6: Not What It Is 04:29 Exercise 7: Of Many Words 03:54 Exercises 8, 9, 10 3 lectures • 22min Exercise 8: Show and Tell 06:05 Exercise 9: Landscaping Preview 08:13 Exercise 10: Limits of Perception 08:03 Conclusions and Bonus 2 lectures • 11min Lesson 11 06:53 Bonus Lecture: How to Learn More 04:18 Instructor Harry Dewulf Literary Editor and Story Development Expert. 4.4 Instructor Rating 444 Reviews 4,457 Students 17 Courses I've spent the last 10 years working with authors to get their books ready for publication, and then getting them published in the new e-book/e-reader/print-on-demand market. Some of my authors have gone on to get publishing contracts, and others are both traditionally and self published, including multi-award-winner Kary English. My regular clients rely on me to understand and stimulate their creative process. We work together from development of the first story idea , through the drafting, redrafting and editing, right up to packaging and book launch; or they call me in at whatever stage they need me. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'678436c7bf32e604',m:'12d8f79e9dd0be5fc282c323d1261b0a60ac3a71-1627874884-1800-AdXXvzRSQ052OLDUCG18iK10UH28TjH6jqOw9NZPxk/NfuVeuWIoyBVPfD/aI5bB1VeZceCJY6pDvOAUZqrKLll7h0POTD8jH13JNs5vZfzinhk7l20uAjQJ6Cs8hkOP10yLQrOE/nWHRpS6mmR1As04M2B+l9SER9AzmXcxGaWF',s:[0xe999be0d1c,0x319e7887f1],}})();
  4. Be more aware of word choice and its effects on narration. Requirements You'll need to set up your preferred writing environment - your laptop or your notepad. Description In this course you will learn over a dozen repeatable exercises that will teach you something new not only about writing in general, but about your own writing, every time you repeat them. You'll learn not only through exercises, but why exercises are effective, and what they are really for. You' Almost all the exercises integrate multiple writing techniques, but more importantly, integrate imaginative and linguistic techniques in exactly the way that great authors write: description and emotion action and description action and emotion dialog and description show, tell and feel author perception and reader perception You don't learn creativity by rote-learning formulas and methodologies. Creative process isn't a process. You're an author, or you want to become one, and you know that writing is partly about applying techniques, but mostly it's about producing a coherent whole. Mostly, it's about bringing together everything at once . Who this course is for: People who want to become authors, and authors who want to hone both their craft and their art Show more Show less Course content 6 sections • 15 lectures • 1h 14m total length Expand all sections Why Exercises? 1 lecture • 9min Introduction Preview 08:33 The Exercises - 1 to 3 3 lectures • 11min Exercise 1: Of Few Words 03:12 Exercise 2: The Three Body Problem Preview 02:47 Exercise 3: The Practical Men 04:45 Exercise 4 3 lectures • 9min The Shortest Story, Part 1. 05:35 The Shortest Story, Part 2 01:46 The Shortest Story, Part 3 02:05 Exercises 5, 6, 7 3 lectures • 12min Exercise 5: Argument 04:00 Exercise 6: Not What It Is 04:29 Exercise 7: Of Many Words 03:54 Exercises 8, 9, 10 3 lectures • 22min Exercise 8: Show and Tell 06:05 Exercise 9: Landscaping Preview 08:13 Exercise 10: Limits of Perception 08:03 Conclusions and Bonus 2 lectures • 11min Lesson 11 06:53 Bonus Lecture: How to Learn More 04:18 Instructor Harry Dewulf Literary Editor and Story Development Expert. 4.4 Instructor Rating 444 Reviews 4,457 Students 17 Courses I've spent the last 10 years working with authors to get their books ready for publication, and then getting them published in the new e-book/e-reader/print-on-demand market. Some of my authors have gone on to get publishing contracts, and others are both traditionally and self published, including multi-award-winner Kary English. My regular clients rely on me to understand and stimulate their creative process. We work together from development of the first story idea , through the drafting, redrafting and editing, right up to packaging and book launch; or they call me in at whatever stage they need me. Show more Show less Udemy Business Teach on Udemy Get the app About us Contact us Careers Blog Help and Support Affiliate Impressum Kontakt Terms Privacy policy Cookie settings Sitemap © 2021 Udemy, Inc. window.handleCSSToggleButtonClick = function (event) { var target = event.currentTarget; var cssToggleId = target && target.dataset && target.dataset.cssToggleId; var input = cssToggleId && document.getElementById(cssToggleId); if (input) { if (input.dataset.type === 'checkbox') { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; } else { input.dataset.checked = input.dataset.allowToggle && input.dataset.checked ? '' : 'checked'; var radios = document.querySelectorAll('[name="' + input.dataset.name + '"]'); for (var i = 0; i (function(){window['__CF$cv$params']={r:'678436c7bf32e604',m:'12d8f79e9dd0be5fc282c323d1261b0a60ac3a71-1627874884-1800-AdXXvzRSQ052OLDUCG18iK10UH28TjH6jqOw9NZPxk/NfuVeuWIoyBVPfD/aI5bB1VeZceCJY6pDvOAUZqrKLll7h0POTD8jH13JNs5vZfzinhk7l20uAjQJ6Cs8hkOP10yLQrOE/nWHRpS6mmR1As04M2B+l9SER9AzmXcxGaWF',s:[0xe999be0d1c,0x319e7887f1],}})();