How to Develop Your Own Author Style

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Course Description

Many successful authors are known for their unique or compelling "style."

But what is style, and how can you develop yours?

Writing style can seem mysterious. Is it about personality? Is it about unique creativity? Is it self expression? Is it manipulation?

Do authors choose their style, or does it develop naturally?

In this course I will dispel the mystery, and you will learn how to choose and apply style.

Build your writing style on solid creative and technical foundations

... through three critical relationships

  • your relationship with language
  • your relationship with words
  • your style choices

Through both lectures and exercises, I'll show you how style is about informed choice; and you'll learn what you need to begin developing your style, and making choices that will both serve your story and please your readers, and make your work instantly recognizable.

Course Content

Over an hour of lectures, with exercises that are a lot more than just repetitive practice. Each lecture is a lesson in style development, and each exercise will change the way you think about creative writing, and develop the cognitive tools you use to turn your story ideas into actual narration.

Each lecture comes with a handout to download, with either factual information, useful links, or additional commentary on some of the ideas and techniques, as well as the exercise instructions written in full.

Who this course is for:

  • Authors and writers of fiction, any level of skill or experience.

Course content

3 sections • 9 lectures • 1h 8m 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. take control of your writing style and give readers a stronger, more compelling story Requirements You might want something to take notes with. Description Many successful authors are known for their unique or compelling "style." But what is style, and how can you develop yours? Writing style can seem mysterious. Is it about personality? Is it about unique creativity? Is it self expression? Is it manipulation? Do authors choose their style, or does it develop naturally? In this course I will dispel the mystery, and you will learn how to choose and apply style. Build your writing style on solid creative and technical foundations ... through three critical relationships your relationship with language your relationship with words your style choices Through both lectures and exercises, I'll show you how style is about informed choice; and you'll learn what you need to begin developing your style, and making choices that will both serve your story and please your readers, and make your work instantly recognizable. Course Content Over an hour of lectures, with exercises that are a lot more than just repetitive practice. Each lecture is a lesson in style development, and each exercise will change the way you think about creative writing, and develop the cognitive tools you use to turn your story ideas into actual narration. Each lecture comes with a handout to download, with either factual information, useful links, or additional commentary on some of the ideas and techniques, as well as the exercise instructions written in full. Who this course is for: Authors and writers of fiction, any level of skill or experience. Show more Show less Course content 3 sections • 9 lectures • 1h 8m total length Expand all sections Start Here 1 lecture • 9min Introduction Preview 08:58 Three Foundations of Style 6 lectures • 47min Know What You Mean Preview 04:29 Lesson 1 Exercises Preview 13:39 Know the Words 07:41 Lesson 2 Exercises 06:53 Play with meaning, play with words 09:14 Lesson 3 Exercises 05:11 Conclusions & Bonus 2 lectures • 13min Conclusion 10:42 Bonus Lecture: How to learn more 02:11 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:'6783a19cf803407d',m:'c05ffebfa8c8a4bda776cd75cf0bab7e333d94e2-1627868774-1800-AXTs2a4wtygSgqzDSd8bkVsPxdo1ZN/IIEiWq/mb75/lEdoGdJdvm+wGQzH3Aqo2cbMgAvhKc+Hvi73Kek+NYXEJbraC1ESMoTeCf05QmOttiXKZY4oupubfJNHnX0iwUHxRCEHfWY8lD0wxBkOWRRc=',s:[0x03e7fb84ef,0xc23af6f841],}})();