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Craft of Character

Craft of Character

This 4-week long course is by Wesleyan University on Coursera

Amy Bloom does an excellent job in this course, a lot of my notes are words that she said throughout the course. I learned about and was reaffirmed of many key elements that are important for character development and character dialogue. I recommend this course to any fiction writer!

Jenni Laplow, August 2020

Craft of Character | Notes

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Start Writing Fiction | Coursework

Here are some of my notes from the Start Writing Fiction online class. I completed this course alongside writing my first novel, so a lot of the links below are the beginning notes for my novel in progress!

Week 1 – Developing a Character

Week 2 – Ideas for a Story

Week 3 Assignment – Generate Something New & Read the Feedback

Week 4 – Writing Character

Week 5 – Challenging Expectations

[BONUS] Week 5 Assignment – Character Sketch & Read the Feedback

Week 6 – Building a New Character

Week 7 – Editing Your Story

Week 8 Assignment – 1000 Word Story

Meet the Main Characters HERE

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Start Writing Fiction

Start Writing Fiction

This 8-week long course is by The Open University on FutureLearn.com

As I embark on writing my first novel, it’s done alongside this course. In the first two weeks there has been opportunity to find my own writing space and journaling style. I am also learning from other writers, listening to other writers, and creating the confidence that is needed to write a book…among many other things!

Jenni Laplow – April 29, 2020

Completing the course was a challenge and accomplishment all rolled into one. I am happy to share some of my notes and assignments from the class that helped me make progress on my novel:

Start Writing Fiction | Coursework