101 Fiction Series will help you to write the stories using the proper crafts of fiction.
Spark story ideas with proper plot structure, create characters with complex emotions, and pour your ideas into words. Get your heart pumping and finish that story.
This series is designed to help you jumpstart your writing.
Topics included in this series:
THE CRAFT OF CHARACTERS (March 3, 2019)
Invent with heart. Real or unreal, let them come alive.
As the backbone of any noteworthy story, creating a character requires a complete circle. Find the triggers, motivations, flaws and weaknesses. They may not be real, but they are the breathing blocks of your story.
Diagram what needs to be shown in a character. Learn the process and craft of creating believable characters.
STORY SPACE AND SETTING (March 10, 2019)
Get away. Carve out a magical place.
One of the key ingredients of fiction is setting. Readers want to be taken to another place, to go to an alternative reality. Contributing to the energy of the story, genuine setting controls the readers’ emotions.
Learn to create a constructive path and world in your story.
STRUCTURING YOUR STORY (March 17, 2019)
Lead the way. Build correct momentum.
Though it is invisible, structure is the starting point of a story. Without sequence of events, your character will roam around without a purpose.
Learn to plot and raise conflict using the perfect pacing, analyze dramatic arcs and then apply them to your piece.
THE ELEMENTS OF DIALOGUE (March 24, 2019)
Embody conflict with flair. Humanize your character.
Stories are reflections of life, including dialogue creates a flavor to your characters, plot, and suspense—ultimately, it’s the icing on the cake. Dialogue can be tricky: with just one word, you can either make a sparkly dialogue or an icky one.
Construct realistic dialogue, sharpen your skills to write character-based and vibrant dialogue in a scene.
HOW IT WORKS
This is a 4 (four) hour long crash course where you can take the topic individually or collectively.
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE?
This course is perfect for anyone, professionals or students, who has something to say and would like to share it with the world.
The Jakarta Post has selected a team of expert writers and editors to lead this course, from whom you will learn about writing basics and how to implement its principles into your piece.
DISCOUNTS & PAYMENT PLANS
We offer 10% discount for all students (ID required) and specific payment plans for individuals and organizations which enroll three or more participants in the same course.