Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction

    • Welcome

    • Platform Orientation

    • AutoCrit Community Link

    • Zoom Link: Live Lectures

    • Opening Survey

    • Course Calendar Download

  • 2

    Chapter 1: Potent World-building

    • What You'll Find this Chapter

    • Introduction

    • Why Fantasy?

    • Wish Fulfillment Questionaire

    • Where Worlds Come From

    • World Building Exercise

    • World Building Resources

    • Class Link: Live Lecture #1 - Monday, March 14th

    • Live Event Link: Dissecting Frankenstein - Wednesday, March 16th

    • Live Lecture #1 - REPLAY

    • Dissecting Frankenstein - AutoCrit demo - March 16, 2022

  • 3

    Chapter 2: Brewing the Perfect Story

    • Introduction

    • Know Your Audience

    • Seven Point Story Structure

    • Seven Point Story Structure Assignment

    • Seven Point Story Structure Printout

    • Maps, Floorplans and Territories

    • Know Your Characters

    • Character Checklist

    • Building Around the Pinnacle

    • Option Lock vs. Time Lock

    • Use All the Buffalo

    • Recap

  • 4

    Chapter 3: A Curious Cast of Characters

    • Why Characters Matter

    • Protagonist

    • Antagonist

    • Relationship Character

    • Distraction Character

    • Emotion Character

    • Reason Character

    • Opposition Character

    • Support Character

    • Character Creator Worksheet

    • Non-Human Worksheet

    • Dialogue Exercise

    • Class Link: Live Lecture #2 - Monday, March 21st

    • Live Lecture - REPLAY

  • 5

    Chapter 4: Enchanting Your Readers with Style

    • What You'll Find this Chapter

    • Points of View

    • Pacing

    • Escalation

    • Describing a Scene

    • Stylized vs. Straightforward Writing

    • Description Exercise

    • Class Link: Live Lecture #3 - Monday, March 28th

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  • 6

    Chapter 5: Magical Moments and Scenes

    • Introduction

    • Scenes 101

    • Scenes as Building Blocks

    • Opening Scenes

    • Middle Scenes

    • Endings

    • Rhythm Exercise

    • Class Link: Live Lecture #4 - Monday, April 4th

    • Lecture #4 - REPLAY

  • 7

    Chapter 6: All About Magic and Other Tricks

    • Magic Systems

    • Magical Mix Tape

    • Remember Your Magic

    • Magical Clichés

    • Mysteries Remain

    • Scenes Explored

    • Class Link: Closing Party on Friday, April 8th (6PM)

    • Recording: Class Closing Celebration - April 8, 2022