Course curriculum

  • 1

    Resources

    • Course Syllabus
    • Resources
    • Workshop Schedule
  • 2

    Introduction

    • Course Introduction
  • 3

    Welcome and Creative Practice

    • Lesson 1: Creativity
    • Lesson 2: Courage
    • Lesson 3: Power of Words
    • Assignment
  • 4

    Module 1: STORY TRAINING

    • Lesson 1: Introduction
    • Lesson 2: Creative Process
    • Lesson 3: Story
    • Lesson 4: Story Structure
    • Lesson 5: Intellectual Property
    • Lesson 6: Story Brainstorming: Post-It Exercise
    • Assignments
  • 5

    Module 2: IDEA EVALUATION

    • Lesson 1: Introduction
    • Lesson 2: Developing Your Story Concept & Story Mapping
    • Lesson 3: Starting & Drawing
    • Lesson 4: Sharing & Organizing
    • Lesson 5: Critique Group
    • Assignments
  • 6

    Implementation Week #1

    • Milestone #1
  • 7

    Module 3: CHARACTER AND STARTING YOUR STORY

    • Lesson 1: Introduction
    • Lesson 2: Characters & Problems
    • Lesson 3: Heart & Tension
    • Lesson 4: Starting Your Story & First Pages
    • Lesson 5: Using Master Studies
    • Assignments
  • 8

    Module 4: ESCALATING YOUR STORY

    • Lesson 1: Introduction
    • Lesson 2: Inventing Creativity
    • Lesson 3: The Inciting Incident & Story Loops
    • Lesson 4: Inciting Incident Case Studies
    • Assignments
  • 9

    Implementation Week #2

    • Milestone #2
  • 10

    Module 5: WORDS, PICTURES, & PAGE TURNS

    • Lesson 1: Introduction
    • Lesson 2: Words & Pictures
    • Lesson 3: Page Turns
    • Lesson 4: Messy Middle
    • Assignments
  • 11

    Module 6: ENDING YOUR STORY AND REVISION

    • Lesson 1: Introduction
    • Lesson 2: End Your Story
    • Lesson 3: Titles & End Page
    • Assignments
  • 12

    Implementation Week #3

    • Milestone #3