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Creating Emotional Identities (How to Plot Story Arcs P3)

Charlie Aylett,

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7 Videos (32m)
    • Intro

    • Lesson 1 Emotion & Action Side by Side

    • Lesson 2 Emotional Cores

    • Lesson 3 Forming Identity

    • Lesson 4 Why Emotional ID is Important

    • Lesson 5 The Essentials of a Strong Arc

    • Class Project


About This Class


All stories start with characters, and that's what we're going to explore in this class.  We take the first step in plotting a novel or long story by devising the initial stage of the story arc -- creating authentic characters.

Character is plot, right?

Join me and let me show you exactly how that works in this easy to follow tutorial.

Whether you have an early draft of a manuscript, or if you merely have an idea for a book and don't know how to turn it into a cohesive plot, this series is for you.

If you are new to writing and plotting, you might find it more to your benefit to take the first two classes in this series before embarking on this one. 

Part 1 - The Big Picture:

Part 2 - Writing Towards Emotional Markers:

And if you like the class, please bring your writing buddies outside of Skillshare on board!






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Charlie Aylett

Writer, Assoc. Editor for a speculative fiction magazine The Colored Lens. Passionate about fiction and helping writers to learn. I live in rural France. It's pretty boring but extremely pretty. Perfect conditions for writing, really.

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