Creative Writing Project: Write Act 1 | Dani and Steve Alcorn | Skillshare
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5 Lessons (23m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:57
    • 2. Three Act Structure

      8:56
    • 3. Act 1 Checkpoints

      8:25
    • 4. Project: Create Your First Act

      2:26
    • 5. Next Steps

      0:56
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About This Class

The Creative Writing Project series helps you complete a novel, short story or screenplay. Each class focuses on a specific step in the creative process, from brainstorming to publication. The goal is to get you published!

This class shows you how to write your first act, beginning with a hook to capture your readers’ interest, then developing your character’s backstory, and leading up to the trigger that will end Act 1. When you complete this class you will have a detailed, written plan for the first act of your Creative Writing Project.

The classes in this series include:

  • Creative Writing Project: Brainstorm Your Story
  • Creative Writing Project: Create a Character
  • Creative Writing Project: Structure Your Story
  • Creative Writing Project: Write Act 1
  • Creative Writing Project: Write Act 2
  • Creative Writing Project: Write Act 3
  • Creative Writing Project: Structure a Scene
  • Creative Writing Project: Create a Setting
  • Creative Writing Project: Write Great Dialogue
  • Creative Writing Project: Energize Your Manuscript
  • Creative Writing Project: Publish Your Book
  • Creative Writing Project: Market Your Book

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Dani and Steve Alcorn

Authors, Mentors, Online Instructors

Steve Alcorn is the author of many novels and non-fiction books. His publications include mysteries, young adult novels, a romance novel, children's books, history and non-fiction about theme park design, and the writer's guide How to Fix Your Novel.

Dani Alcorn is the Chief Operating Officer of Writing Academy, a writing instructor, and author of Young Adult fiction, screenplays, and a screenwriting handbook. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Northwestern University, where she m...

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