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Creative Writing Project: Write Act 1

Steve Alcorn, Author, Mentor, Online Instructor

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5 Videos (23m)
    • Introduction

      1:57
    • Three Act Structure

      8:56
    • Act 1 Checkpoints

      8:25
    • Project: Create Your First Act

      2:26
    • Next Steps

      0:56

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

30 of 30 students recommendSee All

It's short and to the point, while packed with useful explinations of how to build your plot.
Aurea Fae

Web Designer, Writer, and Entrepreneur

Great lessons, stated clearly and to the point. Thanks Steve!
Shah Alamdar

Art from da Heart

very good, very informative and complete,clear explanation, give a sense of how to structure and develop a story

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Steve Alcorn

Author, Mentor, Online Instructor

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.

Steve is also the CEO of Alcorn McBride Inc, the company that provides the audio and video systems used in nearly all of the world's theme parks. In his spare time he enjoys world travel, sculpture and music composition.

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