How to Create a Fable

Mike Van Drie

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8 Videos (17m)
    • Introduction

      1:31
    • The Purpose of a Fable

      3:15
    • General Overview of Fables

      1:12
    • Step #1: Creating a Moral Message

      1:43
    • Step #2: Creating a Character

      2:45
    • Step #3: Creating a Plot

      2:57
    • Step #4: The Grand Reveal

      2:25
    • Conclusion

      1:40

About This Class

Learn how to create a fable. A fable is a powerful tool that allows you to make complex ideas simple and to have that point stick in the listener's mind.

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Found how to create a fable enlightening and useful; short, sweet, simple; more than worth its 15 minutes of fame. Video & audio out of sync in several lessons (spooked my story's animals), with video leading audio by several moral-neutral nanoseconds. Had started writing a fable a few weeks ago and now can edit it more wisely (title, "One Ass to Another"). Am starting a blog with a philosophical bend and fable structure will work well introducing it. Thanks, Mike.
Very clear instructions and full of helpful tips. Highly recommend the class; it was fun and enjoyable!
Short course but makes some good points. Very accessible and I like his fish fable.

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Hi my name is Mike Van Drie. I love teaching others, over the past couple years I have taught thousands of people. I continue to teach both teenagers, college students and adults. I like taking complex ideas, making them simple and presenting them in a way that people will remember. I have been married to my wonderful wife Natalie for 8 1/2 years. I am a trivia nerd and love watching shows such as "The Chase". I am left-handed and even have a "left-handed" clock in my office, which confuses most people who see it.