Igniting The Fictional Dream: Setting And The Senses

Ryan Matthews, Writer & Editor

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13 Lessons (18m)
    • 1. Introduction

      0:59
    • 2. Writing A New World

      0:42
    • 3. Writing At Will And On Command

      1:33
    • 4. Importance Of Place

      1:26
    • 5. Reading - Borderland By M.F.K. Fisher

      1:14
    • 6. Picking A Time, Place, And Milieu

      3:09
    • 7. The Fictional Dream

      1:23
    • 8. Reading - A Distant Episode By Paul Bowles

      2:42
    • 9. Igniting The Fictional Dream

      1:36
    • 10. Writing Your Setting

      0:38
    • 11. Reading - Under The Volcano By Malcolm Lowry

      1:35
    • 12. Revising Your Draft

      0:40
    • 13. Final Thoughts On Setting

      0:44
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22 of 22 students recommend this class
This was the most helpful seminar that I've watched here on Skillshare. I wrote a scene that I was having trouble with and got it out of my brain (and well!) with the help of this class! I will watch this again.
I couldn't find the texts for the works he was talking about! Were they on the site? Great course but without the referenced texts I couldn't follow the lessons as well.
Great class. Very insightful instructor. I enjoyed the assigned readings, and GeoGuessr is a great idea to hone your descriptive skills.