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6 Videos (35m)
    • Introduction

      0:57
    • Story Basics

      5:42
    • Character & Desire

      6:37
    • Specific Goals

      9:17
    • What's at Stake?

      12:30
    • Conclusion

      0:25

About This Class

Do you want to write a short story but don't know where to start? Or have you started writing but gave up because you did not know how to develop your story? 

This short class will show you how to create your main character, give that character a specific goal, and put some obstacles in his/her way to make the story more exciting for you and for your readers.

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Julia Gousseva

College Teacher, Writer

Dr. Julia Gousseva started teaching college-level writing courses in 1993, as a graduate student at the University of Arizona. Since earning her PhD in 2001, she has been a full-time writing instructor at a community college in Arizona. Her favorite classes are short story writing and creative nonfiction.

Creative writing is Julia’s passion, and you can often find her at work on a new project. Julia is the author of Adventures of Alex and Katie children’s books, Any...

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