Writing Masterclass: Purpose (Strategy 5 in the Writing Masterclass Series)

Rachel Leroy, Stop Striving and Start Thriving

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4 Lessons (16m)
    • 1. Intro (Please note the whole series is broken down by one Strategy per course, not two strategies)

    • 2. Writing Purpose: Purpose in Fiction Strategy 5 Technique 1

    • 3. Writing Purpose: Purpose in Nonfiction Strategy 5 Technique 2

    • 4. ClosingThoughts


Project Description

Streamlined Writing Project

Strategy 5: Writing Purpose in the Writing Masterclass Series


This course includes two techniques to help you activate and streamline written pieces of fiction, nonfiction, and possibly poetry through effective use of purpose. The course will make your writing stand out right away!

This course includes two concrete and actionable techniques for improving your purpose and focus in a piece of writing. Put each one into practice as you create a new writing piece or as you revise a newer or older already-written piece. Once you have completed the piece, please post the new piece or a before and after version of your revised piece so we can see your wonderful changes, then consider the next part of the series, "Writing Presentation." Or, go through all eight courses in the series and then post your final copy or before and after copies to the "Writing Habits" course.

Two Videos/Techniques

  1. This lecture explains Strategy 5 Presentation: Plan your work around one key idea or question. It also explains Strategy 5 Technique 1, Purpose in Fiction: In a work of fiction, the character has a driving need to create something she doesn't have, eliminate something she doesn't want, or change a condition for the better.

  2. This lecture explains Strategy 5 Technique 2, Purpose in Nonfiction: In nonfiction, a significant point drives the reader forward, and this thread weaves itself throughout the piece.

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