How to Write Fiction by Gurmeet Mattu - HTML preview
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Gurmeet Mattu is an award-winning writer, a trained journalist and a qualified trainer. He has written professionally for print, stage, radio, TV, cinema and online. This is the perfect combination to bring you an easily absorbed course in the methodology of creative writing. Not only does he have vast experience in writing in different mediums, his qualification as a coach (Scottish Vocational Qualification in Training & Development, Level III) means he knows how to design and deliver training courses.
Following the 15 modules in this course will give you a clear insight into the requirements of creative writing, from building characters to delivering believable dialogue. Best known for his comedy writing Mattu brings a light-hearted approach to the serious business of writing fiction.
He has written three novels, so if you’d like to actually read what he’s written, to see if he’s any good, you can find them at his website by clicking the banner below.
2. (Module 1) NON-FICTION
Hold on, you say, I want to learn about creative writing. This Module will teach you about news writing, in effect ‘losing your voice’.
3. (Module 2) RESEARCH & ANALYSIS
To become a writer you must read, but with a critical eye.
4. (Module 3) FINDING YOUR VOICE
Having helped you lose your voice in Module 1, I now help you to rediscover it. This is about confidence.
5. (Module 4) PLOT & NARRATIVE
To plot or not to plot, that is the question.
6. (Module 5) CHARACTERS
Where do you find them?
7. (Module 6) DIALOGUE
How to make it natural.
8. (Module 7) STRUCTURE
Classical dramatic structures still works. Find out why.
9. (Module 8) TEMPO
How to vary the pace of your writing.
10. (Module 9) SYNOPSES
How to make this chore work for you.
11. (Module 10) STYLE
Can you write high colour?
12. (Module 11) DRAMA
Exploring other outlets - theatre/radio/TV.
13. (Module 12) FORMATTING
Different markets demand different styles.
14. (Module 13) EDITING
How to kill your babies.
15. (Module 14) MARKETING
Publishers, agents, commissioning, producers and similar riff raff. Have you considered selfpublishing, POD or ebooks?
16. (Module 15) TASKS