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Course Detail: PER524 - Plot, Character, Dialogue: The Big Three!

Beginning and advanced writers will learn how to clarify plot, character, and dialogue principles used in all genres. Marketing and copyright information will be included along with numerous handouts. Four intensive sessions will allow students the option of writing a two to three-page short story to share at the end of the course.

Course Highlights Include:

  • ♦ The creative process
  • ♦ General ideas
  • ♦ Character-driven plotting
  • ♦ Basic plotting
  • ♦ Subplotting
  • ♦ Dialogue basics
  • ♦ Clarify epositions, crisis, climax, denoument
  • ♦ Style: sentence structure, subtext, symbols, total effect
  • ♦ Copyright, formatting, and marketing

Instructor Ruth Tyndall Baker is a published playwright and award winning writer. A graduate of Indiana University and former high school teacher, Ruth Tyndall Baker now writes and markets full time. She has had plays produced in New York and in Chicago. Her writing includes novels, short stories, and plays.

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