Course curriculum

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    Zoom link for Live Class

    • Zoom Mondays starting Jan 2023

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    Week 1: Brainstorm

    • Writing Process & Idea Book 2022 recording

    • OPTIONAL: Idea Sheets for Short Stories

    • OPTIONAL: Fables & Classic Stories in Movies/TV

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    Week 2: Five Story Ideas

    • Turning Lists into 5 Story Ideas—2022

    • OPTIONAL: The Bible Project on Design Patterns

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    Week 3: Choosing the One Story

    • Focusing on One Story—2022

    • Write a "Logline"

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    Week 4: Focus & Story Description (+ Suggested Draft Deadline)

    • Loglines, Focus, & Suggested Deadline—2022

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    Week 5: Setting, Drafting a Setting Paragraph

    • Loglines in Mock Trial, Setting, & Drafting a Setting Paragraph—2022

    • OPTIONAL: The Bible Project on Setting

    • Online Thesaurus

    • RTF Plot Outline

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    Week 6: Character, Shoes, Surprise Beginnings

    • Character's Shoes & Surprise Beginnings—2022

    • OPTIONAL: The Bible Project on Character

    • OPTIONAL: Find the Adjectives

    • OPTIONAL: Add Paragraph Breaks

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    Week 7: Character + Overview of Rest of Semester

    • Character Archetypes & More Decisions to Make—2022

    • SURVEY—Which Word Processor?

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    Week 8: Plot

    • OPTIONAL: The Bible Project on Plot

    • Freytag's Pyramid, Modern Structure/Outline, Word Processing—2022

    • OPTIONAL: Plot & Structure book

    • OPTIONAL: Paragraph about Sound

    • OPTIONAL: Link to Short Story Anthologies

    • RTF Plot Outline

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    Week 9: Plot Checklists

    • Plot Checklists & Sample Student Story—2022

    • OPTIONAL: Esther by The Bible Project--Great Example of Good Storytelling 9:13

    • Download Plot Checklist

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    Week 10: Completing Your First Draft

    • Writing dialogue, Getting your draft done, & Preparing for peer review

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    Style

    • Stylistic Choices Checklist

    • OPTIONAL: Links to Literary Devices Websites

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    Week 11: Preparing for Peer Review

    • Levels of Editing, Formatting, Asking Questions, Learning to Love Edits—2022

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    Week 12: Dialogue

    • Punctuating Dialogue, Copyediting for American Standard English—and MORE!

    • OPTIONAL: Quote on Conciseness

    • OPTIONAL: Short Story Driven by Dialogue

    • Examples of Punctuating Dialogue

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    Week 13: Preparing Your Manuscript

    • 2022 PART 1—Unformatting

    • 2022 PART 2—Unformatting, Illustrations, About the Author

    • Preparing Your Document

    • DIRECTORS: Notes on Publishing Trade Books

    • DIRECTORS: Sample Front Matter

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    Images, About the Author & Formatting

    • Finding Images

    • About the Author Template & Examples

    • About the Author 2021 Examples from Feat

    • Formatting in MS Word & Audio Recording Secrets - April 20, 2021

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    For PARENTS: Rubric

    • Rubric for Grading

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    April 18, 2022 Q&A + Self-Publishing

    • Questions about Formatting & Submitting PLUS Self-Publishing Insider Information

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    Self-Publishing

    • OPTIONAL: Some Self-Publishing Printing Options

    • OPTIONAL: Audiobooks

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    April 25, 2022 Q&A

    • Q&A plus Mrs. Krichbaum's Secret Plan

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    Contest

    • How to Submit Your Story

    • Waiver Form

    • Standards of Excellence

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    Published Anthology(ies)