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How To Write Like J.K. Rowling

A Bestselling Novelist Teaches You To Write Amazing Fiction That Readers (And Publishers!) Can’t Put Down
Instructor:
E.Z. Rinsky
1,131 students enrolled
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Hook readers (and publishers) right from the first page
Understand how J.K. Rowling created books that sold nearly a billion copies.
Write your own vibrant characters that feel real and engaging
Craft realistic settings that suck the reader in
Sharpen prose for any piece of fiction, or narrative non-fiction - including journalism
Become more critical readers and editors.

LEARN HOW TO WRITE STORIES THAT READERS CAN’T PUT DOWN

  • Taught by E.Z. Rinsky, best-selling, award winning author of Palindrome and The Binding

  • Get a guided, close reading of Harry Potter, the most successful books in modern history

  • Learn the tools and tricks J.K. Rowling used to create incredible fiction!

This course is perfect for:

  • Authors

  • Journalists

  • Bloggers

  • Creative writers

  • Anyone wanting to improve their writing quality!

What will you get from this course? 

Create deep, realistic characters

Learn how to:

  • Build characters your reader will relate to

  • Use subtle hints to subconsciously convey characters to the reader

  • Write dialogue that perfectly fits your characters

  • Ensure your characters feel like complete, real people

  • Become a better reader & understand how the Masters create characters

Build immersive, gripping settings

Learn how to:

  • Plant complex images in your reader’s head

  • Simple techniques to evoke mood and atmosphere

  • Embed rich symbolism in your settings

  • Be “fair to the reader” … and what that even means

  • Ensure your settings are an integral part of the story

Write beautiful prose.

Learn how to:

  • Build paragraphs that flow, and keep the reader riveted

  • Ensure internal paragraph logic

  • Know when to switch to a new paragraph

  • Nail the perfect word to convey your vision

  • Avoid the common mistakes which can doom a sentence

  • Write prose your readers can’t put down

Introduction

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Welcome to the course!

People

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How to write amazing characters

I'll introduce the "character toolbox"  - the five key tools a writer has to help them build and convey who a character is.

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Dumbledore
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Assignment Review / A Close Reading of Sherlock Holmes
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Hermoine
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Assignment Review/ Truman Capote on Brando
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Harry Potter
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Assignment Review/ Isaac Bashevis Singer & Unbiased Narrators

How to create flawless settings

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What makes a good setting? (part 1)
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Assignment Review / Summarizing Classic Novels
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What makes a good setting? (part 2)
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The Harry Potter Universe (Part 1)
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The Harry Potter Universe (Part 2)
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Diagon Alley
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Hogwarts

Writing tight & effective prose

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What makes good prose?
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Cut out descriptors!
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Less is more
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The perfect word
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Internal logic
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The golden rule of prose
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J.K. Rowling's prose (part 1)
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J.K. Rowling's prose (part 2)

Wrap-up

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Wrap-up: now go write!
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