There are many different types of writing - short stories, poems, novels, screen plays etc. Dramatic writing can fall into all of these. A short story usually takes place over a shorter period of time. It is often set in just one setting/scene, and the characters may be shown with broader strokes - there is not as much time to analyse characters as there is with novel writing.
A novel, however, allows more space to describe characters and scenes. There may be more than one scene and more than one plot. The plots may be multilayered.
Writing comes in many forms, all of which can be creatively employed and manipulated by the creative writer, regardless of the genre (novel, poetry, travel guide etc) in which she or he is writing. One form of writing is rarely used on its own.
There are 8 lessons in this course:
- Developing the characters
- Theme & Genre
- Plot Development
- Weaving a Story
- Writing a Dramatic short Story
- Developing Sub Plots
- Writing a Chapters for a Dramatic Novel
Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.