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Fiction Writing Course - Intermediate


StoryMirror Academy
StoryMirror Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
Online Course



Intermediate Course (online)

The intermediate course is designed for people who already know how to write a story but find themselves stuck while building complex stories. The 9-hour online course covers building plot, protagonist, 3 scene theory, suspense tree, dialogue development and over 80 key concepts which are essential for writing an effective story.

Total Duration: 9 hours (2 weeks course)

Recorded Session - 2 hours  + 1 hour foundation course

The recorded session will cover the following topics:

1. Understanding the best-selling authors

2. Difference between a writer and editor

3. The basic difference between writing novels / short stories / memoirs /flash fiction

4. How to create a plot from a thought

  • Basic plot
  • Complex plot building
  • How to restructure plot in the midway of writing
  • Tracking the progress of the plot

5. The rule of 3 scenes in an act

  • Old vs modern theories
  • Various forms of writing scenes

6. How to build a character

  • Character web
  • Attributes of complex character
  • Storyboard the character

7. Developing 

  • The suspense tree
  • Point of view
  • Conflict
  • Narration
  • Duration
  • Complex realistic characters
  • Dialogues

8. How to develop a protagonist

  • Defining attributes of a protagonist
  • How to develop a negative character

9. Basic mistakes in writing

  • Transitions
  • Time & duration
  • Making a conflict real

10. Preparing a writing calendar

  • Case study of various best selling writers' calendar

Live sessions - 6 hours

( All live sessions will be on Sat/Sun - between 10 am - 2 pm and between 3 pm - 7 pm). 

  • Question and answer with instructor. Q & A will be 2 Hours per session.
  • 1 timer-based exercise
  • 1 weekly offline competition among candidates ( after 4 hours of completion of the live session)

Maximum 30 candidates for the batch.

All live sessions would be the first-come, first-serve basis. Once the batch is full, you will be redirected to the next available batch.

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