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Mike Dickson - Thriller Story Structure 101

Mike Dickson - Thriller Story Structure 101So you’d like to write fiction? Awesome. Writing can be one of the most personally rewarding arts to be involved in...
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Mike Dickson - Thriller Story Structure 101

Mike Dickson - Thriller Story Structure 101

So you’d like to write fiction? Awesome. Writing can be one of the most personally rewarding arts to be involved in (even for new writers), but the process for getting ed can feel daunting. How do you know if you’re structuring your story right? Where do you add in the bad guys? What should the hero be doing in the middle? How do I make sure it’s a good story?

I’m going to help you cut through the confusion - to not only learn how to structure a thriller, but also make sure you haven’t missed anything.

In Thriller Structure 101 I’ll walk you step by step through the entire process of creating the proper story structure.

With high quality video’s and examples along the way, you’ll begin to understand story structure in no time, so you can writing that thriller novel and build your career as a published author.

Your audience is waiting to hear from you.

Hi, I’m Mike Dickson

I’m a story structure geek. Here’s how I can help you.

I’ve been studying story structure relentlessly since 2007 and have taught over 18,000 other writers the basics of story structure. But I haven’t stopped there! I spent over a year creating and building the mother of all thriller genre websites dedicated to story structure and outlining called FictionFormula.com.

Throughout the course of creating, interviewing, reading, and studying story structure to launch Fiction Formula I’ve learned a lot about what will give a beginner writer the edge out of the gates to get them writing fiction as quickly as possible. You see, there is a ton to learn before a writer can even begin writing. Trust me. I’ve been down this path, and if you don’t know or aren’t sure about the correct way to build out a story, you’re no where near ready to sit down and write one. That is without wasting your time with massive editing later.

That’s why I created Thriller Story Structure 101, to help beginners skip as much of the learning curve as possible so you can understand story structure right from the and get writing faster.

Thriller Story Structure 101 gives you everything you need to understand story structure from the , including my personal help, a complete novel structure handout, and all of the slides in the course.

Course Information

Here’s what’s included with Thriller Story Structure 101


 

Thriller Story Structure 101 was built with the beginner writer in mind. If you’re new to writing or story structure and you’re looking for help in understanding it correctly, this course is for you.

  • Work at your own pace. There are 11 distinct stages with 60 minutes of in depth content.
  • Clear examples for each stage. Understanding how to implement structure can be tough. Each stage has clear examples to help you learn quickly.
  • Bonuses keep you on track. I’ve included a pdf handout that walks you through every element of story structure so you can print it out and keep it close by while you’re writing.

What You’ll Learn

How to create the proper story structure for your story from the .

Across the 11 parts of story structure you’ll learn about:

  • How story structure evolved from over 2000 years ago until today.
  • What each of the 4 major stages in story structure mean and how your characters react and propel the story forward in each.
  • How to further breakdown each of the 4 major stages of story structure using the 7 milestones.
  • Specific thriller examples for each stage and milestone to help you understand through real world models.

Who This Course is For…

Writers who want to get it right…from the .


 

Thriller Story Structure 101 is designed for beginner writers who want to learn from the ground up and better their chances at becoming a great fiction writer.

You’re always looking to become better at what you do. You have a thirst to get it right from the and want to take the necessary steps to learn how the pros knock out great novels time and time again. You’re not just writing a novel. You’re building a brand and I’m excited to help you get ed and be your first fan!

Learning Story Structure Doesn’t have to be hard


 

Stop thinking about writing a book and get ed today. Thriller Story Structure 101 explains structure in an easy to understand fashion that will comfortable and ready to writing your best seller.

Your Instructor

 

Mike Dickson

Mike Dickson

MICHAEL M DICKSON is a blogger and online instructor teaching new and aspiring writers how to structure and outline their thriller novels and short stories.

MICHAEL M DICKSON lives in Minnesota.

Course Curriculum

Introduction to Story Structure
  • Welcome to the Course! (6:26)
  • PreviewCourse Overview (1:42)
  • Pioneers of Story Structure: Aristotle and Syd Field (6:11)
Four Major Parts of Story Structure
  • Part 1 Set-up (9:14)
  • Part 2 Response (5:15)
  • Part 3 Attack (3:04)
  • Part 4 Resolution (3:07)
7 Milestones
  • Hook and First Plot Point (5:25)
  • First Pinch Point and Midpoint (7:24)
  • Second Pinch Point and Second Plot Point (6:27)
  • Resolution (6:26)

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