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Original Narrative Writing from Start to Finish

A course by Afonso Cruz , Writer

Writer. Washington, Portugal.
Joined August 2020

Discover the importance of narrative structures and learn to write your own stories from scratch

  • Best seller Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (281)
  • 6727 students

Discover the importance of narrative structures and learn to write your own stories from scratch

A course by Afonso Cruz

Writing allows us to express our feelings while also exploring the world around us. Words open the door to new perspectives, analogies, and metaphors. For this, there's no better guide than Afonso Cruz, winner of the European Union Prize for Literature with more than 30 books published in 20 languages.

In this course, learn to tell an original story from start to finish. With the help of Afonso, develop your own piece step-by-step and explore professional narrative techniques to unlock your ideas that awaken your creativity.

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What will you learn in this online course?

12 lessons & 16 downloads

Narrate and write
14 minutes, 37 seconds
Ideas for my story
13 minutes, 28 seconds
History anatomy
16 minutes, 3 seconds
Defining the overall story
7 minutes, 14 seconds
Writing my story
7 minutes, 29 seconds
Portuguese with subtitles in English
  • 98% positive reviews (281)
  • 6727 students
  • 12 lessons (2h 16m)
  • 16 additional resources (5 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: Portuguese
  • Portuguese, Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Write an original story that can be published in full.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

All writers, professional or amateur, scriptwriters, journalists, playwrights, and all lovers of writing who want to improve their literary expression.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge is necessary for this course.

All you need is a computer with the text editing software of your choice.


Reviews

6727 Students
281 Reviews
98% Positive ratings

Afonso Cruz

A course by Afonso Cruz

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Writer Afonso Cruz has had more than 30 books published, from novels, poetry, and theater to essays and nonfiction. He says that understanding his characters' motivations, conflicts, and desires helps him to understand both himself and the world around him.

His works have been translated into more than 20 languages and his book La Muñeca de Kokoschka won the European Union Prize for Literature. He is also the winner of awards such as the Maria Rosa Colaç Literary Prize, the Portuguese-language literary award Grande Prémio de Conto Camilo Castelo Branco, and the Brazilian children's literature award Prémio da Fundação Nacional do Livro Infantil e Juvenil do Brasil.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • Presentation
    • Influences
  • U2

    First steps to building a story

    • Narrate and write
    • Ideas for my story
    • Methods to Unlock Creativity
  • U3

    Start writing

    • History anatomy
    • Defining the overall story
    • Writing my story
    • Continuing to write (until the end)
    • Review and rereading
  • U4

    Once you have a story, what to do?

    • How to turn a short story into a longer story?
    • What can I do with my story?
  • FP

    Final project

    • Original Narrative Writing from Start to Finish

What to expect from a Domestika course

  • Learn at your own pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule and with an easy-to-follow method. You set your own pace.

  • Learn from the best professionals

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Meet expert teachers

    Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

  • Certificates
    Plus

    If you're a Plus member, get a custom certificate signed by your teacher for every course. Share it on your portfolio, social media, or wherever you like.

  • Get front-row seats

    Videos of the highest quality, so you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them as many times as you need to perfect your technique.

  • Share knowledge and ideas

    Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

  • Connect with a global creative community

    The community is home to millions of people from around the world who are curious and passionate about exploring and expressing their creativity.

  • Watch professionally produced courses

    Domestika curates its teacher roster and produces every course in-house to ensure a high-quality online learning experience.


FAQs

Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need to complete a specific project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the teacher and with other students, creating a dynamic course community.

All courses are 100% online, so once they're published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

The courses are divided into different units. Each one includes lessons, informational text, tasks, and practice exercises to help you carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You'll also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the teacher and with other students, as well as share your work and your course project, creating a community around the course.

You can redeem the course you received by accessing the redeeming page and entering your gift code.

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Original Narrative Writing from Start to Finish. Writing course by Afonso Cruz Best seller

Original Narrative Writing from Start to Finish

A course by Afonso Cruz
Writer. Washington, Portugal.
Joined August 2020
  • 98% positive reviews (281)
  • 6727 students