February Writing Teams in Fiction
Teams make up the core of most modern fiction. Now learn how to write them.
In the modern world of fiction, teams of characters around a central figure play a critical part of the success of any novel or series. From NCIS to Star Trek to Harry Potter and Star Wars, teams form the center of most western fiction and storytelling
This workshop gives all the techniques and methods of building a successful team in your fiction, a team that readers will want to rejoin again and again, story after story.
This workshop will take a comprehensive look at how teams have come into our fiction and storytelling. From Lester Dent with Doc Savage to modern binge-watching shows, they all have teams.
In fact, in our modern world, readers and viewers are often uncomfortable when a team is not built quickly in a story.
And each character in the team plays a set role that you must be aware of as a writer before you can control the team in your own story. Readers are aware of a team member's role, so being able to use that reader awareness to your advantage in your stories give you a massive advantage in sales.
This is a craft workshop similar to the depth workshop, with many examples of how teams are put together and built to bring in thousands of readers. And an awareness workshop. Once you see the roles of teams in fiction, you will never not be able to see it or use it in your own work.
This workshop will change your writing, just as the depth workshop did. Don't miss this one.
With over twenty-three million copies of his books in print, USA Today bestselling writer Dean Wesley Smith now brings you original fiction every month for the past three years in his own magazine, Smith’s Monthly.
Dean wrote over twenty-five original Star Trek novels, the only two original Men in Black novels, plus Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man novels, and others. He wrote many gaming novels including Final Fantasy.
He wrote novels and stories under almost fifty pen names and did scripts for Hollywood as well as being an editor for various magazines. He lives in Las Vegas with his wife, writer Kristine Kathryn Rusch. You can follow his writing life at www.deanwesleysmith.com
StartTeams Week #1, Session #1...What do we mean when we say "Teams." (5:37)
StartTeams Week #1, Session #2... History of Teams in Fiction (6:37)
StartTeams Week #1, Session #3... Lester Dent (5:31)
StartTeams Week #1, Session #4... Who is the story about? (5:31)
StartTeams Week #1, Session #5...Who is the story about? (6:33)
StartAssignment #1 Teams (3:26)
StartAssignment #1 Response (1:40)
StartTeams Week #2, Session #1... Perry Mason (5:38)
StartTeams Week #2, Session #2... Mike Shayne (6:56)
StartTeams Week #2, Session #3... No Right Way. (6:10)
StartTeams Week #2, Session #4... Action/Adventure structure (5:13)
StartTeams Week #2, Session #5... Puzzle structure (6:57)
StartAssignment #2 Teams (2:35)