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The Mechanics of Fiction Writing

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Lesson 3.
The Plot: A Primer

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Lesson 4.
A Dynamic Storyworld

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Lesson 5.
Changes of State
Part I

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Lesson 6.
Changes of State
Part II

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Lesson 7.
What Changes Are Interesting?
(And Why)

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Lesson 7. Podcast

Lesson 8.
Suspense
(Or Cognitive Magnetism)

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Lesson 8. Podcast

Lesson 9.
A Plot or Not:
Grammatical Stories

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Lesson 10.
The Plot Thickens
(Because of Course It Does)

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Lesson 11.
Possible Worlds,
Dilemma & Conflict

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Lesson 12.
Time: Order

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Lesson 13.
Time: Duration

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Lesson 14.
Putting It All Together

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