I came back from the con with a horrible cold. So I am kind of groggy on cold medicine. I planned on writing about my Writing Fundamentals class tonight but I think I will do it tomorrow.
However, here is the bullet points of what I covered. I will expand on these tomorrow.
What is a story? Why do they exist?
What separates good stories from bad? A point.
Understanding people. Character is Action
Two driving motivations: Desire to have, fear of loss
Your protagonists want something, whether they know it or not
The Antagonist’s desires are in opposition to the protagonist
Story is a argument. Characters are points of view.
Antagonists and Hero are opposing arguments
Three acts, what are they?
Set up, Inciting Incident
Conflict, Turning Point
The ending is 60% or more important than the rest of the story