The Art of Storytelling

On this day, July 24, 2021, I am going through “The Art of Storytelling” MasterClass course produced by Neil Gaiman. There are 19 sessions to his 4:49 hour program:

  1. Introduction
  2. Truth in Fiction
  3. Sources of Inspiration
  4. Finding Your Voice
  5. Developing the Story
  6. Story Case Study: The Graveyard Book
  7. Short Fiction
  8. Short Fiction Case Study: “March Tale”
  9. Dialogue and Character
  10. Character Case Study: “October Tale”
  11. Worldbuilding
  12. Descriptions
  13. Humor
  14. Genre
  15. Comics
  16. Dealing With Writer’s Block
  17. Editing
  18. Rules for Writers
  19. The Writer’s Response

After completing lesson 5, I ran a quick search on Gaiman and came up with this awesome YouTube video featuring his instruction, too.
How Stories Last | Neil Gaiman
58,261 views Published: May 3, 2020

Link to Video Source

I finished all the lessons around 6 p.m. This is absolutely a stellar MasterClass course!

Community Manager Certification Exam

Last Spring Facebook came up with a new educational and certification program for Facebook group leaders who thrive on building sustainable virtual communities. I was offered the opportunity to participate and signed on right away. However, I have yet to set for the certification exam due to health and family care conflicts. Currently, I’m set to take the exam on April 23, 2021, at 2:30 PM. I pray daily that I will be able to take the exam on that date. Once I do, and if I pass, the certification is only good for one year.  I’ve learned so much in preparing for the exam, I highly recommend anyone running a Facebook group to get certified or at least get the education provided to prepare for it. The very best study group for the exam is run by one of the people who helped formulate the exam. Her name is Linda Porter and her group is open to anyone striving for excellence in online community management. Search for Certified Community Manager Study Group on Facebook or try this link to see if it takes you there.