To the delight of readers across the globe, Salman Rushdie’s genre-defying novels have brought surreal and magical realms to life for decades. Now the Booker Prize-winning author teaches you the art and craft of storytelling. Learn how to draw from your own experiences to build vivid worlds, authentic characters, and complex plots. There are extraordinary stories that only you can write-start sharing them.
First published in 1975, Salman Rushdie rose to international acclaim with the 1981 Booker Prize-winning novel, “Midnight’s Children,” which went on to be honored with a Best of Booker Award in 2008. Exploring universal themes of movement across cultures-and blending elements of the magical and surreal-his work has been honored with distinguished awards around the globe.
A Fellow of the British Royal Society of Literature and Author of the Year winner in both Britain and Germany, the British-Indian writer was knighted in 2007 and his books have been translated into more than 40 languages. Now he’s showing you how to embrace your own unmistakably unique perspective and experiences to create worlds of your own.
This online class includes lessons on:
- Building rich and complex story structures
- Shaping your plot
- Creating powerful openings
- Building on traditional storytelling
- Crafting and revealing authentic characters
- Writing dialogue
- Examining and embracing your unique worldview
- Developing a narrative style
- Exploring realism and surrealism
- Gathering research
- Editing and rewriting
- Practical writing tips
- The writer’s life