1. Strategic Storytelling: Building Community Around Your Creative Project: Taught by Kickstarter’s director of community education, Stephanie Pereira, the class explains how to get backers excited about a creative project. Stephanie talks about the following steps:
- Identifying your goals and audience
- Writing key messages
- Relationship building (before you need it!)
- Developing a communication plan
2. Personal Brand Manifesto: Who Do You Think You Are?: Designer and author Adam J. Kurtz guides those who participate it the class through 5 quick exercises to help campaigners re-focus and renew the direction for themselves and their career.
“Each of these simple exercises will get you thinking about what really matters to you — setting the foundation for your creative decisions going forward. We’ll hang out together and talk about how crazy life gets sometimes as you work through the 5 steps.”
3. An Insightful Guide to Becoming a Freelancer: Inspired by Monika Kanokova’s book, This Year Will be Different: An Insight Guide to Becoming a Freelancer, this class will explain how to use the social web to step up and grow a career as a freelance creative.
“This class is perfect for creative professionals who want to start a freelance business. No prior knowledge or experience required! By the end of this class, you’ll know what steps to take to make a living as a freelance designer, writer, consultant or any other professional who wants to get their foot into the professional world of the creative industries.”
4. Storytelling Fundamentals: Character, Conflict, Context, Craft: Urban fantasy writer Daniel José Older now offers a 40-minute class that explores the fundamentals of narrative storytelling. He will share details about the following:
- The “4 C’s” of storytelling: character, conflict, context, and craft
- Breaking down how each “C” works in Older’s short story, Salsa Nocturna
- Tools and questions to ask yourself as you’re developing your own story
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