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"I was looking for a basic treatment of novel writing, somewhere to start; this course describes all the major elements and how they relate - exactly what I needed as a newbie. it demonstrates the importance of structure and planning what you're going to write before you start." Jenny Pentacost
" First of all, I wasn't sure if it wasn't perhaps too basic - I consider myself to be pretty literate, but I learned new things that help a lot. Right from the first lesson about Adjectives it was useful. The tips given at the end are worth the cost of the course alone. Thoroughly recommended. You might think you know the basics of writing fiction, but you don't! If you want to improve your prose quickly, this course is well worth while." (Patrick Mennan)
"The video was excellent! It provided all the info you would need to start writing a script in a reasonable amount of time!! Awesome!" Essie Williams
"James focuses on the little things that help to create rounded characters in fiction - not fictional characters, but real people that readers can relate to, is the the goal here. The course does a pretty good job (so far) and I'm taking notes like crazy! Thanks." Brad Carico
" Only a few videos in, but this is great! Breaking down the movie script planning process into the basic nuts and bolts. I'm not a complete beginner, but I'll definitely be using this method. Update: Just finished the whole course - it's super! Recommended. " Greg Poynter
The scope of Jim's divers courses reflect his interest and proficiency in many subject areas. Earning a living online for 10 years now, his interests span topics such as on page SEO, to creating blues guitar lessons, to writing novels and movie scripts, to Wordpress Tutorials.
Writing primarily in the science fiction genre, Jim Bruce, is fascinated with the possibilities that this type of fiction brings, but also in the actual craft of screenwriting.
Jim devoured his dad's collection of science fiction books at an early age, often reading collections of short fiction collected together under titles such as 'Fantastic Stories', or 'Look To The Stars' under his bed covers way into the night.
The possibilities, the 'what ifs' of sci-fi provide Jim with the enthusiasm to live life to the full - anything is possible, and there are more things in the great out-there than we can possibly write about. Curiosity is the spur that drives him on to create, not just fiction, but political comment, music and poetry.
Born in the North of UK in 1950, where he attended schools in Creswell, Nottinghamshire and Shirebrook. He has had more jobs than he can remember, including working in the coal mines, teacher, electrician, mechanic, circus laborer, farm hand, channel tunnel engineer, industrial robot programmer, website builder and professional blues guitar player/teacher.
He has been resident in UK, USA, Germany, France and Portugal, where he currently lives and writes.