Have you ever quit reading before you finished a book or story? Or have you been so engaged in reading something you did not want to stop? In this fun and supportive class, learn how to write a riveting story or book that people will not be able to put down.
Through lecture, discussion, writing prompts, and opportunities to read your work aloud, learn and practice the fundamentals of writing well. Learn tricks that keep the reader turning the page and tools that enrich and enhance your stories.
This class is flexible in order to accommodate a range of skills, genres, and personal writing interests. A prompt will be offered each week or students can substitute writing a segment of their own project.
What You Will Need for the Class
- You will need either pen and paper, or a computer, whichever you prefer for writing.
- No textbook is needed. The instructor will post short reading assignments during class.
Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
- Feel more motivated to write creatively
- Maintain a toolkit of skills to engage readers by writing clearly and effectively
- Feel comfortable reading your work aloud
- Learn keys for effective revision
- Set-up your story concisely
- Planning and complete your story or book
- Deepening character development
- Utilize the power of environment
- Place twists and hooks effectively
- Edit and revise your writing
- Deal with both success and rejection
Who Should Take This Class?
Prerequisites: At least one course in creative writing
- Students from How to Write a Page-Turner
- Anyone who needs a nudge to write creatively
- Writers who want to strengthen their story or book project
- People who would like to improve their writing skills in a supportive group setting