Writing Classes

Education is an important part of a writer's career. That is why FanStory.com offers classes for writers of all skill levels. Take a class online from your computer. Participate while in the comfort of your home or office. Click on the title of the class below to find out more about the class. Four week classes are only $99.00.

AVAILABLE CLASSES

FEBRUARY 2017 - HAIKU 101



HAIKU are short, imagistic poems about things that make people feel connected to nature. Japanese poets have written haiku for hundreds of years and in the last forty years, the appreciation of haiku has spread all over the world. The essence of haiku is the way in which it succinctly captures observations of the natural world.

Why are people writing haiku? They write it because it is enjoyable and because writing haiku gives them a new way to look at the world.

You too can write haiku!

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE- One of the great things about taking a class on FanStory is that you can study in the privacy of your own home and choose the schedule that works best for you.

ACCESSIBILITY-- Your lessons and assignments are available to you 24/7 for as long as you are a member.

CHAT-CLASSROOM-- the students and I have the ability to speak or text with each other in the classroom. It is an awesome opportunity to have a productive and enjoyable classroom experience.

GETTING THE HELP YOU NEED --I work at home and my schedule is flexible. I give my students all my contact information. I want to make sure you get the help you need to learn.

HAIKU CLUB - We have a haiku club available to you at no extra cost. My students love it! You can practice what you learn in class and make new friends.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me a PM or an email= marival58@gmail.com


MariVal Bayles
member of the Haiku Society of America
published author, her books are for sale on Amazon
- Gypsy's Haiku
-Hora Haiku co-authored with Dean Kuch
Starts: February 6th
Seats Left: 7 seats.

Novel Middles

Middles can be troublesome. In novels, middles sometimes "sag" because of the lack of complications or difficulties related to the main plot problem. In this class, students are challenged to work on typical concerns of the middle chapters of a novel: building the complications to lead inevitably to the climax. Also addressed will be novel middle issues of firm establishment of the story world, backstory, themes, symbols, and narrative voice.
Starts: February 13th
Seats Left: 6 seats.

European Poetic Forms

European Poetic Forms Written in English.

Many of the contests on FanStory require some knowledge of foreign forms of poetry. Although the contest sponsor will state the basic rules of the form, it is useful to have a greater depth of knowledge, including what subjects best fit various forms. This course is designed to give you that extra knowledge and so increase the effectiveness of your poetry.

Starts: February 17th
Seats Left: 6 seats.

MARCH 2017 - HAIKU 201


HAIKU are short, imagistic poems about things that make people feel connected to nature. Japanese poets have written haiku for hundreds of years and in the last forty years, the appreciation of haiku has spread all over the world. The essence of haiku is the way in which it succinctly captures observations of the natural world.

Why are people writing haiku? They write it because it is enjoyable and because writing haiku gives them a new way to look at the world.

You too can write haiku!

FLEXIBLE SCHEDULE- One of the great things about taking a class on FanStory is that you can study in the privacy of your own home and choose the schedule that works best for you.

ACCESSIBILITY-- Your lessons and assignments are available to you 24/7 for as long as you are a member.

CHAT-CLASSROOM-- the students and I have the ability to speak or text with each other in the classroom. It is an awesome opportunity to have a productive and enjoyable classroom experience.

GETTING THE HELP YOU NEED --I work at home and my schedule is flexible. I give my students all my contact information. I want to make sure you get the help you need to learn.

HAIKU CLUB - We have a haiku club available to you at no extra cost. My students love it! You can practice what you learn in class and make new friends.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to send me a PM or an email= marival58@gmail.com

MariVal Bayles



Starts: March 30th
Seats Left: 7 seats.

Our classes provide an excellent way to further develop your skills.

Small Classes. Our classes are small and designed to give you one on one instruction while you complete assignments on your own time and work at your own pace in the comfort of your own home.

Online Classrooms. All of the courses operate in our unique online classrooms. Your classroom offers you a location to meet with your instructor, read and enter assignments, and ask questions.

Expert Review. Experienced instructors offer private review and detailed help. In addition, classes give you the ability to share your work with your classroom peers as well as the entire FanStory.com writing community.

Great Value. Four week classes are only $99.00. Compare and you will find that classes online elsewhere are hundreds more and do not offer the small classroom size, personal attention, and benefits provided by being a school that is part of FanStory.com.


Free Writer Membership. Provided with your class is a free two month membership to the FanStory.com writing community. This bonus gives you the ability to share share your writing with the community while participating in your classroom. Get feedback for everything you write, join free writing contests, and get motivated. Details on your free membership for writers.






Wander Lust
A Lovers Katura
Pays: 8 points. and 1.03 member dollars