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Writing Classes

Education is an important part of a writer's career. That is why FanStory.com offers classes for adult 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

Advanced Nonfiction

Do you know where writers make the most money? While Stephen King may earn big bucks in fiction writing, for most writers it is nonfiction that will bring in the cash. The possibility for writing in different genres of nonfiction and selling to their markets is nearly endless. In this class, the student who already has basic understanding of nonfiction will have the opportunity to choose one topic of interest, such as a contemporary issue or the life of a public person, and explore it through writing a series of nonfiction pieces. Finding markets for one's work will also be addressed.
Starts: June 6th
Seats Left: 6 seats.

Writing in Meter-103

This is a basic level class for poets wanting to learn how to write in metered verse, or poets just learning how to work with meter and wanting to improve their metered verse skills. The course focuses on how to write in iambic pentameter, trochaic pentameter and anapestic meter.

Writing in metrical form is both a science and an art. Thus, there is a heavy emphasis on reading, scansion and writing each week. This allows the student to begin to understand the mechanics of meter in action as well as begin to feel the rhythmic flow of meter, or the da DUMs. After all, the best way to learn a metrical form is to write in it.
Starts: June 19th
Seats Left: 5 seats.

Sonnets 102

Sonnets are among the most beautiful of all poetic forms. When one thinks of a sonnet, one naturally thinks of Shakespeare's love sonnets. However, there are also other sonnet forms, including the Petrarchan (Italian) and Spencerian forms. This course will focus on these three sonnet forms. The class will have a strong focus on writing. After all, the best way to learn a poetic form is to write in that form.

Students need not have prior knowledge of writing in sonnet forms.

Students should have at least an entry level proficiency in writing with iambic pentameter.
Starts: July 24th
Seats Left: 3 seats.

Contemporary Short Story

In this class you will learn how to read short fiction critically so that you can improve your own writing skills. You will learn how to develop the elements of your fiction through short writing exercises and receive structured feedback that will help you improve your writing skills. At the end of the class you will have one completed short story that is ready to be submitted for publication.

Starts: September 5th
Seats Left: 5 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.


FanStory.com writing courses provide adults with an opportunity to take classes online with experienced instructors.



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