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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

Writing in Meter-101

Have you ever wanted to write your poetry in iambic pentameter, but just can?t seem to get the da-DUMs? How does one know which syllables are stressed and which ones are not? How can the poet say what he/she wants to say when forced to write in a metrical pattern? Are you frustrated because some contest rules require iambic pentameter and you can?t write in it? If you have felt like this when writing, this beginner?s basic course on writing in meter is for you.
Starts: August 9th
Seats Left: 4 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 be 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: August 10th
Seats Left: 6 seats.

Novel Middles: Suspense

Too often novel writers know their novel beginning and end but somehow get stuck in the middle. This is known as the "sagging middle," that potentially weak portion of a novel that might cause the whole structure to collapse if it does not connect the beginning to end. This class will prevent that problem through special focus on the middle and all of the tasks specific to the middle that will prevent it from collapsing.
In this class, students have the opportunity to learn how to avoid a "sagging middle" of their novels through creating enough complications that rise logically from the circumstances set up in the beginning chapters, building as the plot progresses, and leading inevitably to the climax and resolution.
Each week of the class will have assignments in reading a model suspense novel, "The Talented Mr. Ripley," by Patricia Highsmith, available free or very cheaply online. Each week students will also write pages of their own novel middles.

Starts: August 10th
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.


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



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