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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


Haiku and Senryu
This class on haiku and senryu will examine the history of the two centuries-old forms of poetry. We will define and clarify current thinking around the two forms (English-Language and Japanese), and clear up misunderstandings and misconceptions, Students will write and analyze examples of haiku and senryu.
Starts: In 5 Days
Seats Left: 7 seats.
Poetry Tutorial
This is your chance to explore whatever poetic forms you have a desire to learn about and experiment with. You can sign up as an individual for a directed study, or you can find a couple of friends to sign up with you as a study group. If you want to study syllable count forms like the nonet or if you want to work with more advanced poetic forms like the rondeau redouble, you name it and we'll work on it together. What I don't know I will research.
Starts: September 8th
Seats Left: 6 seats.


Novel Endings
In this class, students will learn how to write a satisfying novel ending that addresses the story problem but avoids being too pat. Students will continue their work from earlier courses by studying the end of "The Great Gatsby" and working through exercises toward completing their own novels.
Starts: October 6th
Seats Left: 7 seats.
Grammar Tips (SPAG)
This is your chance to conquer the dreaded comma, unlock the mysteries of the apostrophe and figure out once and for all when to use "lie" instead of "lay." Every discussion will feature easy-to-follow examples, and assignments will provide a chance to practice and receive individual feedback.
Starts: October 13th
Seats Left: 10 seats.
Children's Poetry
Ask people to identify their favorite poems and many will name poetry they fell in love with as children.
Whether you want to write for your own children and grandchildren or break into the children's market, this course will allow you to explore how to instill in children a love for poetry.
Starts: October 13th
Seats Left: 9 seats.
Poetry Tutorial
This is your chance to explore whatever poetic forms you have a desire to learn about and experiment with. You can sign up as an individual for a directed study, or you can find a couple of friends to sign up with you as a study group. If you want to study syllable count forms like the nonet or if you want to work with more advanced poetic forms like the rondeau redouble, you name it and we'll work on it together. What I don't know I will research.
Starts: October 14th
Seats Left: 7 seats.
Sonnets and Other Forms
This course is for students who have taken the basic meter and rhyme course or those who feel comfortable enough with meter and rhyme to explore
specific forms, such as the sonnet, quatern, pantoum and rondeau.
Starts: October 14th
Seats Left: 9 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 and story to lead inevitably to the climax.
Starts: November 3rd
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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