A Year of Writing
This class is for aspiring writers, or writers who feel like they need a tune-up of their craft. Maybe you want to write but you're not sure where or how to start. Or you're an experienced writer, but you'd enjoy exploring the nuts and bolts of what makes writing work.
How does the course work?
Every Monday from January 6 to December 22, you'll receive an email containing a lesson on a specific writing topic, along with a suggested activity or exercise. You may also receive recommendations for further reading (or viewing) depending on the week.
What are the lessons about?
Every month will cover a different subject.
February: Plot and theme
June: Language and setting
July: Point of view
September: Beginnings and endings
November: Sending out your work
December: Finding community
Who should take this course?
Anyone interested in writing fiction or creative nonfiction, at any level of experience.
How is a Year of Writing different from your last course, The Practice of Writing?
The Practice of Writing helped students overcome their fears and bad habits and establish a daily writing practice. A Year of Writing focuses on the nuts and bolts of what makes fiction or creative nonfiction work. Also, because this course is a year long, I'll delve more deeply into each topic. Whether or not you can write every day is, at least for this course, unimportant.
What's the price?
My suggested price is $200 USD. If you think the course is worth more, you are welcome to pay more. If you feel that you can't do $200 but you want to take the course, you are welcome to pay what you can. I only ask that you pay enough to make it count.