Thursday, February 20, 2014
An instructor at Brave Writer since 2002, I am kept quite busy teaching online courses in writing and literature year-round.
In 2014, I have been busy teaching courses at Brave Writer where I have been an instructor since 2002. These are the classes that I have been and will be teaching this winter, spring, and summer at Brave Writer; descriptions of the classes will be found by clicking on the class title links. The Fan Fiction class, as a summer course, has not yet been linked, so I posted a short description beneath it.
Groovy Grammar Workshop (January 6-31)
Playing with Poetry Workshop (March 3-28)
Shakespeare Family Workshop (April 7-May 9)
Literary Analysis: Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet (May 19-June 13)
Fan Fiction (July 7-August 1)
The writing of fan fiction has become increasingly popular in recent years, and the vast majority of the writers and readers in this genre of fiction are teenagers. Writing fan fiction involves the creation of stories and books around already existing characters from a previously published work of literature or other art form. Obviously, this type of story cannot be published for profit unless the work it is based on is in the public domain as the characters of copyrighted works belong to the original author. However, students learn a great deal about the fiction writing process through the writing of fan fiction, focusing on: plot, setting, characterization, dialog, writing style, cliffhangers, and other essentials of fiction writing.
Please feel free to click through to Brave Writer for further information and registration for my classes, or you may leave me a comment or send me an e-mail (see sidebar for link) if you have questions regarding my courses.
Writing with you,