Last Wednesday was the final class for the Basic Elements of Creative Fiction Writing course. I’m happy to report that the offering was a success. To recap, while I’ve taught creative writing in the past, this was the first time I’ve had the opportunity to engineer the course in a way that seemed most conducive for absorbing and practicing creative writing concepts. Specifically, I increased the course’s duration (seven months) but held class only once per month. I also limited the class to six students. According to the students’ evaluations. this arrangement was productive, and I’ve received some excellent feedback for future course offerings.
On that note, during the upcoming fall/winter, I’ll offer Basic Elements of Creative Fiction Writing again, which is a beginner’s course. Additionally, I will offer an intermediate level creative writing course. The intermediate course will be open to anyone who’s taken one of my creative writing classes before. During the intermediate course, we’ll expand and build upon lessons introduced in the beginners course, and we’ll focus more on line-by-line editing, which will include a review of grammar and mechanics.
I may also offer a supplemental reading course for fiction writers; I’ll provide more details later. Upcoming fall/winter class information will be available in early September.
While there are no classes on offer during the summer months, I am available for editing and tutoring services, so don’t hesitate to get in touch. Otherwise, I’ll be busy working on some personal fiction and non-fiction pieces.
I hope everyone has a great summer!