I know approximately 1/3 way through my correspondence writing course that I told you about before. So far, and quite impressed with the information that I’m getting out of it. While it is a course about romance fiction writing, most of the things that are being explained can be easily used in any genre. That is a good thing since I don’t usually write romance.
The class consists of written lessons that are extensive in scope, and as many examples. Examples are good. Sticking with the popular fiction writing maximum of show don’t tell, examples instead of information is a great way to learn something.
There are also provided resources for additional learning, a quiz for each lesson, a message board of style discussion area, and exercises to do with each section. The discussion area is being used mostly to post the exercises and to get feedback from the instructor and the fellow students.
Sometimes, while reading the lesson for the day, I have the feeling that I could probably find all of this information online for free. It is nice, however, to have it all organized for me in a usable manner. And, after all the many months and years I’ve spent reading about fiction writing technique online, there are still things taught in this class that I have never heard before.