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Interested in joining; how does one sign up and submit?
Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:38 am
Would like to join and submit my writing. How to do it?
Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:45 am
How wonderful that you found this "class"!
There's absolutely nothing to do to join up--because it's not a 'class' in the usual sense of the word. It's just a topic a week (usually a literary term or device), with a brief explanation and examples from me, and then discussion and more examples from anyone on the boards who cares to submit.
I ran the classes for about a year, during which time the message boards melted down and about half of them disappeared forever. However, you can still access the more recent threads, and you can still input your own thoughts and/or examples.
I plan to start up again in the fall, with a slightly different focus (I haven't quite decided what that will be, yet). I hope you'll jump right in at that point! In the meantime, feel free to check out some of last year's sessions to see what they're like.
Nice to meet you!
Posted: Fri Jul 03, 2009 7:54 am
Thank you very much for your reply and I will be checking out past forums..Looking forward to the new fall schedule...
Happy to be here and looking forward to contributing..
Posted: Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:34 am
I've been reading your past lessons and have found them very helpful. Can I make a suggestion for the future? My fiction is still very amateurish and I am learning so much about how to improve it from critiques. But one thing I would like to learn more about is how to describe action. I know "show don't tell," but I think I need more specifics about that and other tips about it. How do I tell what's happening without saying "she did this. Then she did this. Then this happened."
Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 5:09 pm
Phee, thanks for this idea! I definitely plan to start up another class this fall--after the conference, and after my granddaughter is born. I haven't deflinitely decided what the focus of the class will be, but I'm definitely open to suggestions.
In the meantime, I'd suggest a quick Google search using the phrase "show don't tell". You'll get lots of hits, and some of them have excellent instruction.
Hope to see you in my cyberclass in the fall!
Posted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 8:45 pm
Thanks, Jan. I'll be in your class for sure. The biggest thing I've learned since I joined is that I have a LOT to learn.