ONLINE Story Building For Beginners
How do you write a story? Easy. Get a snack, sit at the computer, type. Tell it like it is. How do you write a great story? Not so easy. You need people, places, scenes, point of view, details, subtext—and probably a plot of some sort. And espresso shots. And support, lots of support. Not compression socks, per se, but people. A writing community. A place to try things out, play with words, tell lies, make allusions. And you need an instructor to herd the cats, reign in the horses, say important stuff. Okay. Now you have a class to attend; now you have a way into your story.
This is an interactive online class using the Zoom web platform.
Laura Swart is passionate about writing and teaching. She has taught creative and critical writing to adults for thirty years, encouraging students to find and raise their writing voices. She is a published novelist, poet, and playwright and the director of I-AM ESL, an online language school that uses story and song to teach the intricacies of English to refugees. Laura’s degrees and research in education, philosophy, and theology have shaped her thinking and woven themselves into her classroom and her writing.