WRITING: Principles, Process and Pleasure
In this new course, you will experience the joy of becoming the writer you want to be. Join us for an exploration of writing — from elements of style to foundational principles of composition and forms of revision. Much of what makes writing pleasurable is being able to bend language and structure to our command, because we know what we are doing and why we're doing it. Bring your interest in writing and in reading, your joy of language and your questions, as we dive into the writer’s sandbox of principles and processes. In a creative and generative way, you will respond to existing texts and compose your own. Whether your goal is pleasure or publication, this course is open to writers of any genre or subject matter.
Join us for a fun romp through the basics of writing and beyond, into rules and why to break them, and revision and how to get the most out of it. Bring your interest in writing, your joy of language — and your questions about grammar. We will review the basics of effective writing in a creative and generative way, while nurturing the confidence to break the rules once we have established what they are. A big part of what makes writing fun is being able to bend the language to our command, because we know what we are doing and why we're doing it.
COURSE DETAILS: Offered through McNally Robinson’s Community Classroom, via Zoom, Tuesdays 7-9pm CST. January 24, 31 + February 7, 14 and 21, 2023. Fee = $150.00. Register here.