Online Courses by Heidi
Two-week intensive course outlining the principles and importance of pacing in fiction, featuring lectures on technique and theory, examples, exercises, and discussion. Optional private instructor critique of student work regarding pacing of up to 50,000 words for additional fee. This course is suitable for both beginning and advanced writers, both published and unpublished, focusing on individual growth and practice within a group setting.
Heidi Cullinan, former educator, MAT English Education, multi-published and award-winning author
$25 for basic course, $75 for course plus instructor critique of up to 50,000 words
If interested, email Heidi for further details.
Contact Heidi Cullinan at email@example.com for more information.
GOALS OF THE COURSE
- To gain/review/enhance basic, working understanding of Shakespeare’s contribution to story
- To identify use of fiction elements in Shakespeare’s theatrical works such as plot development, character, archetypes, genre, and comic relief
- To identify, analyze, and play with patterns in Shakespeare’s theatrical works
- To discuss elements of fiction elements in Shakespeare’s theatrical work with instructor and peers in online forum to further explore concepts and discover new avenues of analysis
- To not offer a “how-to” writing course but rather an academic exploration to enrich general understanding of story construction and function using Shakespeare’s theatrical works as the medium of study
WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE
- Writers with little or no Shakespeare knowledge, writers with some knowledge, writers who used to know this stuff but forgot, and writers with in-depth Shakespeare knowledge
- Writers who enjoy examining concepts and constructions of fiction, especially in group discussion
- Writers who wish to further or enrich their craft through study of fictional elements
- Anyone who reads the “goals of the course” and this syllabus and finds the topic interesting