Not sure if someone has already posted this, but it looks like a great opportunity.
Here's an excerpt from Cat's blog:
quote:These are taught online, using Google+ Hangouts, which has proven really robust and easy to use. You need a computer with a microphone at a minimum but a webcam is best, so people can see you participate. Each class is limited to eight or nine students, depending on whether or not there will be a guest speaker.
Writing Fantasy and Science Fiction Stories: A six week workshop focusing on the basics of writing speculative fiction short stories, including plotting, creating believable and engaging characters, world-building, what to do with a story once it’s finished, dealing with editors and markets, and other necessities. Students will have the opportunity to workshop two stories over the course of the class.
Week One: Plots, Story Arcs and Narrative Patterns Week Two: Characters and Dialogue Week Three: World-building and Promises Made To the Reader Week Four: Description, Delivering Information, and Literary Devices Week Five: Revision and Rewriting Week Six: Marketing Your Stories and Yourself
There are other classes available as well. Here's the link:
quote:Cat Rambo - Yesterday 20:46 - Public It looks like I may have to cancel a couple sections of the F&SF class unless I get a few more sign-ups, so I'm going to push the starting date back a week and see if I can't shake the bushes for sign-ups in the meantime. If you're someone interested in taking the class but need to talk barter, don't hesitate to drop me a line.