The value of online classes may escape some writers, but not me. I’ve taken quite a few courses over the last two years and have learned so much more than with any how-to-write book. Why? Because most of the instructors critiqued my work based on the lessons presented and the assignments given. Some of the instructors went a step beyond that by assisting us with other issues not covered in the course.
Because I was a teacher, I can appreciate the time and work that goes into not only the lesson plans for these classes, but each critique as well. This weekend, I participated in my first online class as an instructor. How exciting and nerve wracking all at once. Unfortunately, this wasn’t the type of course where I could take questions or interact with the group, but it’s a start. Once a teacher, always a teacher, right?
Soon, I’ll be embarking on a new adventure as a writing coach/editor and online instructor. With my background as a teacher and writer, this is a perfect fit for me. I can’t wait to begin.
What types of classes would you (if you were taking courses) like to see offered?