Arts & Entertainment
Lesson time 01:56 min
Meet your new instructor, R.L. Stine (you can call him Bob). The legendary kids’ horror author outlines his intentions for the class and encourages you to forget the idea that writing is difficult.
Anyone can be a good writer, I think. People are natural storytellers. Everyone wants to know what happens next. [MUSIC PLAYING] I have this one bit of advice, which I really believe. It's really worked for me, and I think it's very important for writers. You don't have to be afraid of writing. It's not scary. Don't listen to all these people who talk about how hard writing is. It's not hard. You don't want to make it seem like it's something that's complicated, something that you have to work at, something that has to come from deep inside you. It doesn't. You can just write for fun. Why do you have to write from your heart? You know, the truth is, I've written maybe 330 books, and I haven't written a single one from my heart, not one. I'm RL Stein, and this is my MasterClass.
Award-winning novelist R.L. Stine wrote jokes and funny stories for 20 years before he switched gears and became a horror-writing legend. Since then, the author of the Goosebumps and Fear Street series has sold more than 400 million copies. In his first-ever online writing class, Bob takes the fear out of crafting fiction. Whether you’re a beginner or a pro, you’ll learn new ways to conquer writer’s block, develop plots, and build nail-biting suspense that will thrill young readers.
R.L. Stine shares a lot information to get started in writing (so much content). Really great Master Class.
I'm a natural storyteller, always very imaginative since I was a kid, but my writing techniques need improvement (and I needed encouragement!). This class is perfect and helped me to take daily action toward my writing goals. It's a dream come true learning from the writer I admire since I was a little girl. Thank you Mr. Stine! And thank you MasterClass Team! <3
What a wonderful course. R.L. Stine truly gives a wonderful course here. I learned so much and am now ready to write! Thank you!
Great getting to know the author behind all the books my sons read. Such a clever mind and what a wonderful opportunity to see behind the scenes!