Lesson time 1:46 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.
Topics include: Introduction
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.
It was excellent. He's the guy that I truly admire and whose books I have mostly read. And he told me one thing that I realized I actually need to do: Outline. Lots of outlines. It's going to be interesting to say the least. Thanks for helping me make up my mind.
After watching a majority of the videos provided I believe I feel much more confident in my abilities as a writer although I still have much to practice.
This course is outstanding! R.L. Stine does an excellent job of making the writing process less intimidating, while also providing specific, concrete steps you can take to begin your writing journey. He is so open about his process and what works for him. I definitely recommend this to anyone who needs help coming up with story ideas, or wants tips for any part of the writing process.
Thanks. I'll follow your advice and I'll write all 20 ideas. I'll do more than my best.