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.
Stine is very straight forward in his advice. I admire how he doesn't care about his critics. He writes because it's his passion!
Mr. Stine is SO AWESOME!!! I read his books in a German translation as a kid and I was so scared my parents needed to take them away from my nightshelf in our house in Vienna and put it into the room next door. I learned so much in this Masterclass! Thank you Mr. Stine.
RL Stine is a wonderful teacher. It's so nice to be able to laugh while you're learning. Thank you!
LOVED! I thought his class was packed full of great advice and practical learning material. His class was engaging and easy to watch.