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.
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.
Excellent course. Really enjoyed hearing R.L. Stine reveal his "secrets" that helped him write over 300 books! Wow! Loved his advice on the importance of writing from the first person, slowing down the scary scenes, having cliffhangers, creating a roller coaster plot -- and that the magic all starts with a detailed outline. (The course materials are so helpful.) Thank you!
I am really impressed by this class. It has been so inspiring and I feel so motivated to write something of my own now. Everything is told in such an interesting way that I never become bored of the videos and it has been very valuable to me. Now I am going to start making an outline and a character sheet and then, hopefully, write an entire book.
R. L. Stine ist ein sehr unterhaltsamer und reflektierter Lehrer. Er gibt in diesem Kurs viele seiner Geheimnisse preis.
Inspiring words that are for more than just writing. Humble and likeable, a great teacher. I highly recommend this masterclass.