April 16, 2013 | The Non-Fiction Career Lab
Recently, I did something that I believe all writing teachers should do--I took a class as a student. I try to do this at least once per semester, to keep up with my own writing and to sharpen my teaching skills. How quickly we forget, when we're standing in front of a sea of eyes, what it's like to be on the other side. The instructor of the Grub class I took, Mark Fogarty, did a fantastic job of explaining the elements of "good" dialogue, and I highly recommend taking his class if you get the chance
March 20, 2013 | Nadine Kenney Johnstone
By Michelle Seaton
A writing class is a serious investment of time and money, but it’s also a great investment if you use the experience wisely. Here are a couple of ideas for doing just that.
Take critiquing seriously