ClassLoft After School: Introduction to Fantasy Writing
Ever wondered what it takes to create the page-turning heroes and heroines of your favorite young adult novel? Take the first step from being the reader to becoming a writer and embark on the journey. In this class, you'll explore the details to create a compelling character; the ability to smell, taste, and see your fantasy world as a sensory experience; the necessary foundation of an outline; the decision of who is telling the story; authentic dialogue; and more. Join author Aurora Whittet Best as she demonstrates her approach to complex fantasy novels and dive into myths, legends, and history to create the foundation of your next story. We will also work to overcome your own obstacles and fears and embrace the power of being a storyteller.
As well as some in-class workshopping, each student in this class will be invited to submit up to 500 words of a fantasy story for private, individual feedback from the teaching artist.
Instructions for Accessing This Online Class
In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.
Some classes use a supplemental Google Classroom page. Should your teaching artist use Google Classroom, you will be invited to join the classroom via email at least 24 hours in advance of your class (check spam folders if you are not seeing this invitation). Please note that Google Classroom requires a Gmail address to access the Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account, the email invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file and will prompt you to create a free account or enter an existing account to join the classroom. If we are unable to send an email invitation to your non-gmail account, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide a Gmail address. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at email@example.com or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.