- Books, Literature, and Writing
Classes for Writers
This hub was inspired by a question I answered.
When it comes to being a writer, especially if you decide to go to college for writing, you may find yourself asking - "What kind of classes should I take?"
As a writer myself, I take this topic seriously. This was how I answered...
The best kinds of writing classes are every writing and lit classes, and I mean EVERY. Fiction, poetry, advanced fiction, children's writing, flashfiction, surrealism, american lit, etc, etc, etc, etc, etc.
I cannot stress this enough, especially if you're not into anything specific. Being exposed to every genre and type of class will help you determine what you do and do not like. Even the lit classes are helpful - you will gain insight on how other writers write.
As a writer, you cannot skimp on any of these classes if you are serious about what you do. Don't pass up any writing class just because you don't think you'll like it or be good at it. And, as a college student, you'll be able to retake classes. I took advanced fiction twice because I had so much fun with it. But, I also found out that I'm not so good at poetry, and really good at other kinds of writing I didn't think I'd be good at.
Keep an open mind and don't shy away from any opportunity to improve your writing, even if it means learning what you don't like to write! It's all important in becoming the best writer you can be.