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Once Upon a Time: A Journey in Short Story Writing

Kandy Crosby-Hastings
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In this 6-week class, students will learn to brainstorm, outline, write, and revise a short fiction masterpiece.

Class Experience

  • Students will learn how to organize their creative ideas into a short story. They will learn how to brainstorm, outline, write, and revise their ideas.
I have a degree in professional writing from Liberty University. 
2 - 4 hours per week outside of class
Frequency: available upon request
Feedback: available upon request
Details: Students will be given sections of their short story to write each week for homework. In the final three weeks of class, students will be required to write two rough drafts and a final project for homework.
Frequency: available upon request
Details: I will provide an informal assessment of each student's participation and effort in the class.
Students will need to bring a notebook and pencil or pen to each class.  Students can choose to write their stories by hand or on a computer. They will need access to one or the other for this writing class.  
Learners will not need to use any apps or websites beyond the standard Outschool tools.
Each student will be able to choose their genre of short story. Students will be required to keep their stories within the bounds of a PG rating.  
Joined June, 2020
Teacher expertise and credentials
Master's Degree in History from Liberty University
Bachelor's Degree in Religious Studies from Liberty University
Bachelor's Degree in Education from Liberty University
My name is Kandy Crosby-Hastings. I teach history, classic literature, and writing classes. I have two sons who were homeschooled from preschool through their high school graduation. I also have experience working in the public school system and... 
Group Class


for 6 classes
1x per week, 6 weeks
60 min

Completed by 2 learners
Live video meetings
Ages: 14-18
2-8 learners per class

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