June 20th, 2010


On-Line Writing Teachers

Dear Internets:

Today, I got a letter from a young man who wants to be a writer.

In the course of things, I get these from time to time, and usually content myself with a bit of advice and a recommendation to find a local writing course or an on-line workshop.  In this case, I gave the advice (read a lot; write a lot), but I'd also like to do a little more.  He's a dark fantasy/horror enthusiast (he loves H.P. Lovecraft and Clark Ashton Smith), and he's got some learning disabilities.  This is what he's looking for:

I wish to improve my vocabulary (especially verbs), learn how to use the tools I already possess and develop those I need. Do you know of anyone who is a good, online teacher that could help me develop into the writer I want to be?

Anybody out there know of where I can send him?