Kevin Strange’s Bizarro Writing Workshop Registration Now Open!

strangestoriesclass03Gang! Today is the day! Registration for my Bizarro Fiction Writing Workshop is NOW OPEN!

Click Here To Secure Your Spot!

These 15 spots WILL fill up quickly so do not hesitate to jump on board or you will miss out for another season! We won’t be doing another workshop until the fall! Here’s former student Joshua Martens to tell you why you should take the Kevin Strange writing class:

“This class was amazing! Mr.Strange definitely has a fun and creative way about his teaching that I can’t get enough of. If you’re a beginner or if you have published work out there, this class has something to offer for you. I can’t wait for the next one. I’ll be signing up for many more classes to come! Thanks Kevin.”

And here’s ME telling you why you should take the class!

 

Kevin Strange Writing Workshop Testimonial number 1

Gang! Registr13308184_10154840092288098_4559698310024873035_oation opens for my Bizarro writing workshop this coming Saturday, June 18th 2016 at 12:00pm CST. The last workshop sold out in less than 48 hours! For full details on the Bizarro workshop, click here. 

Why should you take a writing class taught my two time Wonderland Award nominee Kevin Strange? Well, several former students are here to tell you why. I’ll be posting their testimonials over the next few days as we lead up to registration day. Here with the first one is the Kevin Strange Award for Excellence recipient Michael Malubag to talk about his experience in my workshop:

“I had been writing on and off for as long as I can remember, trying to learn the craft, but not getting the results I wanted consistently. It had always seemed very hit and miss, as far as the process from start to finish. Neil Gaiman talks about how to become a writer, and mentions that you have to write, and you have to read. Those were always easy. But the kicker is, he said you have to finish things. This was my problem a lot of the time.

I had always wanted to take some sort of writing workshop, but was somewhat paranoid about the motives, and background of those teaching. Were they doing it just for the money, would they pay special attention to each student, did they have the credentials to actually teach a class? Were they teachers who decided to teach a writing class, or actual writers who were sharing their craft?

When I saw Kevin Strange was going to teach a class on writing, all of these doubts were washed away. I had been following him for awhile, and saw he was already sharing his passion and knowledge on the craft in videos online, for free, in between his busy schedule, just to help aspiring writers out. The class was more than reasonably priced, and Kevin Strange absolutely had the credentials to teach a class. He had several novels out, many of which I had already read, and is a winner of several awards. So the passion, credentials, and price were all right, and I signed up.

The class was extremely eye opening. It was a horror writing class, and although I didn’t have a huge interest in writing a horror story, I was not going to pass up a chance to learn from an established author for the price the class was being offered at. I had a feeling, and it was confirmed during the class, that this class would have non genre universal tips for writing. Specifics to the horror genre were discussed in depth, but the class helped me with writing a story in general as well, regardless of genre.

The class was all encompassing. We started with pitching some ideas, deciding with Kevin on which ones would work best, coming up with a really good pre first draft process, then on to the first draft, some edits and rewrites after one on one discussions with Kevin, and finally a polished short story, with suggestions on which markets to submit the finished story to.

The weekly live classes were amazing, and full of information about questions and problems I’ve always had in writing, as well as information I had never even considered. These online seminars were never rushed, and in fact, Kevin would often have so much information to share, and his passion for the craft would get a hold of him, which resulted in even more time than scheduled. I still watch the videos of those classes to this day, when I feel stuck.

Kevin Strange’s class was eye opening, and I still refer to the lessons to this day, which makes my writing so much more efficient than it has ever been. The class went over ideas, the processes and mechanics of writing a short story, the importance of finishing that first draft, editing, character, themes, right down to correct formatting, and the mindset of the people you will be submitting your work to. The value from Kevin’s class was a lot more than I could have hoped for. Since taking the class I’ve had a piece accepted, have a few more out in the submission world, and am steadily writing more things. And finishing them.”

 

Kevin Strange’s Online Writing Classes Forming Now **CLASS IS FULL**

 **UPDATE**

The spring 2016 Strange Stories with Kevin Strange class is now full. Please check back for openings for his summer 2016 Bizarro course.

strangestoriesclassfull01Let’s get right into it, Gang! Kevin Strange is a two time Wonderland book award for excellence in bizarro fiction nominated author. The only writer to date to receive two nominations in the same category (short stories) in a single year (2015).

He was the 2014 recipient of the Peppermint Rooster Review editor’s choice award for short fiction at Lewis and Clark College and made the Tangentonline.com recommended reading list for short fiction in 2015. He is the author of two short story collections with a third on the way, collecting over twenty five published short stories from various magazines, anthologies and web journals.

Now he wants to take that knowledge and expertise in short story writing and pass it on to YOU!

Strange Stories with Kevin Strange is an intensive 4 week writing course. Class will meet on Google Hangouts for lectures one hour a week for four weeks. At the end of the four weeks, you will have a 2500-3000 word short story edited by The Strange One himself! (Please allow an addition 6 weeks after the completion of the story for Kevin’s final edit to be returned.) Furthermore, Mr. Strange will offer you suggestions for markets to send your newly minted Strange Story to. While there is no guarantee that your story will be published, Kevin will use his years of experience as an active short story writer to help guide you toward publishers that routinely accept short fiction in their respective genres.

Class size will be 10 students per course. Course cost is 50 dollars. Class dates will be determined based on how quickly the spots fill. Class lectures will run from 7pm to 8pm CST on Saturdays online Via Google Hangouts, but live participation in the lectures while encouraged is NOT A REQUIREMENT of the course. Lectures will be recorded and a private link will be provided via email on Sunday mornings. However, to get the maximum flavor out of the class it is recommended that you attend the live lectures.

The theme of this first class will be horror stories. To sign up for the class, follow this link to the Kevin Strange Square Store. We’ll be in touch with you via email to confirm your participation in Strange Stories with Kevin Strange.

Jump on this quick, gang! Classes will fill up FAST!