Recommendations from Past Students
Recommendations from past students:
I have only good things to say about this course. I have been inspired, energized and taught by all the exercises and interactions. It was a GREAT value for the money! I’m thrilled to pieces that I signed up. The fee made it accessible to me. I’m not sure I would have signed up if it had been more expensive, which is often a problem for many people. But I got so much more than my money’s worth! I’m not exaggerating in the least when I say that this course has changed my life for the better!
At first, when I read the outline for the class, I wasn’t sure why each of the lessons had been selected. But as I did the lessons, their importance became obvious to me. I also appreciated the book recommendations and the poetry and quotes that Debbie worked into the lessons. The course was fluid enough and the instructor kind and learned enough, that the course was tailored to the students’ needs as she got to know us.
I generally spent the better part of one day a week doing the lessons. I’m not sure if that’s because I relished them so much, I’m just particularly slow, or if there really was that much material involved. But I certainly didn’t object to the time commitment. I can see how someone working a fulltime job outside the home might have difficulty with that amount of material though.
I’m going to miss participating in this course very much. I hope that we can stay in touch. It will mean a great deal to me!
Lynn B., Escondido, CA
I wasn’t quite sure what to expect when I signed up for an online writing workshop, and wasn’t sure if I was going to get the back-and-forth that comes naturally in the classroom setting. This workshop by far surpassed every expectation I had! I enjoyed getting to know the instructor and participants while in the chat room, and the topics covered seemed to be just what I needed at any given time.
I was a little overwhelmed at first with all the assignments, but later realized this was the kind of experience that could be taken at whatever pace was chosen by the participant. Juggling a full-time job along with participating in the workshop proved to be entirely doable, and I never felt like I was failing to get things done, even when I didn’t finish an assignment before the due date.
It was great having someone look at something I had written, and give an honest opinion of both the writing style, as well as thee theology behind it. If I had the opportunity to take this class again, I would definitely take it!
Andy B., Hutchinson, KS
The Athanatos short story writing workshop clarified my beliefs about Christian fiction. First, we Christians have something important to say to a confused and wandering culture. Second, fiction provides a medium that can get the message past the defenses of the resisting heart. Third, the body of Christ should give serious attention to the craft of fiction in order to do a more effective job. The workshop provided inspiring examples, good instruction and supportive discussion. The proof of the pudding: I’ve written two short stories since I participated earlier this year.
David S., Deep Gap, NC