Takeaways From R. L. Stine’s MasterClass

I’ve completed about a third of the lessons in R. L. Stine’s MasterClass and I’m loving it. Here are a few of my take-always so far. Writing doesn’t have to be hard and stop listening to the people who say it does.

Spend the difficult hours on the outline so the writing time is fun. Make sure the outline includes the twists, and there should always be twists.

When it comes to writing scary stories for kids, it is to be obviously unrealistic so kids feel safe enough to enjoy being scared. Young adult writing has to be more realistic or teens check out.

And there are a few key things that make reading fun, especially for kids.

Another twenty or so lessons to go with this one. So far, I’m a big fan.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. Reblogged this on Dan Alatorre and commented:
    Great tips from Alycea K. Snyder! You should follow her blog. I do.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Excellent takeaways. I always like it when a master writer reinforces things I was thinking.

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  3. These are great points. Thanks for sharing.

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