Q: What does the “750” stand for in Writers 750?
A: In the Writers 750 Program, writers can develop creative writing skills at his or her own pace. Each class has been designed for the writer to write a fictional short story, based on class instructions, with a minimum of 750 words and a suggested maximum 1,000 words.
Q: Can writers write more than 750-1000 words?
A: Writers are encouraged to stay within the range of 750-1,000 words when turning in a story for beta readers, but many writers are inspired to write a novella or a novel. Some writers will be inspired from the class instructions and end up writing 500 to 2,000 words per day, developing a complete novel or novella. Even though the classes are designed for fiction, some writers use creative skills and apply them to writing non-fiction.
Q: How did Writers 750 begin?
A: Writers 750 began in April of 2012 when the first short story contest, April Beasts, was posted in the writing group. At any time, writers can begin the 4-year Writers 750 Program.
Q: How Can I Start the Writers 750 Program?
A: Hover over “Classes” on the menu bar and scroll down to see the four-year program. To apply, click on “Register.” It is suggested that you begin with the freshman year in the fall. However, you can begin the program at any time during the year. Each year is divided into trimesters. Each trimester consists of four classes. Research, discipline, and story development are expected to be taken seriously by each writer.
Q: How much does the program cost?
A: You have two options. You can pay $49 for one class or you can save money by paying $149 for all four classes in one trimester.