Some of the information was very helpful, but I wished there was more practical, specific advice that was suspense-specific. The instructor offered personalized feedback, which was nice, but directly to her, so there was no sense of a classroom or conversation. I learn a lot from what other students submit and their feedback, so that aspect missing in this class had a big effect. There were a lot of lessons covering many topics of writing, but I found myself a little disappointed in this particular class.
I am very glad I took this class! It was wonderful to receive feedback on my pitch as well as my classmates. Without a doubt, my pitch is stronger and more focused than if I had gone it alone. Thank you, Becky! I'll be back for another class soon!
The lecture content was very good, and useful for me. I learned new information which spurred me to improve some aspects of the plot I had in mind for my next project. I was. however, disappointed by the lack of feedback on the homework. I'm not sure if Becky even saw them, as she mentioned technical difficulties a couple of times. A few teacher comments/insights here and there would have made this a 5/5.
The information was really robust and plentiful. So much so that I found it a bit hard to keep up with, but I definitely learned things! However, I signed up for the class because I was under the impression there would be regular feedback on the exercises we posted (like a class) not paragraphs of feedback, but something. It helps me with motivation, and to know I’m on the right track as I go, but after my introduction post, there was nothing. If I knew we’d be on our own, I would’ve just purchased a book to go through solo. At the end there was an invitation to send some writing to her, but it was a bit too little, too late for me. So information and content was a 5, class experience a not 5, sadly.
I enjoyed this class immensely and have been able to build a rough outline of my next book based on the lessons. The only thing I would have liked to have seen more of was a fuller discussion of red herrings and how and when to bring them in, how to use them to confuse the reader and how they might impact the turn of events for a mystery. There was some discussion of this, but not quite enough to really satisfy me.
Becky Martinez class gave me tools I could use for crafting characters. I found out many qualities regarding my character that I didn't know prior to this class. She provided excellent and encouraging feedback. I will definitely take more classes Becky teaches.