About the Instructor
Andrea Stanet is a talented fantasy author with five novels and several short stories completed.
She wrote as a small-print journalist before completing a Masters degree in Creative Writing at
City College of New York. She taught high school in New York City before shifting her focus to
raising her two children, one with special needs. She currently tutors English and Essay Writing
while taking on freelance writing assignments, blogging and editing. She plans to launch a
fantasy e-zine in the near future. Andrea lives in upstate New York with her husband, children
Getting Started (Course Syllabus)
Unit 1: Introduction to Fantasy Writing Genre
Unit 2: Creating Your Fantasy World and Characters
Unit 3: The Basics of Narrative
Unit 4: Critiquing and Self-Editing
Unit 5: Markets and Publishing
Unit 6: Final Exam
How to Participate in this Course
Enroll and start learning today! All course materials will be available when you start the
class, so you don't have to wait for weekly lessons and you can truly learn at your own pace.
You don't have to be online at any set time; study at your leisure from the comfort or your home
The course curriculum will include tutorial lessons, suggested readings, and optional
homework activities. If you are taking the class for enjoyment or self-enrichment, homework is
optional but participation is encouraged. Students who approach online learning as an adventure
and actively participate will derive the most benefit and enjoyment from online learning.
Homework projects, if completed satisfactorily, will earn Extra Credit points which will be
added to your Final Exam score and may increase the overall grade you earn in the course.
Handbook provides useful information on how to make the most of your online learning
experience at KSURF's Virtual University. Refer to this guide for helpful tips on how to access
classrooms, post homework, and answers to most frequently asked questions.