The Writing ClassWriting class
I' m repulsed by the sentence:'You'll smile until you cry', but that was exactly what I did when I saw Amy say the impracticable words of her pupils on the first even. And then, gradually, what began as a student begins to delve into a secret; what begins as a play, becomes a vicious, then really vicious effort by one of the pupils to break both the class and the schoolteacher.
However, The Writing Class is much more than a riddle, albeit unconventionally. It will keep guarded barriers between itself and a notable class that asks it quite simply to inform them further after intentionally breaking a stupid administration policy. She is starting to take good charge of her pupils and to give them much more than the wonderful writing tips she gives in each class.
The Writing Class could be a handbook you could study, how to spell - how to edit it, how to show it, not tell it, how to build a storyline, how to make a character as vivid as Amy herself. It can be interpreted as a completely inventive secret, or as a tale about childbirth (and near death) or an exceptional person.
Jincy Willett's writing class
Now, her former live is over, along with her writing careers and her loved one. The only ray of hope for her is the writing lesson she is teaching at the expansion of the school. The class of this term is full of the common suspects: the physician who wants to be the next Robin Cook, the excessively enthusiast returnee, the lazy, the humble pupil with the concealed talents, the joker, the smart aleck.....
However, something is very different about this class - and the hints begin with a frightening telephone call in the midnight and vulgar menaces instead of exaggerated evaluation of paperwork by undergraduates. Soon Amy realises that one of her pupils is a very ill pup, and when a member of the class is killed, everyone becomes a subject of suspicion.
While she disassembles each student's letter by pointers, Amy needs the help of everyone in her class, even the assassin, to find the slayers. Exciting, very funny, brilliantly spelled, surprisingly funny and a pleasure from beginning to end, The Writing Class is a unique novel competing with the masterworks of Jincy Willett.