A few months ago, a friend and client said to me, “I keep meeting so many writers who need what you do.”
I would like to think that’s true, because I enjoy working with other writers, especially those who are new to the journey. But there is a matter of logistics and the fact that I, until I can become a Time Lord, I can only be so many places (meaning one place) at once.
Current technology makes it possible to get around that, through online courses. I’ve been doing some pilot courses for fiction writers, based on the live workshops I do. They’re designed to guide you from the very seed of an idea through finishing, editing, and marketing your book.
These are premium courses, which is to say, there are group and individual calls and plenty of shepherding.
Because I know what it feels like to miss out on a course I’d love to take due to lack of funds, there are also affordable self-study versions.
The courses are:
How to Write a Mystery: Idea to First Draft
Spinning Straw into Gold: Revising and Editing Your Novel
Build Your Own Author Website
Sell Your Books, Not Your Soul: Book Marketing for the Rest of Us
One course, Supercharge Your Writing, is currently only available as a private, premium course but will soon be broken into a series of smaller, self-study courses. I’ll keep you posted on that one.
The self-study lessons will be released weekly, on a drip schedule. The course creation gurus I’ve been studying say I need to have a short enrollment window, and if you miss it, you’re out of luck until the next time registration opens. The idea is that the scarcity will encourage you to take action rather than waiting until a more convenient time.
The only problem with that is, when you need to write your novel or make your website, you need that knowledge then, not whenever I decide to make it available to you. So I’m going to keep the self-study courses open and trust that, if they’re a good fit for you, you’ll buy the ones you need when you need them.
Note that self-study doesn’t mean you’re adrift without support. If you get stuck or have a question, you can always email me ([email protected]), and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.
Because of the time commitment he premium courses require from me, they do have limited registration. That means if you’re interested, you’ll need to contact me. The form will come up when you click the registration button. If there are still slots, I’ll add you to the roster. If not, I’ll let you know, and if you like, I’ll put you on the waiting list and contact you as soon as the course is open again.