I know I haven't been posting much. November was really busy setting up the Novel Writing Course. I hope to be back on a regular schedule of blogging in a few days.
However, I've been having enormous fun with my Novel writing class. I just
hope they are having as much fun as I do. I got a little behind at
one point because of technical problems, but we got caught up and on
a much more stable platform. These courses are all offered at
While this course is ongoing, I nonetheless will be offering four
new courses for Spring 2012.(Note: All courses begin February 1, 2012)
Write Your Novel YOUR Way in 100 Days. This course takes a
different approach to teaching novel writing. Instead of giving you
a single route to writing your novel and prescribing a specific
system, you learn about what goes into the final product and then I
give you a buffet of techniques to use to write your novel. Can't
stand plot outlines? No problem. Need a highly structured plot
outline? No problem. Need something in between? No problem. Many
roads lead to Rome but you may find one more accommodating than
another. The course includes a critique of up to 50,000 words of
your novel, feedback on individual assignments, interaction with
both students and instructor. ($19.95 for 18 weeks of Instruction)
Writing and Selling Magazine Articles. Writing magazine
articles provides the easiest road to publication for the beginning
writer. For the established writer, it can give you an additional
revenue stream. Writing magazine articles is easy and profitable. I
have taught this course many times and always have students sell
articles or get assignments during the course. Includes critiques of
two magazine articles, feedback on individual assignments and
interaction with both students and instructor via email and a
discussion board. ($19.95 for 18 weeks of instruction)
Computer Mediated Communication for Writers. The idea of the
solitary writer working alone is becoming an anachronism. Writers
today are connected to the world from their computers, tablets,
smartphones and even ereaders. This connection has changed the
environment in which we communicate. From Social Media Marketing and
Networking to Online Collaoration to Writing Effective Emails to
Epublishing and Writing for Digital Media, this course introduces
you to the world of Computer Mediated Communication and how to use
it to advance your writing career. This is a specially dedicated
version of a course I've taught for three years at the college.
However, unlike the college course, this one focuses entirely on the
needs of writers. This course is built around a discovery model with
the Student working individually and in a group of other students
takes part in a number of exercises. By the end of the course, the
student will have created Facebook Friend and Like (formerly Fan)
pages, a Twitter account dedicated to writing endeavors, a blog and
a website. Student will also develop a social media marketing plan.
Instructor will provide feedback on all of these assignments.
($19.95 for 18 weeks of Instruction)
Time Management for Writers. This one month course expands on
the popular week long seminar I've taught at the Muse Conference.
During that one week, we could only really talk about the techniques
of time management. In this course, we will apply those techniques.
By the end of the course, you will have completed a time inventory,
set up a daily planner customized to your lifestyle, apply at least
three time management techniques for an entire month and report on
the results. You will interact with other students, sharing triumphs
and challenges, and the instructor. ($3.95 for four weeks of
Give the Gift of Learning
If you have a writer friend (published or unpublished), you can make
a gift of learning by purchasing one or more of these courses. Email
me at webservant2003@... for information.
I know, the Holidays are sometimes tight financially. So, I've got a
Holiday special for you. If you register (or purchase a gift
registration) from one class at full price, you can register in a
second class of equal or lesser price (now or anytime within 12
months) for half price. Or if you want to register with another
person, one of you will get your registration for half off. It's
great to take classes with another. You can buy one and give the
other to a friend. So, You could get two novel professional writing
courses for $29.90. Or take the Magazine Writing and Computer
Mediated Communication class together for the same price. Since
these same courses will be offered Summer and Fall 2012, you don't
even have to take the courses at the same time. Email
webservant2003@... for details.
The Super Bundle
I've held off on my best deal for last. You can have the whole
writing bundle for $40. That's all four courses, plus you'll receive
two free ebooks - a $10 value.
BTW, I'll give half off on any one course to anyone who will promote
these classes in some way on their blog or website.