Many of us have found ourselves with extra time on our hands, thanks to the COVID-19/Corona/Wuhan virus. I don’t know how you spent your time, but I managed to crank out two novels, teach classes on writing and publishing, and edit three books for other writers.
So, yeah, I’m pretty pleased with myself. But I’m not simply bragging. The classes made me realize I have an opportunity to reach and teach a lot more people. My online classes this past spring went very well. But, when I mentioned them on this blog, it somehow hadn’t dawned on me that anyone with access to the Internet can sign up and join in. Duh!
Where you live doesn’t matter as long as you can make yourself available at 10 AM (EDT) on eight consecutive Wednesdays beginning Aug. 5th. This time I’m focusing solely on novel-writing. I’ll do one class, but with as many students as the system can handle.
Interested? Isn’t it time you did something about that book you’ve always wanted to write? Here’s your chance! You’re going to be stuck inside to avoid catching the stupid virus anyway. Why not make use of that time? And besides, it’s just too dang hot for yardwork!
So, write YOUR book! I’ll help you every step of the way.
My online class is sponsored by Kennesaw State University and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Click this LINK to read the catalog listing. The fee has been reduced to $119 (USD), and you’re unlikely to make a better investment of those funds anywhere. Here’s the number to call and secure your spot in the class: 470-578-6765.
Everyone who signs up for the class will receive a free PDF copy of my textbook, The Naked Novelist! via email. And while you won’t be able to write notes in the margins, unless you print it out, you’ll get all the funny cartoons, goofy illustrations, and oddball photos in color. The $15 paperback version from Amazon is in black and white. Fortunately, the humor and the writing tips come across just the same.
Actually, there are TWO bonuses!
Because I really want to make this class special, I’m willing to sweeten the pot still further. So, in addition to giving away my novel-writing textbook, I’m going to give away PDF copies of all my other textbooks, too! (I’m sorry these covers appear a little fuzzy. The copies you’ll receive will be pristine, I promise!)
And that’s the deal. If I were a marketing guru, I’d make it look a lot snazzier. But I’m not a marketing guru; I’m a novelist, and I’m quite confident that you can be one, too. For less than the cost of a good meal in a decent restaurant, you’ll get 1) eight weeks of live instruction with plenty of give-and-take discussion, 2) the opportunity to make friends with other writers, and 3) you’ll snag free copies of four of the best writing books on the market. What have you got to lose?
Since I’ve not met all my readers in person, I don’t really know how to portray to you the kind of teacher I am. There is, however, a short video of me which the good folks at Kennesaw State University recorded back in June 2017. They asked me to talk about writing, and they asked me to keep it short. Oy. What an assignment! You can check it out right here. (Be sure to turn your volume up.)
I sure hope to see you in class next month!