Friday, February 08, 2008

Online Writing Classes

I’ve been giving Book in a Week classes in person for a long time and I know they make a difference. I was teaching a modified version on line through an educational website for a while but I’m just now wrapping up a 5 week version online. The response has been so positive that I’ve decided to offer online classes on a regular basis—details still to be worked out.

In the meantime, I’ve set up a notification only email loop so that people who might be interested in taking online classes from me can sign up to get notices about such classes. I’ve got a sign up button on my website and one on this blog—right below my picture here. You won't get much email and I won't ever share that information with anyone else.

I love teaching this class. I love empowering people with ways to find their own voices. I love knowing I make a difference.

As I said, details are still to be worked out. I know I’ll be offering Book in a Week again as a 5 week class and I have requests for an online class on revisions. Please post if there’s a class you’d like to see me offer—perhaps an area of writing that’s a challenge for you. (I’m sure I can think of classes but I’d really like to offer classes that I know people want to have.)

Words have power. Writing gives us a voice. Even if we only write for ourselves, putting into words what matters to us can our lives in ways we don't expect.

Here I am—hoping to empower the world.

2 comments:

Lara Lee said...

I would be interested in taking one of your classes. I'm entering a Harlequin contest with a first chapter and synopsis this next week. I have the story plotted out but I'm intimidated about what to do next. Obviously finish the book, right?

I'm pretty good at starting a story but I've never finished a full length novel. So I guess that a Book in a Week would be a good start.

I've signed up for your Yahoo group and am looking forward to finding out more about the classes you offer!

April said...

Great, Lara! I hope to have the next Book in a Week class start in early March and also start a class on revisions soon.