I haven't even had a chance to post here yet, and the Indiegogo campaign is already half-funded!
As an editor, I began to notice that 90% of the advice I gave my better writers was the same advice. I applied that advice to my own writing and found that it led to a noticeable improvement. Combining that advice with my Writing Tips, and experience from twenty years as a writer and thirty years in and out of publishing, I have created a writing class to share these ideas called The Art and Craft of Writing.
I offered this class last fall, hoping to get 3 to 10 students. 36 signed up! Something similar happened when I offered a shorter version in June. Below, you will see some comments from students.
Now, Superversive Press hopes to offer the course as a series of short videos. To this end, we have started an Indiegogo campaign. If you are looking to up your writing game, this is an excellent opportunity to get in on the ground floor at a significant savings over the future retail price.
Before I go to the reviews, I just want to say one more thing. It has taken a lot of time and effort to put this course together, but I have done it because it seems such a shame to learn useful things–in some cases, very easy things. Students see improvements when they learn these principles almost immediately!–and not share them with others.
Right now, in our field, we have a glut of books, and yet readers are wandering away. Why? They read books, and the books just aren't good. So they lose their taste for reading. More than anything else, what makes people want to read? A good book!
So the best thing we all can do to help all of us make a living as an author is: Write better books!
Just doing my part. ;-)
What Our Students Are Saying:
Here are some responses from students who have taken the in-person version of The Art and Craft of Writing :
“The course is a treasure trove of practical, positive advice you can use immediately to improve your WIP or solidify your ideas for a new project.” author Marina Fontaine
“I took L. Jagi Lamplighter Wright's "Guinea Pig" writing class last November and it definitely upped my game. Since "graduating" her course, I've sold six short stories and am now working on my first novel. Thanks, Jagi.” James Pyles
"I especially liked how you simply laid out ideas about story and characters, which instantly made me go "Oh, yeah! I've seen that before!". … I felt that these were techniques that would have taken me ages to work out on my own, and seeing them simply stated has seriously helped me as a writer." Billy Charlton