There are so many opportunities out there for writers to hone their craft, learn about the publishing process or research topics of interest!
Ever heard of Master Class? Through this website, high profile artists from many venues (writing, acting, photography, and more) share their expertise in very reasonably priced on line courses. A prime example is the Master Class with James Patterson. And in his soon-to-begin class, there will be a competition for class participants to win the chance to co-author a book with Mr. Patterson. How cool would that be? And what do you think that could do for your name recognition.
Master Class isn’t limited to writing. The program also features the following big names from their respective fields:
- Kevin Spacey (Acting)
- Usher (Art of Performance)
- Dustin Hoffman (Acting)
- Serena Williams (Tennis)
- Christina Aguilera (Singing)
- Annie Liebovitz (Photography
And the list continues to grow.
And then there is The Great Courses , where you can learn about almost anything through audio, video, and on-line options. Topics range from science, math and history to literature, fine arts, music, to religion, economics/finance and even philosophy. I’ve personally taken several of their classes in science and history. Their writing and publishing classes range from very basic (Building Great Sentences) and The Art of Story Telling, to How to Publish Your Book – and many others. I recently completed Jane Friedman’s How To Publish Your Book (currently on sale) and found it both informative and realistic about the state of the publishing world today.
And don’t forget the Writing For Life Workshops, presented by C.S.Lakin. I wrote about one of her new classes recently (Targeting Genre For Big Sales), but she has several that run throughout the year. Be sure to use the following link for the best pricing: CSLakin courses (full disclosure: I get “affiliate” credit when anyone uses this code to sign up for a class).
There are so many other options for expanding your horizons and improving your craft (whatever it is). As others come to my attention, I will share them.
What course subjects would be of interest to you?