I do have two stories due for the 31st, but can’t see getting another story done this month. My other two submissions will have to be poetry, if anything at all. I may just have to concede to failing the challenge.
What’s more exciting (for me, anyway) is that I signed up for some excellent courses in the last few weeks.
First was Marcy Kennedy’s logline, tagline, and pitch webinar, through WANA International.
Initially, the webinar was to have been May 11, but had to be rescheduled due to technical difficulties. We got to complete the webinar yesterday, May 18, and it was very worthwhile. Marcy knows of what she speaks 🙂
That webinar was also very good, and focused on creative ways to show emotion in your writing. What works and what doesn’t for modern authors.
I’d highly recommend WANA International courses. They’re reasonably priced, and the presenters are all experts in their respective fields. Marcy’s and Angela’s/Becca’s webinars weren’t the first WANA courses I attended. About a month or so ago, I signed up for Jay Donovan’s internet security course. He’s one of the techsurgeons behind the WANA site. It too, was a good one, though I had to miss part of it.
The good thing about WANA webinars is that you get the recording on the other side 🙂
My month-long learning effort, though, is my first Margie Lawson course. Margie Lawson is my kind of writing teacher. Her method is deep editing and you really have to experience it to understand it. It’s eye-opening. She gets into rhetorical techniques and studying the writing of acknowledged masters.
The course will continue until the end of the month and I’ll blog about it in more detail at that time, but for now, I’ll just say that you have to check out the Lawson Academy. Once again, the courses are very reasonably priced.
I got hold of Margie through the Writers in the Storm blog.
That’s all I have for you this week, my friends. I’ll encourage you to check out WANA International and Margie Lawson for yourselves. They. Are. Awesome.
Until next weekend, the learning mutt is learning.