Back in 1999 I enrolled in A Writing Course with The Writers Bureau but did not go further than module 2.However there is no time limit on it so I have today returned to complete.
I am now wondering if anyone else has completed a course and how did they find it helpful ?
I haven't taken any courses with the same organization that you are working with, but did complete a course in writing for children and teens with the Institute of Children's Literature in Reading, CT.
You work with a published author, 1-1, to develop your writer's voice. It's both demanding and fun...but tailored to the amount of time you have to complete each task.
I'd love to go back and complete another...but have to wait a bit more. Would love to finish the book I started with them and have it published first, though.
Best of luck with your work! Congratulations on returning to complete that course!
Thank you so much Seafarer Mama and I shall let you know how I get on.
Thannks for replying Will;I don't think it was the right time back then but I am going to do it now or it willl just be left and I will be forever in the Shall I? Shan't I ? mode.Hope you are having a good day my friend.
can't remember if I enrolled but studied the page a few times and came to the conclusion it was a bit of a moneymaking thing,if you find out I was wrong I would love to know and good luck to you Eddy,
best from jandee
Thanks Jandee ;I though back then that it wouldn't do me any good to follow the course. Plus like you I had a feeling that it could be a money making thing.However I have paid for it and I think that by now I have settled and know who I am as a writer, I am open to constructive criticism but no one will change my writing voice.I will be only too pleased Jandee to let you know how I get on.
Thanks and enjoy your day.
I have never taken one, other than in college; but would love to if I had a chance. I just saw they were offering one at a local center for $700. That is a little steep for my pocket book.
I haven't to date Eddy, but I haven't ruled it out either. I am in the Apprentice Program here on HP and it is helping me learn a few tricks. I'm only in month two but, as I said, I've picked up a few things already.
Thanks tillsontitan and I m very interested in the Apprentice Program and will look it up shortly.
I wish you a wonderful weekend my fried.
I'm finishing the Apprentice Programme this month and it's been great. There is so much to learn. I found it quite a challenge doing two hubs a week, but knowing your prodigious output, Eddy, you would cope easily - and have fun, too.
There are some great writing courses available online and completely free. Here just a few places to find them
http://education-portal.com/articles/Co … nline.html
Thank you so much readytoescape and I shall certainly be looking these up.
Have a great weekend.
Those are great links readytoescape and a good preview of the material in many paid courses. I have taken a few. I think the best ones are from established colleges and universities.
For other courses...find as many online reviews as you can. I find that you quickly find they are not worth much Don't just read the positive reviews...find the ones who are unhappy and the truth will come out because those reviews point out the flaws.
I find the free resources often have as much to offer as many paid poor quality courses. It takes more effort and a whole lot of discipline but if you learn to research, the world is your oyster.
I guess you need to ask what it is you want at the end. Formal training at an accredited institution will always guarantee a good learning process,...those courses are expensive though!
Learning can be a continuing experience. I keep on finding resources and am constantly amazed at the amount of free material around. If nothing else it is a great way to set the foundation for more formal learning.
I took lots of writing classes in college, including research, criticism, and creative writing. Didn't learn a thing.
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