Recommendations for Writers
I’ve been writing stories for as long as I can remember. But I’ve been only writing “for real” (aka working really hard to make “writing stories” my profession) for about a year. During that time, I’ve read books on the craft, attended conferences and absorbed information, joined and participated in writers’ groups and taken some workshops and courses online.
While working to update and hone my skills I’d heard great things aboutMargieLawson.com so I decided to check out the site and see what she had to offer. I was pleased to discover a nice variety of courses available online. Even more pleasing? The prices are extremely affordable (IMHO). I signed up for Story Structure Safari, taught by the talented and wise Lisa Miller, and I have this to say about the course – this was by far the best investment of my time and money over the past year. I wish I had known about MargieLawson.com earlier and taken this class at the beginning of my journey. I’ve signed up for another course, The Triple Threat Behind Staging a Scene, that starts next week and I’m thoroughly looking forward to it.
All of this got me to thinking about what I would have done differently at the start of this journey if I’d known then what I know now. I won’t tell you what I would have skipped (trying to be positive here) but I will say I would have explored MargieLawson.com far earlier if I’d known better.
What about you? What is the best workshop, book, conference, class, etc., that invigorated you on your journey to becoming a writer? Share it here and maybe we can help other newbies, and each other for that matter.