Reviews From a Sneak Peek
Short & Helpful Online Writer Workshops
We showed a sneak peek of the first workshop to a writers group with awesome results. Even after seeing the video, more than half of the attendees signed up! We were asking for a few comments, but we were pleasantly surprised that these people, who had been writing for years, signed up for the program. Without exception, they were impressed with the quality of the material presented. They wanted to view the video again and take their time, and the anticipation of interaction with the presenter was a powerful draw.
Jo M. of Houston said, "After viewing just one Short & Helpful workshop, I feel this program might be the equivalent of a college course...the help I need."
Ann F. of Friendswood wrote, "What I liked best about the Premise Workshop was the visuals, the text, the explanations, and the suggestions. The idea of personal questions answered and a free exchange of ideas—great!"
Word of mouth has already made the rounds and people who where unable to attend are requesting another showing.
So what exactly is the Short & Helpful program? It is a unique series of online writer workshops. The project has been over a year in the planning stage, more than six months in the recruitment and implementation stage, and is set to debut on October 1, 2016.
Inspired by the problems I see repeatedly in manuscripts submitted for publication, I wanted to do something to help writers bring their work up to a better standard.
Unique because it combines online instructional videos with personal interaction with the presenter, and a hard copy exercise workbook that adds to the narration, gives ways to practice the material presented in a variety of entertaining ways.
Unique because it is a year-long program that allows time between workshops for the participant to apply the new knowledge to his or her work in progress before tackling the next step.
Unique because writers can choose to take workshops that focus on problem areas, or enroll for the entire program, at a considerable savings.
We took a leap of faith and invested in what we see as an important opportunity for writers.
Sign up for a free sample mini-lesson along with some sample workbook pages! And stay tuned for more rave reviews!