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Online writing course (with a secret giveaway)

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 by Marianne Elliott

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Join me in the Alchemy online writing course

I’m thrilled to be a guest contributor to Jennifer McGuiggan‘s Alchemy online writing course. I’m excited and more than a little humbled to be joining other much more accomplished writers like Dr. BrenĂ© Brown (author of The Gifts of Imperfection and I Thought It Was Just Me) and Kyran Pittman (author of Planting Dandelions: Field Notes from a Semi-Domesticated Life).

I’ll be talking about the revision process, in all it’s brutality and beauty. If you want to get a little taste of my latest experience in the long, slow journey of revisions, you might like to read this recent post in which I show how to get through revisions if you are a thin-skinned cry-baby.

Jennifer McGuiggan, the creator of the Alchemy course, explains why she choose the name:

The word “alchemy” means “a power or process of transforming something common into something special.” Alchemy: The Art & Craft of Writing is an online course to help creative souls transform something common (words) into something special (meaningful stories).

This course will help you:

  • Learn practical writing techniques to give your stories deeper meaning.
  • Craft stories that connect with readers.
  • Discover tips and tricks to overcome your writing challenges.
  • Be motivated to keep writing through weekly nuggets of inspiration.

The course includes:

  • 12 lessons on the craft of writing
  • weekly writing exercises and prompts
  • wisdom from featured guests
  • weekly nuggets of inspiration and encouragement
  • nitty-gritty writing tips on the basics of writing
  • a private online community with your own “notebook” where you can share your writing (or post it just for yourself)
  • opportunities to share your work with others in the class, to support each other, and to swap feedback if you want

The course runs for six weeks, starting October 11 and ending November 21, 2010. You will have access to course materials and the private community website through January 16, 2011. Find more information here, or join us by registering here. Bonus: If you register by 30 September you will receive a $30 discount.

Special Offer: Win a free place on Alchemy (available only to insiders and backstage pass holders)

If you are on my ‘Insider access and backstage passes’ mailing list then keep an eye out next week for an opportunity to win a place in the Alchemy course (NB: offer will be sent to everyone on the ‘Zen Under Fire – the book’ and the ‘All this and more’ lists)

It’s not too late to have a chance to win the place, you can join my mailing list here, or use the form in the sidebar to the right of this post. Simply select either the ‘Zen Under Fire: the book’ or the ‘All this and more’ option to get your chance to win.


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2 Responses to "Online writing course (with a secret giveaway)"

  1. Lindsey says:

    I signed up! Can’t wait! xo

  2. I’m thrilled to have you in the course, Marianne! Thanks so much.

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