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This is the price for a Short Courses Community membership. — 7 Comments

  1. What I’ve come to learn in the 40+ years of getting this one particular story of mine done and out, is that writing seems to be a particularly personal endeavor that does require serious commitment.

    I’m just hoping it doesn’t take me another 40 years to tell one story lol. I dont think I have that many left.

    I’m not really sure why it took me so long to tell this story, other than the fact it started out as a comic book but transmuted to a novel because, quote, it’d be faster painting a picture with words than drawing, unquote.

    So it takes me 40+ years to do that. Go figure…

    In my own defense I do have 6 other novels that I will be self publishing soon. But still, measured against the proliferation of other authors…

  2. I read through all the comments and figured out that I already am a lifetime member via being a student of HTTS and HTRYN. Yeaaa!

    Now, I will say that before I was aware of this fact, I was still willing to pay to be a part of the group. Mostly because writing needs support at the oddest times and just when one does not expect it – a problem chapter or paragraph arises. In my opinion, this is when a membership earns it’s keep – so to speak; even if it lays dormant for 6 months in between.

    Having said all of that, there is also the opportunity to give back when one feels that they have something of value to impart to others. It’s not always about Me Me Me, right?

    • As I’ve noted elsewhere (including above), the single biggest action I took (aside from writing a hell of a lot of fiction that got rejected) that made me understand what made a story publishable was critting the work of other unpublished writers.

      So, irrational as this seems, you offer problem areas of YOUR work so other writers can wrap their heads around finding the problems in it, while YOU go over THEIR work and figure out why it isn’t working for them.

      It’s the antithesis of Me Me Me. Well, your OBJECTIVE is Me Me Me because you’re the one doing the work to learn what it takes to write good fiction, but to reference Ben Franklin, you do well by doing good.

  3. So if we have short courses already we are not grandfathered in, We still have to pay the membership fees correct? I have four or five of the short courses and was wondering about that.

    • Right. There’s never been a short courses membership before, and EVERYONE who joins it has to purchase the courses separately. I never had a way to bundle the courses with classes, and I still don’t because I’m not going to be selling the short courses from my site anymore.

      But I did make the membership so that if you own all the short courses, you’re paying about $2 apiece to attend each class (plus you get all the other boards thrown in).

  4. Hey! That was the response to my comment. =)

    I think this sounds pretty good, Holly.

    I think reinforcing the main purpose of the Boot Camp – support for the classes, not social gabby space for writers to chat – helps a ton. As I said before, I don’t believe many folks will pay for social gabby space. Too many free alternatives.

    But the online classroom for a useful course on their profession? Hey, when I take college classes online, I pay as much as $2000 for a 10-18 week course. I think people both understand and value the give-and-take discussion related to coursework online.

    Framing the Boot Camp as an online classroom which supports the “textbooks” of the ebooks is a strong idea.

    • 😀 It’s what the Boot Camps have always been. Your questions, however, allowed me to figure out how to explain that.

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