So I signed up for a contest on a website called The Complete Creative. It is the website and brainchild of Russell Nohelty, author such works as Katrina Hates the Dead, Ichabod Jones: Monster Hunter and Pixie Dust. If you have read his works congrats, I had to google him.
Anyway long story short I didn’t win a Masterclass with Neil Gaiman. What I did get was the opportunty to try out Mr. Nohelty’s Masterclass, Write a Great Novel. He is offering this course for about $50.
He brakes down his writing process step by step, and I actually created an outline based on his method. I have never managed to create an outline. Not even when I was writing in school and outlines were required. My English teachers would be so proud of me.
I am pretty impressed with his class, I just finished it. He uses power point presentations and uses examples from his own writing journey. I also like that I received emails from him detailing his successes and failures to become an established writer. He didn’t go out and hit it out of the park on the first go round. It has taken time, dedication and trial and error to get to where he is now. I appreciate that honesty and candidness. At the end of his class he gives access to the templates he uses and showes through out.
If you are like me and unfamiliar with Russell Nohelty and his books, I urge you to look him up. He has put together books, anthologies, comics and graphic novels. And is well worth checking out both course and books. He also offers several other classes about networking, publishing, and developing a fan base.