I actually enjoyed my first SavvyAuthor Writer's Con! The forum lessons were a bit awkward to learn how it operated, but I loved it afterwards. The presenters were engaging and I look forward to coming back to these webinars and forums for reference. Thank you so much!
I really enjoyed the presentations and events I was able to attend. Some lectures I'm still behind on reviewing but I know the information will be very helpful. I missed the live webinars due life but I hope to listen to the recordings this week. Obviously in person events are better but this one was good, too.
I have taken many helpful classes over the years here at Savvy Authors. I have always known there are many romance authors and teachers, but I’d really like to see more classes with instructors who write YA or fiction that the main story line isn’t romance. Because when someone gives an example and it’s only for romance, I’m lost in the explanation. And I guess after all these years, I need more advanced instruction?
So many choices, and all good courses and webinars! I so enjoyed the presentations, but had a few minor tech difficulties getting to a webinar or two. The tech and directions were good, and sometimes things just fail. Thanks to all who worked so hard to make this conference come together. Good Job!!!
2020 SavvyWriterCon was such a wonderful experience for me. I could log in at my convenience and participate in the workshops that fit my needs and interests. I found the presenters to be knowledgable and I picked up some great tools and tips that will help with my future writing endeavors! Great event!
The intensives were hit and miss. Some instructors were better prepared than others and Meredith's teaching experience definitely showed. I found the SavvyAuthors platform non-intuitive and cumbersome to use. Something like Teachable has a better flow.
The webinar platform is the worst I've ever used. I had constant drop outs on the audio, the bubbles got in the way, the controls are non-intuitive, the chat window intrusive. Not to say that most of the others are much better. There's a reason that Zoom now has 300 million users. They go above and beyond to make the platform easy to use.
Personally I found the course emails useless. I have not figured out by what algorithm they are sent. Not sure what the purpose is of telling me about random student posts. I received few instructor post emails, which mattered more. Even those would get overwhelming, since many instructors respond to every student post. If instructors post new content to a new thread, it's somewhat obvious in the course, although the post-based ordering is extremely annoying and confusing. Nevertheless, an email about each new thread doesn't help either. Frankly, beyond a morning reminder or one specific to a time-sensitive webinar is all that's needed.
The amount of choices for this con was two thumbs up! Having interaction with the teachers very nice. I would have liked more live lectures; however I’m not going to complain. The intensive min-courses were very good; particularly the plot circle one. Thank you for holding this! :-)
Loved both the workshops and the webinars that I was able to attend! I learned from not only those who gave presentations, but also from the comments given by the participants. My only regret was not being able to finish each one and not being able to attend Sunday.
This was amazing! I registered and attended every workshop and mini intensive I could and was not disappointed in any of the classes I attended. I thought, being free, this was going to be okay but it was so very much more! I loved it all! Thank you!