This was a very insightful webinar. It’s my first, considering I’ve been writing books for years on passion alone. With this I’ve gained more technical knowledge to writing. Also to go out and ask/seek answers to things I don’t understand. It was as fun as it was enlightening.
Excellent course notes, video and handouts. Very useful information about research and settings. She opened my eyes to see the topic in a whole new light and with greater depth. Setting can be a character in some cases, besides the stage the novel occurs on or the backdrop which foreshadows things to come. The instructor is accessible to questions and is a fund of knowledge and experience. Thank you.
Suzanne's class opened my eyes to all aspects of love-making and how to incorporate them into emotional love scenes. There are so many things to consider when writing "sex" and she opened my eyes to all of them. Great class!
My first pitchfest was a great experience and the Savvy Authors layout was easy to use. It was helpful to read other people's pitches and select which editors and agents you wanted to receive notifications.
Another great class taught by Steve Shrott! This is the fourth class of Steve's that I've taken, and I've signed up for his upcoming SciFi class as well. The lectures are substantive and the writing exercises are a terrific way to explore a genre you've never considered or improve your writing in a genre you want to master. Plus, the feedback is exemplary -- quite detailed and spot on.
This course, instructor, notes and attached files were just what I needed to literally get may acts together. Ms, Chin's wealth of knowledge comes through via the course and her invaluable feedback on assignments. I highly recommend this course and it is one of, if not the best course I've taken over decades.
I really like the Savvy Authors pitch events. This was my second. It's easy to participate, and so valuable to be able to see the pitches others make. I've already gotten good advice for improving one of my pitches from this Pitchfest.
Building a book is a lot like building a house. You need good bones. This course breaks down the Acts, and Beats of good story. ( The back bone .) It's my new roadmap for writing. It shows you how to create a storyboard and layer your story based on strong plot and character arcs. Recommended for all writers and all stages.
Steve’s Horror class was packed with excellent information. I found him to be not only a fantastic instructor, but incredibly motivating, as well. He provides a truly impactful experience that I found to be rare with some of these classes. Personally, have only truly encountered, in a few. Steve takes actual time to provide guidance, and meticulous feedback on assignments. His class is not akin to a blog post or video you can find online, for free. It is not a class you receive rushed, or incomplete answers in feedback. Nor given a simple like, or emoji. Nor are you ever ignored. Quite the opposite. He is very thorough. He takes evident time in reviewing each, and every assignment posted. Any, and all questions that follow. Because of his considerate effort you become aware of your strengths, and weaknesses. You are enabled to learn from classmates through the attentive feedback he provides, them. The class experience is truly elevated. You come out knowing what you excel at, and what you need to improve upon. It makes a world of a difference. One, I honestly recommend along with a select few…that made a world of a difference for me. Truth is, I only ever give reviews when I feel it is deserved. I adored this class, and the instructor.
I loved this class on Horror short stories. It was just long enough to be interesting and short enough to be fun. Steve packed it full of great information and kept things light. His feedback was exceptional and helped make my ideas even better.
I really liked getting the e-mails that had each individual name (Agent/Agency and Editor/Publishers)
It made it so very quick and easy to organize and choose the right place for what they are asking for and pitch it.
Thanks so much.