I've taken a few courses now through Savvy Authors and I can say this was probably the best one I've taken. Beth Daniels was very organized from the get-go and provided a lot of information and opportunities for us to interact with her in the class. I really appreciated her approach to have challenges for us instead of assignments. I think the more informal approach really opened my ability to think through some issues I've been facing in my own urban fantasy series.
Beth Daniels lectures and assignments guided me in planning my historical mystery series with a plot sketch for each book and character arc for my series. She also took the time to give me ideas for recurring themes and scenarios for each book, bringing continuity to my series. I found Beth knowledgeable and the course helpful.
Interesting course and way of thinking and how to reverse engineer or analyze the type of book one seeks to write. Though provoking and insightful as classmates are on their own journey to writing the type of book they enjoy reading. Useful.
Excellent class, very helpful on tracking the threads of various story lines and assuring full completion. Beth was terrific and very responsive to any and all questions, is incredibly experienced! Highly recommend this class!
Author/instructor Beth Daniels brought a great wealth of experience, enthusiasm and humor in teaching this workshop. Her lectures were thorough and detailed, with many specific examples. She thoroughly answered all questions with up-to-date research. Based on our questions, she tailored the lectures to include all genres we inquired about. As a novice, unpublished writer, I found Beth's lectures to be clear and not overwhelming. Her challenges were especially helpful to get me thinking, writing and staying engaged in the course. Her dedication to the course was clear, and her witty comments added to the fun. I read one of her hilarious novels during the course, which was a great example of what we were learning.
Great short class. Beth eased my mind greatly about the dreaded Deep POV, which equals a root canal, if I may say so...in a kind way...yeah, right. Okay, Beth was a lot nicer about Deep POV than I'm being, but her reasoning was sound logic. And I shall use her argument against it forevermore. I'm not usually that negative. My mom always said "if you can't say anything nice...blah, blah." I can say this because mom's deceased. Watch Deep POV up and bite me on the butt now. I sure hope there's not a league of Deep POV fans out there lying in wait for me...I could possibly try it. Not. Thanks for siding with me on this, Beth, lol.