The lecture content was very good, and useful for me. I learned new information which spurred me to improve some aspects of the plot I had in mind for my next project. I was. however, disappointed by the lack of feedback on the homework. I'm not sure if Becky even saw them, as she mentioned technical difficulties a couple of times. A few teacher comments/insights here and there would have made this a 5/5.
The information was really robust and plentiful. So much so that I found it a bit hard to keep up with, but I definitely learned things! However, I signed up for the class because I was under the impression there would be regular feedback on the exercises we posted (like a class) not paragraphs of feedback, but something. It helps me with motivation, and to know I’m on the right track as I go, but after my introduction post, there was nothing. If I knew we’d be on our own, I would’ve just purchased a book to go through solo. At the end there was an invitation to send some writing to her, but it was a bit too little, too late for me. So information and content was a 5, class experience a not 5, sadly.
I enjoyed this class immensely and have been able to build a rough outline of my next book based on the lessons. The only thing I would have liked to have seen more of was a fuller discussion of red herrings and how and when to bring them in, how to use them to confuse the reader and how they might impact the turn of events for a mystery. There was some discussion of this, but not quite enough to really satisfy me.
Becky Martinez class gave me tools I could use for crafting characters. I found out many qualities regarding my character that I didn't know prior to this class. She provided excellent and encouraging feedback. I will definitely take more classes Becky teaches.
Becky is a tremendous help. Writing a pitch is difficult for me anyway because its summing up your book in three sentences that have to grab peoples attention. Getting it right can be a daunting, overthought process.
Her experience showed in her critiques! She gave me confidence and an eagerness to complete my book and pitch it.
I will look at other classes she teaches!
Becky gave clearly explained lessons with examples that showed where and how a logline could be made better. Becky was wonderful to work with. She knew exactly what to do to make my pitch exactly what it should be. So very glad I took this workshop. I highly recommend!
I really liked the opportunity to receive Becky's feedback multiple times. I think it gave each of us the tools to polish our pitch and the option to ask follow-up questions when needed. Becky was a great mentor.
This class was beneficial in lots of ways, but the most important to me was the help I received in getting ready for the Sweetheart Pitchfest where I can pitch to agents and editors. Without Becky's awesome feedback, my pitch would not be polished and ready to go. The information shared on Queries and elevator pitches was awesome and I will refer to it often in the future.