Posted in helpful, writing

Online Children’s Writing Course

A few years ago I started an online writing course for children’s books and its a perfect way to learn the craft, what to look out for, how to sell yourself and, with a bonus of a final examination (I got 97%).

It’s a costly course; I think it’s in the hundreds, BUT if you look at Groupon, there typically is a hefty discount available, I’d try that route first.

If you’re thinking of becoming a children’s writer but need a place to start, I suggest here. If you’d like the course book and a certificate, for a small cost you can also purchase them. The Groupon link is here.

The resources and learning material are still available long after you’ve completed each module, so if you feel like having a break and then decide to return to it, all the information will still be available.

Posted in Obstacle, progress

Another Writing Course

A while ago I invested in another writing course, this one was how to write fiction for adults as oppose to how to write for children which was the first online course I completed.  It took months and eventually I reached the end of it, got the certificate and bought the book, really enjoyed the learning and the knowledge gained from it.  The big question is, is do I start this second course just yet?

Here is my predicament:

If I did, it means I’d be starting up yet another project and to be quite frank my original project seems to have come to a halt.  Or do I try and force myself to complete it, have as many projects as possible on the go and see which, if any, can motivate me to continue writing.

The main project is becoming quite hard and that’s mainly because I’m having to think of ways around the various obstacles I’m coming up against.  I’m still mapping it all out but I’m also trying to concentrate on writing the ending so I know how to get to it.

Hmmm, not sure what to do. I don’t want to stop writing but I think if I get this course going it might give me that inspiration – then again it might not. Maybe I just need to give myself some more time instead of thinking things should be done by X time?

Over the past couple of days I have been checking out other bloggers and I have often dropped comments on their articles.  One piece of advice I gave someone was to just write something, even if it’s small – but I just can’t seem to take my own advice!!!!

So annoying, I’m trying, really trying but am thinking more about the crisps I’m eating than the story I should be writing.

What to do, what to do?