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So, I’ve finished two online writing courses and I’m about to finish a third one.

The classes I took from Writer’s Digest University are: Accelerated Fundamentals to Fiction Writing, Essential Elements of Writing I: Grammar and Mechanics, and Write Great Fiction: Characters, Emotion and ViewPoint.

Now, the question is: keep studying or pause it to have more time to write?

I was thinking about keep on the EEW and WGF track and take others like those (for example, EEW II: Form and Composition, WGF: Dialogue and/or WGF: Description and Setting).

Though, I must confess that I didn’t like one thing about the Writer’s Digest University classes: I wanted more feedback. I wanted to be able to discuss more about my weak and strong points with my instructor, but it was not allowed.

So, because of feedback, I might go further and look for a more complete course like the one from Stanford University Continuing Studies … they have an online Writing Certificate that consists of seven courses extending for 18 months. It sounds interesting, especially the unlimited feedback part.

Unfortunately, I couldn’t find any 100% online Master or even Bachelor degree in Creative Writing … I would like to give those a shot. All I found have low residency, which means I would have to go to campus sometime and I don’t think that would be viable, depending on which University I got in.

What do you think? What should I do?


Websites and blogs


Here are some blogs and websites I visit often (about writing and publishing, of course) …

Richelle Mead (and blog)
Cassandra Clare (and blog)
Amanda Hocking

About traditional and/or indie publishing or writing helper:
A Newbie’s Guide to Publishing
Literary Rambles
Indie Paranormal Books Reviews
The Writer’s Guide to E-Publishing
Savvy Authors

Cover art:
Phatpuppy Creations
Pickyme Digital Artist

Editing and reviews:
Misa Ramirez
Caro Carson
Deborah Brodie
Gloria Kempton
Becky Levine
Heather Howland
Edits [that] Rock
Elizabeth Delisi

Not to mention all book bloggers out there who help to publicize and sell books (I’ll post some soon) …


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