In Part 1, posted Tuesday, Guild mentors answered how, why, and what’s in it for me questions about the Guild’s Writing Essentials course. Let’s continue.
Why would someone who has studied writing take Writing Essentials?
Bob Haslam: Advanced writers benefit from a review of the essentials. Many did not have adequate instruction in the skills this course teaches.
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Steve and Janet Bly: Writing Essentials gives a good overview of how to rise beyond journaling to the basics for today’s publishing field. These are essential skills for any writer.
Cynthia Schnereger: Sometimes we get so wrapped up in our message, we overlook the little things that tell an editor this is quality material from a seasoned writer. Writing is a dynamic field, and it’s always great to review and renew our skills.
Sandra Byrd: Do a diagnostic check-up from time to time. Are your grammar, spelling, and punctuation skills up to date? Have the common querying courtesies changed? What habits might you develop or refine to help you succeed?
What does Writing Essentials offer that you wish you would have had when you started as a writer?
Sandra Aldrich: I had to learn by trial and error. This course would have helped me achieve my publishing goals faster.
Steve and Janet Bly: Feedback from a professional mentor.
Cynthia Schnereger: I had journalism skills, but the Christian market was new to me. There’s great material in the course that will give new writers a jump on things.
Sandra Byrd: Writing Essentials builds confidence. I would have been thankful for that booster shot.
Why is taking a course like Writing Essentials important for someone’s writing career?
Bob Haslam: Many beginning writers lack knowledge of the basics. Writing Essentials goes over those before students begin the more demanding work in other courses.
Sandra Aldrich: The material is condensed, practical, and opens the way to publication.
Steve and Janet Bly: This is a step in your writing journey. The investment is worth it.
Sandra Byrd: This course will help build a firm foundation for your success. Learn to avoid habits or errors that hamper your getting published.
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