Greetings, Parasocialists (I’m pretty sure I didn’t get that into last season, so imagine the Forrester of your choice saying it)
Due primarily to various misfortunes and new personal limitations (some physical, some financial), I will be offering writing classes in January. I figured I’d make a post here about it because I get the impression that there are some people here that want to write more or start writing period and what better time than the New Year.
The other reason I’m posting about it is I’m going to try something different this session. I’m going to take a page out of the Book of Kickstarter.
Typically, my classes are $200. But I want to do some “rewards” this time around. For example, for every additional $50 a person pays, they get a two hour long one on one session with me in addition to the class proper. So, you pay $250 instead of $200, that’s a one on one. You pay $300 that’s two sessions. And these sessions won’t expire and they don’t have to be whatever someone is working on in class. You can use it to talk about something else you want to work on, I can give notes on something you’ve already written and want a professional opinion on. Whatever you want to do with it.
But I don’t necessarily want to just offer that. So I want to know what manner of “bonus content” (or “rewards” whatever you want to call it) you’d like from a writing teacher. If any, maybe the one on ones are enough, I don’t know, so I’m asking.
I’m not going to really get deeply into the details of the classes until next month but I’ll say this much: There’ll be one on writing a pilot, one on creating and writing strong characters, one on writing a television spec, and probably a new one on writing a spec screenplay, though I’m still thinking about what shape that would take.
Bit answers will be tolerated but this is a real thing I’m doing so genuine answers are appreciated.