Register For Online Courses With Christina Katz Before Price Increases May 9th, 2016

Course Prices Are Going Back Up

Now that things have settled back down, I am raising the prices on my writing and publishing courses back up to where they belong on May 9th, the day after Mother’s Day.

I want to give everyone, including moms, plenty of time to take advantage of these courses at their lowest prices.

Article courses will go from $99 to $149. They are valued at $299 but $149 will be the  CK School discounted price.

Platform courses will go from $33 to $66. They are valued at $99 but $66 will be the CK School discounted price.

Writing Stories About The Holidays will go from $99 to $149. It is valued at $299 but $149 will be the CK School discounted price.

Opportunities For Additional Instructor Support

I’ve also added new ways for class participants to receive additional instructor support. These offers apply whether you are taking the course on Udemy or in my school.

I totally understand how some students prefer independent learning and other students prefer working with a veteran instructor. Naturally, there are benefits to working with an instructor, and you are welcome to sign up for additional instructor services here. My courses are designed to be comprehensive on their topics, however, if you want more support, please register below:

$50 Instructor Support:

One month of instructor support in one registered course (you send instructor weekly update on your progress, check off lessons as you complete them)

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$50 Red-line:

One round of red-lines in one 1,000-word or less article, essay or story (apply when work in registered course is ready, instructor response within one week)

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$75 Red-line:

Two rounds of red-lines in one 1,000-word or less article essay or story (apply when work in registered course is ready, instructor response within one week, one month time limit to receive your revisions, then second instructor response within one week)

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$10/month Monthly Coaching Support:

Ongoing Writing Career Goal-setting Support: Become Your Own Writing Coach Group

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Phone Consulting For Platform Planning Discussion Or Existing Platform Review

One-hour phone consult or half-hour phone consult following any combination of platform courses

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Become Your Own Writing Coach, Goal Setting With Christina Katz BadgeAre you ready to set and reach all of your writing career goals over time?

I know writers can achieve their dreams because I surpass mine on a regular basis. I also work with writers to set writing career goals and I have for been doing this for over fifteen years.

The writers I work with make steady career progress and constantly surprise themselves with what they achieve.

What I am really good at is creating a positive, constructive context in which writers can consider what they have accomplished so far and then prioritize their next steps.

If you want help setting goals in your writing career each month and you don’t want to spend an arm and a leg to do it, I can help. Just register for my monthly Become Your Own Writing Coach group and you’ll receive a monthly pep talk video, goal-setting worksheets, and a list of monthly tips.

The best part of this low-cost service is that it reminds you to touch base with yourself each month and check your actual progress against your goals. If you did nothing else but this every month, you would start reaching more of your goals sooner.

Why try to go it alone when you can get insider advice from an industry veteran? Participants are always telling me that the videos contain helpful, clarifying advice. Sign ups for the following month each month by the 28th. That’s coming right up in two days!

And, of course, all three of my books also encourage writers to set and surpass writing career goals, especially The Writer’s Workout.

If your writing career goals include article writing and platform development, I hope you will check out my focused learning space, The Christina Katz Writing & Publishing School.

If you are the type of person who has trouble setting goals in the first place, you might enjoy my Udemy course, More Joy Now. This course will help you tap into the type of daily self-acceptance and self-appreciation that help you choose the best goals for you.

Generally speaking, if you are trying to shift out of a negative, defeatist mindset and into a positive, constructive mindset, then I am a good writing coach for you. It’s not enough to deny yourself the luxury of a negative thought, you also have to add in positive habits to replace those negative habits.

Much of my writing career work since 2001 has been focused on helping writers set and achieve their goals and my students have tons of published writing to show for it. So do I. I hope you can join us!

Thanks for reading! And thanks for sharing this post with fellow writers! Please subscribe to The Prosperous Writer Blog and sign up for The Prosperous Writer Newsletter, for exclusive discounts you won’t find elsewhere. I hope you will check out the latest courses in my brand new online writing school.

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CreativeNonfictionMagazineSpring2016I have a lot of respect for Lee Gutkind and Creative Nonfiction magazine. I enjoy being a subscriber to a magazine with such high-quality nonfiction, and if you like my teachings, you likely will, too.

And good news, now The Creative Nonfiction Foundation is launching a new publication that pays writers for true stories.

Here’s the scoop:

Topic: True Story

Accepted Year-Round

The Creative Nonfiction Foundation is pleased to announce that, with support from the National Endowment for the Arts, we’re starting a new monthly magazine, set to debut this fall. Each issue of True Story will feature one exceptional work of creative nonfiction, which will be distributed in print and digitally (though not available online).

Submissions should be between 3,500 and 7,000 words long, on any subject, in any style. Surprise us! The only rules are that all work submitted must be nonfiction and original to the author, and we will not consider previously published work.

We’ll pay $300 on publication and give you 10 free copies of “your” issue.

We’ll do our best to respond to submissions within three months. We can’t promise to consider work submitted for True Story for any of CNF’s other projects or publications—but we reserve the right to do so.

Read the rest of the guidelines here.

Creative Nonfiction also has more upcoming deadlines that might interest writers, like this one:

Topic: Joy

Deadline: May 16, 2016

For an upcoming issue, Creative Nonfiction is seeking new essays about JOY.

Too often the moments that move us to write are bleak ones—stories of loss, hardship, or learning through painful interactions. For this issue we’re looking for well-crafted narratives that explore the brighter moments in life, those that teach and enlighten us through their beauty or humor.

Your tale of joy need not revolve around ecstatic delight or a once-in-a-lifetime moment; we are equally interested in thoughtfully written pieces about finding pleasure in small things or unexpected places, and in works that highlight moments of joy in the midst of otherwise difficult circumstances. We also welcome less common approaches to this topic: the science of happiness, the history of some particularly joyful event, pop-cultural manifestations of bliss, and so on.

Essays must be vivid and dramatic; they should combine a strong and compelling narrative with an informative or reflective element and reach beyond a strictly personal experience for some universal or deeper meaning. They should approach the topic of joy sincerely—we’re not looking for a bitter or ironic take on happiness—but should at the same time avoid sentimental, uncomplicated “feel-good” stories. We’re looking for well-written prose, rich with detail and a distinctive voice; all essays must tell true stories and be factually accurate.

Creative Nonfiction editors will award $1,000 for Best Essay and $500 for runner-up. All essays will be considered for publication in a special “Joy” issue of the magazine to be published in winter 2017.

Read the rest of the guidelines here.

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Writer mamas, you know how much I love you. This post’s for you!

Here are the kinds of things that beginning writer mamas get overwhelmed by:

  • Finding enough time
  • Battling distractions
  • Guilt/Torn in too many directions
  • Over-committed/Too many volunteer activities
  • Don’t know what to prioritize first
  • Can’t decide which idea to pursue
  • Tired from working all day and caring for the family at home
  • Lack of confidence/Can’t get out of the comfort-zone
  • Unsure about the business aspects of writing
  • Procrastination/Thinking about doing instead of doing
  • Fear of both success and failure
  • Not sure how to submit work
  • Want national clips, but need to start local

And here’s the solutions I suggest:

  • Forgive yourself for all you haven’t accomplished up until now. And now, decide to get to work without allowing any more excuses.
  • Get your ideas down while they are hot. Just write the worst junk so you can capture the essence of the idea. Walking before writing can help loosen up your brain.
  • Take classes with professionals you can trust. You’ll gain helpful information, an available mentor, and most importantly, deadlines!
  • Don’t get hung up on the ever-changing marketplace. So many of the techniques that have always worked still work. You don’t need to try and reinvent the industry while you launch your career. That is not going to help you. Just follow professional advice closely and repeat what works.
  • Keep your focus on simple steps. Like, if you don’t have clips, you need to get clips. (People who didn’t need clips were the exception, not the rule. Get some clips and get some experience at the same time.)
  • Experience is what builds confidence. Nothing else is as authentic.
  • Writing careers are built one article at a time, one acceptance at a time, and one publication date at a time. Keep it simple and know what your immediate goal is. Then work toward each goal.
  • The accumulation of short-term goals leads to the achievement of long-term goals. That’s your trajectory for success. Think of it like a very long flight of stairs going up, up, up! Just aim for one success after another.

So get your butt in a chair. Grab a piece of paper and a pen or a laptop or a keyboard and get to work!

Thanks for reading! And thanks for sharing this post with fellow writers! Please subscribe to The Prosperous Writer Blog and sign up for The Prosperous Writer Newsletter, for exclusive discounts you won’t find elsewhere. I hope you will check out the latest courses in my brand new online writing school.

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