Register for the UPDATED Discover Your Specialty & Launch Your Platform

by @thewritermama on June 23, 2011 · 4 comments

Me again, folks.

I swear I am going on vacation, but I want to make sure I get all the info up about upcoming classes first.

This class, which we affectionately call DYS-LYP around here, begins in October. But I thought I’d mention it now so folks can plan ahead. It starts October 12th. But please register by October 4th.

Here’s the course description:

In the first three weeks of this class you will brainstorm an all-important writing specialty, something that will become crucial when you launch your writer’s platform. You will find your best audiences, cultivate your expertise, manage your ideas, develop marketing skills, claim your path, learn how to serve editors, and become portfolio-minded. You’ll learn how to become the professional you’ve always wanted to be and, most importantly, how to take your writing career more seriously.

During the second three weeks, you will cultivate a clear vision of your platform and a plan for first and future steps. You will learn how to leverage the strengths, passions and the track record you already have as the basis for your platform. You will be ready to build that all-important online presence your future readers will want. You will identify the appropriate audiences for your platform and create a focused, yet flexible platform you can commit to developing over the next several years. You’ll finish the class with an action/investment plan to grow your online presence.

Here’s was past students had to say:

I highly recommend this class for writers struggling to define their niche or confused about how to communicate it compellingly. Christina is a wise guide who facilitates the kind of inner exploration it takes to find and flesh out an authentic, sustainable platform. This class helped me get clear on who I am and what I bring to my audience. That’s priceless. ~ H. Luedtke

Christina’s exceptional class focused my thoughts to build a specialty platform plan. Her assignments challenged and helped me look deeply into lifelong experiences to build an organized plan for getting published. ~ B. Hay

Building a platform isn’t for the faint-of-heart, but the clarity I found after digging into the possibilities was an invaluable learning experience. I now have a clearly defined roadmap to follow and a better understanding of how to continue building my writing platform grounded in practical techniques rather than just dreamy possibilities. ~ C. Hines

Discovering your platform is a journey. Christina is a patient guide who encourages you with every step. ~ L. Durante

This course not only taught me more about myself and what inspires me to write, but also showed me concrete actions to take in order to establish a strong platform for my writing career. With Christina’s practical advice and informed guidance, I learned exactly what steps I need to take to reach my writing goals. ~ S. Lindsey

Before I took this class, I was struggling to identify topics that would be of interest to editors and readers. Now, I have the beginnings of a platform that will help me generate as much work as I want or need just by developing and marketing my area of expertise. ~ B. Meleski

Like WPSS, which I posted about yesterday, this class will be completely updated and revised with the full benefit of the suggestions I’ve received from the last couple of classes. Yahoo!

You can find more info and register here.

This class is already quite popular. I suspect it will become even more so now that it is a prereq for my new and very exciting class, Micro-publishing for Mom Writers.

Forewarned is forearmed. 😉

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  • Barbara McDowell Whitt

    Christina, your former students clearly indicate that you are a masterful teacher.
    When you get feedback such as “…Christina is a wise guide….” (H. Ludke) and “…I now have a clearly defined roadmap….” (C. Hines) it tells me you get students’ best writing skills and increase their understanding of what they need to do. As another said, “….I learned exactly what steps I need to take….” (S. Lindsey).

    I will pre-order your The Writer’s Workout, due out in December, right after I post this. 

  • Tania Dakka

    I would love to take both of these classes you are offering, but did I read in the past that  you will no longer be offering scholarships? 

  • Anonymous

    Thanks so much, Barbara. I appreciate your support. :)

  • Anonymous

    I don’t know where you heard that but it wasn’t from me! There is a scholarship each session for WPSS and DYS-LYP. Stay tuned in mid-July for the WPSS scholarship app to be posted.


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