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ninafromnorway
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Post by ninafromnorway » September 8th, 2010, 2:37 pm

Have you, or do you know anybody who hav tried the classes in LRWG or WD? I would love som feedback, as I am looking in to some of these courses this Autumn.
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Re: Long Ridge Writers Group and Writers Digest

Post by bcomet » September 8th, 2010, 5:46 pm

Nina,
From what I have read of your postings and also a recent critique you gave another writer here, I think you are well in advance of this kind of course. I am not familiar with them, but I looked one of them over and their entry "tests" seemed geared towards more of a novice or Sunday writer. (I could, of course, be wrong.) I was a bit turned off by the one I looked at as it tried to entice the potential "student" in with their contact information without giving a price first, which is a personal red flag for me.

The other two (residential) courses you listed in an earlier post were much more exciting (sounding). The six week one in New Hampshire sounded amazing. A lot of people wrote that they improved or got so much out of those that, afterward, they went on to publish. However, they were both residential as I remember, although they may have offered online courses too.

If what you are looking for is a nuts and bolts professional online course, try looking over Zeotrope's online offerings.
Although I have no personal experience, a very professional friend of mine (both a writer and an editor) took several some years ago and thought they were sharp, had excellent teachers, and offered a strong overview and/or introductions as well as sophisticated courses. She recommended them.

I'm not sure what your personal needs are, but there are courses and there are courses...

I hope this is helpful.

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Re: Long Ridge Writers Group and Writers Digest

Post by ninafromnorway » September 16th, 2010, 3:36 am

I'm sorry I never got around to replying to this post (I honestly thought I already had). Thanks for you advice and encouraging words. Zeotrope looks like a great place to begin!
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