When will the sessions be held?
The course is asynchronous, which means that you can go through the course material whenever it’s convenient for you. The course sections will release weekly over four weeks. The two live video chats are the only parts of the course that happen at a set time. (And because the pandemic can make things a little more challenging for everyone, I'll leave the course open for a month after the scheduled four weeks.)
How long will the course take each week?
You can expect to spend one to two hours each week to go through the materials and complete the assignments. (You’ll have more assignments on the second and third week than the others.)
What kind of indie authors will you be focusing on?
Most of the examples we’ll be using will be from trade publishing (books for a general audience), rather than academic. Even if your focus is not trade books, a lot of the concepts and assignments will still be relevant.
Just how interactive is the course?
There will be course assignments and discussion prompts in the course itself. There will also be an online forum for course participants. The more you participate, the more you'll get out of it.
Do you need a certain number of participants for the course to run?
Because the course has a component of participant interaction, it needs at least five students to run.
What if I want some one-on-one time during the course? Can I get that?
Absolutely! You'll get some feedback as part of the course and we have live group video chats. But if you want more dedicated time, you can schedule a brain-picking session with me. And because it's part of the course, you'll get a special discounted rate.
Will I get to meet the dinosaurs?
Absolutely! They look forward to seeing you in the course! 🦖🦕