Back To School #FutureLearn #ShawAcademy #Godaddy #JoanDempsey

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I love writing. And I’m a firm believer in improving my writing skills. Right now, The Universe is giving me maybe? we’ll see? more opportunities I can take on:)

(I’ll leave my horrible grammar for another post. Maybe I’ll be able to find a good class on that one the beginning of next year. And retain the how to’s of grammar!)

A dear friend of mine recently introduced me to Future Learn. An online school that offers free and paid classes. I signed up for their free Start Writing Fiction Course (about four weeks late) but have been able to cruise through those four weeks. I wanted to test myself on how much I know about writing fiction. And hopefully, learn new things. Week five has been my toughest week. Some of the teachings are ah, okay, some are wow I didn’t know this. (Of course it doesn’t help that my cold turned into a sinus infection and I’m still trying to catch up.) Almost there.

So far this course has covered creating characters, descriptions, notebooks, editing, research, showing vs telling, and different ways to create characters…

I would hold off on catching up on this course for a few days until I feel better, but I’m starting up another course through Shaw Academy soon. This one is on Digital Marketing. I’ve been going through Godaddy for years and they sent me a free credit for Shaw Academy. Might as well use it right?

This course includes social marketing, SEO, blogging, e-commerce, online affiliate marketing…

Now I really feel the universe is trying to tell me something because I received an email for another free course Revise Your Writing through Joan Dempsey. This is only a one week course and it starts in December. Thank Goodness.

This course goes over how to revise your draft and where to begin…

I’m I taking on too much? More than likely, though these courses only ask for about three hours of my time a week. That is once I’m caught up!

Happy Learning

Author: lynnthompsonbooks

Lynn Thompson’s home is in the Land of Enchantment, and, yes, the land is enchanting. The skies are blue, the stars are bright., and there are beautiful panoramic landscapes surrounding her hometown. Lynn wades through the craziness of life to follow her true passion, writing fiction. You can find her, or not, trekking through the mountains, searching for fairies and vortexes, keeping her eye out for anything paranormal, or sitting in the hot springs in her spare time. Lynn doesn’t have a specific genre she writes in. Characters have a way of leading her stories. She follows. Lynn is also a sponge when it comes to knowledge. She’s always on the move to continue her education in writing, marketing, social media, digital media, and hopes to find the extra time to add some criminal investigation classes to her repertoire. Lynn has three novels out: Blake, Sterling, and Tarnished Gold. Blake is the beginning of Montana’s story. Her need for seclusion, at least, for one winter. She does not get what she wants. There is someone or something in the mountains stalking her, people keep showing up on her doorstep, and she meets Max. Max knows what is hunting Montana, but won’t tell her. Montana’s lack of trust in Max drives her to fix her own problems. If she had known what she’d be confronting that night, she never would have sedated Max. Sterling is the second novel in the Montana Dayton series. Montana moves to Florida hoping to escape her old life, and regain her normal life back, but her past has come back to haunt her. Not only does she start losing time, she continues to wake up every morning wearing gorgeous jewels and is surrounded by precious gems. She never remembers where, or who she’s getting the glittery baubles from and is hell bent to get back her memories and return the jewels. Afraid she has been out robbing houses in the middle of the night, she is determined to figure out what is happening on her own. That is until the dreams and the strong pull to explore the gulf. When she finally realizes she needs help, she is powerless to get it. Tarnished Gold is Sam’s story and will be coming out around the new year. Sam first appeared in Sterling and demanded her own novel. Lynn has bowed to Sam’s wishes and is writing that story now. Lynn is also the proud owner of: Dark Fates. Eight short stories that are fun, but still on the dark side. Dark Fates-Madness. Four dark short stories. News Worthy. News Worthy stands alone with five short stories. Watching the news first thing in the morning may not be fun, but dissecting news clips and re-writing them into short stories that had a different ending was a blast! Dark Fates Collections is compiled of Dark Fates, Dark Fates-Madness, News Worthy, and features Karma Shay’s adventures. Visit Lynn at: Website: www.Lynnthompsonbooks.com Twitter: @lynnthompson8 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/BlakeAMontanaDaytonNovel Goodreads: http://www.goodreads.com/lynnthompsonbooks

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