"If you wait for inspiration to write you're not a writer, you're a waiter." -- Dan Poynter
What if I don't consider myself a writer? If you're feeling called to write and you're willing to put pen to paper (so to speak) for 13 weeks, then by the end of that time you will be, by definition, a writer.
What if I don't want to use the writing prompts? No problem! The Writing Compass provides the prompts as a starting place for people if they are facing the blank page and have no idea where to begin. Feel free to use or not as you like.
What if I don't have experience offering people feedback on their writing? This is a common cause for hesitation that many people share. In the first meeting, we offer helpful guidelines and discuss at length how to give constructive feedback. And, just like writing skills improve with use over time, so do critique skills. Additionally, reading others work critically will improve your writing skills as you begin to look at your own writing with a critical eye.
What if I only want to participate online and not go to the mandatory meetings? The three in person meetings are a mandatoryrequirement for this course.
Is this course only for people who want to write a novel? Absolutely not! The Writing Compass is open to all genres and types of writing, including but not limited to: fiction, non-fiction, poetry, and screenplays.
What is your refund policy? The Writing Compass will not issue a refund if a cancellation occurs within seven days of the class start date. If you cancel more than a week prior to the course state date, The Writing Compass will issue a 75% refund. If The Writing Compass cancels a course for any reason, you will receive a full refund. *Please note, there is a possibility of gifting the course to another interested participant with enough notice. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for details.