I'm crawling out from under the Christmas tree and brushing cookie crumbs off my fingers so I can share something really exciting with you.
I know I've mentioned taking writing courses from author/teacher Holly Lisle before. I've taken quite a few, from the massive ones like How to Think Sideways and How to Revise Your Novel, to smaller courses like How to Write Flash Fiction (which is free, btw) and Title, Cover, Copy.
She's putting together a new class right now called How to Write a Novel. It's weekly step-by-step lessons, just like her other classes, with worksheets and demos and so on. And right now, she's giving away a sample version of it for FREE right here. It's the first 7-9 pages of the first 7 lessons, no worksheets or demos, but if you're a writer and looking for some guidance or assurance or new ideas or inspiration or something fun to do while procrastinating working on your WIP... definitely check it out!!! Download the PDF, or print it out, and boom! You've got something to do while you're riding in the car to Great-Aunt Sophy's house for Christmas dinner.
::Disclaimer 1:: I do not have a Great-Aunt Sophy. YMMV.
::Disclaimer 2:: I'm not affiliated with Holly Lisle, I'm just a BIG fan of her writing courses. She's helped me tons over the years. I love her classes. Again, YMMV.
(YMMV = Your Mileage May Vary. Just FYI.)
(FYI = For Your Information. JIC you didn't know.)
(JIC = Just In Case.)
(Methinks it's time to crawl back under the Christmas tree with more cookies.)