I recently participated in April Kihlstrom’s BIAW course. To say it was fabulous would underestimate this brilliant concept.
Writing a book – in a week?
Did it sound interesting and exciting? Yes.
Did I think I could do it? No.
The writer’s self-doubt niggled me till I finally locked it away and contacted April.
What did I learn?
- I can write….fast!
- Doing a course with an on-line group is rewarding but can be confrontational – you have to share your work.
- Over editing means it’ll take three times as long to finish the book.
- Writing can be demanding (ok, I already knew this) but I did have to put some areas of my life on hold to fully participate.
- Develop the characters and then look at the plot.
Would I do the course again? Absolutely.
April has an amazing insight and her ideas were absolutely golden. I learnt so much from her. She really pushes you to look at your characters, plot and conflict. I definitely believe my book will be so much better because of the course.
And for non-romance writers – April’s course is not just for romance writers, it’s tailored for all fiction and non-fiction writers.
So if you’re wondering how to push yourself a little more with your writing, I’d highly recommend April’s BIAW.