Middle Grade Mastery FAQs
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
Q: What kinds of formats will there be?
A: We will have helpful weekly illustration video demos, weekly delving into subject matter videos, video interviews with expert course contributors, written lessons, written interviews, step-by-step worksheets, handouts, a highly interactive secret Facebook group, weekly live critiques and Q&As that are recorded as videos that remain indefinitely available along with the Facebook group, 2 e-books, and optional small critique groups.
Q: Who will benefit from this class?
A: Anyone who has a passion or interest in writing or illustrating children's books, especially hot Middle Grade novels that we make doable.
Q: When does the class start?
A: January 15th and we are incredibly excited!
Q: How much will I be investing in this course and how do I pay?
A: Please check here for the current cost including discounts, but the earlier you register, the bigger your discount. The course includes 25 lessons + tons of bonus materials, 4 weeks of M-F instructor access and lifetime access to your community + a 7 day mini-conference. You’ll register through Infusionsoft, which will automatically convert currency for you and we have nifty payment plans available. In addition, we have fantastic staggered discounts so the sooner your register, the bigger your discount. And of course there are the extra bonuses!
Q: When does registration end?
A: Because our courses generally only happen once a year, and due to the high success rate of our students, usually sell out, we recommend that you register sooner rather than later. We'll let you know this information next year :)
Q: I’m primarily an artist, will this course be relevant for me?
A: While the primary focus of the course is writing middle grade novels, we do cover middle grade illustration and covers, which are very helpful to include in your portfolio. In addition, if you are one of the first 20 to register, you will also receive half off our Writing and Illustrating Graphic Novels course, which will be released later this year and having studied middle grade novels will be extremely helpful for that.
Q: I write Chapter Books. Will this course be helpful for me?
A: Absolutely. The principles of plots and subplots, and character development are the same. The main difference is in story length, thematic appropriateness and diction choices. We've even created a special section on this to welcome Chapter Book writers wanting to work on their chapter books in an interactive setting with an additional awesome plotting chapter books worksheet among other goodies!
Q: What will I need?
A: – Computer and Internet access, Facebook access, a great attitude and open mind, and a willingness to play with language and ideas.
Q: Are there any specific time requirements?
A: No! The only time sensitive areas are if you want to submit your work for a live webinar critique, there is a specific deadline, and if you join one of the optional critique groups you need to honor your group's critiquing timeline. The weekly webinars also happen at a specific day and time provided in advance, but if you can't make it live, they are also recorded for later viewing.
Q: What do I do if I have further questions?
A: You can call Mira directly CALIFORNIA time at 916-368-9466 or email firstname.lastname@example.org with "Middle Grade Course Question" in the subject head
Q: How long does the course stay open after it ends?
A: Students have an additional 6 months or more access to the course after it ends. The Facebook group with links to the webinars and extra materials stays open indefinitely
Q: Do you offer refunds?
A: Sorry, there are no refunds. Because we give passwords at the time of purchase, it is impossible to offer refunds. We appreciate your understanding. However, we do offer a 100% learning money back guarantee, that if you read the lessons, participate and do the work, and at the end of a year, don't feel that you learned a lot, we will refund your money in full.
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