— “If I sign up for this class, will Susan and Alex read my work and give feedback on my writing?”
No. DIG DEEP does not include personalized feedback / coaching from your teachers—just online videos ‘n stuff that you watch at home. If you want personalized attention, we’ve got other options for you! You can sign up for one of Susan’s retreats, or Alex’s retreats, which are intimate, face-to-face experiences with about 6-12 people per group. You can also hire Alex for 1-on-1 coaching and consulting when she’s available. She’s typically booked up about 6 months in advance. Please poke around our websites to check out all the different services we offer.
— “Do I get to meet the other people taking this class? Is there a Facebook group where we can chat, or something like that?”
You can interact with other people… a little bit! There’s an area in the online classroom where you can post a message to say, “I’m looking for a writing buddy! Please contact me if you’d like to buddy up.” However, there’s no discussion forum or Facebook group. We may start a group like that at some point in the future. But for now, DIG DEEP is purely an independent-study class. You purchase it. You get the materials. You watch the videos on your own. You do your own thing.
— “I can find tons of writing advice online—for free. Why should I pay for a class like this one? What’s the point?”
Yup, that’s true! There’s plenty of writing advice out there, in every format, and at every price-point.
You can enroll to get an MFA in Creative Writing and invest about $30,000. You can sign up for a luxurious writing retreat in Hawaii or Bali and pay anywhere from $1,000-$10,000. You can sign up for an online writing class like DIG DEEP and pay around $500. You can buy a book about writing for $10-20. You can read helpful blog posts for $0. And everything in between.
If your heart + gut (“hut”) feels really excited about DIG DEEP, and it’s reasonably priced for your income / budget, then go for it!
If your “hut” is saying “No, this class isn’t right for me” or “This is out of my price range,” then please listen to your intuition and don’t sign up for this class. There are plenty of other ways you can get writing inspiration. Please find something else that works for you.
— “I heard a rumor that a portion of the earnings from this class will be donated to a good cause. Is that true?”
Yes! $20 from every class sold will be donated to the American Civil Liberties Union. Because freedom, liberty, justice, and civil rights… rock. Our goal is to raise $10,000 this year!
— Any other questions?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and ask anything on your mind. Thank you!