Pay for a novel-writing course! Get a certificate (but apparently, not a novel….)!

I swear, sometimes I wish I didn’t have ethics.

Because then I could guilt-free do crap like this:

This $331.81 value (snarf choke cough) can be had for only $18 with a Groupon…

…and where do I even start with this?  I mean, I think that writing classes, seminars, and conferences are fabulous resources.  I think that distance learning is a viable mechanism for teaching things.

But damn, son.

I’m not sure which has my undies more in a wad:

  • That it’s originally valued at over $300
  • That it’s discounted on Groupon to $18
  • That the assessment has nothing to do with producing a novel, focusing instead on “(quizzes and written questions), which will be marked and evaluated for feedback. Successful completion of the course results in certificates.” 

This sounds like a giant waste of time to me (spend your $300 on a real writer’s conference, or spend $18 on On Writing and Booklife, IMHO), but if you insist, here’s the link to the Groupon and the course at the “Centre of Excellence“.1

And if you do pony up the money, I’d be interested in hearing your reactions.

Me, though, I’d rather spend the money on coffee and the time writing.

1 Just once, I want to see the “Centre for Good Enough”. Just once.

#SFWAPRO

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