Writers' Resource


As a writer, it’s important to make use of any and all resources available, especially when those resources are super useful, friendly, and work for on-the-go learners.

This month, I’ve been learning a lot from Skillshare, a site that offers many, many fun activities for many, many different interests.

Skillshare is an online community full of creative people sharing their know-how to other creative people. It’s basically a place to find classes consisting of video lessons and paired with projects that will help you learn a new skill.

Want to learn basket-weaving? There’s a class for that. Curious about how to edit videos for all your YouTube needs? There’s a class for that too. Need to learn how to make chocolate from scratch for some reason? There’s a class for everything!

This resource has been super helpful for me as a writer, with classes from character animation to go with my character lists, to video essays with author Jenna Moreci about how to market if you’re thinking about self-publishing.

But there’s so much more to learn too. Anything you can think of probably has a class of some sort on Skillshare. You can use it for free or go Premium; any way you want to use it, it’s yours.

I only think to post about Skillshare because this month is the site’s Teaching Challenge, which I’ve been participating in. It’s been super fun thinking of ideas, writing scripts, and putting it all together (even though I sometimes need to check out other classes for filming and editing to get the lesson videos looking nice and spiffy).

If you think you might be interested in learning from and teaching with Skillshare, check them out! They’re always happy to help.

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