As some of you might know, I’ve been teaching a Science Fiction and Fantasy Writing course at my local community college for a while now. I got the call a couple weeks back that classes were being cancelled due to Covid 19, but then a few days later I received an email from the college asking me if I would be interested in converting the class to an online format.

I stumbled across Skillshare as I was researching different online teaching techniques.

I, like many of you, had heard of Skillshare before and didn’t really give it much thought, but I actually really like what the platform has to offer. People need creative outlets now more than ever.

I decided that as long as I had my mic and camera out, I might as well make a condensed version of the class that I could share with everyone!

It took several days of filming and even more time at my computer editing. I didn’t want it to just be a shot of my head gibbering away for an hour, so I mixed in some fun graphics to keep it interesting. I’m really proud of the way it turned out.

Anyone can take the class. Just follow this link and you’ll get a free two month premium membership.

Full disclosure, I get a $10 bonus from Skillshare based off each person who starts a premium membership based off this referral and a small royalty based off the amount of time people spend interacting with my class. I get the bonus whether you decided to stick with your membership or cancel it at the end of your free trial.

So I might be a little biased when I say this, but I really think you should give it a shot. I would love it if any aspiring writers among you took my class, but you’d also get access to online cooking classes, photography, music, web design, illustration, leather crafting – literally thousands of classes.

So if you aren’t interested in my class, (even though you totally should be – it’s awesome,) there’s something for everyone. Go sign up and find a project to keep you occupied. Learn the secrets of making a good cocktail or how to take better pictures on your iPhone. After all, free is free.

I also just wanted to say that I hope you’re all doing well. I spend most of my days drinking too much coffee and tittering away in front of a computer screen anyways, so this hasn’t been as hard on me as it has been for a lot of people. Whether you decide to sign up or not, I genuinely hope you’ve found something that’s kept you happy and sane.

Thanks for reading,


PS. I want to give a special shout out to my wife Shelby who has still been going to work at our local Co-op to make sure people are getting the supplies they need, (you can check out her crafting Instagram at _Yarn.Witch_) and my mom who is a nurse and has been putting out metaphorical fires every single day since this whole thing started. They deserve as much love and support as we can give them.