I am so excited to introduce you to my brand new forum. I call it Creatives Academy. I have been in the writing game for a few years now and finding a critique group that really works has been difficult, so I decided to create my own. I want to foster an environment of creativity as well as collaboration. I want it to be part critique group, part mastermind and part support group for the difficult times, before you hit it big. Think of it as an online cocktail party for introverts. Did anyone else just shiver at the mention of a cocktail party? This will be different though. This will be ours. I want to put you in groups by genre so that you only get critiqued by people who know and like the genre you write in. It just makes sense. If your into sci-fi or dystopian or steampunk then you don’t want to critique romance. Am I right? There are a few things you should know before signing up though.
- I have a humming bird brain!
My mind likes to flit around from one beautiful thought to another. Sometimes it gets off track, but eventually it comes back around. A certain amount of tolerance is necessary.
2. I swear.
I have a bit of a potty mouth. I actually enjoy swearing. I love the color and punch that the occasional swear word adds like shit or damn. Occasionally I drop the f-bomb, but I usually refer to it as the f, dash, dash, dash word or some such abbreviation. It’s my own personal brand of panache. If you do not like swearing, that’s okay. My mother-in-law recently lectured me because my book has swear words and she said she was very disappointed. I love her anyway. Not as much as I did before, but I still love her somewhat, which brings me to number three.
3. My wickedly dry sense of humor.
How does this photo depict dry humor? It doesn’t really, but I thought it was super cute. I get distracted by cute puppies (See, hummingbird brain. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.) Anyway, my sense of humor is dryer than stale, sourdough bread. If you’re not into that or swearing or my meandering brain, then this probably isn’t the forum for you. If you are looking for a community of like-minded, mildly swearing introverts that are out to take the publishing world and succeed no matter what, then get in on the ground floor of something awesome. I may have a hummingbird brain, but it has flitted around so much that I am well versed on a lot of writing topics to help out my fellow creatives. I have a wealth of knowledge on creative topics and quotes from The Princess Bride. I’ve learned to use it to my advantage. Seriously, join today. What are you waiting for? I want to help you. Help me, help you. Did I just careen off into Jerry McGuire. Possibly, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.