Every author chooses to write for different reasons. Some write to make a point about the world. Some write because they love to tell stories. Some write because they are good at it and want to make enough money to do only that. Some write because it is the primary way their voice is heard over the cacophony of noise in their life, work, or the news cycle.
Every author has different strengths and weaknesses. This means decisions on how to publish well are unique to each author. Point-of-View (POV) Author Services celebrates all these differences. Instead of having one formula to fit every author, we want to help you achieve what you want to achieve in the way that works best for you.
Our course teaching philosophy is based on knowledge of adult learning. Adults learn best when they can apply learning directly to their unique situation and can get specific answers to their questions so they can immediately implement the learning. Though hundreds of author instructors are offering video courses that you go through in your own time, we’ve chosen to teach each course via Zoom over a specified number of weeks. We do that because we want to not only deliver information but to answer questions along the way just like we would in a face-to-face workshop. We want to provide participants specific information for their unique book, circumstance, or decision process.
Each course is limited to only seven students. This is to allow sufficient time for everyone to ask questions, and to provide feedback on in-class practice or homework assigned between sessions.
Each Zoom session is scheduled for 90 minutes. Forty-five minutes to one hour is for the presentation of materials. Questions both from the instructor(s) to the participants and from students to the instructor(s) make up the other thirty minutes. We expect every class to include questions specific to the participants and some problem-solving or unique discussions.
In the time between Zoom sessions there is a private class email group–only accessible to the students in that class–to ask questions or solve problems as they implement what they have learned.
Every course will include:
- A copy of any slides or info-graphics from the presentations
- Supplemental material with step-by-step instructions, summaries, or worksheets to help with implementation of the topics
- Up to one year access to the recorded Zoom session for review
- Unedited transcripts of each Zoom class section for download
For only $40 (normally $60), each person may choose to add one hour of individual consultation with the instructor—done via Zoom or phone. This is designed to solve any individual problems you might be having in understanding the topic, decision-making, technical setup or misunderstandings (e.g., how to set up your email/newsletter platform), or advising about next steps that you either didn’t feel comfortable asking in the course or didn’t know you needed help until later. You may decide at any time during the course or within one months of finishing the course that you want to add that $40 individual consultation.
Special Group Pricing for Groups of 4 to 7 People
Do you have authors you already have a relationship with? If you have a critique group, a local writer’s association, or perhaps a group you hang with on social media, you can sign up as a group and learn together. It’s a great way to have your own known support group as you move through the course AND get a nice discount.
The maximum class size is 7 people. Discounts for groups signing up together are:
4 people = 10% discount
5 people = 12% discount
6 people = 15% discount
7 people = 20% discount and you have the entire class to yourself and your friends
Planning for a group discount? Please complete the contact form with the names and email addresses of each participant. Maggie will send a special discount code to the group members so they can sign up and pay individually, but still get the discount.
Note: If someone changes their mind and drops out, all other members of the group will be charged the difference reflected in the smaller group size.