Christmas came early this year.
Mostly because of Black Friday, because who doesn’t love getting a good deal?
Neither my husband or I are big on gifts, so rather than running through the gauntlet and making him guess what I might like for Christmas, I made it easy and told him I wanted the all-inclusive subscription to MasterClass that was going on sale.
Now he has to play fair and tell me what he wants.
He hasn’t decided yet.
In the meantime, I get to play around with all my new classes! I’m going to fly through as many of them as I can in the next year, taking into account my somewhat limited time, and focus mainly on the writing classes, the directing course by Ron Howard, a gardening course by Ron Finley, and about ten different cooking classes, all of which I’m wildly excited about.
And the Art of Negotiation by Chris Voss.
Because it’s taught by the FBI’s most successful hostage negotiator and who wouldn’t want to take that course??
I mean, how cool does that sound?
I’m pretty sure I can use that information in my life.
In one of my books, at the very least. I’ll make something up.
I’ll be sure to keep you updated on my progress through the classes, give you shining reviews, and tidbits of information as I go along! I’ve started my first one already, and because I am a writer with a lot left to learn about story, I naturally jumped for Neil Gaiman’s ‘The Art of Storytelling’.
Because I love Neil Gaiman. His books are brilliant, his characters are everlastingly memorable, and I could listen to his accent for years. Seriously, narrating his own audiobooks was a genius move. I would listen to them just for his voice.
I’ll let you know how the MasterClass turns out! Thus far, it’s been very interesting and surprisingly helpful. I’m excited to see what else he has in store.
Have you gotten into any of the MasterClasses lately? Tell me about them in the comments!
2 thoughts on “A Year of MasterClass”
This sounds delightful, especially that FBI course. If you’re into that kind of thing, check out the book Verbal Judo—it’s written by an ex-cop who also has a Ph.D in English. I haven’t done MasterClass but I do have a membership to The Habit, which is a wonderful writing community run by Jonathan Rogers. They offer online classes through Zoom and numerous opportunities to connect with other writers, the majority of whom are believers. He just revealed his course lineup for next year, which includes Prince Caspian, Pride and Prejudice, and Anne of Green Gables! I hate the pandemic, but I love the doors it’s opened to make connections with writing communities. Have a blast exploring all those courses!
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Thank you for the recommendation! The book sounds great and The Habit sounds intriguing! Maybe I’ll have to check that out after MasterClass. As awful as COVID has been, it has inspired some unique creativity with online connection, and that’s been very cool to see. Always something to celebrate if we look hard enough!