What am I doing to learn to better my craft of writing and how to market me and my books even though I don’t have a book out? Recently I wrote about taking some Coursera courses which have been interesting. I’ve also been interested in trying out Skillshare for a while because it features a lot of courses and workshops for writers. I just purchased the premium license after doing the free introductory time frame.
What is it?
I discovered this online platform through an Authortuber I watch (Authortuber = YouTube video blogger who’s an author). Back to the question about what is Skillshare. Skillshare is an online learning platform that has a lot of courses focused on topics including creative writing, design, video, freelancing, blogging, and more – think of it more as online community for creators. Anyone can sign up to take their free courses but a premium membership is needed if you want to take any of their available premium courses or to view offline.
And it’s awesome as far as accessibility for me goes. I want to point out that the accessibility on this site works well for me and my accessibility needs and I haven’t done a digital accessibility review of the site or anything like that. Closed captions have been available for the videos I’ve watched so far. There is a transcript for every video. The sessions are relatively short – and I can focus on topics that I’m interested in. The group chat with other writers works well with my WordQ word prediction software. I haven’t tried out the workshops where I’d submit my own material so not sure how that all works. I like to point out that everyone is unique so what works well for me may not work well for everyone.