As we enter Labor Day Weekend her in the US, the way just about everyone works these days has changed because of Covid-19. Our definition of front-line workers has expanded to include grocery store clerks and food service workers. We all now know what a “sneeze guard” is as they are ubiquitous. Once reserved for those in the medical and industrial fields, employees in every line of business now wear masks. And we all know exactly how far six feet apart is.
Doctors are conducting virtual visits and teachers have virtual classrooms. All are now embracing technologies they might never have used before.
Zoom is now a household name.
Many are working from home for the first time and many will never go back to an office setting again, most likely.
For many workers, their entire relationship with work has changed completely.
This has affected writers, too, but not in the way you might think.
Writers have always worked from home. But many writers also have a day job (or had a day job…). The pandemic has not only given writers more time to write (whether voluntary or no), but it has also created an increased demand for their writing. The world needs books now more than ever.
So, I’m posting this blog early (on Friday) because WMG has another round of special deals for writers to learn their craft and their business. But the sale ends 5 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.
Dean Wesley Smith runs our workshops, so I thought I’d share what he wrote about the sale on his blog:
Summer Has Gone…
We are still in Covid. I honestly last spring never would have predicted this.
Back when WMG Publishing did what we all thought here would be the last workshop sale in May, we had an expectation that as things opened up, we would all be able to slowly go back to a changed, but new normal life. And that sort of happened for some.
Sort of. But by July it was clear that most of us were still locked up, wearing masks, and doing our best to move forward in some way or another. So WMG Publishing decided to do another sale the first week of July, thinking that would be the last one.
But now as we are into September, we still all need to stay home, be careful, and focus on other things besides what is happening in the world. Focus on our writing and learning. Kids are going back to school, mostly online at this point. Seems us older folks can do the same thing.
As I said two months ago, we can control our learning and our writing.
Back in March (a very, very long half year ago), Allyson and Kris both suggested we give writers some real deals on workshops to help out through the coming weeks. And we did with what we called the March Sadness Special.
Then in April we gave writers deals again on workshops to help out. We called that one the Spring Training Sale. Then, before things started to open, we gave writers what we thought would be the third and final sale called Summer Learning Sale. That turned out not to be, so July we did the Summer School Sale.
Now, two months have passed and once again we want to encourage you to stay in, stay safe.
And a great way to do that again is to focus on learning publishing and how to be a better storyteller. Indie writers are actually making more money in this time of crisis because we can write and put out books and people want to read.
So we are going to do one more sale of everything on WMG Publishing’s Teachable.
And we really, really hope never again. We want us all to get through this virus and go back to at least a new normal as soon as possible.
But, sadly, we are not there yet. And WMG Publishing wants to help you all get through this, so for the next eight days, until 5 pm on Tuesday, September 8th…
Every WMG Publishing Workshop, Lecture, Pop-Up, Class, or Subscription on Teachable will be HALF PRICE!
That’s right, on anything available on Teachable right now, (hit all courses to see everything) just use the code below and get it half price.
Yes, that includes the new workshops COVERS 101 and MAKING MONEY WITH YOUR WRITING (starts in October), plus the almost new PUBLISHING 101 and KILLING CRITICAL VOICE. Plus the new Pop-Ups and and any of the challenges.
So, stock up on workshops and lectures to get you through the fall.
Or even grab one of the Lifetime Workshop Subscriptions for half price.
The coupon code to get anything on WMG’s Teachable at half price for the next 7 days is:
And feel free to pass this code around to any writer. We are all still stuck with this virus, so we might as well all keep learning.
But remember, this offer ends sharply at 5 pm West Coast Time on Tuesday, September 8th.
MORE THAN ONE WORKSHOP???
Yes, you can buy more than one, but you just have to do it one at a time because Teachable has no shopping cart. And you can use Paypal or any credit card.
Give yourself or a friend the gift of learning and stay sane as we keep slogging through these tough times. There is no time limit on when you have to do a workshop either, so you can give them as gifts to other writers hurting more than you are.
So, in summary, just go to WMG Workshops on Teachable, find a workshop or Pop-Up, or Lecture, or subscription you are interested in, hit purchase, put in the coupon code EndofSummer and you will get it for half price.
And please stay home as much as possible, stay safe, and keep learning and writing.
Click here to go straight to the WMG Workshops on Teachable.
And a special thanks to all of our frontline workers this Labor Day, as what hasn’t changed in 2020 is that many of you will still be working on this holiday.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.
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