My daughter had her first volleyball game over the weekend (well, her first two games, actually, because they double up on some of the weekends). It was awesome to see her playing again. She hasn’t been on a court since the world shut down in March 2020, right after basketball season ended.

She also just finished her fourth full week of school. Which has been crazy and chaotic but well worth it so far for her. She’s loving it.

Not that any of this has been easy. Covid has seen to that, of course. Every time we drop her off at school or volleyball practice comes with fear. Will this be the day she’s exposed to Covid?

I do my best to keep my fears to myself.

She, on the other hand, has this stuff down. She wears her mask all day long without complaining. She washes her hands on a regular basis at school, even though many of her peers don’t. She even has to wear a mask to play volleyball because of state mandates, but she rolls with that, too.

If she can do it, so can I. It’s the price we must pay right now for her to learn the things she wants to learn and the way she wants to learn them.

She knows there are risks, but she knows that we’ve given her all the tools at our disposal to minimize those risks.

We’ve done the cost/benefit analysis. And this is the best we can do given the circumstances.

When you’re passionate about learning, you do what you need to do.

We feel that way about learning at WMG. And about teaching.

Which is why we keep the costs of what we teach as low as possible.

And sometimes, we make those costs even lower when we can.

Like right now.

This week, until Oct. 10, we’re offering 50% off on everything on Teachable for our Fall Special Workshop Sale. Every WMG Publishing Workshop, Lecture, Pop-Up, Class, or Subscription on Teachable is half price.

Some of the new offerings available for this sale are: Power Words, Making a Living with Novels, and a Holiday Collections Class.

Go to the WMG Teachable page and click on “see all courses.” Then find the course you would like to buy and hit purchase. On the top of the next page there is a place to put in the code:


Click here to learn more.

Isn’t it wonderful that, as adults, we have so many Covid-safe ways to continue learning?

Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer, working mother, and brain tumor survivor.