“This class has rewritten my story as a writer. I have gone from an aspiring writer, to a writer. I now have the tools to take my writing to the next level. Thanks to your recipe, I have an established daily routine of writing and editing, something I only dreamed of until a month ago. I also read far more than I previously did. I’ve seen such dramatic changes, in fact, that I’ve been inspired to follow your guidance and start a blog.”
“I choose to learn from the best. When it comes to learning how to write better, Joshua Fields Millburn is that person—he’s skillful, humble, passionate, teaching from personal experience, and excited to show you the way. What he teaches you will help you improve your writing, not just during the course, but beyond.”
You will laugh, you will cry, you will eat your heart out (and tear your hair out), you will curse the world in general (and Joshua Fields Millburn in particular), you will learn what anaphora and asyndeton are. Seriously, this is the course to take if you are willing to work to improve your writing. It isn’t a piece of cake—there are lots of Brussels sprouts to get through—but if you follow Joshua’s recipe, you’ll come out with the knowledge of how to make your writing a priority rather than just saying it is (which is half the battle for me), as well as the tools to jumpstart, get through, and refine your writing process. Joshua teaches this with humor and insight, and I am grateful that the course materials remain available after the course ends. The course forced me to think about the way I’ve been writing (irregularly and sloppily) and helped me drop bad habits and start to cultivate good ones. I gained much more from the course than I anticipated—and I had high expectations—and I can hardly wait for the Stories course to begin.
“Textbooks can prescribe writing basics, but there’s no replacement for a teacher that can say, ‘This is what I do and it led to these results.’ Instead of constantly clicking the refresh button to track the sales of his published titles, Joshua elected to spend his Saturdays—after he does his own daily writing—teaching students how to form a daily writing habit, leading students through weekly writing exercises, reading our writing and providing individual feedback. Joshua made a new life for himself out of providing incredible value on his blog. He provided the same incredible value to me as a student of his writing class. Seize the opportunity. You won’t regret taking the class, but you might regret not making yourself a better writer when you had the chance.”
“I’ve taken other writing classes and this one was by far the most helpful and most practical. My writing improved dramatically over the last month.”
“Joshua’s class is an intense roller-coaster ride exploring the bounds of proper grammar and personal discipline. I would recommend it to anyone serious about cleaning up their act, both in writing and in thought. Joshua’s ability to produce consistently great work while meticulously crafting and leading this class is a testament to his dedication to the craft and to adding value to people’s lives. He inspired us to work hard. After four grueling and exhilarating weeks, his students are better writers and quite possibly better people.”
—Autumn Moss Penaloza