There is a ton to learn when it comes to being an author. Not only must you master the craft of storytelling, but these days you must wear the hats of publicist, marketer, publisher, designer, and entrepreneur...just for a start.
The good news is that the internet makes it possible to find helpful information and quality education on all of these topics. But even finding all of this information, much less determining which sources to trust, can be a monumental task. Combine the effort this takes with the time and energy you're trying to commit to your creative projects...well, you understand what I'm talking about (You've come looking for help!).
This is what StoryShop University is all about: one resource for everything you need to know.
It is our goal to become the largest and best catalogue of FREE writing courses in the world. Learn everything you need to know from some of today's most successful indie authors. Don't spend all your time surfing around to piece it together. And don't spend your budget before you get to the editor.
There are times when you have a very specific problem. Something you don't want to swim through hours of curriculum or instruction to figure out. What's the impact of a 9mm slug when striking a human from 20 feet away? What's the best way to hook a reader when writing historical romance? Sometimes you need a forum.
We know that sometimes you just need to bone up on a single topic, or you need a fresh take on something that is tripping you up. Possibly, you're looking for a place to sharpen your knowledge through teaching others. That's why we've created our knowledge base in the form of a community blog.