HAVE YOU ATTENDED "GURU" SEMINARS
With highly-paid teachers who have never published anything of their own, or ever had television or film work produced? Do you suspect that maybe the issues that stopped them are part of what they can't teach YOU?
WHAT ABOUT "GREAT WRITER" SEMINARS
With literary geniuses who are so "unconsciously competent" that other than telling you to read and write every day, they really don't know HOW they do what they do? Who's well-intended advice just makes them sound like gods on Mt. Olympus lecturing puny humans?
ONCE UPON A TIME, I WAS UNPUBLISHED, UNSUPPORTED, WITH NO IDEA HOW TO GET FROM BEING A "WANNABE" DREAMER AND THE SUCCESSFUL WRITER I LONGED TO BE...
Mocked because I wanted to write genre. Discouraged because my mother thought I'd destroy my life chasing an artistic dream (as had happened to my father!). Misunderstood because there were NO science fiction writers of my skin color. No role models for success. Knew not a single human being who had accomplished what I intended to do.