Monday, September 24, 2018

REVIEW: How to Tell a Great Story... The Essential Writing Course from the Editors of Guideposts

How to Tell a Great Story

Welcome to “How To Tell A Great Story”, a two-hour exclusive master class designed to teach you how to write your own story or memoir that you can share with friends, family or even have published on a website or in a local or national publication.
Master storytellers from Guideposts will teach you how to make your story compelling and entertaining, following a formula that has worked at Guideposts for over 70 years. You take the course at your own pace and you can repeat the modules as many times as you would like. 
TOP FEATURES: With over two hours of video lessons, this creative writing course will teach you all the essentials to writing a great story:
  • 12 video modules (captions available) to guide you in your creative writing journey
  • Digital Workbook with a summary of main points from each module
  • Full lifetime access to the course and its materials
  • Quiz for each module, to test your knowledge
  • Certificate of completion when you finish the course
  • Instructions on how to submit your story to a publisher for publication.
  • Compatible in all web browsers
  • 30 Day Money-Back Guarantee 

My thoughts:
  I am actually surprised at the quality and depth of this course. I didn't learn this in my college English classes...and I was an English major! I will definitely be spending more time with this course. I've listened to the lectures and read through much of the written material. This is a course that will move you through the steps from the beginning steps of choosing what to write about through characters, dialogue, how to move the story along through scenes, etc.

  I like this curriculum, because it is written and taught by video by the staff of Guideposts. They are publishers, so they know what publishers are looking for in stories. There's a lot of inside information about what they like to see and what they don't like to see in stories.

  There's a lot of emphasis on just getting started, because everything that is published will be re-written many times. That's something that I've forgotten in the blog world where we usually edit our own posts.

  Every module is taught from an expert perspective through videos, with a companion downloadable and printable workbook. Then there is a quiz over the video. It's a way to see if we truly understand before going on.

  This is an inexpensive alternative to a college course. The teaching is concrete and to the point. It's interesting and keeps attention. These teachers make me believe that I can write my story. I expect, even as a college graduate, that this will help me as I try to put my breast cancer experience into words, even if it is only for myself. I expect to use it with my high school daughter as well.

  Click on through and check it out.

Just a few reviews... read more here.

Guideposts Academy 5 Stars
By Patricia Parish 
July 8th, 2018
This course an incredible opportunity for me. No university could have done better. So much for so little money. I thank you all so very much. Will be sending something to you all regularly even if all I get is rejections! So grateful for the helpful information, I am tearing up as I write this. Patricia (Pat) Parish, Blessings to the teachers and all your personnel.
Rating: 5 of 5
Quick Course that is Very Helpful
By Barbara Litchfield
April 30th, 2018
Thus course is excellent!  The short recorded sessions with Edward, Rick, Colleen, Jim, and Amy, were full of helpful information for writers in any genre.  The workbook download helped me with note taking and reinforced the learning.  I also am grateful that I can retake the course whenever I need a refresher.  It is definitely worth $24.99.
Rating: 5 of 5

*I am not affiliated with Guideposts.

Disclosure: I was sent a sample of this product for review purposes only. I was not compensated in any way. All opinions are my own based on my experience with this product. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."


  1. Laura, That is a bargain, I think. I think you know I wrote and published a book a couple of years ago? It was wonderful and once I started it was so easy. I wrote just like I for me!
    Hope you have a wonderful week- xo Diana

    1. ​I think writing like you talk is perfect. It is, after all, your voice! Have a wonderful week.

  2. This sounds like a great course. I hope you will start your book, soon.

    1. With surgery in two weeks, and the holidays fast approaching, it may have to wait until January!

  3. Sounds like a wonderful resource, sweet friend. I hope you write your book, and I know it would be a blessing to all who read it.

    1. I just might at that Cheryl. My husband mentioned it not long after my diagnosis.


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