BOGO Sale at Storyville

From now until the end of the year, Storyville’s At your Own Pace Short Story Mechanics class is buy one get one free! Purchase a full class for yourself or someone you love, and get an extra one to gift to someone else. These include the lesson packets with the reading material and exercises including feedback from Richard Thomas (that’s me) and a full critique of a short story! And, it’s at your own pace so you work on your schedule with no classes to attend.

TESTIMONIALS:

“Richard is a tireless and dedicated teacher. Regardless of class size, every lesson feels like a one-on-one meeting with an expert on craft. Every time I’ve worked with him, I’ve moved my writing up a level.” —Sarah Read, author of The Bone Weaver’s Orchard (Winner of the Bram Stoker Award)

“The most positive thing, for me, was how participating in the class, and Richard’s comments encouraged me to write even when I perhaps was not feeling like writing. Thank you!” —R. Schiaffino

“My experience in Richard’s workshop was one hundred percent worth it. Before taking this class, I felt ill-equipped to write those sweet 1,500-5,000 word stories, but that has all changed. Richard teaches a concise method for crafting and developing stories in this word range, and his insight is well worth the tuition price.” —Chris S.

“This class was a shotgun blast to the face of ultimate fiction crafting. He walks you through a story idea, from a bare-bones concept to polished, submittable story. This class elevated my chops to a new level. You can’t beat this combination of low-cost and superior instruction.” —Doug B.

“Richard has a keen eye for the little details that make a story work as well as for the bigger picture that brings together the plot. His professional demeanor and kind manner make working with him a real pleasure. He catches the things that most writers miss, and that’s a real gift.” —Bryan H.

“I have contracted Richard to edit several short stories, and have found that his ability as an editor is a direct reflection of his resume as a writer—impressive to say the very least. I have found his editing to be of tremendous value, and would recommend his services to any emerging writer.” —Nicholas M.

“Go ahead and write the best damn story you can. Edit tirelessly for weeks on end. Have your writer friends critique it and their writer friends, too. Then go back and write that perfect final draft. But I bet that even after all that, give it to Richard Thomas and he’ll still find redundancies, misplaced modifiers, dangling participles, plot holes—you name it. What I’m saying is if you want to sharpen that latest draft, Richard is your man.” —Ryan S.

Day Fifteen: Special Buy One, Get One Free Offer!

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Hey guys,  If you haven’t jumped in yet, today may be the day!  I’m doing a special offer—BUY ONE, GET ONE FREE. Subscribe to Gamut today ONLY (2/15/16) and get a free subscription for a friend, spouse, parent, child, enemy, teacher, student, peer, etc. This won’t be offered again. Thanks for your continued support. 51% funded, 390 backers, from 83 countries. Feel free to spread the word.

Also, here’s my Valentines Day Post!

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There is heart in the writing I’ll publish at Gamut. It’s part of what makes these authors special. It’s in “Father, Son, Holy Rabbit,” by Stephen Graham Jones—what a father is willing to sacrifice to keep his son alive. It’s what makes “Windeye” by Brian Evenson so powerful—the relationship between a brother and sister. And it’s evident in “It’s Against the Law to Feed the Ducks” by Paul Tremblay, how a family clings to normalcy in the wake of a major disaster. (I published all three in The New Black.)

Look into your own heart today and ask yourself these questions:

Do I want to see Gamut happen?
Why haven’t I contributed yet?

We need your help. Be here at the inception, and I promise I’ll make it worth your time. Happy Valentines Day.

Peace,
Richard