How Class Works

All of our courses are self-guided and delivered automatically to you via email reminders and your DIY MFA dashboard. Depending on which course you’re taking, you will receive either five or ten modules spread out over ten weeks.

Course Overview


DIY MFA 101 is our foundation course and it has ten shorter modules, delivered weekly. This is so you can consume the material in smaller chunks and start implementing various concepts right away. Because this course assumes that you will be continuing your own writing alongside it, we’ve designed the “homework” assignments so you can apply it to whatever projects you may be working on as you take the course. Our philosophy isn’t just to give you theory, but to let you put the techniques you learn into action right away.

Pixels to Platform (P2P) is a more intensive, “upper-level” course that focuses on helping you build your platform. In this class you will receive only five modules of material, but they are very in-depth and will unlock every two weeks. The purpose behind this schedule is so you have more time between the modules to implement what you learn. The goal of this course is for you to have the basics of your author platform in place by the end of the ten weeks. This means less time “studying” and more time doing the work.

Class Structure


Each module will have between two and four lessons, represented by a video on that module’s page. You can play the video straight from your browser, or download it (and other materials) to your desktop. Under each video you will find icons representing the various materials you can download.

As always, if you have questions about the courses or materials, you can email [email protected] and I or a member of my team will get back to you as soon as possible. Thank you so much for being part DIY MFA!