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We’re super excited you’re checking it out,
because if you’re reading this page, it means you’re awesome!
You are an intrepid, super-motivated word nerd and you’re committed to reaching your creative goals, like:
- Getting started on a life-long dream of writing
- Exploring new genres and writing styles
- Finally typing those magic words “The End”
- Connecting with a community of like-minded writers
- Revising your book and getting it ready for submission
- Seeing your book through to publication
You also know that to get these results, you can’t go it alone. This is why my team and I have created the DIY MFA Members HUB.
This online community will give you the resources you need so you can improve your skills, polish your manuscript, and build your author platform so you can finally get published.
Whether you’ve taken every DIY MFA program we’ve ever created, or you’ve just started dipping your toe in the community, you’ve shown that you’re committed to your writing education.
Over the years of running our courses, students have told me that they missed DIY MFA when we were between sessions. They wanted a way to stay connected with each other, even when class wasn’t in session.
Why the HUB?
You already know me as instigator of DIY MFA and word nerd in chief. Now let me give you a behind-the-scenes look at the HUB and why my team and I created this community.
A Safe Online Space
First and foremost, I wanted to create a safe online space where writers can interact with each other and share ideas. Until now, we have been relying on Facebook groups for online conversation, but a fair number of word nerds have told me they don’t use Facebook. We need a community built on our own turf and not dependent on third-party apps or social networks.
A Place to Hang Out
The second big consideration is that when courses aren’t in session students miss having a community. The HUB makes that happen by providing two live calls each month: one Discussion (Q&A) call and one Craft-focused call (Most likely a Critique). We also have members only weekly Write-Ins.
An Archive of Our Juiciest Materials
The third big reason for starting the HUB is that the DIY MFA website has gotten HUGE! We have so many articles and podcasts over there, it can feel overwhelming. We need a space where I can share our juiciest resources—like webinars or the Writer Igniter Summit recordings—where these materials won’t get lost amid all the things happening on the main site.
Keep the Momentum Going!
The HUB combines all of the above. It also includes discussion forums so we can have the same online conversations we get on Facebook, but make it accessible to everyone and not just folks on social media. I’ll also share exclusive resources that don’t appear on the main site!
If you’ve taken one of our signature programs like 101 or P2P, or FLOW, the HUB will help you keep the momentum going. And if you haven’t taken a class, the HUB will let you whet your appetite. Plus, it’s also a great way to ramp up your writing without the big commitment of a full course.
What’s Included in the HUB:
As a member, you’ll get a login to the HUB website so you can access all the material anytime, anywhere. HUB resources include webinars, audio interviews, discussion and critique calls with a DIY MFA team member, and more!
You’ll have access to the DIY MFA webinar library, which features over 30 hours of pre-recorded webinars, including the Weekend Writing Sprint, Writer Igniter Con, and more. These webinars are designed to teach you about various aspects of writing and marketing your work.
And our library is constantly growing! As a HUB member, you’ll have the opportunity to attend new recordings live and get your questions answered.
“Read with purpose” is perhaps the most overlooked—and also most rewarding—facet of DIY MFA. This is why my team and I have created the recommended reading library. We’ve selected various short stories, essays, and poems that showcase different DIY MFA techniques, so you can put those concepts into action.
Monthly Live Calls
If you’re anything like me, you find face-to-face connections are so much more meaningful than online chats. Don’t get me wrong, online is great, but there’s something truly special about making eye contact (even if it’s only via video chat), that makes the connection feel so much more personal.
Early in the month, we’ll have a critique call, where you can send in a sample of your work to be reviewed. Later in the month we’ll have a discussion call, where you can ask a member of the DIY MFA team your questions about writing and publishing. Both calls offer the opportunity to connect with fellow HUB members.
By far, the most popular aspects of all the DIY MFA programs are our critique calls. Toward the beginning of each month we’ll feature a sample of writing from two of our HUB members for review. That’s twenty-five minutes of dedicated live feedback from a DIY MFA team member as well as your fellow HUB’sters.
The HUB also features an archive of our Writer Igniter Summits. We currently have over eighty interviews from authors and experts from a variety of genres, including Romance, Memoir, Sci-fi/Fantasy, Poetry, and more. These summit interviews are a great way to learn from the best in the business. We add more interviews each year, so this collection is always growing.
Having forums inside the HUB means we’re able to chat with each other online, but in a space that’s ours and not controlled by another social network. These forums give you the opportunity to connect with fellow HUB members and continue the discussions beyond the live calls.
Bonus: Weekly Write-Ins
Sometimes carving out the time to write can be the biggest challenge. That’s why on Thursday evenings at 7pm ET we have a dedicated Zoom room open that offers an hour-long supportive writing environment. These calls give our HUB’sters the opportunity to build their community and get some words on the page at the same time.