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NOT JUST A WRITING COURSE

A FOUNDATIONAL COURSE IN STORYTELLING, SHORT

STORY STRUCTURE AND WRITING

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PRACTICAL CLASSES

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COMMUNITY

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PERSONALIZED FEEDBACK

You’ve always been a writer … IN YOUR HEAD. Now you want to bring your writing to the world

But…

  • You’ve never submitted anywhere because something more than your nerves is stopping you

  • You have a great plot — but the dialogue is stilted and boring

  • You have great characters — but nothing exciting happens in your story

You ordered every writing

book off Amazon.

You asked your friends for feedback.

You watched more Youtube videos than you care to count. 

BUT YOU’RE STILL ONLY A WRITER … IN YOUR HEAD.

  • You want to understand the methods. 

  • You want to sharpen the skills. 

  • And you want targeted feedback from experienced writers who know what they're talking about.

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SHORT STORY CRAFTERS

A course that’ll help you go from writer-in your he add to writer-with a byline. 

THIS COURSE IS THE ANSWER TO YOUR WRITING PRAYERS

HEY! I’M ESTHER KURTZ.

I’ve written dozens of short stories for Mishpacha’s main magazine, Calligraphy and Family First (yes, they are all a bit different). 

I started out clueless and bumbled my way through my first stories. I thought it was magic and that I’d never write another story because I had no idea what I had done right. 

Eventually, (read: a long time) I figured it out and now I KNOW how to develop ideas,  create characters, build plot and structure and do fancy tricks with my sentences. 

But it doesn’t have to take years, it can take weeks - 6 to be exact to learn the foundations of short stories and to start crafting with confidence.

In this course you will learn how to find and develop ideas. Turn your kernels into premises then into plots, then scenes, and then, wow, you have a real story on your hands to share with the world. 

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HERE’S WHAT WE'LL COVER

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PLOTTING

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STRUCTURE

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CONFLICT

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CHARACTERIZATION

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SETTINGS

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CRAFT

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TAKE THE FIRST STEP IN OWNING THE TITLE : WRITER! 

THE DETAILS THAT MAKE THE DIFFERENCE

(MUCH LIKE YOUR PROTAGONIST'S MINOR FLAWS)

6 WEEKLY HOUR-LONG CLASSES:

  • We’ll dive into  on Mondays at 9PM EST via Zoom, followed by a Q and A session:  so you can focus on learning then ask away once it all comes together.

WEEKLY Q&A:

  • After each session…

RECORDINGS:

  • Can’t make it live?? Don’t worry. The classes will be recorded for you to catch up when you can.

WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS:

  • As well as reading targeted to developing your writing muscle and skill

COMMUNITY:

  • Join your cohort’s exclusive Slack chat group to build a community and friendships with other writers, from lending support, giving advice, offering feedback and getting it all back in return.

 BONUS! EXTRA MICRO-CLASSES WITH NOTABLE WRITERS AND EDITORS LIKE: 

 

Rachael Lavon,
Bracha Stein 

Yisroel Besser and more! 
Hear their inside scoop and unique insight to the genre.

By the end of the course, you will have: 

  • Your completed short story

  • A stuffed craft toolbox

  • Stronger confidence in your ability to create 

  • A Writing community that you can continue to learn from and share with

And think about it, if your story is published, this course just paid for itself.

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WHICH ONE ARE YOU?

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DABBLER

“I’m just getting started with writing and am looking for some support.”

  • 6- hour long classes ($297 value)

  • Q & A sessions ($147 value)

  • Targeted Writing Assignments ($47 value)

  • Exclusive Slack Community ($97 value)

  • Micro Classes ($147 value)

(Total Value: $735)

Your price : $297

 

 


 

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WEEKEND WRITER

“I write pretty regularly, but I need more structure and feedback”

  • 6- hour long classes ($297 value)

  • Q & A sessions ($147 value)

  • Targeted Writing Assignments ($47 value)

  • Exclusive Slack Community ($97 value)

  • Micro Classes ($147 value)

  • Personalized Feedback on all assignment and drafts ($167 value)

  • Private slack channel for level members ($49 value)

(Total Value $951)

Your Price : $397

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SERIOUS WRITER

"I’ve been published, but I know there’s so much more to learn.”

  • 6- hour long classes ($297 value)

  • Q & A sessions ($147 value)

  • Targeted Writing Assignments ($47 value)

  • Exclusive Slack Community ($97 value)

  • Micro Classes ($147 value)

  • Personalized Feedback on all assignment and drafts ($167 value)

  • Private slack channel for level members ($49 value)

  •  Two 1:1 30-minute coaching session with Esther ($147 value)

(Total Value: $1098)

Your Price: $547

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YES, I READ YOUR MIND. THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR.

BUT HEY, IF YOU’RE A LITTLE UNSURE, JUST LISTEN TO THE PEOPLE WHO’VE ALREADY TAKEN SHORT STORY CRAFTERS

“It really gave me the tools I needed to learn how to write short stories”

I gained so much from taking Esther's  short story master course! Before the course, I knew I had writing ability but I didn't really have the skills necessary to write a short story. I tried and failed many times on my own  because I just didn't have the tools. Esther's informative course material as well as her one on one feedback not only gave me the tools I needed to learn how to write short stories, it improved all areas of my writing and really opened my eyes to my own potential as a writer. I can't recommend it highly enough!

-Racheli Lebovics - North Miami Beach, FL

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Frequently asked questions

Can I pay in installments?


Yes. You can pay in 3 installments if you choose. You'll see the option when you check out.




What is Slack?


Slack is a communication/productivity software. It allows users to chat among different set channels, upload files, etc. Each group is by invitation only and moderated. It can be accessed via desktop or smartphone.




Is there an age limit to join the group?


There's no age limit on creativity. But I do suggest participants be at least 16.




How does getting feedback from you work?


You can receive feedback from me in three different ways. 1) E-mail comments 2) A voicenote - emailed 3) Comments directly on your document After submitting your work it may take up to three days for a response from me. You recieve one round of feedback per assignment.




Do I have to do the assignments to take the course?


I'm not forcing you to do anything, but it would be a little foolish not to, don't you think?




Will I have to read/share my work with the group.


Short answer: No Long answer: I know it's really vulnerable to share your work, but I try to create a very safe and accepting environment. Writers learn a lot through feedback and sharing your work is the first step to that. So I get the fear and I'll never force, but I do encourage you to pluck up the courage. We'll all be cheering you on.