As many of you have probably noticed, the advent of HtTS Ultra followed shortly by the free course on writing flash fiction have brought an influx of new members to Holly’s boot camps. Lots of them! And you know what that means: Lots of new friends to join us in the quest for writing careers! New resources from a wide variety of backgrounds (think “spies”–in Holly’s terms). Some of these are brand new to Holly’s courses, others’ initial efforts got interrupted and they’re back to work with us again. Some are already published–some more than once–and others are still looking for that first publication. And some live or have lived in many parts of the world–Bavaria, Sweden, Hawaii, Barcelona, and many others.
One new member is making the switch from non-fiction to fiction, while another holds a PhD in history.
Another shares her home with two bunnies and a poodle.
One works in Colorado as a GIS Specialist and Archaeologist, while another indulges in porcupine quill embroidery and wood carving.
Another, with his family, lived in Barcelona for five years, and yet another teaches martial arts.
We are in the midst of a growing and highly diverse group of creative and marvelous people. At our fingertips we have the knowledge and experiences of all these folks–and of “old-time” members, as well. That makes us some of the luckiest writers in the world.
If you’d like to see who’s joined and what unique backgrounds they bring with them, take a look here. I’ll warn you in advance, though–it’s addictive.
And for those of you included in this influx of fresh talent, welcome! We’re pleased as punch to meet you.