–Kimberly Smerkers, who was M.Ed. when she wrote this but is now Dr. Kimberly Smerkers!
I like the natural way that Meggin introduces the ideas that really helps my writer’s block symptoms, and they work. I wasn’t expecting to find so much inspiration for writing about stuff in my life through her exercises, but I did, and it has opened up my ability to communicate again.
I cannot be more pleased with my progress. I am even beginning to think of myself as a “writer.”
Yes, I would recommend this class. I think it would be wonderful for anyone who is “stuck” and can’t get their research or writing moving. I can definitely see the value in repeating this class in the future.
Meggin is funny, candid, and insightful at the same time. She knows what she is talking about and she does not spare her words. She tells you how things work, and clearly guides you through the various hurdles that a writer can find on her way to getting her writing done. I have gone through these lectures once already and learned a lot. But I do expect that I will repeatedly come back to them many more times. Even if you know all the theory about writing and productivity, having Meggin on your side as a guide through this program can help you get started if you need some more cajoling and sup…
In a word? Refreshing. Precise. Gratifying. Actionable. Life-Changing. Okay, obviously there’s no way to describe it in one word. Some of the information provided may not be new, but the way she presents it makes all the difference in whether or not it gets through. The difference between Meggin’s and other workshops I’ve attended is that, when I complete her workshops, I don’t walk away and forget it. Her language is in my mind when I leave, and it motivates me to actually DO the things she suggested.
-Stephanie Stripling, SC
Meggin is a goldmine of ideas, resources, and advice. Her background as an academic researcher (and teacher) is evident in her workshops because they are never superficial; she always had so much stuff to offer. She really digs into the topic and has further available references if something in particular grabs a participant’s attention. I also love how she can be both really frank and humorous at the same time.
I would recommend 30 Articles. I think it’s a good jumpstart for everyone if they are serious about writing.
The most helpful was the idea of pulling ideas from everywhere, which I love. I have so much writing in so many places and this made me look at it from a different perspective. I also liked the “gremlins” and “policies” podcasts. Those have been life-changing for me! 🙂
-Tracey Hodges, Hattiesburg, MS
Meggin, I felt your genuine commitment to be of service in helping to encourage and develop me as a writer.