After over a year of thinking and planning, a few months ago my friend Jeff Goins and I launched Story Cartel, a site to help authors share their stories with readers.
Almost instantly, the site took off. We already have a growing list of over 2,000 readers and 100 authors, including NY Times and #1 Amazon Bestsellers. It's been an amazing ride.
However, I knew it wasn't complete.
As much as I care about helping writers share their stories with the world, I care more about helping writers tell their stories in the first place.
Story Cartel Meets The Write Practice
That's why in February, I will be opening up an exclusive course, a place for writers who want to learn the craft of storytelling and then share their stories with the world.
What interests me most about this project is that they're really the same thing. When you share your stories with the world, you learn how write better stories. (Want to tweet that?) Practicing in public, as Jeff calls it, has always been the way artists learn.
Apply to Be a Charter Member
I've opened seven free spots for charter members of this community, and this weekend, I'm accepting applications.
I'm looking for seven kind and talented writers who want to see their fellow writers succeed. Charter members will help set the tone of the community and turn it into something special.
In return, Charter members will get free, lifetime access to the site, and access to all of The Write Practice's products (over $60 in value). They will also be part of a private critique group where we will meet regularly (through Google Hangouts) to read and give feedback on each other's work.
Want to help create Story Practice? Want to put your mark on The Write Cartel? (First thing, to do: help me come up with a name.)
What are you struggling most with in your writing? How do you want to grow this year?