Win a Free Writing Course With Holly Lisle

Chuck says: Here’s the deal. Writer Katharina Gerlach is a writer from Germany who writes fantasy and historical novels for all ages, both in English and German. She previously wrote for me on the blog. She is giving away a free scholarship to a boot camp online worth some dough. Check it out! (Update: Janel won.)

Katharine Gerlach



“I am Katharina Gerlach, a writer from Germany. Since I grew up bilingual, I have used many Creative Writing resources from the U.S. and benefited from them. But the most useful course I took was Holly Lisle’s “How to Think Sideways – Career Survival School for Writers” (aka HTTS).

“Sure, no one can teach talent, but Holly instructs her students in the craft like no one else. In her course, she addresses everything from the right mindset for writing, to building believable characters, creating a plot without over-or under-planning and the basics of revision and querying. Also, the added forum grew a wonderful community of writers always ready to help.

“A graduate just signed a three-book deal with a British publisher, and others have won contests or published short stories. Some are slowly building a successful platform of faithful readers by selling quality e-books.

“So, why do I offer a full scholarship for her course (value $300)? The answer is simple. I’ve met so many helpful writers on this blog and on others that I want to give something back to the writing community. If you want to participate, leave a comment on this blog post (and include an e-mail address). I will choose a random winner in one week’s time with the details on how to claim the price.”

Learn more about online writing classes.


“If you are interested in my progress or my work, I’d be delighted if you followed my blog or read my free, illustrated fantasy novel, The Witches of Greenwitch and spread the love.”

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65 thoughts on “Win a Free Writing Course With Holly Lisle

  1. Paula

    Saturday, April 23,2001 4:32p.m.(CST)I’ve got 2 partially completed historical romances.I’ve hit the sagging middles and can’t figure out where I’ve gone wrong. The boot camp would help me get back on track. I believe in my stories and feel they’ll be publishable when they’re finished.
    How nice of you to "pay it forward" and offer this opportunity! You’ve learned that when you give, you also receive in full measure and then some.

  2. Sarah

    This sounds awesome. Good luck to everyone (with the contest, but also with their writing since only one person can win the contest but, theoretically we could all become published authors).

  3. Penny

    Thank-you for the offer. How wonderful to give back to the writing community. May the selfless abundance you share be returned to you. Shanti. Penny

  4. Tonya Marie Smith

    I’m a freelance writer and have always wanted to write a novel. Since I don’t live off my writing and am mostly a housewife, I can’t afford writing workshops. This would be a great opportunity for me. I’m 42 years old but I’m not giving up on my dream. Please pick me!!

  5. Olivia

    I’ve been reading Holly’s free tips for a while, and they’re pretty amazing. Unfortunately I can’t afford her courses. It’s so kind of you to offer a scholarship!

  6. Chillytv

    I’m amazed at how often I’m seeing Holly online now. At first I thought just a few people knew about her now it’s like she’s everywhere. Good call on the scholarship. Love your blog too. Very well put together.

  7. Sharon S

    Your kindness is inspirational. Knowledge of the craft is a priceless gift. It gives you the confidence and courage to reveal your passion to the world.

  8. Dusty Sue

    What a breath of fresh air! Since my choice of taking my gift with words seriously and making a career of it, I have been on the quest of learning. What I have learned is that knowledge almost always comes with a hefty price tag. Finding the opportunity your generosity is offering is like finding a golden nugget in a mountain of rocks. Whomever you choose will be fortunate indeed!

  9. Kraig Myers

    After reading through Holly’s website I came away with lots of motivation and warm thoughts of learning from an expert in a concise manner. I would love to have the opportunity to grow in the craft of fiction writing. Thanks to Katharina for providing the scholarship. Good luck to you in your efforts.

  10. patrice

    I just read my comment (6 comments back) and I made it sound like I wasn’t interested in the boot camp if I won. Not true. I would love to win. Please enter me!

  11. Liz

    I stumbled upon Holly’s site sometime last year…every free article she has up is so worth it! I never have gotten a chance to try an actual course from her. Her advice is great–loved her article on revising.


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