New Home for The Writer's Academy

Author: Anastasia V. Pergakis // Category:

Yes, ladies and gentlemen - it is finally happening! Thanks to the wonderful Ashy who gave me a fabulous idea, I can now pull this off! The Writer's Academy, as many of you know, is a group on Writing.Com. But I have now begun contruction on *drum roll*! Woot!

I am so excited about this! Seeing it become it's own entity is just amazing! When I first started it, I never thought I would be here, over a year later. I have had so much support running this project, so I need to say a few thanks.

Thanks to the first group of students that went through the Academy (like Annie). It was buggy there at the beginning and they were so paitent as I changed things up on them almost every month. *5 students originally enrolled, and 2 went the distance and graduated! A 3rd, left but came back later and graduated!*

To my most dedicated professors -- Dawn and Ashy. Ashy was named Professor of the Year. She has pretty much been with me since the beginning. She's a great sounding board for new ideas! I'm so glad that she is willing to stay on as a Professor have this transition! Dawn has been with us a few months, but she is just as great. She always has positive and helpful things to say to the students and she also has some great advice for me and my ideas. I hope Dawn will be able to stay with us too!

There are so many others, but I just can't name them all! So many people have given me great ideas and suggestions - but the first group of students, Dawn and Ashy, were really dedicated and stuck by me through all the changes over the past year. I can't thank them enough.

Once the site is up, I'm going to make a call for Beta testers to run through the paces to make sure everything works!

Okay, I am off to grade homework! *cries* I just remembered two of my novel students graduate at the end of this month. *sigh* I am going to miss reading their novels! This is the hard part about running the Academy. I get so close to my students, especially the ones that take the longer 6 to 8 month programs. We really connect and help each other (yes, they help me too!). It's sad to see them go! Hopefully, they'll be like Annie though, and keep in touch. (She stills calls me Professor sometimes! HAHA)

**Update 6:33 pm**

I'm about ready to pull my hair out! dude - it's a great site it really is. I've used it forever, but there are SOME TIMES!!!

*goes back to work, muttering curse words under her breath*

8 Responses to "New Home for The Writer's Academy"

By W. J. Howard Says :
March 21, 2010 at 5:16 PM

How EXCITING!! I used to test websites if you need help.

Dawn Embers Says :
March 21, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Yay! That is so awesome Harley. I'm glad you like me as a professor cause I was a horrible student with no patience. lol I'd love to stay with the move as a professor.

Angelica Weatherby Says :
March 21, 2010 at 5:49 PM

Way to go Harley! *cheers for you* Maybe... someday... I'll join and pick out the classes Dawn and Ashy teaches. x) I wish you success!

Anthony J Langford Says :
March 21, 2010 at 7:51 PM

Sounds awesome. I will look forward to it and check out the previous site too as I am a new follower..

Harley D. Palmer Says :
March 21, 2010 at 8:16 PM

Wendy that's so awesome! I will definately need some help on that front.

Dawn, I'm so happy you want to stay!

Angelica, I do hope you join up. Dawn teaches poetry and Ashy teached short story. We also have a novel course that I teach! I am going to be adding some more classes and putting some that I had originally back in - so there will be plenty to choose from!

Anthony, I do hope to see you there too! Like I said, I'll need some Beta testers when this new site it up so it would be good to have someone totally new that didn't new that didn't know the old way!

J. D. Brown Says :
March 22, 2010 at 2:21 AM

Cool Harley, congratz! I looked through Writer's Acadamy a long time agon when it was on and really wanted to take a few novel classes, but I didn't have the time then. I still don't have then time now, but maybe soon....

Jon Paul Says :
March 22, 2010 at 12:21 PM

Harley--sounds totally cool and congrats on your progress. I look forward to seeing how things shape up.

Thanks BTW for stopping by my place and for becoming a follower!

Annie McMahon Says :
March 22, 2010 at 11:31 PM

Hey, Professor! :D I remember my time at the Academy. You helped me gain confidence in my writing with your encouraging comments and the wonderful certificate I got when I graduated. I still have it in my port.

All the best to your new website. I hope your future students will be as nice and obedient as I was. *wink wink*

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