The Writing Life

  • Term: Spring 2023
  • Start Date: April 13, 2023
  • End Date: April 13, 2023
  • Day of Week: Thursday
  • Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes
  • Public Price: $60.00
  • Member Price: $54.00

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Start Building Your Platform Today

If there's one word all writers dread, it has to be "platform." As in, "It's difficult to get a book deal if you don't have a platform." What even is a platform? In essence, a platform is a writer's existing and verifiable audience. Sounds good, but what does it mean, and how do you start building such an audience? This course answers those questions, covering the basics of platform building, from author websites to essay publication, blogs, email lists, and social media.

Registration dates:

March 13: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

March 14: Member registration opens

March 21: General registration opens

Theo Nestor

Theo Nestor


Theo Pauline Nestor is the author of Writing Is My Drink: A Writer’s Story of Finding Her Voice (And a Guide to How You Can Too) (Simon & Schuster, 2013) and How to Sleep Alone in a King-Size Bed: A Memoir of Starting Over (Crown, 2008). Nestor's essays have appeared numerous places including the New York Times, Seattle Times, and the Rumpus.


Instagram: @theonestor