MasterClass – Is It Worth It?
Let’s take a peek at the cogs inside the machine and talk about why I write and how I write on Behind the Scenes Sunday! Today I’d like to talk about my experiences with MasterClass and how it helped in my journey to become a better writer.
Let’s take a peek at the cogs inside the machine and talk about why I write and how I write on Behind the Scenes Sunday! Today I’d like to talk about my experiences with MasterClass and how it helped (or didn’t) in my journey to become a better writer.
For those of you who don’t know, MasterClass is an online training platform that offers classes in eleven categories, ranging from food, writing, wellness, business, sports, and more. The hook with MasterClass is that these classes are taught by experts in their fields: names like Neil Gaiman, Naomi Campbell, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson fill out the faculty rosters. The classes are presented in pre-recorded video format, usually in digestible ten-to-twenty-minute chunks, and sometimes a workbook is included with outside assignments and reading.
I was given an annual subscription to MasterClass some time ago and used it solidly for about two years. I think the number one question people who are considering MasterClass have, especially those who are thinking of joining up for their impressive offerings for writers, is a simple one: is it worth it?
The answer is equally simple: Yes.
Now, is every class going to be a perfect fit for you, change your life, improve your writing tenfold? No, but that’s true of taking classes through an MFA program too. Some classes are just going to be more of what you need than others. But I can tell you, from my own experience, that the quality of the videos are outstanding, the advice and guidance you receive from the teachers is priceless, and that I know, irrefutably KNOW, that my writing got better because of the classes I took during my MasterClass days.
Especially if you are looking for the next way to up your writing game, like I was, but don’t want to go back to a traditional MFA program, you have got to look into investing in a MasterClass subscription. You won’t regret it.
Who would you take a course from in MasterClass if you could? Have you tried MasterClass yourself? Was it a good or bad experience for you? Let’s chat in the comments!