Commonly Asked Questions
Is this course intended specifically for writers?
Yes, though you'll find that most of the advice and exercises I offer will translate to other artistic disciplines. If you are a musician or visual artist who also enjoys writing (or hopes to become a more proficient writer), the Bright Idea Kit will likely be a good fit for you. (Worst case scenario, you can take me up on the 30-day money-back guarantee!)
Will there be any live calls? Do you offer group or private coaching?
I have several slots available for one-on-one coaching. While The Bright Idea Kit is self paced and there is no group coaching aspect per se, there will be occasional Zoom seminars (on topics requested by students) for everyone enrolled in Comet Party Summer School courses.
This course sounds super fun, but money's tight right now. How can I still learn from you?
Ask for my books at your local library, check out the articles and videos on my Learn With Me page, and drop as many questions as you can possibly think of in the Comet Party Wish Jar. I'll make a video especially for you (just make sure you're on my email list so you don't miss it; also check out the workbooks, prompts, and other goodies inside my free resource library—you'll receive the password when you subscribe). You can also connect with me on Instagram or Twitter; I'm always available for informal mentorship.
English isn't my first language. Will this course work for me?
Someday I'll have the wherewithal to offer transcripts and video captions in multiple languages. For now, please don't hesitate to email me ([email protected]) to ask for clarification (on English idioms, etc.) whenever you need it!
Where can I learn more about you?
You can read my bio and browse around my website, read this recent interview with author Chantal Schreiber, or watch my Life Without Envy web workshop on YouTube. Other than that, the best way to get a sense of me as a facilitator (and as a human) ahead of time is to read A Bright Clean Mind and/or Life Without Envy. Oh, and "How to Write a Book Worth Reading." 🤓
Why do you call your online learning-space the "Comet Party Summer School"?
Back in 2013 I renamed my website "Comet Party" as I moved toward my bigger work in creativity and personal growth. That's a long blog post, so I'll copy and paste the essential explanation:
I want to live a bright and celebratory and deeply meaningful life, and I want to help other people figure out how to do the same.
As for the summer school, it will exist in real life someday—and publishing this course is the first step!