Where Sime and Gen Meet, Creativity Happens
Register below for the Free*
School of Professional Writing
(with a special welcome to writers specializing in Romance or online tv pastiche ("fanfic"))
Sime~Gen Inc. and simegen.com operations and activities are not
directed at pre-teens. Our writing school curriculum is designed for high
school graduates. Everyone is welcome to read everything on
this site. However, to fill out forms, including but not limited to subscribing to
newsletters or listservs or building a website here, you must be 13 years old or
you MUST obtain permission from your parent or legal guardian to do so and they must
provide S~G Inc. with verifiable parental consent as required by the FCC.
To do business here--including but not limited
to reviewing books or operating a sales page from your website--you must be 18 years of
age or you MUST obtain permission from your parents or legal guardian to do
so and they must provide S~G Inc. with verifiable parental consent as required by the FCC. SEE OUR PARENTAL PERMISSION FORM in Agreements.
You will not be charged to register in the
school or to enroll or attend class, and your email address will not be disclosed to
advertisers. You MUST Register before being allowed to Enroll as an active,
participating student in any course.
You will not be
bombarded with offers to critique your manuscripts for a fee.
You will not be
referred to vanity presses
You will not be
referred to Agents who "read for a fee" for unpublished writers.
The school is open
to anyone (published professionally or fannishly -- or not published yet) who wishes to
learn the craft of commercial fiction writing, or who wants to improve their World
IF YOU CHOOSE TO REGISTER:
You will be notified via the Email
Newsletter WorldCrafters-L of the scheduled events for the school, and all subsequent
real-time, live, classroom meetings -- free or shareware software (chatware) is not
required if you have your browser java-enabled, but you may prefer to use your own IRC
chatware. Instructions for all class related activities will be posted via
WorldCraftersGuild-L - the Newsletter. You need not be a member of AOL or any other
proprietary ISP. Net access is all that's necessary. BUT you must sign up separately for the WorldCrafters-l NEWSLETTER .
Sign up online for WorldCrafters-l -- no chancy email commands to a server; just click
Via WorldCrafters-l you will receive
announcements of special guest lecturers.** And Class will be held Live via our own
You will be given directions for
connecting to the live sessions via WorldCrafters-L.
You will be given the URL where various
documents you will need to read will be posted.
You will be given Assignments via the Workshop page and/or Online Lessons. Assignments
will be turned in by emailing an attached file to email@example.com and the
assignments will be posted to a passworded URL available only to students who register for
a course by turning in the first Assignment for that course and to our Professional
writers. Teachers will post their commentary on the student's work on a passworded
bulletin board which no students may post to -- and all students may read. To
participate FULLY you must subscribe to the NL WorldCrafters-L -- but if you can't, you
will garner at least 80% of the benefit of taking the course by monitoring the cluster of
websites under www.simegen.com/school/
and doing the assignments for yourself -- taking the tests posted online -- at your own
* How is this school
supported? Students pay their tuition fees by licensing us use of their words (a
deal such as a book publisher would offer -- you own the copyright, and we license certain
rights for a specified period). Thus by Registering in this school and
completing the Student
Contract, a student effectively becomes a professional writer while maintaining
amateur status for entering contests
etc. because no actual money changes hands. Thus all student submissions are
legally warranted by the student to be completely original -- work they own and are
entitled to license.
you are a Professional Fiction writer who would like to teach in this school, see our Teacher's Contract and
- When you're finished, be sure to read and bookmark the Student
Handbook which contains the information on how to function on this
- Notice also that on the Student Contract form you
have a chance to adopt a PEN NAME for all student work to be posted on the WorldCrafters
Guild sites, -- so you won't have to be embarrassed about your student efforts once
you are selling novels or other work.
live events will be held between 9AM to 3PM, weekdays or Sundays, EDT (USA) and logs will
be posted to the Web for those who can't make it. Subsequent classes, lectures, and
seminars may be held at other times, or by arrangment.
Fill out this
Worldcrafter's Guild Registration Form.
Contact the webmaster of this page firstname.lastname@example.org
if the form doesn't work -- or of Sime~Gen
Inc. if anything else is wrong.
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