You may have heard the rumours that I’m a writer-type who makes clackity-clack noises.
It’s all true.
To prove it, I’ve launched Auby Writes Good, which, if successful, will be the first MLM-inspired educational vehicle for wordsmiths.
Let’s try that again …
Good Writers of which Auby Writes Good is designed to serve the apprentice writer (because every student is en route to becoming a teacher) in the natural process from study to professional development to mentorship. It’s my intention that Good Writers will not just teach writers, but aid writers in their making the jump into teaching their craft.
Because no writer is alike. Akin to snowflakes and fingerprints, we have our own unique style, background, history, genre preferences, and development experience.
And we can all learn from one another.
My decade in the industry in Hollywood taught me one thing above all —
Nobody actually knows what they’re doing. We all make it up as we go, doing our level best, frequently learning on the job. The best admit it to it, show humility, and are constantly seeking to improve.
Just under that, the City of Angels with Dirty Faces is populated mostly by unsung heroes and starving artists — spotlight-chasers who’ve been stuffed full of discount courses and cut their teeth on industry workshoppes.
But they’re still starving — for recognition, to be given that one shot. The famous big break that’s more myth than truth. The brass ring that keeps us taking another ride on the carousel. Our collective mantra rising from the streets as we burn the midnight oil — ‘maybe this time.’
We are more than our portfolios, and greater than the lack of opportunities given. Our knowledge, talent, and untapped potential speaks for itself. In today’s market, we have more control than we’ve ever been made aware of. There’s never been a better time for freelance writers to take the initiative and drive their own careers.
Who is Auby? Why is she a Good Writer?
I’ve been writing for the past 30 years, since the makeshift unveiling ceremony of my mother’s Smith-Corona typewriter in the early ‘80s. I swear the angelic chorus accompanied the first times my eager little fingers punched those keys — transgressive even then — cobbling together fractured faerie-tales. Rewriting history, where princesses kicked ass and spies surreptitiously switched sides; imaginary lands set the backdrop for magic, mystery, and political intrigue. Okay-okay-okay — and hella space battles. There were a few intergalactic dogfights that made my second-grader heart go pitter-pat, even if I couldn’t yet fully transit my verbs, felt tension regarding my tenses, and participles were embarrassingly left to hang.
But, somehow, after banging away at it all — creative writing both formally and informally under my belt — by my twenties, I’d managed to clock 40,000 hours of sheer, unadulterated writing. Good, bad, horrible, we-will-not-speak-of-this-ever-again, indifferent, amazing, and incredible-acts-of-genius that feel like bottled lightning — and might be.
I’m looking at forty in 2020, and on track for 50,000 hours.
As of now, I’ve already been working behind the scenes in development for some of your favourite movies and TV shows. You just had no idea.
My dialogue pops. My characters aren’t just memorable — they’re unforgettable. My plots are elegant. My work is cosmetically beautiful.
My writing is my passion; each word I write is a part of me committed to living memory — affixed to a tangle medium.
In an industry where we’re worth what we do — not what we claim to — I invite you to put me to the test.
Do you have what it takes to be a Good Writer?
Here’s what I’m looking for:
• initiative-taking freelance writers
• driven towards improvement
• good with networking
• eager to learn and grow
• constructively critical of self + others
• desire to improve self-marketing
• interest in new media market
• at least 5 years in the craft
What I Can Give You:
Dedicated, real-world advice, instruction, insider information, and trade secrets, from my 20+ years experience and education. This is accomplished a few ways:
My Facebook Group: Auby Writes Good
This is where my budding Good Writers meet to mix, learn, and grow. A vibrant community populated by ‘student-teachers’ mine isn’t the only voice here. Designed to encourage productive conversation, and fuel constructive criticism, questiorns may be asked, advice given, and project development statuses shared.
For $25 per request, however, I’ll offer a 48-hour turnaround, no matter the issue. To protect privacy, I’ll of course respond privately, even if I share the generalised advice with the group — and it’s highly likely I will, as this is how I believe we learn best — through helping each other overcome ‘story problems’.
The cost to join … that’s a bit different.
Being a writer myself, I know well the pains of a slim pocketbook. Whether due to a career of gigging, or the cost of professional maintenance, or everything we make being funnelled into a project in development — we never seem to have enough to get what we need — or want — to get where we need — or want — to be getting to.
That’s why Good Writers is priced competitively to fit your actual needs, while compensating me for my time, talent, and experience.
Here’s how it works:
- 1. You join Auby Writes Good for free for one-week. Think of it like a free trial — you get access to all the material, your fellow Good Writers, and — of course — me, as your personal clackity-clack-noise guru.
And then … ?
There are three pricing structures, inspired by script coverage tiers — Pass, Consider, and Recommend.
Membership is monthly, due 30-days following the date of your initial joining.
If you decide after the first month, you’re a Pass — you’ve not had your creative world rocked, and it’s not working for you, no payment is due, and you can simply leave the group upon completion of a short survey — which is actually short.
If you’d like to maintain your membership as a Good Writer, you can stay on depending upon your budget and level of satisfaction — Consider ($50) or Recommend ($100).
And, of course, you can always go from Consider to Recommend, or even the reverse, as budget dictates.
If you’ve been a Good Writer for at least 90 days, and run into financial difficulty, you can renew your membership at $25 at the Consider tier, and $50 as a Recommend.
I also intend for each tier to have its own perks, certain benefits, and incentives as we progress together.
So, if you’re ready … let’s get this started.
Find me on Facebook, or the group itself — Auby Writes Good.
Let me help you help yourself to become a truly Good Writer.