What is “Uni-Verse-City” anyway? On the About page you can find a description about the name of this blog and its purpose, but I will paste it here again for convenience:

“This name leaves room for versatility to write about: travel, books, and living in Brussels.  So for all readers who are interested in these things, I will write one (uni) entry (verse) as often as I can no matter where in the world (city) I am.”

ivy hall © Chris Hellyar | Dreamstime.comThis is still true and it will remain the central theme to my blog. But I am now starting what I have deemed “Writers’ Uni-Verse-City” (or WUVC for short because every university has an acronym). Being a university graduate with a Bachelor of Arts degree, I’ve always planned to take a Master of Arts program. The initial plan was to do this after two years of working after finishing my undergrad so that I could save up some money to afford a MA. Now that the two year mark has passed (graduated in April 2009…which seems so long ago now), not because I’m lazy, don’t want to go back to school or can’t afford it. The problem is choosing a program. Of course the ideal situation would be to take an on-campus degree, but I’m open to taking a distance program so I could study anywhere I want or happen to be.

books © Stanko Mravljak | Dreamstime.comSo the task of finding a program that I like, that will give me the tools, skills and knowledge I’m looking to gain has proved to be difficult. So my theory is: until I find a program that I like and think would give me what I’m looking to achieve, I have created my own Writers’ Uni-Verse-City for which I will do independent research, set my own curriculum and hopefully find other participants (like you – the readers/bloggers/writers) to chip in, give tips, suggest books and other materials for study,  teach me the ways of the warrior writer, and offer to guest post here at Uni-Verse-City.

WUVC was an idea that resulted from the inspiring authors: Bob Mayer and Kristen Lamb and accordingly the first books for study are:

  • “The Writer’s Toolkit – A Guide to Writing Great Fiction and Getting it Published” by Bob Mayer
  • “Warrior Writer” by Bob Mayer
  • “We Are Not Alone – The Writer’s Guide to Social Media” by Kristen Lamb

If you would like to get your hands on this course material (yes I’m taking WUVC that seriously), you can order it as a package namely “The Triple Threat” from Who Dares Wins Publishing, founded by Bob Mayer. So please join in and we will be begin with “The Writer’s Toolkit”.

 I will try to make WUCV a Wednesday thing. (You know going with the whole Writing Wednesday trend). I would have posted this on Wednesday, but I’m too excited to get going.

So who’s with me?

6 thoughts on “Welcome to Nicole Basaraba’s Writers’ Uni-Verse-City”

  1. Anytime! Drop by on Wednesdays to see what’s happening. It will be a continual learning process with an undetermined ending. Happy to have you aboard. (You may consider suggesting “A Simple Guide to Self-Publishing” as study material when we reach that stage). 🙂

  2. I’m a big fan of self-learning, so I’ll be following along with interest.

  3. Well, I’ll be in the adjunct program, having just purchased “Are you there, blog? It’s me, writer.” Will check in on Wednesdays and see what you’re up to since we’re all on the same path. Good luck!

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