From what I can gather the site I was getting my courses from (E-Mail College) was temporarily suspended because of late payment for their domain name or something like that. Anyway, it's up and running again so I figured I'd have another go with signing up for those courses. So I'm now signed back up for the following courses:
Fantasy & Sci Fi Worlds
Fantasy Genre - An Introduction
Fantasy Novel Writing
Freewriting A Book
Getting Your Non-Fiction Published
And I also signed up for their course on Greeting Card Writing.
I figure I may as well try them again since they're back up and running. I mean, I would like to get all the courses I want from them (which is most of them, if I'm honest). But, the lessons either come or they don't. We'll see. Of course, with all but the Greeting Card Writing one I have the first 7 days of them - since I hadn't gotten around to deleting them; which I'm glad about now (or will be if I do manage to get the rest, because of sorting them in to text documents) - but it would be nice to have the lot (especially with those couple that only have 8 lessons, meaning I'm only a lesson short). The first 3 lessons for each have shown up anyway; the first Sunday, the 2nd yesterday, the 3rd today. So that's a good start. Let's hope that from now on we don't get any issues and I can collect the rest.
While that site was down, I found a free 3 day writing course on Creative Writing Now, so I signed up for that too, and now I have those lessons as well. The course was called "Endless Story Ideas" and - like I said - was a free 3 day course.
That site also has some free writing tips and story starters. It does also have a few other courses which I haven't signed up for because they appear to cost money, and - while they aren't all that expensive - I want to avoid paying out money I don't need to. Enough of it needs to get paid out right now as it is! Besides, even if I don't end up getting the rest of those courses from e-mail college, I have several to be getting on with, and a few ideas bouncing about in my head of their own free will. And I think my struggle to fit everything in to my day that I want to most days shows I'm not exactly stuck for things to do these days, between craft projects, the courses I have, walks with the dogs, household chores, various writing projects, etc... Well, I'm not bored, that's for sure! ;)