“After taking WOP, I’m actually creating. I have essays on my website and I send a weekly newsletter that fills me with a sense of accomplishment.”
Info about you
- My personal blog / EM newsletter link is: https://simonesilverstein.substack.com/
- Website essays https://simonesilverstein.com/hellosilverstein-essays
- My current job title is: Writer
- One of my favorite blogs/online writers is: Josh Spector
- Best book I’ve read recently: David Sedaris, The Best of Me
- Why did you first sign up for Write of Passage?
I was at a pivotal point in life, having quit my job as part of the Great Resignation when Write of Passage landed in my inbox. “Writing online?” I thought. What’s that? Following my curiosity and David’s words, led me to one of the greatest decisions of my life—Write of Passage.
- What did you like most about the course?
The course is expertly run. David and the Write of Passage team ooze with integrity. Passion and purpose run through everything they offer. I feel completely held, honored, and challenged.
- What’s your #1 takeaway or lesson learned from WoP?
Start writing. Put yourself out there. Building in public is real and raw. Keep going. It’s okay. You’re okay. Start!
- What surprised you about the course?
There’s so much integrity in every aspect of WOP. They go above and beyond. It’s worth every $ (and then some). I didn’t expect to feel this way. And, the like-minded community and life-long friendships mean I am not alone. I’ve found my people!
- How has Write of Passage impacted your creative output?
I’m creating! I may have “thought” I was doing that before WOP, but now I’m actually doing it. I have several essay on my website that I’m proud of and I send a weekly newsletter that fills me with a great sense of accomplishment. And, I’m growing in public. The vulnerability is freeing.
- What advice would you give to a new Write of Passage student?
Jump in! Everyone’s nervous, unsure, feeling out of place. Soon enough, that will be behind you.
- Any final thoughts or recommendations about the course?
I cannot recommend WOP more highly to the aspiring writer, thinker, doer—basically, everyone!