Story Works Fiction

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My Pledge to You


It is my pledge to you that when you enroll in my school, I will respect your time and attention as a student who is here to learn. I will NOT treat you as a marketing opportunity.

Unfortunately, this platform lumps together "instructional and promotional" messages.

If you do not check the box to opt-in to communications, you will NOT receive notices about upcoming Live Calls (check out past calls in the Library tab), updates to courses you’ve already enrolled in and get for free, and new offerings in the school that may interest you.

If you do check the box, you will NOT receive a series of marketing emails with affiliate offers or notices of my podcast releases or blog posts (you can get those through my weekly newsletter by subscribing at www.wordessential.com). When I release a new course or offer you a special discount not available anywhere else, you'll hear about it once, so you're informed. You will not receive an onslaught of launch series marketing emails.

At Story Works Fiction, you are a student, not a customer. Please, make sure you stay informed about what’s happening. Check that box.


When you enroll, you will see a box to check in order to opt-in to communication from Story Works Fiction/Alida Winternheimer. If you do not check it, you will not receive any notices about your courses, live calls, or new releases.