Apex | 318R | Epic Novel Workshop FAQ

FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)


What is Apex going to look like going forward/What is the five-year goal?
We will continue the writing classes, expand the website, and look to expand the community. We will work on bringing in more students. Trainings and teachings will focus on growing individual talents for whatever type of publication you hope to excel in.

Will the videos always be here?
Yes, on Teachable, the ones on site will stay but all new material will be uploaded onto teachable.

How do I find a subject on the Website?
The Apex Forum discusses most topics and for members is the hub to bring questions forward. Visitors should all be visiting Mystorydoctor.com. Apex has everything Mystorydoctor has and more, as it’s a member-only site. Mystorydoctor is a funnel for leading potential members to join our growing community.

Where do I start?
Mystorydoctor holds basic information while the Apex website will house all information. Further questions can be found in the FAQ or posting the question in the Apex forum.

Is Apex about self-publishing or traditional publishing?
Apex is about the individual learning all they can of the writing industry through a community. In Apex you can hone your own techniques, develop an author voice, network, and implement what you intake into whatever career path you choose. That could be self-publishing, traditional publishing, screenplays, videogame scripting, etc.

When are the strategy sessions?
Monday at 5:30pm Mountain-Time.

When are the guest speakers session?
Monday at 7pm, Saturday 8am Mountain-Time.

Are the audio versions of the class available?
We have video available for the recorded classes and will work toward making audio files available for listening as well.

318R & Epic Novel Workshop

Meet the instructor:
Rafael Hohmann was born in the dungeon of a castle in South America. He is a number one best-selling epic fantasy author, a writing instructor and college curriculum builder, and digital artist. Trained by David Wolverton and an avid member of the writing industry, Rafael’s passion is in part to write amazing books but also to strengthen the community of authors.

02/16/2022 Meet & Greet (Recording)

Will I be able to get my homework critiqued by a professional?
Yes, your homework will receive editorial feedback from a group of editors and content feedback from the head instructor.

What is going on with 318R class?
The 318R class will be unpausing on March 15th. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 pm Mountain Time.

What is going on with the epic novel class?
The Epic Novel Workshop will be unpausing on March 12th. Classes will be held on Saturdays at noon Mountain Time.

Will live classes be offered in the future?
Live classes are being offered now through 318R and Epic Novel, supplemented by some of Dave Wolverton’s prerecorded videos. Live classes will also be offered in the future after this semester. Upcoming start dates for new semesters are not yet posted.

Will there be the same emphasis on smaller critique groups for the homework?
Critique groups will be a way to receive feedback on your draft homework assignments. They should be utilized to focus on the homework’s topic, to discuss what you have learned, and give insight into developing a writing group/beta reader group if so desired.

What are the advantages for a writer in taking a live course over viewing the existing recordings given current circumstances and given the existence of the Apex community?
It is based on the method in which you intake information. People often prefer to communicate with a mentor, asking them questions and receiving further clarification. Dave’s recordings hold many of his teachings but often he would deviate into discussing techniques not in his videos. Not all of Dave’s knowledge is captured in the available pre-recorded videos, although a lot of it is. It is also based on your personal preferences. There is no wrong answer to your preference in this situation.

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