Last month was the 10 year anniversary of this website, and I did fuck all to celebrate it. Which is really the right way to celebrate a site like this. I was going to do an infographic making fun of myself, and I didn’t even do that.
But I am doing something else that has something, slightly, to do with this site, I’m starting my own sports writing course.
I never passed highschool, university, and also never worked at a newspaper. When I started this site I was a car park attendant, so you know, I’ve learnt a few things along the way. This scrappy little cesspool was the place I learnt how to write good like.
So if you want to learn from the guy who taught himself by writing about a Kallis orgasm, you can.
There are two SE London all day Saturday classes available:
The 21st of October that has just had two cancellations, and thusly has a shittone of space for an intimate course where you can feel my spittle on my face as I talk.
The 4th of November class is almost booked out. So you’d want to get in fast for that.
There will be a course in Melbourne for late January.
And more courses in the UK next year.
For those who that doesn’t cover, there will also be an online course hopefully active by late November. You can register your interest for it here.
The course is essentially me reverse engineering my writing, so it’s a pretty horrible look inside my brain that will hopefully explain how to be a better writer on sport. Or a sociopath.
The rest of the course is from spending the last ten years talking to other aspiring writers. Answering their questions, doing reddit AMAs, dealing with the odd work experience kid, and helping out my friends. I think there are important, easy and practical things you can learn in eight hours that can help you become better.
This is really the course I wish I’d taken back in the day, instead of pissing about here making fun of cricketers all the time.
Anyway, do the course, don’t do the course, whatevs, I’ll be off half arsing that infographic that I’ll never finish.