Break Through Writer's Block
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Break Through Writer's Block

Inspire your Mind, Generate New Ideas, & Voice your Authentic Message Powerfully
4.8 (4 ratings)
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Created by Penelope Gold
Last updated 2/2015
English
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Includes:
  • 2 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Start writing by planning ahead for tools and gathering resources
  • Consider how your message will impact your readers
  • Write by developing your authentic, sincere voice
  • Use a digital voice recorder for “writing without writing”
  • Identify 12 obstacles that cause writer’s block
  • Learn 38 new solutions to beat writer’s block
  • Complete fun activities at the end of each section
  • Brainstorm using 3 different techniques
  • Mindmap using a pen or computer
  • Gain momentum and finish strong
  • Discover the BURGER writing method
  • Download a “cheat sheet” grammar guide to prevent misspelled words
  • Get 3 free bonus handouts, including list of action verbs & transition words
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Requirements
  • • Aspiring authors should have paper and pen handy to take notes. They will need a printer if they want to print the handouts. Optional tools include: digital voice recorder, computer with Microsoft® Word® installed, and voice recognition software.
  • • Students should have an open mind and be prepared to try the activities assigned. They should have a willingness to learn and be ready to take action.
Description

After completing this course, ideas will flow through your mind quickly and easily. You will learn how to recharge your brain and generate new ideas and how to take a break when your mind is stuck. You will be able to start on projects, brainstorm, outline, and follow through with your writing. After you complete this course, you will be energized, excited, and have a new zeal for writing. You will be able to get your story started and be enthusiastic about finishing it. You will start, write, and complete your report or writing project in record time. We also include some fabulous bonus materials that you can keep for future reference.

Who is the target audience?
  • • This course is designed for both writers and non-writers who want to communicate clearly on paper or digitally with their verbal voice.
  • • This course is for teachers who are creating lesson plans, instructors preparing curricula, business people delivering speeches, and project managers writing reports.
  • • It’s designed for business professionals, aspiring authors, college students researching essays, and anyone who needs to write anything.
  • • This is not for advanced authors or everyday writers. This is for folks who need help clearing writer’s block and getting started.
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Curriculum For This Course
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Welcome to Break through Writer's Block
2 Lectures 07:45

Welcome and introduction to "Breaking Through Writer's Block". BEFORE and AFTER writers are profiled.

Preview 02:45

Overview, my story, and the benefits you'll gain from this course.

Preview 05:00
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Get Started Right
5 Lectures 30:39

Learn these everyday habits that can propel you to being a successful writer.

Preview 04:52

Create the message you want to share with your audience of readers.

Your Message
12:01

Important writing tools are explained.

Writing Tools
09:10

Strategies to craft a great document.

Craft Your Document
03:49

Activities to help you get started right!

ACTIVITIES - Section 2
00:47
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Solutions
14 Lectures 41:44

In this section, we will explore 12 root causes of writer's block and offer 38 solutions!

Solutions to Break Through
02:48

3 tips for overcoming perfectionism

Perfectionist
03:54

Overcome analysis paralysis and take action!

Analysis Paralysis
03:48

Overcoming distractions so you can get writing again.

Distractions
02:49

Strategies for getting past overwhelm and becoming productive.

Overwhelmed
03:10

How to gain confidence and break through writer's block.

Not Confident
03:15

Strategies to survive even if you feel you don't have enough resources.

Few Resources
02:35

4 tips to get past stress so you can free your mind and start writing.

Stress
02:43

What to do when you are stressed about a tight deadline.

Quick Deadline
02:34

3 tips to become un-stuck and get moving forward.

Feeling Stuck
01:49

Stop procrastinating and get it done!

Procrastination
02:40

Break out of a stagnant environment so you can tap into your creative side.

Stagnant Environment
02:49

Get focused and get finished!

Unfocused
04:54

Activities to reinforce section 3.

ACTIVITIES - Section 3
01:56
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Super Power Tools
9 Lectures 13:46

I share my 3 super power tools: brainstorming, mind mapping, and a topical outline.

Super Power Tools
01:19

How to brainstorm and generate fresh, new ideas for your document.

Brainstorming
02:24

DEMO: Handwriting to Typed Text
00:53

How to free write to generate new, fresh ideas.

Free Writing
01:25

The technique of MindMapping is explained.

MindMapping
01:31

A preview of MindMapper software. Demo is the next lecture.

MindMapper Software
01:43

DEMO: MindMapper12 Software
02:38

Organizing your ideas into a topical outline

Topical Outline
00:52

Review and reinforce this section with hands-on activities.

ACTIVITIES - Section 4
01:01
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Gain Momentum
3 Lectures 10:55

My techniques to become a better, more effective writer.

Become a Better, More Effective Writer
05:46

Yum! The BURGER writing method explained, along with effective openings & closings.

BURGER Writing / Openings & Closings
03:54

Activities for Section 5.

ACTIVITIES - Section 5
01:15
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Keep Going Strong
4 Lectures 14:25

We show you how to keep going strong and finish writing your document.

Keep Going Strong
00:34

The 3 bonus forms are explained. Please download them at the end, in Section 8.

Bonus Forms
07:08

The next Udemy course, "Create your Custom eBook in 1 Day" is highlighted.

Hungry for More?
05:39

Refresh with activities in Section 6.

ACTIVITIES - Section 6
01:04
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Conclusion
2 Lectures 04:39

List of action steps & summary.

Action Steps & Summary
03:06

Conclusion, thank you, and our contact info for your convenience.

Contact Me
01:33
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Bonus Forms FREE for You
1 Lecture 00:02
Download forms here
00:02
About the Instructor
Penelope Gold
4.4 Average rating
19 Reviews
1,066 Students
2 Courses
Instructor, Author, Trainer

Penelope Gold is a published author, national speaker, and local trainer. She is the author of several books including the premier guide, “Buy Your First Home”, which received rave reviews from both real estate agents and home buyers. Currently she writes instructional manuals, monthly newspaper columns, technical training courses.

After her training at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, she wrote manuals at high tech companies as a technical writer. She is a member of the Publishers and Writers of San Diego, participates in the San Diego Speakers Guild, and travels around the U.S. teaching instructional courses.