Productivity Hacks for Writers (Writing Mastery)
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Productivity Hacks for Writers (Writing Mastery)

Simple strategies and proven techniques to be more productive and get the most out of every writing day
4.6 (1,264 ratings)
Course Ratings are calculated from individual students’ ratings and a variety of other signals, like age of rating and reliability, to ensure that they reflect course quality fairly and accurately.
7,051 students enrolled
Created by Jessica Brody
Last updated 5/2020
English [Auto]
Current price: $69.99 Original price: $99.99 Discount: 30% off
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This course includes
  • 3 hours on-demand video
  • 11 articles
  • 22 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to "hack" your brain, space, schedule, and devices to effortlessly get into the "writing zone" every single day
  • Dramatically improve your writing productivity in as little as days or weeks!
  • Tap into the incredible power of your brain with proven strategies and techniques to keep you laser focused on your writing
  • Transform your writing space into a "Productivity Oasis"
  • Determine your current Active Daily Word Count (the ultimate measure of writing productivity) and use it to monitor your improvement
  • Discover amazing apps and programs that will keep you organized, focused, and motivated
  • Transform your phone and computer from "distraction machines" to powerful productivity tools
  • Set up a writing routine conducive to productivity so you can write more in less time
  • Learn how to eliminate distractions, manage focus, and boost brain function in order to live a more productive lifestyle
  • A computer
  • A writing project
  • An open mind and willingness to try new things in order to get better results

From Udemy's "Breakout Instructor of 2016", comes a groundbreaking and insightful new course for writers looking to MAXIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY, BOOST CREATIVITY, and GET MORE DONE IN LESS TIME!

"This is a game changer." - REBEKAH, UDEMY STUDENT

"On the first day that I implemented her teachings, there was a DRASTIC improvement in my focus, creativity, and drive" - KYLE, UDEMY STUDENT

"I'm feeling inspired and motivated instantly." - MIRIAM, UDEMY STUDENT

"Brody's ingenious productivity hacks have helped me focus my time and get the most out of every minute!" - JESSICA, UDEMY STUDENT

"Works wonders!" - TOW, UDEMY STUDENT

"This is probably one of the best courses on Udemy." - NEIL, UDEMY STUDENT


  • Write twice as much as you do half the time?

  • Get into the "writing zone" effortlessly every single day?

  • Feel inspired to write every time you sit down?

  • Easily meet all of your writing deadlines?

  • Write more books per year? 

I used to struggle to stay focused and be productive every day. But after years of researching and experimenting with all different kinds of productivity strategies, techniques and tools, I’ve managed to curate an extensive list of “hacks” that have helped me become a more productive writer. 

How productive? 

LAST YEAR, I WROTE 4 NOVELS (over 350,000 words) AND A SCREENPLAY...


When I tell people this, they usually say something like...

"How do you find the time???"

But in actuality, it's not about the amount of writing time you have, it's how you use that time. 


In this course, I teach you how to minimize the time you put in, while maximizing what you get out, so you can get the most out of every writing day. 

"This course changed my life. I have more than doubled my Average Daily Word Count—some days writing six times what I used to force onto the page each day." - Emily Hainsworth, author of THROUGH TO YOU (Harper Collins)

"This course has transformed my writing and my productivity!  - JOANI, UDEMY STUDENT

"I've already increased my daily word count by 200%" - GEORGIA, UDEMY STUDENT

"If you write (or plan to write), get this course" - SCOTT, UDEMY STUDENT

"This is life-changing stuff...I highly recommend this course to even the most seasoned of writers." - ROBIN, UDEMY STUDENT

My name is Jessica Brody and I’m an international bestselling author published by several major publishers like Simon and Schuster, Random House, Macmillan, and Disney Press. I’ve been writing professionally for over 10 years and here’s what I’ve discovered about the creative process:

Our brains are like computers. They can do amazing things but they can also get bogged down by all the various programs we open during the day. With all these other programs eating up RAM in our brains, we barely have any processing power left to do what we writers love to do: write!

Which is why I developed this course: to teach you my tried and true strategies, tips, tools, and techniques for eliminating distractions, freeing up brain processing power, and focusing your attention and energy on what’s most important, so you can get more done, in less time

I call these strategies: PRODUCTIVITY HACKS. Because similar to how our brain functions like a computer, we can also hack it like a computer. We can apply simple yet effective tricks to BOOST BRAIN FUNCTION, INCREASE FOCUS, BE MORE INSPIRED, and WRITE MORE!

"I noticed an immediate increase in my output the moment I put her hacks to use. Highly recommend." AMY, UDEMY STUDENT

"My productivity and focus has vastly increased even in a short period of time." - LESLIE, UDEMY STUDENT


"I highly recommend this course to achieve productivity in all areas of your life. Two thumbs way up!!" - DEBORAH, UDEMY STUDENT

Check out the course outline for more detail about what you’ll learn plus take a look at some of the free previews which include information that you can use to get started right away.  

I hope to see you inside the course!

"This class is terrific. Anyone who faces a keyboard every morning should take it!" - EMMY, UDEMY STUDENT

"I am so in love with this course!" - PATRICIA, UDEMY STUDENT

"Jessica hones straight into the kinds of practices that are going to have us zooming towards our writing goals." - DEBORAH, UDEMY STUDENT

"Gave me all the materials and motivation to complete my novel." - MICHAEL, UDEMY STUDENT

"I love, love, love all the ideas and hacks I learned in this course. First day I implemented these hacks, I got 2K words! I recommend this class 100%!" - YAMILE, UDEMY STUDENT

"Your course is very inspiring..." - JULIA, UDEMY STUDENT

"Writing seems easy and fun after this course." - JUAN, UDEMY STUDENT

 "I'm a penny pincher, so it took a great deal of self-convincing to get this course, but damn am I glad I did! I learned many useful things and are already using some of it - it certainly works wonders! Thanks for making such an amazing course! Would recommend it to budding or veteran writers." - TOW, UDEMY STUDENT

"Jessica is an excellent teacher and the course materials are worth saving." - DEBORAH, UDEMY STUDENT

"I have learned so much information that has helped me in the writing process." - CHRISTY, UDEMY STUDENT

"Good pacing, great tools, wonderful ideas... loving this course!" - REGINA, UDEMY STUDENT

"Love the videos. Very easy to understand and lots of great tips!" - LISA, UDEMY STUDENT


"Jessica Brody has a gift for distilling lots of hard-earned information into concise and tasty bites. - KATHERINE, UDEMY STUDENT

"Jessica is a marvelous teacher and I like how she gets to the point and keeps it moving." -  KATHYE, UDEMY STUDENT

"Jessica Brody very generously shares her secrets in this fantastic course." - JAYNE, UDEMY STUDENT

"A definite must for anyone wishing to break into the big leagues!!"  - JESSICA, UDEMY STUDENT

Loving it. Really useful and clearly presented! - TIFFANY, UDEMY STUDENT 

"Very informative and well worth the time and cost" - NOEL, UDEMY STUDENT

"If you're stuck for an idea, not just an idea but a great idea, then this class is for you."  - STEVE, UDEMY STUDENT

"Jessica Brody breaks down these concepts with clarity and amazing insight."  - MIKE, UDEMY STUDENT

"Her brainstorming section is awesome..."  - STEVE, UDEMY STUDENT

"Short and sweet but highly useful."  - ZURI, UDEMY STUDENT 

"Gave me some great ways to go back and figure out what's not working..." - MICHELLE,  UDEMY STUDENT

Who this course is for:
  • Fiction authors
  • Non-fiction authors
  • Short story authors
  • Bloggers
  • Journalists
  • Students
  • Comedians
  • Essay writers
  • Screenwriters
  • Any writer looking to improve their productivity
Course content
Expand all 45 lectures 03:15:33
+ Introduction
4 lectures 07:03

Introduction and what this course can do for you. 

Preview 02:19

The foundation on which this course is built. 

Preview 01:19

How this course is designed and what you can expect to get out of it. 

Preview 02:42
Where to Get Help
+ The Starting Line: Know Where You Are So You can Know Where You're Going
5 lectures 14:37

An introduction to the Active Daily Word Count and how this metric will help you measure your progress as you implement the strategies ("hacks") in this course. 

Introduction to Word Counts

A step-by-step guide to calculating your starting Active Daily Word Count, which will serve as a baseline for measuring your future progress. 

How to Calculate Your Starting Active Daily Word Count

How to track your Active Daily Word Count moving forward to measure your progress, plus a walk-through of the Writing Mastery Word Count Tracker (Bonus Gift!) 

Tracking Your ADWC Moving Forward + BONUS GIFT (Word Count Tracker)
BONUS GIFT: Word Counts of Popular Books
+ Hack Your Brain
15 lectures 01:39:33

Learn how our brains are like computers and how we can get the best use out of them. 

Preview 03:44

An 8-step morning routine that will maximize your brain's potential, get you into a writing mindset, and set you up for a productive day. 

The Morning Magic Routine

Step 1 in the Morning Magic Routine - How to wake up the right way to boost brain performance. 

Brain Hack #1: Wake Up Right

Step 2 in the Morning Magic Routine - How to instantly snap your brain into writing mode

Brain Hack #2: Suit Up!

Step 3 in the Morning Magic Routine - How to get your brain "booted up" and ready to write in less than 5 minutes. 

Brain Hack #3: Get Moving

Step 4 in the Morning Magic Routine - How to fuel your mind for better focus, creativity, and concentration throughout the day.  

Brain Hack #4: Fuel Your Mind

Step 5 in the Morning Magic Routine - How to get more inspired and boost creative output.

Brain Hack #5: Fuel Your Soul

Step 6 in the Morning Magic Routine - How to set up your day to stay on task so you can get more done in less time. 

Brain Hack #6: Set Your Course

Step 7 in the Morning Magic Routine - How to maximize productivity and creative output with brain-boosting foods. 

Brain Hack #7: Fuel Your Body

A scientifically proven brain hack that will instantly boost your productivity with ZERO effort on your part.

Brain Hack #8: Train Your Brainwaves (The Instant Productivity Game Changer)

How to create a personal writing ritual designed to get your brain into the right headspace for creativity. 

Brain Hack #9: Sacred Writing Rituals

A proven trick for writing more in a short or limited amount of time. 

Brain Hack #10: Ticking Time Bombs
UPDATE: Brain Hack #11 - The Evening Magic Routine
EXERCISE: Short-Term Goal Setting
HACK YOUR BRAIN CHALLENGE: 30 Days of Morning Magic
+ Hack Your Space
8 lectures 20:10

Learn how your environment can affect your productivity and how to build your own productivity oasis. 

The Productivity Oasis

How uninterrupted writing time can maximize productivity 

Space Hack #1: Do Not Disturb Signs

How to keep your phone from destroying your productivity. 

Space Hack #2: Move Your Phone, Change Your Life

How to keep your other devices from destroying your productivity. 

Space Hack #3: Turn Everything Off

How to take your productivity oasis with you wherever you go. 

Space Hack #4: Cancel the Noise

Write more in less time with this simple yet effective technique. 

Space Hack #5: The Miracle of Decluttering

Jump start your creativity with this simple space hack!

Space Hack #6: Change it Up!
EXERCISE: Create Your Productivity Oasis
+ Hack Your Devices
10 lectures 51:36

How to maximize the positive effects technology has on our productivity while minimizing the negative effects. 

Technology: Friend or Foe?

How to avoid unnecessary, productivity-destroying distractions on your devices.

Device Hack #1: Pull Don't Push

Best practices, tips, and techniques for using my favorite organization app. 

Device Hack #2: The Ultimate Organization App

Best practices, tips, and techniques for using my favorite program for managing the revision process. 

Device Hack #3: The Key to Stress-Free Revisions
Device Hack #4: Freedom from Distractions

Introduction to my tried and true task management system and how to use it to keep you sane and organized. 

Preview 08:28
EXERCISE: Move Your Task List into ToodleDo

Recommended apps to help you form new habits. 

Device Hack #6: Don't Break the Chain (Apps to Help You Form New Habits)
EXERCISE: Track Your Habits
HACK YOUR DEVICES CHALLENGE: Pull Don't Push for 21 Days
+ The Finish Line
3 lectures 02:33
Thank You and Congrats!
More Resources for Writers

An exclusive discount on my other courses!

BONUS LECTURE: Continue Your Writing Journey (Discounts on other courses!)