Writing Productivity
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Writing Productivity

Writing productivity habits to help increase the number of books you write each year
4.5 (114 ratings)
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15,287 students enrolled
Created by David James Ault
Last updated 5/2020
English
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This course includes
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 article
  • 4 downloadable resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What you'll learn
  • Learn how to create a strategic plan for your writing with clear objectives
  • Learn how to create a daily schedule with the day-to-day tasks needed to achieve your planned objectives
  • Get into the habit of writing every day
  • Learn how to increase the number of words you write each day
  • Discover how you can stay ahead of the curve in your niche or sub-genre
  • Determine which habits you should incorporate into your schedule for a healthier lifestyle
Requirements
  • You will need a copy of the writing tool Scrivener (NB. You can download a FREE 30 day of actual use trial of Scrivener and I have included a special link within the course materials)
  • A willingness to take action on the knowledge learned in this course
Description

In Writing Productivity Habits, a course for self-published authors, I will show you the steps you need to take in order to increase your writing productivity.

You will learn Planning Habits, to ensure that you are writing regularly; Writing Habits, to ensure that you write quickly, Learning Habits, to ensure you stay ahead of the curve in your niche or genre and finally Health-related Habits, to ensure that you remain healthy and avoid a sedentary lifestyle.

***** Last UPDATED in November 2017 *****

Write More Books Each Year Using the Methods Taught in this Comprehensive Course

Ever wonder how some self-published authors manage to write as many as 10 books each year, while you are hard pushed to publish even a couple?

Or are you a part-time writer, struggling to balance your writing career with your regular day job?

Writing productivity really is a key component towards whether or not you will ultimately be successful as a self-published author.

The more books that you are able to write, the more promotional opportunities are available to you and the better chance you have of making a substantial income from your writing.


A Simple Formula For Increasing Your Writing Productivity

When you think about it, a simple formula for writing productively could be:

The amount of time you actually get to sit down and write multiplied by the number or words you are able to write in any given session.

In the course we’ll look together at how you can find the time during your busy schedule for your writing. And also how you can increase the number of words you write each time you sit down at your desk.

In the section on Planning Habits, you will learn:

  • How to plan your time effectively, so that you are able to dedicate certain periods of time to your writing, each and every day.
  • How to create a medium to long-term strategy for your writing
  • How to best manage a part-time career as a writer
  • Why writing daily is so important
  • How to plan your daily work schedule


In the section on Writing Habits, you will discover how the writing tool, Scrivener, can help transform your whole mindset towards writing. And in particular, I will show you:

  • The importance of writing quickly
  • How I personally increased the number of words I write every day
  • How Scrivener can help you increase your own writing productivity through Distraction Free Writing, Project Statistics and The Setting of Writing Targets


Although this course is primarily focused on writing productivity, it is also concerned with productive habits for self-published authors in general.

It is important that you do not neglect non-writing tasks, which are important in your life as a self-published author, and so I will also show you how you can incorporate marketing, learning and even health-related tasks into your daily routine.


At the end of each section of the course, I have included:

  • a Quiz - to test your knowledge of what you have just learned
  • a PDF - with links to the resources and tools mentioned in the section, as well as some further reading on the topic.
  • a Task Sheet - which sets out a number of tasks for you to complete in order to practice what you have learned.

And by completing the quizzes, the extra reading material and the tasks I have set, I believe you will take even more from the course than if you just sit and watch it, so I highly recommend that you do so.


By the end of this course on writing productivity habits, you will be in a better position to write more books each year and will also be more focused in achieving success in your career as a self-published author.

Who this course is for:
  • Self-published authors, who would like to increase the number of books they write each year
  • Part-time self-published authors, who are struggling to make time for their writing
  • Anyone who is interested in beginning a career as a self-published author
  • Authors who would like to stay ahead of the curve in their particular niche or genre
  • Authors who would like to avoid a sedentary life-style
Course content
Expand all 31 lectures 01:40:02
+ Planning Habits
9 lectures 31:52
Introduction to WorkFlowy
01:04
Creating a Medium to Longterm Strategic Plan
03:11
Setting up a Strategic Plan Within WorkFlowy
08:39
Day-To-Day Tasks: Part-Time Versus Full-Time
00:57
Day-To-Day Tasks: The Importance of Writing Daily
00:37
Day-To-Day Tasks: Planning Your Daily Work Schedule
04:38
Setting up a Daily Work Schedule in Workflowy
12:13
Test Your Knowledge on Planning Habits
5 questions
Your Tasks for This Section on Planning
1 page
+ Writing Habits
10 lectures 27:30
How I Increased the Number of Words I Write Every Day
00:56
How Scrivener Can Help Improve Your Writing Productivity
01:32
Distraction Free Writing in Scrivener
01:05
Setting Daily Writing Targets
01:17
Project Statistics in Scrivener
00:47
A Closer Look at Scrivener's Project Stats
09:08
Test Your Knowledge on Writing Habits
5 questions
Your Tasks for This Section on Writing Habits
1 page
+ Learning Habits
4 lectures 13:48
Introduction to Learning Habits
01:16
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Google Alerts
10:50
Keeping Abreast of the Latest Happenings in the Self-Publishing Industry
01:42
Test Your Knowledge on Learning Habits
5 questions
Your Tasks for This Section on Learning Habits
1 page
+ Healthy Habits
5 lectures 13:35
Introduction to Healthy Habits
01:36
Making Time for a Daily Walk
01:28
The Importance of Taking a Break
02:00
The TomatoTimer (Web), Pomodoro Time (iOS only) and the Importance of Pomodoros
08:31
Test Your Knowledge on Healthy Habits
5 questions
Your Tasks for This Section on Healthy Habits
1 page
+ Additional Content
1 lecture 04:01
Paperback Publishing: Createspace merges with KDP Print
04:01
+ BONUS Section
1 lecture 00:54
BONUS LECTURE: Exclusive Offer for Completing the Course
00:54