Over 3,000 students from over 100 countries can't be wrong: Write Now! IS A WINNER!
But don't take my word for it, here is what your fellow Udemy students have to say...
"Concise, straightforward and extremely effective." -Jen Buenafe
"These techniques will soon have your readers applauding your style and creativity!
A course that will explode your creativity and prepare you for a life of easier writing." -Todd Michael Watts
"Dan's tips have given my writing more flair and I guarantee they'll give your writing more flair too!" -Catherine B
"I found new ideas and methods to write better and faster than any previous course, and some of them I paid over $200. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to learn to write better, faster, and with more confidence." -William T Freeman
"Mr. Johnston is a real live Superman Writing Teacher. His techniques are absolutely, unequivocally the best you are ever going to get as long as you live so take his course, take the course now, don't hesitate or you will miss out on receiving genius training that you won't get anyplace else." -Daryl Beecham
"Ten amazing techniques, to the point without wasting any time." -Ahmed Mosaa
"Audio and video quality excellent. Great course. Highly recommend it." -Bill Halford
"This course by Dan Johnston is one of the best, most straight to the point writing lessons/tutorials that I have ever taken." -Joshua Huff
Students Have Used This Course To Help Them:
I'm going to be honest, I'm using the techniques I teach in this course to write this very description. I have a poker game to get to tonight, and so I really want to get this done in a few minutes instead of a few hours.
And that is really what this course is all about. How can you shorten the amount of time it takes you to write, while at the same time maintaining or improving the quality?
How can you avoid staring at the page, or worse, just procrastinating all the writing you need to do?
I was inspired to write this course when watching a friend of mine composing emails. He was just staring at the screen thinking of what to write and how to say it...
I swear, certain species of birds went through new evolutionary phases between when he started that email and when he actually sent it.
I tend to be the opposite. I'll respond to the most important of emails in a couple of minutes without second guessing my writing.
Similarly, I often sit down to write a book and will end up with 2000-3000 words in just an hour or so.
In this course I'm going to share with you 10 ways you too can be a more productive, confident, and creative writer.
Personally, I’ve used the same techniques I teach inside to publish 12 books and create 7 Udemy courses in less than 3 years.
So join me inside and start planning what you're going to do with all the extra time you'll have once you become a fast and efficient wordsmith.
Your Writing Pro,
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"I would urge anyone who needs or wants to be more productive with their writing to take this entertaining and to the point course." -Bruce Myron
"This course by Dan Johnston is one of the best, most straight to the point writing lessons/tutorials that I have ever taken. It has given me an entirely new mindset on writing and I really can’t wait to see what the future holds. I will continue to use the advice found here forever.
I highly recommend you take this course if you’re interested in becoming a better, more fluent and confident writer. You won’t be disappointed. This course has merit and will open doors to a new world of writing. Overcome your mind and holdbacks, just write. This course has given me a new sense of freedom for writing and gives amazing advice. I have no regrets for taking it and I know you won’t either. Go on! Sign up! You’ll be glad that you did.
I can’t wait to hear what you think of this course and I look forward to seeing you on the other side of it. I’m sure you’ll agree that taking this course was one of the best decisions you’ve ever made to help get some basic writing principles for yourself. Enjoy!"
"Clear and Succinct - Thank you for your clear and easy to follow course. Your manner is very easy-going and likable, and I'm inspired now to get on with my book which I have left for a while at seven chapters!" -Caroline Lucas
"The primary message is to be as succinct and direct as possible when putting words on paper. I appreciate that the course was written and presented in the style that he was teaching. If you want some quick tips to help improve writing ability, take the few minutes to learn these techniques. Dan, thank you for sharing your writing wisdom with us." -Dana Peterson
"Loved the course for its short and to the point videos. Dan did a good job of making the course fun and full of good content that is actionable." -Jane Manthorpe
"Loved this course! I was able to finish it in a single afternoon and start working toward results already. He didn't waste time or overwhelm us with too much information. It's well worth the time to take this course and also worth the investment!" -Tammy Schaefer
"I like my courses to be short and packed with info. This course exceeded my expectations! It presented simple, easy to implement tips to help you become a better, more productive writer - and it did so in an entertaining manner. Thanks!" -Cherie James
"Writing help that you can use. I enjoyed this course very much. I have, I think, all of Dan's courses as his style is very inviting and friendly. I looked him up on Amazon to see what is really up with him. Yep, he has written many books and apparently people like him there too. I like this course because it is immediately helpful. Very good course Dan, I have already used one of your techniques." -Theresa Johnson
"Learn to write your way to success! I just took the most amazing course on writing! The lessons and videos taught me to take my writing to the next level. If you're tired of being stuck in the mud with no where to go - then take this class so that you can burn with the fever of writing your way to success! Fact - I took a Writing with Flair course at the same time as this course. I requested a refund for that course because it was a long-winded version of the basics of writing. What Dan teaches - fast and confident - is so much more useful to anyone looking to write or already a writer! Dan's tips have given my writing more flair and I guarantee they'll give your writing more flair too!" -Catherine B
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See you inside at the final challenge! Dan.
This lesson will change how you write first drafts forever.
You'll be surprised what you can learn from cartoons.
Sometimes it is OK to pretend to be someone else.
This technique will help overcome writers block as well as make your writing clearer, more direct, and more effective.
I can only do so much, you need to put in a little extra time too.
Here are the two some books I suggest starting with to really improve your writing.
Some writers I have learnt from include Chuck Palahniuk, David Ogilvy, and Daniel Pink. Please though, find writers you enjoy and wish to have a similar style to, and then apply this exercise to their work.
Don't worry, the world won't end if you follow the advice in this lesson for a bit of time each day.
There are some websites and apps that help with this one, but I'm going to insist you try and find a manual kitchen timer first. If you use a website or app as your timer, you are opening the door for distraction.
This approach to writing will help break through writers block...even if you aren't exactly proud of the results at first.
Learning to be direct and comfortable with criticism or confrontation can save you hours a week in writing time.
Here is your final challenge. Once you begin reading beyond this sentence, you must finish!
Read through the instructions before you begin.
1) Go to the random word generator website (as an external link/resource to this lecture) and generate 4 words. Pick 3 of them and ignore the 4th.
2) Open your writing program, following the rules from lecture 3 (no spell check or distractions!)
3) Write the 3 words into the writing program, at the top of the page.
4) Choose from one of the following two writing challenges (choose, but do not begin):
---1) Based on the 3 words selected, write a romantic and/or funny story that will make the reader feel warm and fuzzy.
---2) If you want to practice copywriting, then it's time to craft an advertisement. Using the 3 words selected as your creative theme*, write a text based advertisement selling one of the following 3 products:
a) Your Car
b) This Course
c) Your Pet (to be adopted)
*The 3 words you choose are meant to be your theme or provide context to your writing...but technically the exact words do not need to appear in your writing (but of course they can). For example, if one word was clown you could write about the circus and not say clown. If a word was fried-chicken you could write about KFC but not use the words fried-chicken.
5). Go to the egg timer website (linked as an external link/resource as well), for 5 minutes.
6) Based on the 3 words and challenge you have chose, begin writing and do not stop for the 5 minutes.
7) When the timer goes off, post whatever you have written as a new discussion for this lecture. Do not read it, do not question yourself, just post it!
Congratulations on finishing up. Now let's just review the 10 different techniques and mindsets you learnt in this course.
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“That is seriously your life? You are literally living my dream. That’s insane. How can I do it?”
I’ve grown to expect hearing this every time I tell someone about my fairy-tale of a life. But trust me, it wasn’t always this way.
In 2010 I owned my own business and I worked like a dog with the dream of one day “making it”. I sacrificed friendships, health, family and travel opportunities all because I had to work harder for “just a little while longer.”
I just needed to “make it” and then I could I finally start enjoying life.
That was until my business imploded and left me completely, and I mean completely, broke.
At this point I could have taken a job, but it just didn't feel right. I had spent so much time trying to live my dreams, was now the time to quit?
So I decided to take one more risk, and in 2011 I started as a freelance writer.
The journey wasn't easy, but it sure paid off.
Using the same strategies I teach in my courses, I was able to generate a full time income writing within my first few months.
Then in early 2012 I decided to take another risk and see if I could continue freelance writing while travelling the world.
And it worked. It worked really, really, well.
Since 2012 I’ve lived in 7 places including Costa Rica, Manhattan, Barcelona, Italy, Germany and Prague. Each year I try to visit at least 6 new countries.
I’ve also crossed countless items from my bucket list including driving a Lamborghini on my birthday, learning Spanish, and driving a Hank Moody inspired Porsche 911 up Highway 101 in California.
When I was starting out and things got hard I had plenty of opportunities to raise the white flag and retreat...to turn my back on the life I really wanted.
I’m sure you’ll have the same opportunities. Ignore them.
Don’t ever, ever think going for it, going after what you really want, will be easy.
But it will always, always be worth it.
And I'm here to help in any way I can.