You've wanted to write for as long as you remember but you don't know where to start. You want to know how to write a book.
Or maybe you've been writing for a long time but you've lost that old enthusiasm.
But you're not writing, even though it's what you know you want to do, what you were meant to do. You used to know how to write. Where did that go?
You're not doing the work, not writing a book. You're putting it off, day after day, and you're not sure why.
In this motivational course from internationally bestselling author Rachael Herron, you'll learn why you procrastinate doing the work you know you were meant to do, and you'll learn invaluable tricks and tips to get yourself to the page.
How to Stop Stalling and Write Your Book uses dynamic video lectures based on tried and true techniques to both motivate and inspire you.
You're the only one who can write your book. Learn: How to write an e-book. How to write a novel. How to write a blog. How to write just about ANYTHING.
Let's do this.
A little about who you are (someone who wants to write but is stalling) and a bit about who I am (an ex-procrastinator turned prolific and exuberant book-finisher). By the end, you'll know what to expect from the course.
For many, the words "writer's block" are terrifying. Learn why there's no need to fear this particular writing gremlin.
Why you often don't think your work is good enough.
We'll talk about the distractions you can't ignore and the ones you should.
Intro to Rachael's Magic Formula, the way she gets her books written.
What W.O.D. does for you, and how to use it to get your writing done!
A bit of tough love, followed by a few kind words.
Learn how to use your senses to make habit work for you, not against you.
In which Rachael has an opinion about the best time for YOU to write.
Whether you're a plotter or a pantser, have no fear! We'll figure out what your best system might be.
Some ideas about where to get ideas.
Starting is terrifying, isn't it? We'll talk about analysis paralysis and how it's okay to be both right and wrong at the same time.
For many writers, being in the middle is the worst part. But not for you! Not anymore! Find out why.
THE BEST PART OF ALL! The End! What to do when you get there.
In which we glance at revision in our side-view mirrors.
Simple methods of daily motivation, revealed.
When can you call yourself a writer? What are the rules? In which we find out, for once and for all.
Rachael Herron is the internationally bestselling author of the novel Pack Up the Moon, the five book Cypress Hollow romance series, and the memoir, A Life in Stitches. Her next mainstream standalone novel, Splinters of Light, will be out in March 2015 from Penguin. Her blog gets more than a million readers a year, and her favorite thing to do is share her love of writing with others in a usable, accessible, and most importantly, fun way.
Her work has been published in seven countries and translated into four languages. She has a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Mills College, California. She’s wanted to be an author since she was five, but until she got serious in 2006 (using National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) and the techniques taught in this course), she’d never finished a book before. Now that she knows how to, her favorite thing is writing The End as often as possible.