How to Stop Stalling and Write Your Book
4.9 (104 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
630 students enrolled
Wishlisted Wishlist

Please confirm that you want to add How to Stop Stalling and Write Your Book to your Wishlist.

Add to Wishlist

How to Stop Stalling and Write Your Book

Learn how to finally live your dream of being a writer (and doing the work) with no more stalling and no more fear.
4.9 (104 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
630 students enrolled
Created by Rachael Herron
Last updated 9/2014
Price: $25
30-Day Money-Back Guarantee
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • 19 Lectures!
  • More than 80 minutes of lecture video content!
  • Learn what it takes to call yourself a real writer.
  • Discover proven techniques to get the words on the page.
  • Rediscover your passion for writing.
View Curriculum
  • Computer

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.

Who is the target audience?
  • Aspiring writers
  • Experienced authors needing a motivational boost
Compare to Other Writing a Book Courses
Curriculum For This Course
19 Lectures
So, Why Aren't You Writing?
2 Lectures 07:59

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.

Preview 04:14

You'll learn about the muse and whether or not she can be trusted.

Preview 03:45
Getting Started
2 Lectures 08:54

For many, the words "writer's block" are terrifying. Learn why there's no need to fear this particular writing gremlin.

Why You Don't Have to Fear Writer's Block

Why you often don't think your work is good enough.

The Gap Between Your Taste and Your Writing
Distractions! And How to Manage Them.
4 Lectures 17:23

We'll talk about the distractions you can't ignore and the ones you should.

What Kind of Distractions do you Face?

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!

How to Use W.O.D.

A bit of tough love, followed by a few kind words.

Hard and Fast
Getting Addicted
3 Lectures 14:09

Learn how to use your senses to make habit work for you, not against you.

Harnessing Habit

In which Rachael has an opinion about the best time for YOU to write.

When Should You Write?

Breaking it down old school with a calculator -- how will you get the words done?

Preview 04:51
No Fear! How to Get Your Work Done
5 Lectures 20:57

Whether you're a plotter or a pantser, have no fear! We'll figure out what your best system might be.

Plotting or Pantsing?

Some ideas about where to get ideas.

Four Rules for Creativity

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.

How to Be Brave and Start

For many writers, being in the middle is the worst part. But not for you! Not anymore! Find out why.

The Dreaded Middle

THE BEST PART OF ALL! The End! What to do when you get there.

Ending it All
A Nod to the Second Time Around
1 Lecture 02:23

In which we glance at revision in our side-view mirrors.

Glancing (Quickly) at Revision
In Conclusion
2 Lectures 08:36

Simple methods of daily motivation, revealed.

Daily Tips and Tricks

When can you call yourself a writer? What are the rules? In which we find out, for once and for all.

When Are You Considered a Real Writer?
About the Instructor
Rachael Herron
4.9 Average rating
104 Reviews
630 Students
1 Course
International Bestselling Author

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.