Writing Productivity

Writing productivity habits to help increase the number of books you write each year
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  • Lectures 31
  • Length 2 hours
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  • Languages English
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Published 11/2015 English

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 2016 *****

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.

What are the 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • 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

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Section 1: An Introduction to the Course
A Look at the key learning objectives for this course.

An overview of the 4 Key Financial Investments that every self-published author should consider making, as well as a closer look at Investment No. 2: Purchasing Scrivener.

Section 2: Planning Habits
Introduction to Planning
Introduction to WorkFlowy
Creating a Medium to Longterm Strategic Plan
Setting up a Strategic Plan Within WorkFlowy
Day-To-Day Tasks: Part-Time Versus Full-Time
Day-To-Day Tasks: The Importance of Writing Daily
Day-To-Day Tasks: Planning Your Daily Work Schedule
Setting up a Daily Work Schedule in Workflowy
Test Your Knowledge on Planning Habits
5 questions
Your Tasks for This Section on Planning
1 page
Section 3: Writing Habits
The Importance of Writing Quickly
How I Increased the Number of Words I Write Every Day
How Scrivener Can Help Improve Your Writing Productivity
Distraction Free Writing in Scrivener
Setting Daily Writing Targets
Project Statistics in Scrivener
A Closer Look at Scrivener's Project Stats
Project Targets in Scrivener
A Closer Look at Scrivener's Project Targets
Test Your Knowledge on Writing Habits
5 questions
Your Tasks for This Section on Writing Habits
1 page
Section 4: Learning Habits
Introduction to Learning Habits
Staying Ahead of the Curve: Google Alerts
Keeping Abreast of the Latest Happenings in the Self-Publishing Industry
Test Your Knowledge on Learning Habits
5 questions
Your Tasks for This Section on Learning Habits
1 page
Section 5: Healthy Habits
Introduction to Healthy Habits
Making Time for a Daily Walk
The Importance of Taking a Break
The TomatoTimer (Web), Pomodoro Time (iOS only) and the Importance of Pomodoros
Test Your Knowledge on Healthy Habits
5 questions
Your Tasks for This Section on Healthy Habits
1 page
Section 6: BONUS Section
BONUS LECTURE: Exclusive Offer for Completing the Course

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Instructor Biography

David James Ault, Author, Internet Marketer & Udemy Instructor

My name is David James Ault and I am a British ex-pat living in Slovakia, in the heart of Europe, with my wonderful Slovak wife, our three children and our English Bullterrier, Shaggy.

Having graduated with a BSc (Hons) Degree in European Business, the first part of my career was spent in marketing, especially in the tourism industry, and during that time I completed my Postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, at the CIM.

In 2001, I moved from the UK to Slovakia, where I set up a tourism portal about Slovakia and wrote travel related articles and books. I also began writing my first novel.

At that time I taught English as a Foreign Language, as well as Business English Mentoring, and then in 2005 I started working as a Freelance Translator, before finally setting up my own translation company.

During the last 15 years I have written a number of non-fiction books within a variety of niches and set up a number of successful websites to promote my various interests. More recently, I have also been writing fiction and non-fiction books for teenagers and young adults and, in January 2015, I set myself the goal of becoming a full-time author within the next two years. I am currently creating a series of online courses to impart some of the knowledge I have learned over the years to my students.

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