Writing a book is straightforward. You sit, you write. Voila! You’re done. Theoretically. Alas, there are steps in-between, and we covered them in this lively teleclass. Listen to the recorded version below, and by hour’s end, you’ll have a clear sense of what a book project entails, and if you have the time, energy and interest to dive in.
November’s National Novel Writing Month(tm) is about to begin. Gear up with inspiration from NaNoWriMo(tm) winners in this recording of our Ready, Set, Write teleclass. Our experts share their ups and downs, favorite writing apps, and their secrets for maintaining the blistering speed that propelled them across the finish line. They’ll convince you that you, too, are up to the challenge!
I’m so pleased and excited to bring the Write Directions Institute to downtown Frederick! The spring class list is live on the site here, and you can find the links to register for each class on the class pages. Be sure to pay attention to the early bird registration deadlines! Save Save
November newsletter — articles you won’t want to miss! How to win a Pulitzer Prize Publisher Weekly’s Top 5 bestsellers (fiction, nonfiction and children’s books) November’s inspirational meditation Writers’ pop quiz Subscribe to Write Directions monthly newsletter today! A live WriteDirections teleclass you won’t want to miss! Find time to write — Beth’s top 10 tips Thursday, Nov. 6, 12-1 p.m., EST $25, includes downloadable handouts You have more time to write than you think — and this […]
Tuesday, Oct. 7 3-4 p.m., EST $25, includes downloadable handouts You’ve had a great idea for a book kicking around inside of you for weeks, months, maybe even years. “Tomorrow, tomorrow,” you tell yourself. You’ll have more time, money, confidence. You know the real challenge is not to finish your book but to begin it. But where, how do you do take your first step? Let this one-hour workshop show you the way. Author and […]
This Saturday, April 12! 9 am – 12 pm Cowork Frederick, Frederick MD $69 Register! Self-publishing is no longer fringe publishing, undertaken by wannabees who couldn’t otherwise get published. Rather, thanks to technology and the Internet, it has moved into the mainstream, allowing aspiring authors to say: “I don’t need your permission to get my message out.” Consider: the number of self-published books jumped 59 percent from 2011 to 2012. Self-publishing has advantages: You’re in […]
Thanks! Thanks to my first “graduating class” of the WriteDirections Institute. They graduated “Time management for writers” this Wednesday. I gave them enough tips to plan out the next few months of their work/creative lives. I’ll check in with them in a few weeks to crack the whip. In the meantime, here we all are. Sitting from the top: Carol deLaski, Don DeArmon, Tom Seemes, Laurel Webster, […]
Wednesday, April 2, Noon – 1:30 Cowork Frederick 122 E. Patrick St. Frederick, MD 21702 Time management is thought management. Rethink and recast, and you’ll learn how to gain and sustain momentum. Momentum is critical if you want or need to write a book, article, newsletter, blog post, whatever. You can’t produce squat without it. And that means you can’t achieve your goal of using your writing to build your business, further your cause or […]