This morning, I finalized the list of the 90 daily videos I’ll be recording and sending to the writers taking Write With Me 2020 and I got so excited about the list that I knew I had to share it with you.
Briefly, some of what I’ll be talking about includes:
- Four excellent reasons for not setting daily writing targets.
- A sneaky trick to get more words on the page in less time. (Some writers are using this technique to write 3,000-4,000 words an hour.)
- The myths about writing fast that continue to pervade our industry and why they’re so damaging to your long-term writing career.
- When things get difficult and you start missing days, this one tool will help you get back on track much faster than anything else.
- This trick helps ensure that your brain is working on your story in the background, even as you’re going about your day. (Hint: It’s what makes sprints so effective, as opposed to the long hours of sitting at the desk writing.)
- The reason so many writers are fast non-fiction writers but slow when it comes to fiction (and how to fix this immediately!)
- The scientific reason behind why having fun is the most important thing you can do for your writing career. (And how you’re killing your creativity and productivity by taking it all so seriously.)
- What so many writers do in their routines that leads to bad mental health and that can be easily avoided.
- Writing on the road: The good, the bad, and the ugly. Also: How to maintain a consistent writing routine without being thrown all over the place when you’re physically being thrown all over the place!
- The myths I wish I hadn’t bought into when I first started writing fiction. (For instance, I believed in the idea that writing novels was harder than writing non-fiction or journalism, and so I needlessly showed up with more anxiety and fear than was necessary.)
- Why it’s a mistake to stop reading fiction when you’re writing fiction (plus, how to ensure that you’re not accidentally imbibing another author’s voice when you do).
- How we use creative mind and critical mind in our writing and how both have separate, and completely useful, functions as long as they’re kept separate.
- The three things that happy writers have in common and what you need to do in order to incorporate them into your life.
- The #1 mistake you can make when putting together outlines. (Even if you do everything else “right,” your book will fall apart if you make this common mistake nobody talks about.)
- Writing that requires large amounts of research: Can you still keep up the word count? (YES! I’ll show you how.)
What to do on the days when words are a struggle… The amazing shift that happens when you write for 30-40 days non-stop without missing a day… Why the last few weeks of any project are the most crucial and the most productive… The reason sabotage of any sort stops being an issue when you write with sprints and streaks (and the psychology behind this)… And much more.
If you’d like to get access to these videos AND be part of an amazing group of writers who’ll be ramping up the productivity, building streaks, and finishing projects, Write With Me 2020 is for you.
Check out all that we’ve got going on here and I look forward to seeing you on the inside.