The End: How to (Finally) Finish Your Book
October 1 - November 25$410
At some point in the creative process, every writer, no matter how accomplished, gets stuck. It might be blah characters, a sagging middle, hitting a dead-end or simply running out of steam. Personal distractions can also rear up to damage our confidence or squash our motivation to keep going.
The best books are done books, and in this eight-week course, whether you start out with thirty pages or two hundred, new and seasoned writers will learn and apply a proven structure, strategy and tactics that help you finish your book. With the support of your peers, and insights of an instructor who has been there- for each of her seven books!- and interactive online sessions, you will see immediate results.
- Learn how to get unstuck and get going;
- Find and fix what’s wrong and keep what’s right;
- Develop the writing habit based on current research on habit formation;
- Make an effective last-minute outline (whether or not you’re a planner);
- Create an action plan for writing and finishing vs editing that works for you;
- Discover how to keep yourself accountable, motivated and free from distractions to maintain the momentum;
- Know when you need help and where to find it.
Each week you will receive materials to download such as templates, motivational exercises, a customizable action, and accountability plan, all of which are supported by discussion, sharing, conversation – and doing. The video conversation meets once a week (and is recorded if you can’t make it in real time), and the online classroom is open and active 24/7 making it easy to learn, write and get support anytime, from anywhere.
Eight Weeks: October 1 – November 25
Tuesdays, Live Video Chat 7-9 p.m. EST
Online classroom available 24/7
Instructor: Anna Sonser
Anna holds a Ph.D from the University of Toronto in English Literature. In addition to her non-fiction book, A Passion for Consumption: The Gothic Novel in America, she has published six novels under a pseudonym with Kensington Publishing in New York. She also has numerous newspaper, magazine and academic articles to her credit. She has taught at the university and college levels as well as taking on a coaching role as marketing and communications branding and change management consultant for financial and IT organizations. Fluent in French and German, Anna divides her time between Toronto and Southern California.