Is one of your New Year’s Resolutions to write more? Do you want to try building a daily (or at least regular) writing practice? Looking for some creative inspiration for new stories? This class is for you.
Starting January 15, you’ll get a 10 – 20 minute long writing exercise via email every day for 31 days. For the first few weeks the exercises will lean toward the generative, allowing you to play around with craft and character and setting while planting story seeds in your brain. Once those seeds start to grow, the later exercises will help you know more about your characters and the world they inhabit.
Even if you already have stories or novels in progress, you can use these exercises to kick your brain into creative gear without pressure and get into the habit of practicing every day. Doing a short writing exercise can keep your writing muscles limber on days when you don’t have the time or energy to work on your work in progress.
Because many writers thrive on community and support, all participants will have access to a private chat space on Discord where they can share their experience with the exercises and support each other through the month. This is optional! You can also do the exercises on your own and never speak to anyone else ever. ;)
The course costs $40 and grants are available for those who can’t afford it.
Sound good? Register Now or keep reading for more details.
There are 10 grants available to writers who cannot afford the registration fee for class. Five grants are available to Black, Indigenous, and other Writers of Color, five are available to any writer from any identity background.
To apply, fill out this form. You’ll be asked to provide a personal statement (up to 500 words) and a statement of financial need (300 words). Please Note: I define financial need broadly, from those who absolutely can’t pay to those who may have the money but can’t set it aside for a writing course. Don’t self reject!
Application Deadline: January 5, 2020.
Would you like to make a donation to cover more grants? Please do so via PayPal below.
If you don’t use PayPal (or don’t want to) please contact me to arrange other payment options. Also, please be sure to add a note to your donation letting me know if you want to remain anonymous or be thanked publicly for your generosity!
What are the technical requirements?
To get the exercises, just an email account. Joining the community on Discord is optional and only requires a computer or mobile device.
What is Discord?
A group chat service that you can access on your computer, tablet, or smartphone. Within the course Discord there are multiple channels/chat rooms where students can share their exercises if they want, discuss challenges and epiphanies, and set up virtual write-ins. Learn more.