Learn the Simple and Effective Framework for Getting the Most Out of Your Writing Days Without Guilt or Self-Sabotage
Ready to transform your writing days into productive sessions that allow you to get more writing done in less time?
How many times have you set aside a block of time to write, only to have it derailed by distractions?
Or worse, have you ever set down to write and hours later only have about two sentences?
You’re in good company. But it doesn’t have to be this way.
You CAN plan and execute a productive writing day. We’ll teach you how!
Why Writing in the Cracks Isn’t Enough
Perhaps you’ve mastered the art of writing in the cracks. You know, those slivers of time you have while you’re waiting in the carpool line or the dentist’s office.
Getting creative about redeeming small pockets of time to write is an important writing discipline. But if all we ever have is “crack time,” it will be more challenging to do the deep work necessary to take our writing to the next level.
That’s because the deep work required for bigger projects takes sustained time, effort, and focus. It may sound glamorous to curl up and write for hours, but don’t be deceived. Productive writing isn’t as easy as it sounds.
Longer writing blocks require us to be intentional in our planning and execution. But here’s the thing:
Mastering the discipline of dedicated writing days is hard.
We all know that writers should write, right? But if you’ve ever promised yourself that you’re going to sit down and write for the next four hours, what is the first thing you think about?
Everything EXCEPT what you need to write.
No, there’s nothing wrong with you. This is a common struggle for writers.
It’s easy to get derailed when we say we’re going to sit down and write. The reason writing feels hard is that writing is hard.
Does this sound familiar?
You move heaven and earth to set aside a four-hour block to write the next chapter of your book or that blog series you’ve been meaning to finish. Finally, the day arrives, and you’re excited about it.
You grab your beverage of choice and get your writing space situated.
However, as soon as you start looking at that blank page, you remember that bill you forgot to pay. So you take care of that.
Then you start wondering if your friend responded to the email you sent her about your upcoming trip.
No, your friend hasn’t responded yet, but someone from church emailed you to ask for help with an upcoming event.
Then you glance at your phone and notice you have several Instagram notifications.
Oh no! Seventeen minutes have passed. Time to get serious. Back to work.
Okay, now you’ve got to figure out what you want to get done during this writing block.
I should probably . . . [insert list of all the things you could easily knock out in your twenty to thirty minutes of writing time.]
Oh no! Where did the time go?
Don’t feel bad if this sounds all too familiar. In fact, it’s normal. Our brains want us to choose the path of least resistance, and focused writing sessions AREN’T the path of least resistance.
Here’s the thing about writing days . . .
Even when we have the best of intentions, serious writing doesn’t happen by accident.
It takes careful planning and intentional focus to have a successful writing day.
Over the past five years of helping writers, we’ve discovered that there is a framework for setting yourself up for success.
It’s not quite algebra: x + y = z.
But there is a method for planning your perfect writing day so that you are productive.
What do you need for a productive writing day?
If you’re going to take the effort to plan a writing day (or half-day), there are three considerations that should guide you.
- Know where your time goes.
- Know your flow.
- Make a plan.
When you understand how you spend your time, recognize when you’re most productive, and create a plan around what you need to get done, that’s when the magic happens.
Sure, a picturesque cottage by the sea would be lovely for a writing day, but it isn’t necessary. It isn’t about where you write, it’s about how you plan.
You need to focus on creating a plan so that when you sit down to write, you’ve removed distractions, you’re at your peak, and you have a clear plan for what you need to accomplish.
That’s a helpful start. Now what?
Wouldn’t it be great if someone could take you by the hand and tell you exactly what to do on your writing day?
Someone who has been in your shoes and won’t judge you for asking for directions.
Writing is work, and it helps to have someone show you the ropes on how to create productive writing practices for your longer writing periods.
What if someone could tell you what the perfect writing day looks like?
A Plan for Your Writing Day Is Within Reach
If the ideal writing day is something that sounds elusive, don’t be discouraged. Writing is a journey, but there are ways to make the path less overwhelming.
Helping writers balance the art of writing with the business of publishing is what we do at hope*writers. That’s why we have created courses that help writers lay a solid foundation for their discipline.
The way for you to make steady progress toward your writing goals is to have a plan for your perfect writing day. Without a clear plan, you will continue to struggle to effectively utilize your larger writing blocks.
We don’t want that for you. We want you to be equipped with tools and resources that will support you on the writing path. That’s why we created Perfect Writing Day.
Introducing Perfect Writing Day
After working with thousands of writers, we discovered that one of the major challenges they faced was knowing how to make use of longer blocks of time for writing.
We’ve heard hundreds of stories from our members of how they frittered away writing days and would then feel disappointed in themselves for allowing that time to slip away.
In order to help these writers make a plan for their writing, we created Perfect Writing Day.
Perfect Writing Day is a series of online training sessions that will help you determine what your ideal writing day looks like and the specific steps you need to take to implement one.
No more guessing or wondering what you need to do to have a successful writing day. That’s not going to help you make progress. Instead, you can learn the eight components of a Perfect Writing Day and then personalize them for your goals.
Not only will you learn the framework for creating your Perfect Writing Day, you’ll also hear from professionals in the publishing industry.
We wanted to make this course as valuable as possible, so we included Q&A sessions where you can hear questions other writers have asked after learning and trying this process.
Perfect Writing Day also includes training on how to set vision for your writing. You can certainly achieve writing goals, but it helps to have a clear picture of what your writing dreams are so that you can create the path to get there.
How does Perfect Writing Day help me?
If you’re a writer and want to make your writing time count, Perfect Writing Day can help. No one likes to feel like they’re wasting their precious writing time, so let’s get you set up for success with Perfect Writing Day.
- You’ll learn to be creative as you think about making time to write.
- You’ll learn why having a writing plan is so important.
- You’ll learn a simple format to plan your time.
- You’ll learn that if you follow this format, you will get writing done.
- You’ll learn the ups and downs of following the plan, and hear the reactions of people like you who have tried it for the first time.
- You’ll hear tips and strategies for a perfect writing day from the hope*writers founders.
What do I get with Perfect Writing Day?
Perfect Writing Day is a digital course that includes ten modules to help you create your perfect writing day.
Module 1: Welcome
Module 2: How to Find Time to Write
Module 3: How to Plan a Perfect Writing Day
Module 4: Q&A from Writers Like You
Module 5: Surprising Insights From the PWD Format
Module 6: Tips and Strategies to Design a Writing Life
Module 7: Real Life Answers from Four Pros in Publishing
Module 8: Visioneering – Take Time to Process
Module 9: One Year from Now
Module 10: Your Next Step
Once you purchase Perfect Writing Day, it’s yours to keep. You can go back and rewatch the videos any time you feel stuck
There’s no time limit for this course, so you can work at your own pace.
Meet Your Guides
Learn how to leverage writing days. Brian, Emily, and Gary have all been where you are and have come out on the other side as published authors.
They each have different strengths and gifts. When their collective experience is combined, the result is decades of experience in writing, marketing, and connecting with an audience.
This synergy is a powerful force that will help you get the clarity you need in developing YOUR Perfect Writing Day.
EMILY P. FREEMAN
Director of Content
Emily is committed to helping you serve your reader and find your lane so you can do your good work forever. She is the Wall Street Journal bestselling author of five books, including Simply Tuesday and A Million Little Ways, and is host and author of The Next Right Thing podcast and book.
Director of Growth
Brian is a tech, video, and marketing guru who wants to help you grow your email list and create your first online product. He helps explain the overwhelming technology necessary to serve your readers. His book, Start With Your People, released with Zondervan in September 2019.
Director of Community
Gary is the “Dad of the Internet,” reminding writers that it’s never too late to start. He published his first book, A Family Shaped by Grace, at age 66. He leads the hope*writers community team, providing a soft place to land as you get started.
How much does it cost?
Because the content we’re teaching is such an important foundation for beginning writers, we wanted to make this course affordable.
We decided not to give it away for free, because free content usually gets pushed aside and forgotten.
When you pay for something, you’re more likely to actually do the work. And that’s what we want our writers to do.
In addition, the amount of time you will save by implementing this course is worth far more than the cost.
When we took all these factors into consideration, we set the value at $397. But that’s still a big stretch for many writers. So we decided to offer it for $197.
Is Perfect Writing Day for me if...?
We get lots of questions about whether this course is good for . . .
- Busy moms
- People who have a day job
- Beginning writers
- Published Authors
And the answer is: YES!
If you’re someone who has a message you want to share with others in written form, this course will help you make progress as you learn to utilize writing days.
If you’ve ever said, “I don’t have enough time to write,” then this course is for you.
If you’re struggling to stay focused when you have longer periods of time to write, then this course is for you.
DO I REALLY NEED A COURSE TO TEACH ME THIS?
This is an important question, so let’s take a minute to talk about it.
In theory, no. You can skip this course and try to figure it out on your own. But you need to ask yourself what the cost is.
If you save the $197 that it costs to enroll in this course but never learn how to make good use of longer periods of time for your more involved writing projects, was that a good trade?
That’s where having someone to guide you through the process comes in. If overwhelm and distraction are your enemies, then you need to learn how to vanquish them with Perfect Writing Day.