September 3, 2012

I Should Be Writing - Boot Camp

Still time to commit to your writing this fall.

*I Should Be Writing!* Boot Camp begins Monday, September 10.

Ready to write? Ready to work? Ready?  Go.

*I Should Be Writing!* Boot Camp for
Procrastinators and Busy People

Online, September 10 - October 20  (Self-paced; you do NOT need to be online at specific times.)

This is the popular kick-in-the-pants, no-B.S.-class that has gotten experienced writers out of ruts, stuck writers moving again, new writers going, blocked writers producing, and returning writers back into gear.

Boot Camp is for you if....

You get to the end of a day, week or month and haven't written a word, though you had the best intentions. Everything you write isn't what you intended to write. You are stuck in a big writing project and feel paralyzed. You just can't get started, even on a small writing project. Your writing routine is MIA. You spend more time talking about writing than you do writing. You're writing regularly, but have little idea what you are actually working toward. You want to try something different but can't seem to get out of your own way. You're fresh out of ideas – or have too many. You promise yourself you will get serious...when you have time, on Monday, next month, but you don't.

If any of the above describe your current relationship to your writing life, and you need a gentle push – or a very firm shove – then maybe you need this class.  

I will help you: create the time to write, adopt a writer's mindset, develop and maintain regular writing routines, deal with your unique, individual writing obstacles, set and work toward writing goals that are specific and measurable -- and enjoy the process. 

I act as your coach, ally and (kind but tough) task-master. Through private email exchanges, instructional materials, productivity and accountability tools, an online discussion group with fellow writers, weekly reading, and (private) telephone conversations, you will become (or return to being) a writer who writes. Opportunities for feedback on your writing also offered.

This class is self-paced; no need to be online at specific times. 

Writers of any genre are welcome. Previous Boot Campers have included novelists, memoirists, poets, personal essayists, dramatists, general nonfiction writers, children's book authors, humorists. 

Three participation levels and rates:
> $215.  -- Full Service Option. You get everything listed above, including unlimited email exchanges with Lisa.  Special - former students or clients pay only $200
> $ 155  -- Repeat Rate. For those who have taken Boot Camp before. You can participate at the Full Service level, but may opt out of any or all assignments.
> $100  -- Audit-Only Rate. You get the weekly Lesson, Reading and Assignment materials, but without feedback, emails, phone support, or group participation.  

All fees are nonrefundable. Cancellation policy:  Full credit issued toward a future class or editing project, if canceled one full week prior to start of class. If canceled less than a week before class begins, a partial credit of 70 percent is issued toward a future class or editing project. Once class begins, no credits are given. Credit must be used within 12 months.

Please click here to visit Boot Camp registration page. If you have questions or need to pay by check, email me.

Other opportunities:

Creative Nonfiction 4x4: Four Weeks. Four key elements of nonfiction writing craft.
Writing Coaching.  Feedback/critique/goal-setting/accountability.
Editing. From one piece to a full-length book manuscript.
Memoir Class at Rutgers University Writing Program Extension (continuing ed)

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