Defeating Distraction: Creating a Writing Practice One Day Workshop
Develop powerful writing habits in this class designed to help you take steps to becoming a disciplined, motivated, and successful writer.
What you can learn.
- Learn how to make writing a central part of your life, no matter how busy you are
- Understand where writer’s block comes from and how to fix it
- Get tips on how to fight procrastination and other roadblocks
- Enjoy lectures, discussions, and writing prompts that fuel your creativity
About this course:Whether you are writing a screenplay, short story, personal essay, or not even writing yet at all (but would like to!), the way to create and finish any project is through a consistent and committed writing practice. The regular discipline of writing can feel elusive and at times unattainable, but it can be done! In this course, students learn the fundamentals of creating a lasting writing practice as well as concrete tools to employ as defenses against procrastination and writer’s block. Class time will consist of lectures, in-class writing prompts, and exercises to build craft. Think of it as “Couch to 5K” personal training—but for writing. Rather than focusing on revising or improving a particular writing project, the class focuses solely on committing to the writing practice itself. All levels of writers are welcome.
Summer 2021 Schedule
Remote instruction courses are taught online in real-time with regularly scheduled class meetings held via Zoom. Course materials can be accessed any time through an online learning platform.
This course uses remote instruction. As such, instructors use Zoom to offer a live class meeting at the designated time. Students must be present at course meeting time to participate in the class.