Defeating Distraction: Creating a Writing Practice

WRITING X 404
Develop powerful writing habits in this class designed to help you take steps to becoming a disciplined, motivated, and successful writer.
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Classroom
Starting at $345.00
As few as 6 weeks
2.0 Credits

What you can learn.

  • Learn why discipline and a writing practice help writers complete projects
  • Develop practical tools to combat procrastination and writer’s block
  • Commit to writing over a six-week period and learn how to sustain your momentum
  • Identify ways you can structure your life to make room for regular writing sessions

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, with homework assignments geared towards setting manageable goals and accountability. 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 will focus solely on committing to the writing practice itself. By the end of the course, students will have the skills to build a sustainable writing practice that they can maintain long after the class is over. All levels of writers are welcome.

Spring 2019 Schedule

These courses meet in person and make use of an online presence to varying degrees.

Available
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Thursday 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: UCLA
Instructor: Cole Kazdin
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Fee:
$345.00
55 days left. Enroll by Apr 11, 2019
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Notes
Enrollment limited to 20 students. Internet access required. 
Refund Deadline
No refunds after April 16, 2019
Schedule
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Date
Time
Location
Discussion
Thu Apr 11, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Discussion
Thu Apr 18, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Discussion
Thu Apr 25, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Discussion
Thu May 2, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Discussion
Thu May 9, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32
Discussion
Thu May 16, 2019
7:00PM - 10:00PM
UCLA
Kaplan Hall A32

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