* I Should Be Writing! * Boot Camp: Reclaim Your Writing Life. A solo, on-demand, online course. Begin any time.

A Solo On-Demand Course

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*I Should Be Writing*: Reclaim Your Writing Life....

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

If you are writing regularly, if your work-in-progress is humming along, if you have a satisfying active writing life, then you don't need Boot Camp. But...

Boot Camp is for you if....

You get to the end of a day, week or month and realize -- you 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 the middle of a long writing project and don't know which direction to take. 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 on the page 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, weekly commitments, interim check-ins, 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 include novelists, memoir writers, poets, personal essayists, bloggers, dramatists, general nonfiction writers, children's book authors, humor writers.  (Please note that Boot Camp is not ideal for brand new writers.)

The class runs for five weeks.

Full Service. You get everything listed above, including unlimited email exchanges with Lisa and a weekly phone call (optional).  

Repeat. For Boot Camp alumni only. Participate at the Full Service level, but opt out of any or all assignments/activities.

Registration is always open. Use the PayPal buttons below. If you wish to pay by check, please email me for the postal address. Check must arrive one week prior to your start date.

If you have questions or want to explore if B.C. is right for you, email:  LisaRomeoWrites at gmail dot com. Let me know if you prefer to talk by phone, and we can do that.

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Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email and will be asked for a start date at that time.

All fees are nonrefundable. Cancellation policy for On-Demand Solo course: Full credit toward a future class or editing project, if cancelled before you are set to begin. Once materials are delivered and your course begins, a 75% credit will be given if cancelled during the first week; 50% if cancelled during week 2; after that, no credits given.  Credit must be used within 12 months

My writing students and those writers who I have coached have had work published (or forthcoming) in: the New York Times; More; Literary Mama; N (Nantucket) Magazine; AARP; The Healing Muse; Skirt!; XO Jane, Scholastic; Next Avenue; CNN's iReport; Medium; American Journal of Nursing (Off the Charts blog); Chicken Soup for the Soul (multiple titles); Brain, Child; Elephant Journal; Huffington Post; Babble; Motherlode and Opinionator (NY Times blogs); Rock and Sling; War Literature and the Arts; Success Magazine; SheWrites Press; Eight Stone Press;KQED (Bay Area public radio); Brushes with Fame/Smith Magazine; The Quotable 12; Brevity Blog (2013 Mystery & Memory contest); Beliefnet; Grand Piano Passion; The Quotable; The Tao of Place (anthology); This I Believe; Berkeley Times; BaristaKids and Baristanet; Monday Coffee (anthology); NJ Family; YourTango; The Thinking Person's Guide to Autism; Eckhart Tohle's Newsletter; DesistFilm; Magazine Diabolique/Horror Unlimited; South Dakota Poetry Society Contest; and many others..

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