* I Should Be Writing! * Boot Camp for Procrastinators and Busy People
Next session: January 13 - February 15, 2014. Registration is now open.
This 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.
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
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
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.
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. (However, please note that Boot Camp is not ideal for the new writers.)
Runs for five weeks.
Three participation levels and rates:
$230 -- Full Service Option. You get everything listed above, including unlimited email exchanges with Lisa and a weekly phone call (optional).
$155 -- Repeat Rate. Only for those who have taken Boot Camp before. Participate at the Full Service level, but may opt out of any or all assignments/activities.
$100 -- Audit-Only Rate. You get the weekly Lesson, Reading, and Assignment/Activity materials, but without feedback, emails, phone support, or group participation.
Registration is now open. Use the PayPal below. If you wish to pay by check, please email me first (see below).
All fees are nonrefundable. Cancellation policy: Full credit toward a future class or editing project, if canceled one full week prior to start. If canceled less than a week before class begins, a partial credit of 70 percent issued toward a future class or project. Once class begins, no credits are given. Credit must be used within 12 months.
If you have questions, want to explore if B.C. is right for you, or wish to pay via check, please send an email: LisaRomeoWrites at gmail dot com
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