Whether you are a published writer or aspire to be one, these established authors provide substantial training and resources to enhance your skills and business success.
Learn from Christine Kloser, Shonda Rhimes, Aaron Sorkin, James Patterson, Mark Matousek and others.
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How to Write, Publish & Promote Your Book
Learn from a lineup of 15+ international bestselling authors, industry leaders and marketing experts, who will share key practices and insider information for successfully writing, publishing and promoting a book.
Visionary leaders like Lisa Nichols, Jan Phillips, Mark Matousek, Christine Kloser, Ryan Eliason, Linda Sivertsen, Marc Allen, Wendy Keller and many more guide listeners as they share professional wisdom and personal experiences so listeners, too, can make their most meaningful contribution to the world.
Shonda Rhimes is the creator, head writer, and executive producer of multiple television series and other projects, including Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, and How to Get Away with Murder.
In May 2007, Rhimes was named one of TIME magazine’s 100 People Who Help Shape The World.
See quotes and video from her MasterClass on writing in article:
Aaron Sorkin is a screenwriter, playwright and producer. His writing credits include the television series Sports Night, The West Wing, Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip, and The Newsroom.
His films include The American President, Malice, A Few Good Men, Charlie Wilson’s War, The Social Network, Moneyball, and Steve Jobs.
As noted on the site of the Online Education Platform MasterClass:
“Now, the Academy Award winning writer is teaching screenwriting.
“You’ll learn his rules of storytelling, dialogue, character development, and what makes a script actually sell. By the end, you’ll write unforgettable screenplays.”
A testimonial from a class student, Mamta Valderrama, an author and entrepreneur:
“Aaron is incredibly bright and speaks in real terms/actionable steps for me as a screenwriter…not in the abstract. I enjoyed the real and actionable instruction.”
Another MasterClass course is presented by James Patterson.
The “author of 19 consecutive No. 1 New York Times bestsellers, reveals his tricks of the trade for the very first time. In this course, he guides you through every part of the book writing process.”
Christine Kloser hosts the The Transformational Author Experience.
A profile notes she is “a transformational book coach and author whose guidance has helped the lives of visionary entrepreneurs and authors around the world.
“She’s trained more than 35,000 authors, and personally coached hundreds to get their books written and published.”
“Christine Kloser provides wonderful resources for writers who want to become successful doing what they love to do.
“Listen to her, listen to the people she interviews, and — providing you act on it, of course — you’ll become an empowered, successful writer.”
~ Marc Allen, President and Publisher of New World Library
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See more programs and resources: Christine Kloser Site
“Accessing your authentic message and writing your transformational book is one of the most powerful things you will ever do for yourself, your readers, your business and ultimately – the world.” Christine Kloser
Mark Matousek : Truth Story Transformation
His program “Writing to Heal” is a “9-month Journey of Self-discovery and Empowerment.”
Live training starts Thursday, July 7, 2016 – recordings are part of the course materials.
Mark Matousek writes in a Facebook post:
“I’m excited to start teaching Writing To Heal with The Shift Network. The course starts this Thursday and is a nine-month journey of self-inquiry through writing.
“Writing To Heal is unlike anything else that I teach, a true gestation in writing practice that can lead to the birth of insight and freedom.
“The wound is the place where the light enters you,” said Rumi.
“This truth is the starting point on this adventure into our untold stories, and the parts of ourselves that need attention and healing. I hope that you can join us.”
Sign up to learn more and get a free recording of his June 2016 webinar: Writing to Heal Your Shadow.
One of his on-demand classes:
Writing Through Fear
“While the vast majority of writers, both amateur and professional, struggle with anxiety over their work, too little is understood about this occupational hazard.
“Many experience the common fears of not knowing where to start, how to structure their time, how to become comfortable with solitude, and not give up on their vision.
“Writers worry about not finding the right words to say exactly what they mean, how to deal with criticism, and how to put their work into the world.
“The blank page, which Hemingway called ‘the white bull,’ threatens to charge them and leave them helpless in the fight to bring their writing into the world.”
What you will learn in the course –
Why starting a piece can be so hard
How distracting habits create anxiety
What to do when your inner demons strike
The difference between anxiety and excitement
How to revise your writing with a new eye
The healing power of concentration
When sharing work is (and isn’t) counterproductive
That the fear of writing is rarely about writing itself
Visit his site for more products for writers and creators:
The Creative Penn – Training For Authors And Writers
“To be a successful indie author means wearing many different hats.”
Author and mentor Joanna Penn continues: “Indeed, to be successful at anything involves wearing many hats!
“But sometimes, we can look up from the mountainous To Do list and wonder what the hell is going on!”
“I have spent a lot of time writing in my journals with a strategic focus, trying to decide what I want to achieve over the next 5 years, both as a creative and a business-woman.
“I will be writing more books, and also focusing on turning those into multiple products – publishing direct on the main platforms in ebook and print, as well as focusing on audiobooks, foreign translations and other country markets.”
Writer and creativity coach Jenna Avery says: “A big part of learning how to be a writer or an author is about learning to tackle ‘the war of art’ on a regular basis — to do the work and build the solid writing habit you need.“
“As a writer, you know that nothing is more important (and satisfying) than seeing your writing projects go from start to finish.
“But that isn’t always easy when you’re on your own — isolation, resistance, unstructured time, perfectionism, and distractions all get in the way of the consistent, productive, and professional writing habits you need to see your novel, book, or screenplay through to ‘Done!’
“Fortunately, there’s a solution to those problems that you can start using right now to get your writing done, on track, and with all the support you need…”
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Photo of writer Julian Barnes from Facebook page.
[The photo is also in article: A Writer’s Room in T Magazine.]
“The writer must be universal in sympathy and an outcast by nature: only then can he see clearly.”
― Julian Barnes, Flaubert’s Parrot
Photo: Reporter Zoe Barnes (played by Kate Mara) in the Netflix series House of Cards, from post: Zoe’s Desk by Matt Thomas.
He comments: “I just love images like this. I am a workspace voyeur — especially writer’s workspaces. My bible here is Jill Krementz’s The Writer’s Desk, a collection of wonderfully evocative photographs of, well, writer’s desks.”
Photo: Nicolas Cage in “Adaptation” – from post: To Be More Creative Deal With Anxiety. “Anxiety is the great silencer of the creative person.” Eric Maisel, PhD.