Whether you’re a lifelong journaler, a published author, hell–even a Pulitzer-prize winner, like all writers, a little jumpstart now and then can be just the thing to expand or deepen your writing practice.
In November, 2014, I announced that I’d start leading online writing groups, consisting of daily emails and a closed Facebook group, where participants can come to share and connect. (Learn more & sign up here.)
Then it dawned on me. The obvious, that is. The holidays were around the corner. Many folks are short on time, money, or both. The days were, at that point, growing darker and shorter. It may well have been the hardest time of year to make time for and spend money on ourselves.
So I decided to make all of the material available to those of you who crave some structure and support for beginning or continuing a writing practice but don’t have much time or money to spare.
Crazy busy? No Problem.
For ten days, beginning on your day of choice, a lovely email from me will magically appear in your inbox at the crack of dawn. Other than the time you take reading, you’ll devote just ten minutes a day to your writing practice. (Of course, if you’re on a roll, you can keep going!)
Each email offers you a gorgeous image, quotes from fantastic poets and writers, and a prompt you can take in a million directions. You’ll also get some suggestions for working with the day’s material and links to related readings. You’ll write for ten minutes a day, on your own time, and at your own pace.
Crazy Strapped? No Problem.
I’m a little embarrassed to tell you this, but there have been many, many periods of my life where I’ve spent $18 a week on lattes. With two packets of Splenda, which is even more embarrassing. At the same time, I’d claim–believe, even–I didn’t have any money to spend on myself.
A writing practice has this effect, though–it makes us a little braver, a little more willing and able to be honest with ourselves and perhaps the people we interact with at home and at work. So there you have it, one of my guilty pleasures.
That is why the Self-Paced Writing Class costs $18.00. I wanted to make it affordable to a broader audience, and that means most of the people I know.
There you have it. Ten Days. Ten Minutes.
Just use the PayPal button below to pay, then email me your desired start date.
Your writing is a practice. Your life is a practice. Your practice is to show up. And to remember, always always: Be good to yourself.
“I loved Jena’s self-paced writing class. It was a helpful tool that inspired me to restart my daily writing practice. The prompts were like a dose of wisdom/inspiration from the friend who knows just what questions to ask to get you thinking. I’d highly recommend it!” – Abby Knapp, Burlington, VT