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Write Faster: Finish your book & feel good about it!

January 10 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

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Learn how to write more in less time to finish your book—for real!–in 2024.

This year, you’re going to finish a book. But which one, and how? You’ve got multiple creative projects tugging for your attention, not to mention family, pets, work… When can you carve out time for your manuscript, and how will you stay motivated to finish by the time April rolls around, let alone October? And why does writing happen so slooooooooooowly?

In this 90-minute live webinar, taught by Allison K Williams, you’ll learn how to clear mental space to focus on one project, set a realistic timeline, and produce more words in less time to finish your book—for real!—this year. We’ll talk about how to work significantly even in very short bursts and discuss techniques and tricks to write faster and more productively every time you sit down. And sitting down is NOT “write every day.” You’ll learn to guide yourself through creative blocks and overwhelm, and specific strategies to create open time in your day. You’ll discover how to feel good about your work, no matter how close to “done” you get in 2024.

This webinar will cover:

  • The four main obstacles between you and your finished book and how to conquer each one
  • Making time out of “no time” (and how to get the people you live with to support & protect your writing minutes!)
  • Strategies for starting strong in every writing session and controlling distraction
  • How to create painless, consistent accountability to yourself
  • Three key routines to keep you writing when you want to be (NOT the “write every day” platitude!)
  • How to weigh trade-offs and opportunity costs so you can write guilt-free
  • The simple technique to help yourself feel “good enough” to keep writing in imperfect circumstances or limited time

This webinar is ideal for:

  • Writers of all genres who want to finish a book this year
  • Creatives having a hard time choosing between multiple unfinished projects
  • Novelists and memoirists with child/family/caregiver obligations who just can’t see where the time will come from
  • Self-help/business authors ready to finish a platform-building book quickly
  • Writers who want to shape their writing life through conscious practice
  • Creative Writing students and MFA graduates having a hard time writing without external deadlines
  • Writers who alternate between prolific writing binges and “hitting a wall” or getting creatively blocked

Closed captioning is available. ✔

All registrants receive the recording. ✔


Allison K Williams

ALLISON K WILLIAMS has edited and coached writers to publishing deals with Penguin Random House, Harper Collins, Knopf, Mantle, and St. Martin’s Press as well as hybrid and independent presses. She’s guided essayists and humorists to publication in media including the New Yorker, Time, the Guardian, the New York Times, McSweeney’s, Refinery29, Hippocampus, the Belladonna, and TED Talks. As Social Media Editor for Brevity, she inspires thousands of writers with weekly blogs on craft and the writing life.

As a memoirist, essayist, and travel journalist, Allison has written craft, culture, and comedy for National Public Radio, CBC-Canada, the New York Times, the Christian Science Monitor, Creative Nonfiction, McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Kenyon Review Online, the Prairie Schooner blog, the Drum and Travelers’ Tales and Flash Nonfiction Funny.

Allison holds an MFA in Creative Writing from Western Michigan University and spent 20 years as a circus aerialist and acrobat before writing and editing full-time. She leads the Rebirth Your Book writing retreat series and is the author of Seven Drafts: Self-Edit Like a Pro from Blank Page to Book.


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January 10
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
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