BEYOND PROCRASTINATION™ FOR WRITERS: Writing Through to the Happy End by Renate Reimann, PhD
START DATE: This class is currently closed.
DURATION: 4 weeks
COURSE DESCRIPTION: What prevents you from completing your project? Chances are you have run out of steam along the way. This class will help you to revitalize your manuscript, strengthen your commitment to writing in general and overcome your self-sabotaging behaviors.
Writing Through to the Happy End focuses on how to go the distance as a writer. Each lesson contains exercises and/or action steps to strengthen your commitment and ability to write today and for the long term. Instructor feedback is available for each assignment and experiences can be shared with fellow students via a closed online forum
Praise for Renate:
My most apparent growth as a writer was setting up a writing routine and honoring it. Renate helped me by identifying how I was giving it up and not sticking to my schedule. I now 'work,' as in write, from 8:00am to 1:00pm Monday through Friday. ~ V. Sonne, Globe, AZ
Renate has enhanced and changed my life profoundly. For example, I am sitting here today, writing Chapter 4, after teaching AND having completed grocery shopping and it’s only 3:30pm. I’ve never ever been so organized! ~ Nuala C., New York, NY
Working with Renate is extremely valuable. The accountability and encouragement keeps me on track towards joyfully living the best version of my life. I have concrete strategies for walking, with joy, down the path to my dreams. She is both extremely skilled and compassionate. I highly recommend her services to anyone interested in reaching their potential while fully living their life. ~ Natalie Watkins, San Antonio, TX
Praise for Renate’s latest book, Beyond Procrastination™: How to Stop Postponing Life:
Beyond Procrastination is a manual for life. ~ Carlette Christmas, Fox 48 and KAYT
This book is one to keep by your bedside. ~ Eleanor Bobrow, WDIY Public Radio
While this book is written for the frustrated, chronic procrastinator, it will be helpful to anyone who needs some help getting started or reenergized to continue a project to completion. ~ Jane Anderson, bizcatalyst360.com
And for those 20-25% of the population who consider themselves chronic procrastinators, this is an undeniably useful book: it will help readers uncover their own delay patterns and develop effective coping mechanisms. ~ Patricia Gale, Blogcritics.org
WEEKS AT A GLANCE:
PART III: WRITING THROUGH TO THE HAPPY END (May 5 – June 2, 2017)
Week 1: Keeping the Momentum Going
What happens when distractions get the better of you? Maybe your writing suffers because you spend too much time on the internet. Or some days it seems impossible to get started. This week, you will identify when you are prone to distractions and how to improve your productivity.
Assignment: Keep a procrastination log and design a strategy to stay productive. Instructor input available.
Week 2: Integrating Writing and Self-Care
For long-term writing success, it is extremely helpful, if not essential, to create a writing schedule that includes all phases of the process from your first chapter to publishing your masterpiece. To stay on track with that schedule, you need to take good care of yourself.
Assignment: (Re)write your project timeline and commit to 5 self-care habits. Submit to instructor for feedback and share your self-care commitments with the group.
Week 3: Self-Sabotage—How to Recognize, Counter and Defeat It
You are almost there...and then it happens—self-sabotage. Very often it is a way of handling stress that backfires. This session focuses on realizing when you undermine yourself and increasing your ability to manage pressure.
Assignment: Identify self-sabotaging behavior and replace it with self-nurturing. Instructor available for feedback.
Week 4: Finishing Your Project and Letting Go
Despite our desire to finish our project and get recognized for our accomplishment, it can be surprisingly difficult to let go. What if it is not perfect or critics don’t like it? It’s time to confront your fears and celebrate the benefits of finishing.
Assignment: Prepare yourself for sending your finished piece into the world and identify your next big goal. Consult with instructor and share with fellow students.
Materials needed: An Internet connection and email and paperback or eBook version of Beyond Procrastination™: How to Stop Postponing Your Life by Renate Reimann, PhD (suggested but not required).
ABOUT YOUR INSTRUCTOR: Renate Reimann, PhD, is the creator of the Beyond Procrastination™ program which is at the center of her teaching, writing, public speaking and coaching. Her own experience as an author and her background in publishing, college teaching and coaching have prepared her to confront pretty much any procrastination issue writers encounter.
COST: $59, which includes weekly assignments delivered via email, written individual feedback from the instructor and an online group forum for mutual support and interaction.
BONUS: a 20% discount on any of Renate’s regular coaching services.
BUY NOW: Beyond Procrastination™ for Writers: Writing Through to the Happy End by Renate Reimann, PhD (4 weeks, starting 5/5/2017) Limit: 15 students. Early registration is recommended.
This class is now closed. Please check out the WOW classroom for the current schedule here.
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