Cultivating Creativity: How to Start and Sustain a Writing Habit in 31 Days
* This Hands-On Habit-Forming Change-Your-Life Writing Course Is the Perfect Way to Jump-Start or Re-Energize Your Writing (for you or for someone you love)! *
These last months of 2020 have been a true challenge. It’s a lot to process. Lighten your creative load by freeing yourself through writing. In one month of daily infusion of new creative energy, you will feel much lighter, connected to your thoughts, and have a large body of new work that may lead you somewhere wonderful!
We bring the work to you- by email- to give you the opportunity to see change in your spirit and ideas. Through lessons on writing practice, resources, videos, exercises, and lots of writing tips, you can enjoy expressing yourself and embodying a whole new habit- as a writer.
These 20 minutes will be the best investment you can make in feeling whole, energized, and empowered.
*If you took our FREE course, “Driven to Write: A Field Guide to a Writer’s Creative Mind,” you are now aware of how exciting it is to be a creative person and why you’d naturally be drawn to explore your creativity through writing.
Now’s the time to channel your creative self into a writing practice.
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Are you ready to be a writer but not sure where to start?
This course changes everything: whether you’re embarking on a writing practice and looking for a kick-start, or you’re looking for a fun, energetic way to express yourself, process your thoughts, and feel well and whole, our engaging daily writing online course is an excellent way to do it.
Cultivating Creativity: How to Start and Sustain a Writing Habit in 31 Days turns creative people into writers– what you do with that next … enjoy new skills, turn some of your new pieces into publishable works, or simply feel more motivated and confident when writing– is part of the adventure!
What the Course Entails:
This online course– delivered to you each day by email– takes you through a month of daily writing practice with lessons, videos, resources, excerpts, and the support and guidance you need to to see a whole new confidence, approach, and lifestyle emerge.
During the course, you will generate a portfolio of new writing that will become rich early drafts of short stories, a novel, a screenplay, poetry, and more.
Why This Course?
There are many great books on writing, courses at your local school, group functions such as NANOWRIMO (every November), and writers’ conferences and conventions to attend around the globe. All of them are incredible for providing you with a boost of inspiration and suggestions for how to do what you love and in ways that you can adopt for your life.
But if you’re ready to start writing, you’re ready now.
This course is available for you to begin any time- and because it’s delivered to you by email every day, you can take part in it on your schedule. Those 20-30 minutes a day- before bed or early in the morning- become your time to develop as a writer and see your thoughts emerge on the page.
In 31 days, you’ll have developed a daily writing habit that will become part of your life and who you are.
Every day for 31 days, you will be guided through how to begin your writing habit, ways to establish it, and how to sustain it for the long haul.
Beginning Day 2, you’ll receive a lesson with instructional materials, videos, resources and readings, and writing prompts, and will continue to get new lessons on alternating days (4, 6, 8, and so on). On the alternating days, you’ll receive a writing prompt, which will give you some breathing space between the lessons to absorb and apply what you’ve learned to your writing and the opportunity to focus on your work.
What You Get with Cultivating Creativity:
Each lively informative lesson comes with a variety of learning tools:
- Resource links
- Suggested readings
- Daily writing prompts & exercises
- A comprehensive printable/fillable workbook
- A fillable calendar
- Part I: Gears you up with a healthy mental state and strategies to approach your new habit
- Part II: Gives infrastructure and frameworks to ensure you are supported and your writing happens
- Part III: Provides methods to help you adapt your lifestyle to support your writing habit
In the Short Term:
– Recognition That You Have Joined a Rich Literary Tradition & a Community of Peers:
You will learn what professional writers do in order to get themselves in the chair, stay there, and see success as a result.
– Shifted Mindset & Adapted Lifestyle:
You will walk away from this course bearing a whole new way of thinking about yourself as a writer and how you can continue to make room in your life for your writing habit. Whether you’re a corporate professional, academic, entrepreneur, or creative, bolstering and enhancing your writing skills will benefit you in myriad ways- for your whole life.
– A Healthy Portfolio of New Work:
The writing you will generate during this course will provide you with ideas, openings, topics, and gems of lines to use as you go forth and ultimately put your writing into fiction or nonfiction forms of personal essay, short story, novel, memoir, and more.
For the Long Term:
When you have finally made it to the other side from all the sweat, toil, and time in the chair, you can relax. You own this now, and with your daily practice and the newfound habit of writing, you’ll get to call yourself a writer.
Why Is Cultivating Your Creativity Valuable?
Taking charge of your life in a way that is enriching and deeply satisfying (plus in a way that will yield so much material that will ultimately become publishable stories, chapters, etc.) is one of the coolest, most exciting ways to live.
When you are finally living the life that gives you so much fulfillment, you will feel the value of this experience in full.
If you take the course, participate in it fully, and find it didn’t work for you, we will refund your enrollment fee.
Community Connections: The Writers’ Lounge Online
A key part of the course is the community connection you get with other writers. Come into our private Facebook group, The One Lit Place Writers Lounge, where writers from around the world chat, share ideas, and exchange resources.
Joining this group ensures you always have support, people to grouse and celebrate with, and beta readers (fellow writers who will read your drafts), which is very handy for when you take all your material you generated during this course and begin to finesse it for publication!
Plus, if you ever dreamed of writing a novel, this course is the perfect way to warm yourself up, generate plenty of material, and become comfortable with viewing life through a writer’s lens. By the time you’re done, you’ll be ready for our Write Your Novel in 4 Months Program, which provides a full framework of support, instruction, and guidance to writers and gives you everything you need to write your novel in 4 months.
Enroll today to become the writer you wish to be.
The Instructor- Jenna Kalinsky
I am a writer, editor, writing instructor, and the founder/principal of One Lit Place. I have been a creative and academic writing instructor for nearly 20 years, teaching at Teachers College, NYC, University of Toronto Scarborough, Humber College, Western University, where I redesigned the Continuing Studies Creative Writing program, and privately. I created One Lit Place: a writers’ center so all people who write can receive education, support, and community from anywhere, and on any schedule.
I love writing and also helping other writers see their own work and process through fresh eyes in order to arrive at clarity and purpose. Cultivating Creativity is a collection of ideas I have learned along the way of becoming a writer myself, and assembling it to meet the needs of an emerging writer has been a labor of love. I know how satisfying it is to feel confident in my choice to turn my creativity into a writing practice- and career- and I want the same for you.
How does a “self-guided” class work?
After you sign up for the course, you will receive each lesson by email- sent straight to your inbox- every day for 31 days (plus the introduction and thank you email, which comes out to 33 emails total).
**IMPORTANT: You should receive your Day 1: Welcome email within a few minutes of signing up. If you do not, PLEASE CHECK YOUR JUNK/SPAM/PROMOTIONS FOLDER. If you do find the email there, please add “One Lit Place” to your safe senders list/contacts.**
A self-guided course is designed so you can take it on your schedule and engage with the materials as you see fit- if you liked Day 2 and want to refer back to it, it’s yours to view as much as you like. Something in Day 14 made you go in a new direction with your work and you want to talk about it? Amen to that- that is what we’re here for! Please reach out to talk through any issues that come up and head over to our Writers’ Lounge!
What if the course doesn’t work for me?
This class is an amalgamation of all my years both as a writer and as a writing instructor. It is designed to give you a maximum opportunity to both learn and reflect, all while doing so through writing. The format is such that it is an integrated part of your day- you don’t need to go anywhere or even log into a teaching platform; it arrives to you punctually each day, and as such, meets you where you live.
The chief goal is for you to take the daily lessons and writing prompts and engage with them so day by day you inch toward becoming someone who unthinkingly experiences the world through writing.
If you find, however, after taking the course, that it was not of benefit to you, no problem at all- it comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. Please be in touch, and we’ll refund you in full.
What other resources or editing support do you offer?
One Lit Place is a full-service writers’ center, meaning we are here for writers from the very beginning of your process all the way through your successful career and beyond.
Our Write Your Novel in 4 Months Program is the next step or if you’re looking for personalized support on any of your writing at any stage, please visit our Writing, Coaching, and Editing Services page or reach out by phone or email. We coach writers and offer copy editing in fiction, nonfiction, academic, and business writing to help you reach your goals.
We are happy to help you in whatever way you need: our editors provide all manner of coaching, brainstorming, feedback, editing, copywriting, and other personalized consultation and support.
Be in touch any time to see how we can best help you achieve your goals!