If you’ve been umming and aaahing about joining our Introductory Course, Writing Scared which starts on Monday night, that’s normal and okay. On average, most people who do our courses did too. There’s a part of you that’s hesitating for a reason.The number one reason why? Fear. That’s your inner critic talking. The voice in your head that always stops you when it comes to following your heart or dreams. The voice that gives you a variety of creative excuses and reasons NOT to. The voice that shuts you down creatively, that causes ‘writer’s block’, that makes you feel like you can’t write or have nothing good or original to say, the part of you that stops you from even starting or makes you hate anything you write. What if for just 6 Mondays, you were able to learn how to make that voice become still so that you could give yourself some breathing space to explore? That’s where Writing Scared comes in. It’s an Introductory course designed to help you stop making excuses and figure out what you want to write about in a supportive and exciting way. There are still some places left but you have to act fast as our bookings close TODAY!
But on to the reason why you opened this started reading this post in the first place…
10 Reasons Why You Should Write A Book
1. You get to be immortal and in the loveliest form possible – in a BOOK! One day, years from now someone will find your words and be utterly transformed, inspired or comforted. Writing a book or just writing is a permanent way of recording your conscious/subconscious thoughts and capturing a moment in time. You get to have a permanent record forever of your thoughts, feelings and creations.
2. It will make other goals or dreams seem so much easier. People spend their lives talking and dreaming and thinking about the book that they will one day write but guess what? Did you know that statistically 90% of people never end up writing one? Why? Because they were too busy thinking,dreaming, talking and not actually writing. Don’t become part of that statistic.
3. It’s possible. No one said it would be easy but it’s possible. If you wrote just one paragraph a day for 100 days, you would have over 25 pages worth of material. You don’t have to be writing thousands of words a day or bother with a word count. Start small.
4. It will make you an expert. You need to do a lot of research to know enough about your subject to write a book about it. That subject might be your life story but who doesn’t want to be an expert in their own life?
5. Imagine this, you walk into your favourite book store and staring straight at you is YOUR BOOK. Not only will you be a writer, you’ll be a published author.
Next time that someone asks you what you do at a party, you can nonchalantly say, “Oh, I’m an author.”
6. You’ll be helping save the world by saving someone through your words. People we have never met have changed our lives by the books they have written. You could help educate, motivate or support someone with the words that they have been searching for. Everyone has a story to tell including you.
7. You’ll have something to work towards. If you want to write a book, you have to write every day. You can’t wait until inspiration strikes. And, next time someone asks you what you are up to, you can say that you are writing a book and actually mean it!
8. It will make you a better reader. You will learn first hand how hard it is to share your words with other people especially when you are still in the process of editing. You will appreciate great pieces of writing more than ever.
9. Your communication skills will improve tenfold. You will be able to express yourself clearly. To write a book, you need to be able to engage with your audience on both a mental and emotional level. You need to be concise with your words in order to get your ideas across in a way that makes an impact.
10. You will be creating one of the most satisfying life long habits. Once you are writing regularly, you won’t know how you managed not to write. Writing is a free form of therapy and will help you understand yourself and the world better.
If that list made you even the slightest bit excited or intrigued about writing, get in touch and book your place for Writing Scared which starts on Monday 23rd February for 6 weeks. (6 Consecutive Monday evenings). All bookings must be made by today and are made on a first come, first served basis.
Don’t just take our word for it. Find out what our students have thought of Writing Scared.
For more course information, go to https://tellyourstorywithwriteon.wordpress.com/courses-and-workshops/tell-your-story-find-your-voice-an-introductory-writing-course/ and book directly via our contact form.
Our Advanced Course, Writing To Heal starts on Wednesday February 25th 2015. This is exclusively available to students who have already completed the Introductory Course, Writing Scared. We only run this a few times a year so book now to avoid disappointment. There are only 2 places left. For more information, contact us directly via our contact form.
Don’t become one of the 90% of people that only ever talks about writing. Let us deal with your reluctant and cynical inner critic. Tell your story. The world is waiting to hear what you have to say.
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