Get Your Writing Done
with Jennifer Louden
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01 Class Introduction04:49
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About The Class
Conquer Your Self-Doubt So You Can Become the Writer You Want to Be
What is it about writing that makes writers constantly question whether they’re REALLY writers? Why are they haunted by the impostor syndrome, unable to recognize their abilities and successes and always living in fear that they’ll be discovered as the frauds that they really are?
One of the primary reasons writers judge themselves so harshly and doubt their legitimacy is that they struggle so mightily to write. They sit at their desks for hours at a time producing nothing. Then they’re racked with guilt because of their lack of productivity.
The key to combating self-doubt as a writer is to write. Teacher, author and personal growth pioneer Jennifer Louden will teach you concrete exercises and techniques to help you overcome your guilt, end procrastination, silence your inner critic, and value your voice and ideas so you can get your work done.
In this class, you’ll learn how to:
- Calm your nervous system so your inner critic can’t hijack you before you’ve even started.
- Practice self-compassion to assuage your guilt.
- Visualize your future readers who are waiting to be changed by your words.
- Find your ideal work style rather than following the advice of others.
- Make clear promises to yourself and set realistic goals.
- Daydream productively so you’re ready to write when you sit down.
Preparing to Write: It's About You13:11
How to Befriend your Inner Critic16:10
How to Get Stuck Less17:29
How to Find your Voice10:31
How to Stop Breaking Your Most important Promises08:59
But What if it Sucks?07:03
How to Become the Boss of Your Ideas03:35
Jen Louden is an author, a teacher and a full fledged ambassador for helping creative women get their scary sh*t done. For over 26 years Jen has taught over a million women through her books, communities and writing retreats how to improve their writing, find greater focus, and create human-scaled routines that support the creation of extraordinary lives. ... read moreSee instructor's Classes
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I love Jen Louden. She brings so much fun, curiosity and self love to writing. Thanks Jen!
Her helpful tips and contagious enthusiasm gave my writing mojo a much-needed boost. Her presentation was well prepared-- professional and personal filled with energy and heart and, above all, it kept me hooked. I would definitely like to own this one. And would love to see more Creative Live classes by her!
Absolutely amazing class! Sparkly, informative and fun!
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