Creative Writing for All: A 10-Day Journaling Challenge

Emily Gould, Writer

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6 Videos (26m)
    • Intro: Your 10-Day Challenge!

      3:48
    • Examples: Julavits and Wolfe

      8:24
    • Tips for Noticing

      4:00
    • Emily Writes

      4:54
    • Revision

      4:28
    • Closing

      0:43

About This Class

The Class: Internationally acclaimed author Emily Gould walks you through a 10-day creative writing challenge! Filled with inspiring examples, observation prompts, and clever revision tricks, it's perfect for writers and enthusiasts eager to rekindle creativity in a personal and artful way.

The Prompt: Commit to writing 10 minutes a day for 10 days (starting with "Today I noticed...") and, on the final day, revise one entry into a finished piece.

Why: Use this class to ban writer's block and get your good ideas down on paper! 

  

Be sure to check out Emily's first Skillshare class about writing personal essays.

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Really helpful for getting you thinking if you're stuck in a writing rut.
Today I noticed that Emily has something special that makes me want to listen to her all day. Maybe it's her tone of voice or maybe it's her sweetness, but listening to her give all those great writing tips in such a simple and almost homey way is brilliant. I always listen to the skillshare courses at 1.5 speed but not when Emily is the room.
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Really liked the note about slowing down some of your actions when possible throughout the day to get accustomed to noticing things.

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Emily Gould

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Emily Gould is an American author, co-owner of the indie bookstore Emily Books, and former editor of Gawker.com.

Her essay collection And the Heart Says Whatever was published by Free Press in May 2010, and her novel Friendship was published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux in 2014.

She blogs at www.emilymagazine.com and www.emilygould.tumblr.com. You can also follower her on Twitter at @EmilyGould and @emilybooks.