The Writer's Toolkit: 6 Steps to a Successful Writing Habit

Simon Van Booy, Author and Screenwriter

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9 Videos (38m)
    • Introduction

      1:54
    • The 6 Steps for Writing Success

      1:32
    • Step 1: Make Your Own Space

      3:58
    • Step 2: Find Your Medium

      3:25
    • Step 3: Read Inspiring Works

      5:15
    • Step 4: Set Your Conditions

      3:45
    • Step 5: Stick to a Routine

      3:45
    • Step 6: Sketch to Stay Inspired

      7:58
    • Wrapping Up

      6:32

About This Class

Do you dream of being a writer but are struggling with how to start? These 6 essential steps will give you the foundation you need to produce great writing.

In this 40-minute class, acclaimed novelist Simon Van Booy walks writers of all types through a simple process that makes writing approachable and fun. You will learn how to:

  • optimize your space for your writing style
  • create a daily writing routine
  • gather and act on inspiration

Perfect for authors, aspiring writers, and enthusiasts looking for a creative outlet, these tools are meant to be revisited often to build a long-term writing process you can rely on for years to come.

207 of 209 students recommendSee All

Very Inspiring, I enjoyed the class very much. At the end of the class. You not only feel like you have been tough something new. But, to have faith in what you are doing. That even on the days that you may feel rotten. It all works out in the end. Just have a little faith, Keep working on what means the most to you.
Much of the advice for writers seems to include sitting down and writing every day, along with looking everywhere for inspiration. It's great advice, but I had been in need of more than that. Simon Van Booy has given me that "more" I was searching for. I now know how to proceed with confidence. I sincerely hope that Simon Van Booy will come back soon and teach another of his knowledgeable, in depth, and inspiring classes.
Very good information covered during this brief course.

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Simon Van Booy

Author and Screenwriter

Simon Van Booy is the award-winning and best-selling author of seven books of fiction, and three anthologies of philosophy. He has written for the New York Times, the Financial Times, NPR, and the BBC. His books have been translated into many languages. He lives in New York with his wife and daughter. In 2013, he founded Writers for Children, a project which helps young people build confidence in their storytelling abilities through annual awards.