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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

    • The 6 Steps for Writing Success

    • Step 1: Make Your Own Space

    • Step 2: Find Your Medium

    • Step 3: Read Inspiring Works

    • Step 4: Set Your Conditions

    • Step 5: Stick to a Routine

    • Step 6: Sketch to Stay Inspired

    • Wrapping Up

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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.

561 of 567 students recommendSee All

This class is succinct and entertaining - Simon provides the basics to get started, and the last chapter is well watching all the way to the end. i would recommend it to anyone who is truly trying to start writing.
Nicole Voss


Not only do I feel inspired to write now, but some of the steps can actually be applied to basically every single activity in your life.
Contains some good inspiration.





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.

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