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.

256 of 259 students recommendSee All

This is a well-delivered, concise, heart-warming piece of encouragement for anyone beginning to write.
Superb insight into getting into the right mindset to write. Well presented and brilliantly thought out. I will be using all of these tips as I continue to work on my manuscript.
A soft spoken man with a wonderful way of being made this series of videos not only educational but very calming and nice to listen to. Well done and I am sure there will be tings here to inspire your writing in the future.

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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.