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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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The instructor is spot on. The writing exercises are liberating.
Tomas Pena

Editor, Journalist, Reporter

Quick and easy to understand concepts! I've been wanting to write for a while and didn't know where to start. This is a great way to kickoff the creativity.
A simple, straight forward and non-threatening way to either start you writing or help you to get back into writing.

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Emily Gould

Writer

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.