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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.

130 of 132 students recommendSee All

This is an inspirational and motivational class that will make you want to write your book and leave you feeling excited for your future self.
Really interesting and motivating. I learned a lot and it helped me focus on what was important. Thanks !
Simon provides some really good tips, I definitely recommend you hear him out if you are serious about writing.

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Simon Van Booy

Author and Screenwriter

Simon Van Booy is the author of seven books, including The Secret Lives of People in Love, Tales of Accidental Genius, and The Illusion of Separateness, a national bestseller.

Also the editor of three philosophy books, he has written for the New York Times, The Guardian, the Financial Times, ELLE Men (China), National Public Radio, and the BBC.

His fiction has been translated into seventeen languages, and he lives in Williamsburg, Brooklyn with his wife and daughter.