If you’re like many writers in the DIY MFA community, you don’t just want to write creatively, you also want to use writing to build your career. Yet many creative writing courses leave things out that are crucial for professional writers.
One important element is creativity and how to generate ideas on demand so you don’t waste time wondering what to write next. But creativity goes beyond just coming up with fresh ideas. You also have to learn how to spot ideas with promise and develop and implement them so they actually come to fruition.
The second piece of the puzzle is converting your knowledge into a nonfiction book. If you’re a creative professional, you may want to write books in your area of expertise, but writing that type of book is very different from writing a novel. It’s much easier to plan and produce this type of book if you have system you can follow.
That’s where this epic webinar bundle comes in. The first webinar focuses on creativity so you can hone your process and get creative on demand. The second webinar looks at how to craft a nonfiction book, so you can position yourself as a leader in your field. While you can register for each webinar individually, when you sign up for the two together you get an awesome discount.
The webinars will happen live on December 13 & 20, but they are also recorded so if you can’t make it to the live session you will have access to the replay afterwards.
Insider Tip: This special bundle rate is only available during this launch. Last time we did a webinar bundle like this was in November 2017 and we likely won’t do another until well into 2019, so this may be a one-time thing. While we pre-plan our signature course enrollments months (sometimes years) in advance, we like to be more spontaneous with our webinars, so at this point we don’t know when (or if) these webinars will be offered again. Even if we do offer them or make the recordings available, it will not be at this same bundle price.
Don’t Wait for the Muse
Generate and Implement Ideas on Demand
Thursday, December 13 at 1pm ET
Sometimes it seems like all the good ideas have already been written. The truth is, most stories have already been told and most concepts have already been written in some form or another. So how do you write something that is fresh and new? For bloggers and freelance writers, it can be especially challenging to come up with original ideas since you also have to generate new content at a fast and consistent pace.
That’s where this session comes in. In this webinar, Gabriela will walk you through her foolproof process for generating ideas… and putting them into action! Contrary to popular belief, creativity doesn’t happen in a vacuum, and you can pull endless ideas from the world around you without writing something that feels derivative.
The more you develop the habit of implementing your ideas, the more momentum you will build and the more creative you will become. This session will demystify the creative process so you will never again be stuck staring at a blank screen waiting for the muse to show up. Tuition: $75
From Brain to Book
Package Your Expertise into Book Form
Thursday, December 20 at 1pm ET
Writing a nonfiction book is a great way to boost your visibility and establish you as an expert in your niche. Yet even if you are well-versed in your area of expertise, it can feel daunting to put those ideas into book form. You might already write short stories, novels, poems, and essays, but it’s a very different proposition to put your knowledge into a prescriptive nonfiction book.
In this session, you’ll learn a step-by-step process so you can take material you have already created—on a blog, podcast, or other creative outlet—and package it into a book. You’ll discover how to structure your ideas so you can hook your readers from the very first page. Finally, you’ll know exactly what steps to take so you can get this book published. You will leave this session with practical techniques and a concrete plan so you can get that expertise out of your brain and into a book. Tuition: $75
Special Rate for 2-Webinar Bundle:
Registration for both webinars closes at 11:59pm ET on December 12.
Registration is now closed.
The live sessions for this webinar will be on December 13th & 20th at 1pm ET. We use GoToWebinar, a system that allows you to watch the webinar from your computer, tablet, or mobile phone.
If you can’t make one or both of the live sessions, don’t worry. There will be recordings, which you will get access to within a few days of the live sessions. You’ll also get access to the slide deck and any other bonus worksheets we might create to accompany the webinar.
- Date: December 13, 2018 (Don’t Wait for the Muse) and December 20, 2018 (Brain to Book)
- Time: 1:00-2:30pm ET
- Tech Requirements: Windows 7 – Windows 10 / Mac OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) – 10.13 (High Sierra)
- Additional Info on System Requirements
Note: To give us time to prepare the virtual room and ensure that all participants are set for the webinar, we will be closing ticket sales 24 hours prior to the live event.
When you register…
You’ll receive an email receipt for the bundle and confirmation for each webinar. The confirmation emails will contain a link to the page where you can enter your name and email into the webinar system. Once you’ve done that step, you’ll be all set to access the webinar on the date above, as well as get email reminders when the webinar is close to going live.
Gabriela Pereira is an author, speaker, and entrepreneur who wants to challenge the status quo of higher education. As the founder and instigator of DIYMFA.com, her mission is to empower people to take an entrepreneurial approach to their creative careers, and unleash their artistic brilliance. She earned her MFA in creative writing from The New School and speaks at national conferences, industry events, and college campuses, including: TEDx, Writer’s Digest conferences, the Claremont Mckenna Athenaeum, and INBOUND. She is the author of the book DIY MFA and the host of both the Writer’s Digest Podcast and DIY MFA Radio.
We want you to feel confident in your purchase, and if you change your mind about the webinar, we offer a 100% money-back guarantee up to one week prior to the date of the event.
Because there is a limited number of virtual “seats” we want to be able to offer your spot to somebody else and we need that one-week window in order to work out those logistics.
If you change your mind about the webinar and it’s still before that one-week window, just email the support team at support[at]DIYMFA[dot]com and we’ll give you a refund. It’s that simple.