ClassDesigning Your Writer's Life
You want to “be a writer.” Now what? This class includes an in-depth exploration of all the elements of taking the writing life seriously—from your writing practice to your reading practice, from your writing craft to the all-important and often-overlooked business of writing.
You’ll learn about the mindset shifts you need to dedicate yourself to the craft, the psychology behind sticking with work and getting it done, and ways to gamify your way out of procrastination. After taking this class, you’ll have a solid foundation of productivity, accountability, and vision that will sustain you for the rest of your writer’s life.
We’ll work through the text Welcome to the Writer's Life, selected as one of Poets & Writers’ Best Books for Writers. Complete with exercises, tools, checklists, infographics, and behind-the-scenes tips from working writers of all types, this book and the course offers everything you need to jump-start a successful writing life. The teaching artist will review all your work and make sure you keep the promise to yourself to begin your writer’s life in earnest. The teaching artist will also provide excerpts of her book Welcome to the Writer's Life in the form of PDF's, Word docs, links, or other media, during class, so no need to obtain a copy, though you are welcome to.
Instructions for Accessing This Online Class
In order to access live class meetings, you must have the Zoom application downloaded to your computer. You will also need a WiFi/Internet connection throughout the duration of your scheduled meeting and a computer with audio and video capability. The information to join your Zoom classroom will be provided in your confirmation email upon registration. Please check spam folders if you do not see this email upon registration. For more information on how to use Zoom, please see our training manual here.
Some classes use a supplemental Google Classroom page. Should your teaching artist use Google Classroom, you will be invited to join the classroom via email at least 24 hours in advance of your class (check spam folders if you are not seeing this invitation). Please note that Google Classroom requires a Gmail address to access the Classroom. If you do not have a Gmail account, the email invitation will be sent to the email address we have on file and will prompt you to create a free account or enter an existing account to join the classroom. If we are unable to send an email invitation to your non-gmail account, you will be contacted by a staff member to provide a Gmail address. If you do not have a Gmail account, you can create a free account here. Should you have concerns about this, please contact a Loft staff member at firstname.lastname@example.org or 612-379-8999. For more information on how to use Google Classroom, please see our training manual here.