This week’s challenge is now underway, but if you’d like to find out more below and join us for the next one, join the mailing list at the end of this article and we’ll let you know when we’re running it again! Online writers groups are a superb way to get you writing!
Here at Writing.ie we’re running a 5 day writing challenge that will get you out of your head and writing regularly and consistently. Run by a Number 1 bestselling author and an NLP coach it’s designed to overcome blocks and give you invalauble hints and tips to make your writing flow.
Did your New Year resolutions to write more, not deliver? Do you spend all your time thinking about writing, dreaming about writing, doing the odd bit of writing but getting overwhelmed and lost in a haze of can I? Should I? Will I? Questions that leave you going around in circles and getting more and more dejected and NOT WRITING?!
Now is the perfect time to join the Writers Ink WRITE HERE, WRITE NOW Challenge and start to turn your writing dreams into reality. This challenge is run through a private Facebook group , so wherever you are in the world you can get involved and meet fellow writers for less than the price of a cup of coffee per day…
No more stressful, inconsistent efforts, that leave you frustrated – we’re going to make sure your writing in 2020 becomes ‘effortless’ (in as much as writing ever is!)
This is what will make the difference between you and those writers who just write, no matter what!
Our CHALLENGE STARTS ON Monday Feb 17th 2020
Once payment is received, you’ll be sent a link to the group which will open on Friday 14th – when you’ll be let in to our exclusive private space. The challenge will start on Monday 17th – get ready! Places are limited so don’t leave yours to chance!
This challenge is hosted by Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin aka bestselling author Sam Blake and journalist and NLP coach Maria McHale.
What happens during the 5 Day Challenge?
This 5 Day Challenge will show you the building blocks for a short story or novel – characters, location, and conflict. But this is YOUR challenge, so if you prefer to use your own characters, that’s fine – there is no right or wrong way to make this work for you.
Each day there will be one daily task, this will take between 10-20 minutes to complete (you can devote as much time as you wish).
We’re going to be looking at character, setting, story development, dialogue and beginnings.
We’re also going to be look at those other writer problems like writers block, imposter syndrome and building good writing habits.
You’ll be given EXCLUSIVE access to our private challenge members only Facebook group, along with everyone else taking part in the challenge. Places are limited so don’t dither!
Every day Vanessa and I will share one action item in the group for you to complete and post in the comments your results so we, and the rest of the group can see how you got on.
Each task can be done in 10-20 minutes and we’ll be on hand answer any questions you have. The best bit is the wonderful energy and community vibe that comes from joining a challenge – it’s infectious!
There’s nothing like a reliable and supportive community to turn to when you get stuck – and the challenge always delivers on that.
Who are we?
Bestselling author Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin writes under the pen name Sam Blake and her latest book, Keep your Eyes on Me hit the top of the Irish book charts last month. After five weeks, it’s still in the top ten! She is also Ireland’s leading literary scout, the founder of The Inkwell Group and of the online national writing resources magazine www.writing.ie
Maria McHale is a journalist and communications consultant and works with clients who want to get noticed and tell their story – from entrepreneurs to emerging authors – she writes regularly for the Irish Times and has written for most of the leading UK newspapers and magazines too.
Together we run the Writers Ink community, for writers of any genre, connecting you with other writers experiencing the same challenges.
The group has a monthly subscription cost of €49 (less than €2 a day!) and offers peer support and mentoring to members, curated resources will help you improve your writing. Members get accurate industry standard advice and help. A weekly AMA addresses specific concerns on problem areas, and a wide range of expert guests to give you the best advice available. Members can post writing samples to get feedback and encouragement from their peers, and expert advice from Vanessa.
What does it cost?
The 5 day challenge has a one off payment of €20.
The 5 Day Challenge includes 5 daily tasks with tips sheets and bonus content daily to kickstart your writing and hone your skills. Via exclusive video, through discussion and critique we’ve got tons of info for you.
We want people doing the challenge to DO the tasks and get the best from the group. It’s easy to sign up for a free challenge and not do the work, you’ll be getting exceptional value and expert help over the challenge week and we want to avoid lurkers!! A payment gateway keeps the trolls out and we’ll be very fast to block if there is any offensive behaviour – this is a safe place to improve and explore your writing goals.
To join, make your payment below and you’ll be taken through to the Facebook group which opens on Friday 14th – the challenge kicks off on Monday 17th February 2020. You’ll get a full dose of inspiration, support and motivation over the 5 days.
See you on the inside!
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