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The November Page Turner Writing Challenge

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This challenge is now underway, but if you’d like to join the next one, scroll down to join our mailing list and we’ll let you know when it happens!

After the success of our previous challenges here at Writing.ie, we’re running another 5 day writing challenge – this time it’s a Page Turner Challenge and is aimed at anyone who may not have the time for NaNoWriMo but is looking for the fun and inspiration of a shorter challenge. 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. Whatever your genre, discovering how to keep your reader hooked and turning those pages is the key to success – we’ll be explaining the tips and techniques that bestselling authors use to ensure that happens.

We’re all back in Lockdown in Ireland and we need some distraction – it was very hard to concentrate during the first lockdown, but now the evenings are dark and we’re back at home, so what better time to get your creativity flowing?

Join the Writers Ink Page Turner 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 9th November 2020 and costs just €35 – AND everyone who joins this challenge will receive a special offer code to get a FREE COPY of Sam Blake’s bestseller Keep Your Eyes On Me from Eason.com, which comes out in paperback on 5th November. Use the code to pick up your copy online – you just need to pay the postage where applicable.

Once payment is received, you’ll be sent a link to the group which will open on Friday 6th November – when you’ll be let in to our exclusive private space and can get to know your fellow writers, as well as check out all the additional content we give you as part of the week’s exercises. The challenge will start on Monday 9th – get ready! Places are limited so don’t leave yours to chance!

This challenge is hosted by bestselling author Sam Blake (aka Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin) and journalist and NLP coach Maria McHale.

What happens during the Page Turner Challenge?

This 5 Day Page Turner Challenge will show you how to bring all the elements of a fast paced, gripping read to your fiction, whatever genre you are writing. We’ll be looking at characters, plotting and how important conflict is to generate story – and how to keep your reader turning those pages.

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, plotting, story development, dialogue and those all important opening lines.

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 Sam Blake 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 to 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 likea reliable and supportive community to turn to when you get stuck – and the challenge always delivers on that. We’ll be live every evening in the group to discuss the day, answer questions and to see how you’re getting on – and we’ll be inviting some special guests along to say hello too.

Who are we?

Maira McHale and bestselling author Sam Blake

Bestselling author Sam Blake’s Keep your Eyes on Me hit the top of the Irish book charts in January and stayed in the top ten for five weeks. It’s just out in paperback this month. Sam is the pen name of Vanessa Fox O’Loughlin who 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 PAGE TURNER Challenge has a one off payment of €35 – which includes a special offer code to claim your free copy of Keep Your Eyes on Me at Eason.com (you just pay the postage where applicable).

The 5 day PAGE TURNER 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 will open on Friday 6th November – the challenge kicks off on Monday 9th November 2020 and lasts for 5 days until 13th. You’ll get a full dose of  inspiration, support and motivation over the 5 days.

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