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A Happy Writer

The Fired-up Writer’s Guide series #1

Announcing the first in my Fired-up Writer’s guide series!

the live session took place on 23rd october 2018: it will be available in my online school soon.

Have you always dreamed of being a writer but find yourself stuck in dither and doubt?

Have you been writing for a while but somehow you’ve lost the joy?

How to be a Happy Writer shows you the quick and easy route to confidence and renewed fulfilment. This training will help you clear your blocks, clarify your intentions and reclaim your purpose. You’ll learn practical ways to rediscover your creative energy, silence that inner critic and revive both imagination and intention. This inspiring class will help you dump that dither and doubt so that you can create a focused, joyous writing life.

This masterclass took place live on 23rd October. Did you miss it? Not to worry! How to be a Happy Writer will soon be available in my Teachable school.

Why I’m offering this training:

I’ve been giving in-person writing workshops and courses since 2000 and during that time I’ve helped so many writers at every level overcome their blocks and see their way through to creative expression that satisfies them. (If you want to know more about me as a teacher, visit About Me.) I’ve been aiming to take my teaching online as well, and this is just the start!

I’ve seen writers beat themselves up all the time – I do it too! – to such an extent that they lose sight of what should be core to their lives as writers: pleasure, relaxation, self-expression, pride in what they create.

I’m launching these Fired-up Writer’s Guides as a series of fast trainings to help you with various aspects of writing, including techniques and mindset challenges. I’ll run each as a live webinar, then you’ll have access to the recording in my Teachable school.

The depth of your knowledge and love of your subject comes shining through in your sessions and always there is that gentle nudge of encouragement for us to stretch ourselves that bit further in our writing, to become more skilled in our chosen craft.
— B.S. Rodger

What will You learn?

This training will teach you:

  • how to reframe your relationship with writing

  • how to accept and move on from the negatives

  • how to view your writing aims with clarity

  • how to relate your creative life to all the commitments and demands of your daily life

  • how to discover – or rediscover – pride in your individual talent

  • how to celebrate your dreams and achievements

How does the training work?

When you book the live version of any of the Fired-up Writer’s Guides, you’ll be sent a link to the webinar which I’ll be running on When the scheduled time comes, click that link to join us! You’ll be able to join in the live chat during the training and I’ll invite you to share your views and opinions, plus I’ll give you quick exercises to do. My hope, as ever, is to offer you practical information and an inspiring message to fire up or reignite those writing dreams.

Afterwards, you’ll be able to revisit the training when I add it to my Teachable school: I’ll send you details of how to access that when the time comes.

Is this training right for you?

Do you want to feel happy as a writer?Then, yes, it’s for you! I design all my workshops with the needs of both newbies and more advanced or experienced writers in mind. It doesn’t matter if you’ve written a short story or twelve books in a series, if you’re a writer you’ll have encountered those long dark nights of the soul, where you question your purpose and your ability to carry out your plans. Join us to reclaim the joy.

How much does the training cost?

The live webinar will cost £35, which is approximately $47. If you book the live training, then you’ll be accessing it on Teachable afterwards too. After the live version, you can buy the Teachable version but it will be at £75, approximately $97. So, it makes sense to book now and join us live!

How do I make my booking?

Click the button and it will take you to my Acuity booking page for the live class. Choose the class, and your time zone, and Acuity will take you through the process, using PayPal. Important: you don’t need to have a PayPal account to pay! You can use your debit or credit card. If you have any questions, email me at Later, there will be a link to my Teachable school where you can access the recorded version.

I’ve replaced desperation with determination! These courses simply could not have been better.
— T.R.