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You don't need more time to write. You need a sustainable writing practice.
I don't have time to write.
Have you ever uttered these six words? Thought them?
For most writers today, it's a common refrain. Between working full-time, raising families, spending time with those you love, and myriad obligations, your desire to write is often buried deep within your heart.
But what if there was another way?
- What if instead of dreaming of writing a memoir, you wrote it?
- What if instead of wishing you could start a blog and find an audience for your message, you created it?
- What if you applied the same professional development mindset from your career to your creativity?
- What if you felt whole in all aspects of your life, including your writing?
The thing is, finding time to write is less about time and more about your relationship to writing.
Creating a sustainable writing practice isn't as simple as blocking off time in your calendar.
It's not about quitting your job to write full-time.
It's about getting to the root of how you became a writer in the first place and uncovering emotional blockages that keep you from the page so that you can find clarity on the projects you need to work on at this stage in your life.
You'll also leave the program with a custom sustainable writing practice roadmap that supports your writing desires.
And you'll have the opportunity to connect with fellow writers through a private and nurturing Facebook group where you'll find additional support from Nicole and fellow classmates during the program.
Hi, I'm Nicole.
I created Write Where You Are because it’s possible to be a writer while also being everything else. We just need a system to support us and the right mindset to motivate us.
When a writing practice is sustainable, it allows our lives to feel more whole and removes the pressure to write at an unnatural pace.
I believe this because I've spent the past decade learning to balance work and creativity. It took me almost four years to write and publish my first book, and I wrote it mostly during lunch breaks from my day job. So, there is a way forward.
If you’re feeling stuck, frustrated, and ready to make progress on your writing without giving up the other meaningful aspects of your life, welcome to Write Where You Are.
+ remove emotional obstacles that keep you from writing
+ learn 3 essential mindset shifts to balance work and creativity
+ identify the most important projects to focus on at this time in your life
+ design a custom, sustainable writing practice using practical worksheets and checklists
+ connect with fellow, big-hearted writers
+ 4-week intensive, online training
+ Intimate Facebook group to connect throughout the month
+ 4 modules filled with 16 videos, and more than 2 hours of training
+ 25+ worksheet pages to deepen your experience
+ 2 live Q&A calls
"Write Where You Are helped me identify my personal obstacles to writing, and find ways to get around them. Nicole enabled me to see how small nuggets of writing time can add up to completed goals. She's been there and done it, and she shares her real life experiences. I now have a focused list of writing projects and a renewed enthusiasm to complete them."
—Nancy H. Vest, writer and blogger
“Write Where You Are helped me to create opportunities to integrate writing into my busy life. Nicole showed me how to do it with valuable advice, practical tools, and useful examples. The course gave me the confidence to declare that I’m a writer and make space for it without making massive changes to my current life.”
—Sarah Dobson, grant writer, editor, and writing coach
Unleash Your Calling
In Week 1 we get to the core of who you are as a writer. First, we uncover your origin story, determine the emotional obstacles that keep you from writing, and identify the myths that hold you back.
In Week 2, you learn three essential mindset shifts to transform your relationship to your writing practice, how your career is a partner in your creativity, and tips to avoid the comparison trap.
The Working Writer
Week 3 focuses on five writing archetypes (and why none of them are useful), creates new associations with the vocation of writing, and guides you through a process of professionalizing your writing journey.
Your Sustainable Writing Practice Formula
The course closes with the exact method I used to write my first book (while commuting, working full-time, and pregnant), breaks down the “I don’t have time to write” excuse, and provides a 5-step plan to create a sustainable writing practice that complements your lifestyle.
Who is this course for?
This program is ideal for writers who also work full-time and/or have families. It nurtures the emotional aspects of writing, but also provides a practical formula to create a sustainable writing practice that supports everything else going on, like managing a team at work, to coaching soccer practice at home. In addition, this course welcomes writers who are looking to connect with others in the same stage of life.
How is the course structured?
Write Where You Are is a guided 4-week online course. New content will release every Monday, which allows everyone to move through the material together and inform deeper discussions in the Facebook community. You'll have plenty of time to think about the exercises, ponder your writing journey, and make progress at a pace that feels good to you.
When does the course start and finish?
The inaugural course launches August 8th, and will run through the first week of September.
If I'm not ready to invest in the course now, can I postpone?
Yes and no. The course will be offered again (dates TBD), but the pricing is likely to increase in subsequent launches.
How long do I have access to the course?
When you enroll, you’ll have lifetime access to the course. This also includes any course materials that are updated or expanded upon in the future.
How much time will it take?
Expect to spend at least one hour per week between the videos and worksheets. The Facebook group, depending on how much time you'd like to devote, could be an additional one to two hours per week.
How is this course different from the Wild Words Collective?
The Wild Words Collective is a private Facebook community for members of Nicole Gulotta's newsletter focused on inspiration and encouragement for writers.
Although Write Where You Are also has a private Facebook group, its structure is modeled specifically after the course content and complements the individual exercises with group feedback and support. Prompts focus on the weekly course material, answer questions, and encourage participants to deepen their relationships with one another.
Should I do it?
I'm a believer in listening to your intuition here. But a better question might be: What will happen if you don't do it?
If you don't find support for your writing, whether it's this course or something else, you might not start a blog that leads to a book, you might not reach people with your message, and you might continue dreaming of the day you start writing again instead of embracing your calling today.
Is there a refund policy?
This course is non-refundable. It was created with much love and intention to facilitate transformative mindset shifts in your life, and provide tools to help you create a thriving, sustainable writing practice.
Your investment in Write Where You Are is not only in the course and community, but yourself. You need to show up, take it seriously, and give yourself the time and space for breakthroughs to happen. You’ll likely experience epiphanies soon after beginning the course, but the beauty of a program like this is becomes part of you. The lessons bury themselves deep, and when you begin applying the sustainable writing practice formula to your life, you’ll continue experiencing changes in the weeks and months following the course.
What are your terms of service?
When you purchase this course, you agree not to distribute this course in part or entirety. This includes (but is not limited to) taking my information and distributing it through your own blog posts, ebooks, courses, and worksheets. Any repurposing of this content is prohibited.
Even as a writer who works in the profession, this course has enriched my practice and enhanced how I manage my time and prioritize my creative writing vs professional writing. Additionally, it has solidified my identity as a writer and assuaged my fears. Not only did this course delve deep into my history and story as a writer and validated me, but it also provided invaluable supports and suggestions for bettering myself and my writing practice.
By sharing her experiences and insecurities and doubts as a writer, Nicole closes the distance between what we think success looks like and what it really is. She expertly and honestly challenges you to look at yourself, your dreams, your goals, and truly prioritize them in a structured, sustainable, and totally achievable way.
—Athena Raypold, freelance writer and food blogger