8-Week: Getting it Done—96 Hours Towards a Finished Draft (Zoom)

$250.00 Members
$310.00 Non-members

Every writer has the same goal: I’m going to finish my draft … soon. Then we get distracted. Before we know it, “soon” becomes “later” and our draft still isn’t done. This eight-week, 96-hour intensive writing experience is your chance to flip the script. Using the Pomodoro Technique, a proven time-management system that keeps you focused and driven, you will commit yourself to distraction-free writing for eight “pomodoros” per day, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday, for eight weeks. Over the course of the guided intensive, the repetition of this technique will strengthen your writing habits, help you become more productive, and change the way you think about writing time—all while you make progress toward a finished draft. The intensive includes 96 hours of regimented writing over eight weeks; daily writing prompts (if you want/need them); Friday group check-ins to discuss process and progress; help with goal-setting and accountability; and the inspiration of fellow writers in the trenches.

The Fall 2021 section of this course will be over Zoom. Participants can have access to the Zoom meeting for the full four hours each day and the option to take turns time-keeping to build community during breaks to support each other as challenges arise. Furthermore, the facilitator will be available at the beginning and end of each session to help the writers contemplate and celebrate the work they are doing and to also help participants brainstorm ways to dismantle blocks or other hurdles. Attendance each day is not required, but is encouraged. Please note that the facilitator will not be present the entire time but is available at the start and end of each day. This is not a class or a workshop; rather, it's guided time to help you get the writing done.

Please note: this course will skip the week of Thanksgiving. 

Instructor: Sarah Schantz Learn More


Oct 20, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pmOct 27, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pmNov 03, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pmNov 10, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pmNov 17, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pmNov 24, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pmDec 01, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pmDec 08, 2021 9:00am - 1:00pm