Last week, my long-time client, Calvin Taylor [his pen name], author of New Words, shared how he'd received an email from a reader that blew him away: "Your book freed me of the fear that had been my constant companion throughout my life and replaced it with a sense of profound love and joy."
Inspired by the feedback, Calvin started working with small groups, using the book as a study guide. He's found his calling by providing deeply moving experiences based on the wisdom in his book.
Do you dream about having that kind of impact and love for your work?
While we don't always know exactly how our book or writing will affect others, we often imagine the powerful feeling of transforming people's lives with our writing.
It can be easy to write when we feel that initial burst of passion and excitement. It's also easy to lose that momentum. Am I right?
Reconnect with your passion
Remember the day you started your writing project-be it a book, a blog or something else? Remember the excitement you felt-the thought of how that writing will go out into the world and change something for your readers?
Whether you're writing a book, a blog post, an article or a short story, often the biggest problem for most writers is getting the writing done.
Overcome Life's Distractions
Before you ever sit your butt in the chair-or wherever it is you write-a world of distractions can pull you away: work, clients, kids, your inner critic, that niggling voice that says no one will read this. I'm sure you can add to this list! Let's not.
The solution, of course, is simple: make it super easy and enticing to write.
I've designed Get Your Writing Done to do just that.
Through setting intention and warming up with playful, yet powerful exercises, plus creating space for writing on the call, Get Your Writing Done will:
"In Lisa Tener’s Get Your Writing Done Program, I experienced a new way to approach getting my words on the page. Rather than the grind-it-out mentality I’d had with previous writing projects, Lisa invited rigor alongside space to take breaks, check in and move my body.
"This felt soo good to me and continues to be how I work. As a result of this more generative approach I wrote a blog post that ended up going viral and that planted the seed for the longer project I’d been dreaming of.”
***Fast forward: Kelsey's book Decolonizing The Body: Somatic Practices for BIPOC Women to Release Internalized Oppression and Reclaim Authentic Confidence, Dignity and Worth is being published by New Harbinger Publications in 2023.
Time Expands When You're Writing!
"Lisa's 'Get Your Writing Done' program is my first experience of writing in community as a practice. I feel a magical flow of ideas in my writing while we sit silently together tapping on our keyboards.
"This energy stays with me between the online sessions motivating me to keep writing.
"What makes the 'Get Your Writing Done' program special and valuable is how Lisa sets us up for success in our writing by leading us through her TENER Method for flow. This has me ready to write with what was initially an unexpected ease.
"I look forward to these two hour meetings for both writing productivity and community. For me, that's a double bonus.
"An interesting thing happened during the recent class. I usually think I need a big chunk of time to sit down and write my book, but even in a small amount, so much can happen."
"After writing for the planned forty minutes, Lisa gave us another four minutes to wrap up. I'm amazed at what I got done in four minutes! It's a lesson around 'every little bit makes a difference.'"
-Laurie Hunt, Get Your Writing Done course participant
From Lisa: "Writing a bit more after we think we're done, that's often where the greatest 'juice' is. A part of you may hold back. In that extra four minutes, the censor relaxes and your greatest wisdom pours forth."
Back to Laurie; ""I look forward to reconnecting every two weeks with my fellow writers, learning a bit more about each other and our writing practices. Thanks Lisa!! I'm getting my writing done!!"
"I Found My Voice."
"I kept putting my hopes of writing a book on hold, because I felt I couldn't do it. Lisa's soft nudges and inspirational energy make me feel nurtured yet expertly guided. Lisa helped me find my voice and enjoy writing, despite being a novice.
"Even with little free time on my part, Lisa has helped me to breathe life into the writing. I achieved more with Lisa in two months than in 5 years of attempting to do this myself.
"Lisa helped me with my book proposal and chapters and I signed a contract with a major publisher. We sold 15,000 books in the first month."
Stop feeling alone in the journey and get inspired and in action by the group momentum.
Twice a month we'll get together for a 2-hour virtual writing workshop to help you make progress on your book or any other writing.
- Every call will start with a quick intention setting where we each share a word in the chat box for our intention for the session.
- We'll follow that with one or two of my fun creativity boosters to elevate your mood and help you easily enter a state of flow-a grounding breathing practice, a visualization to meet your creative muse or a 30-second dance party.
- From there you can work directly on an ongoing project or choose from several writing prompts if you are in a more experimental phase of writing.
- You'll also get a copy of "The TENER Method for Creative Flow" - a simple system to help you stay inspired and writing "in the zone."
** How this course is different from most other Zoom conferences
If you've been on a lot of Zoom calls, you may suffer from Zoom fatigue--it's fun for a while and then it's exhausting! In Get Your Writing Done, you'll spend most of your time writing, not screen gazing. Plus we'll breathe deeply and move our bodies.
BREATHE. Move. WRITE. Exhilarating!
Zip. Zap. Zup. Just like that, you’ll be writing in the flow.
(That's a "Froggy" Reference, a family favorite book series that helped my sons learn to read.)
While many people will be working on a book, you can also write blog posts, essays, poetry, short stories, an op/ed piece, a podcast script or anything else you're ready to work on.
We meet the first and third Thursday of the month from 3-5 pm ET, 12-2 PT.
Can't make a class? They are all recorded and you can take the workshop at a time that works for you.
December 2 and 16
January 6 and 20
February 3 and 17
Ready to Get Your Writing Done?
“I was able to write smaller works of writing, especially for my blogs that I didn't have the time to do otherwise.“
“The Get Your Writing Done Program allowed me the time to work on my creative process and connect with a community of writers and creatives that felt comforting and affirming. I was able to write smaller works of writing, especially for my blogs that I didn't have the time to do otherwise.
“The exercises that Lisa shared like moving our bodies or breathing, were especially helpful to keep the creative juices flowing. I looked forward to this class as one of my favorite activities.”
“I love working with Lisa Tener.“
“Lisa's energy and enthusiasm are contagious. Once I started working with Lisa, I felt a huge sense of relief. I danced around the living room to Here Comes the Sun.
“Lisa is fun to work with. She made the process inspiring so I kept on writing.
“Thanks to Lisa, my book has won two book awards.”
Get Your Writing Done will help you:
“A Boon to My Creativity“
"Lisa's unique pre-writing practices are a boon to my creativity! I found myself focused on my book in a way that I haven't been for the past several months. It even inspired a new title!"
Who is Lisa Tener?
Awarded the Silver Stevie for "Mentor/Coach of the Year" by the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, Lisa Tener is an inspiring book writing and publishing coach, author, entrepreneur and speaker.
As a Creativity Catalyst, Lisa Tener is known for helping visionaries, experts, entrepreneurs, creatives, healing professionals, therapists, coaches and people from all walks of life access their juiciest ideas, write in a state of flow and do their finest work. Lisa is also the author of the #1 Bestseller The Joy of Writing Journal: Spark Your Creativity in 8 Minutes a Day, a recent "Amazon Hot New Release" in 6 categories!
Lisa Tener's clients are making a difference in the world with their books and their message. They have appeared on Oprah, Today, CBS Early Show, Good Morning America, Fresh Air, CNN, PBS, Fox News, in the New York Times and much more, and won dozens of prestigious book awards.
"Lisa has an exceptional ability to bring out the creative side in her clients. Her personalized guided visualization unlocked a flow of ideas and energy crucial to moving forward.
"It's crystal clear that I would never have been able to attract my literary agent without Lisa's coaching and wise guidance."
Join me as your supportive guide
While the virtual workshop (by Zoom) is up to two hours long, you can decide how long you want to write-stay for just an hour, or keep the momentum going and continue your writing session even after the workshop is over!
Calls will be 5-10 minutes of creative warm up, followed by 30-35 minutes of inspired writing, then optional sharing in pairs. In the flow? Stay for an optional second hour of writing.
Get Your Writing Done: Use the high productivity, super-creative, inspiring TENER Method to write your best work, right on the call.
You can use the calls to generate momentum and inspiration throughout the month, or just make progress on the calls; it's up to you.