How to be a Happy Writer
Rediscover your creative energy, regain confidence, create a focused, joyous writing life
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 Masterclass 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.
Fire up your imagination and fuel your self-belief!
Why I'm offering this training
I've run in-person workshops and courses since 2000 and during that time I've helped so many writers at every level overcome their blocks and find their way to fulfilment through creative expression.
I've also seen writers beat themselves up 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.
How to be a Happy Writer is the first of a series of guides for you, the Fired-up Writer. I'm creating fast standalone trainings to help you with various aspects of writing, including techniques and mindset challenges. This Masterclass was originally a live training which I recorded and have now made available to you as a self-study class – with some extra surprises!
I want to do something splendid ... I think I shall write books. Louisa May Alcott
Here's what's included:
- 90 minutes of video training, recorded during the live version of this Masterclass, including the Q & A session at the end. This is divided into four sections for ease of viewing.
- PLUS extra, specially designed bonus resources to accompany the Masterclass:
- The slide presentation of the Masterclass, yours to download
- Bonus resource #1: downloadable handout of Inspired Reading
- Bonus resource #2: downloadable handout of Advice for Inspired Action
- Bonus resource #3: downloadable 15 page How to be a Happy Writer Workbook
Success is liking yourself, liking what you do, and liking how you do it. Maya Angelou
Lorna Fergusson is a novelist, award-winning short story writer, editor, speaker and writing coach who has run Fictionfire Literary Consultancy since 2009. Apart from her own day courses, workshops and retreats, she has also taught on various Oxford University writing programmes since 2002. One of K.M. Weiland’s top recommended editors, she is currently working on a book on mindset for writers. You can sign up for pre-publication news and sneak peeks and you can contribute to making this book as helpful as possible by taking her short anonymous survey.
"She is one of the best instructors I've ever had, sharing a depth of understanding that I could immediately apply to my own stories. She combines her mastery with a hearty sense of humor that makes learning easy, rewarding and fun."
- JoBeth McDaniel, author and journalist
Frequently Asked Questions
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions.
James A. Michener
You may be a new writer starting out and assailed by doubts. You may be more experienced, undermined by your inner critic and starting to wonder why you ever thought writing would be a pleasure. How to be a Happy Writer will help you to a renewed purpose, with clear-sighted, common-sense advice guiding you to an understanding of why it's so important to enjoy the process. You'll regain resilience, rediscover the joy of words, find a whole new positive perspective. Banish inhibition and negativity – be a Happy Writer!