30 Days of Witing: Write Yourself Alive! is an inspiring worldwide Writing Challenge + e-course during which hundreds of creators get together to write themselves back to life, prioritize their creativity and nurture their passion for the written world.
Think of it as a Writing Marathon that we are all running together once or twice a year -- adaptable to any level & experience, schedule & place of residence, dreaming & doing.
This month-long Writing Adventure will help you remove blocks and stagnation standing in the way of your creative evolution, start or complete any writing projects stuck in your heart, discover, nurture and own your voice as a writer, and connect with hundreds of kindred creators worldwide.
30 Days is a good amount of time to pick up a regular writing habit and stick to it. We believe that writing is a lifetime Love Affair with Art & Language vs. a one-night stand with fate.
We believe that writers become writers through a daily, perseverant practice. Talent and inspiration don't amount to anything without commitment and hard work.
What will we be doing?
FOR 30 DAYS, WE WILL PROVIDE YOU WITH...
- 30 Daily wake-up calls with writing prompts & soul-feeding inspiration.
- 3 Weekly training sessions that will help you dig deeper, get stronger & test your skills.
- 1 Q&A in which you can ask us anything about your Creative Process. All questions answered.
- One final Creative Self-Assessment Pack to apply to your whole Creative Process: Templates, questionnaires and instructions to help you assess, (re)create + implement your style, voice, writing projects, as well as create a marketing plan for your work.
- 24/7 access to our Virtual Classroom & Closed Facebook Groups for Members Only, where you can connect with us + hundreds of writers and creators from all over the world participating in this Writing Marathon together + share your work & musings in a safe, supporting and inspiring space + give & receive constructive feedback.
+ A few Surprise Bonuses we'll drop at your virtual door unexpectedly.
Where is the party?
This is an online e-course. You can participate it from the comfort of your house, coffee shops, libraries, bookstores or any place in the world that inspires you to write.
It is adaptable to any schedule and designed to fit into your busy life. In fact, the whole point of this challenge is to help you create what you can, with what you have, wherever you are, whatever your circumstances.
Life will always get in the way and
start happening to you without asking
your permission. It's time you get in
Life's way and start happening to it, instead. You have the first and last
word over you.
All you need is a bleeding heart, a willingness to commit to your passion, a few fingers and a computer/tablet/device with access to the internet.
When are we starting?
The Writing Marathon begins August 1. Registration is now OPEN until July 31st.
Late birds can still register until August 5, at an extra cost. See our Terms & Conditions.
We have plenty of seats on our spaceship to accommodate large groups, but like any cosmic vehicle, our capacity is limited and we welcome all creative troublemakers on a first come, first serve basis.
Sign up below to secure your spot and gain access to our Virtual Classroom right away.
How will we dance?
After signing up below you will receive a Welcome Email with login info to our Virtual Classroom, where you can check in, say Hi, and get warmed up for the challenge.
Through the 30-day e-course/challenge duration, in addition to the course materials, we will interact as a group on a daily and weekly basis through the Virtual Classroom + closed Facebook Groups for Members Only, sharing feedback, writing tips, tricks & inspiration.
The purpose and set-up of this challenge is to urge you to try writing every single day for a whole month, and help you turn your writing and creativity writing into a habit + a daily priority vs. just an option you leave for the end of your to-do list.
By signing up for this challenge, you personally commit (and hereby promise your Higher Self) you will be writing every single day for these 30 Days (and we hope, beyond that) -- anytime from 5 minutes up to 3 hours (or as long as you wish).
"The experience, for me, encapsulated so, so much. It was a reminder, an eye-opener, a refresher, a disappointment, a small success, a quiet revelation, a bombshell of reality. I am so grateful for those who participated, shared, and gave feedback. People became brave through each other’s honesty. What a brilliant gift you gave us!"
- Carly Hitchcock, Participant in the August '14 Challenge
"This has been such a transformative experience. I've grown as a writer and, most importantly, as a person. Thank you to the souls who welcomed me with open arms into your lives and into your hearts. Please keep writing, learning and growing!"
- Taylor Lindsay-Noel, Participant in the January '15
"A lot of things that have been buried deep in the dustiest corners of the soul have made their way back with this symphony called poetry. I just had to face them head-on. This course rocks."
- Mohammed Abrar Ahmed, Participant in January '15 Challenge
"I just want to say Thank You for the inspiration. Writing is one of the things I’ve always wanted to do. For years now, I’ve been frustrated with myself for not trying to develop my skills and for being too lazy to try and write the stories in my head. Today, I decided to change and push myself to write again..."
- Aiyah, Participant in the August '14 Challenge
"What a joy this has been and how very valuable to me. It has changed my life in very tangible ways — I lost an unhappy job of 12 years (as if the Muse had said: "Enough already!"), I finished the first draft of a novel I've worked on for four years, I've been writing (almost) every day and absolutely loving it! To be a writer has always been the one thing I knew I wanted from life. I cannot tell you how very grateful I am for the kick in the ass!”
- Padma Thornlyre, Participant in the January '15 Challenge
"I just wanted to take a moment and say Thank You! This 30 Days gave me the courage to take my poetry seriously, start my novel in earnest, post consistently on my blog and get my first article published for an online magazine. It gave me the courage to drop my fears at the door..."
- Nicole Elizabeth, Participant in the January '15 Challenge
"The writing has really awakened my heart. I’ve expressed so much of my pain, worked through disappointments and recent events that have shaken me to my core. That has been difficult because life is so interwoven that our fears can choke our dreams.
Most importantly, it really has shaken my creativity alive. I have found and expressed my voice in a way I haven’t before, about things I have been silent about in the past. It has unlocked new elements of relationships and given me strength to shut the door on others.”
- Steve Savides, Participant in the '14 Challenge
BUT WAIT, THERE'S MORE! ONE OF YOUR 30 DAILY CUPS OF LITERARY LATTE WILL HELP KIDS & YOUNG ADULTS AFFECTED BY CANCER.
Since we love kids and we hate cancer, and since we want them to live longer and get to explore & develop their creative superpowers, we decided to give away the equivalent to one of your 30 Days to The Young And Brave Foundation, a non-profit that provides support to children and young adults diagnosed with cancer, as well as to their families.
We want this challenge to benefit as many people as possible whether they are participating in it or not.
Thank you for helping us make this possible!
LIFE IS SHORT. DON'T POSTPONE YOUR ALIVENESS. ALL GOOD THINGS ARE FOR NOW...
For every reason not to jump, there are a million reasons to step into your passion.
For every excuse to postpone your aliveness, there are a thousand heart knocks on
For every chance to shrink back from your call, there are a hundred chances to
For every day that goes by in which you are not creating, a world goes on without
your light in it.
Don't cut the world short of your story.
We need all the aliveness we can get.
Leave your fear & smaller self behind and join us on a global Creative Writing Marathon that will help you: