Jan 2019 Writing Workshop 1: Free Your Inner Writer

Sell Your Non-Fiction Ideas

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Are you a consultant or other entrepreneur? If so, you know that you can improve your visibility, marketing, and selling by writing. Writing articles and books can help people look for you, your ideas, products and services.

You sell yourself through your writing.

Does this describe your writing experience so far:

  • You know what you want to say, and you’re not sure how to say it.
  • You look at a blank page and wonder, “What the heck should I say?”
  • You’ve started any number of articles or books and haven’t finished any or enough.
  • You have articles, and you’re not sure where to place them for maximum effect.

If so, this workshop is for you.

If you’re not sure how to write or what to write, this course is for you. Here’s what you’ll learn:

  • Session 1: Benefits of writing. How to make writing a habit. How to improve your writing throughput.
  • Session 2: How to decide what to write about. How to structure an article. What great articles look like.
  • Session 3: The difference between writing and editing. Tools to make editing easier. The value of other people as reviewers.
  • Session 4: How to get published. Benefits of publishing your work yourself. Benefits of publishing on other sites. How to approach people to place your writing.
  • Session 5: Tips and traps. How to find accountability for yourself.

This workshop starts on a Tuesday. For the January 2019 workshop, the dates are:

Week 1: Starts Jan 1. Your homework is due Jan 6, 5pm Eastern. I'll respond on Jan 7.

Week 2: Starts Jan 8. Your homework is due Jan 13, 5pm Eastern. I respond Jan 14.

Week 3: Starts Jan 15. Your homework is due Jan 20, 5pm Eastern. I respond Jan 21.

Week 4: Starts Jan 22. Your homework is due Jan 27, 5pm Eastern. I respond Jan 28.

Week 5: Starts Jan 29. Your homework is due Feb 3, 5pm Eastern. I respond Feb 4.


Your Instructor


Johanna Rothman
Johanna Rothman

Johanna Rothman, known as the “Pragmatic Manager,” provides frank advice for your tough problems. She helps leaders and teams see problems and resolve risks and manage their product development.

Johanna is the author of these books:

  • From Chaos to Successful Distributed Agile Teams (with Mark Kilby)
  • Create Your Successful Agile Project: Collaborate, Measure, Estimate, Deliver
  • Agile and Lean Program Management: Scaling Collaboration Across the Organization
  • Manage Your Project Portfolio: Increase Your Capacity and Finish More Projects, 2nd edition
  • Project Portfolio Tips: Twelve Ideas for Focusing on the Work You Need to Start & Finish
  • Diving for Hidden Treasures: Finding the Value in Your Project Portfolio (with Jutta Eckstein)
  • Predicting the Unpredictable: Pragmatic Approaches to Estimating Project Schedule or Cost
  • Manage Your Job Search
  • Hiring Geeks That Fit
  • The 2008 Jolt Productivity award-winning Manage It! Your Guide to Modern, Pragmatic Project Management
  • Behind Closed Doors: Secrets of Great Management

She writes two blogs on her web site, jrothman.com, as well as a blog on createadaptablelife.com.


Frequently Asked Questions


What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 7 days after the workshop starts and we will give you a full refund.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
When does the course start and finish?
The course starts Jan 1 and ends Feb 3, 2019. You have lifetime access.

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