Joy Held's Writer Wellness

"Be well, write well."

Mindset, Motivation and Well-being A to Z for Writers Online Workshop Set for September

on August 23, 2020

I’m really looking forward to leading the online workshop “Mindset, Motivation, and Well-being A to Z for Writers” for ROMANCE WRITERS OF AMERICA SAN DIEGO CHAPTER in September. As an author, educator, speaker, and dedicated journal keeper, the idea for this course came to me after reading Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth. I was also inspired by The Willpower Instinct: How Self-Control Works. Why It Matters, and What You Can Do to Get More of It by Kelly McGonigal, Ph. D.

 

These topics readily apply to the writing life, and I’m always on the lookout for ways to keep myself and my clients motivated, healthy, positive, and forward moving. Both books mention the stick-to-ive-tive-ness of several famous authors, and I started to collect a list of all the modes and methods suggested by Duckworth and McGonigal. The list was long. To make it manageable, I alphabetized each idea and POOF! This workshop blossomed from there.

Here’s a look at the workshop schedule:

SCHEDULE: MINDSET, MOTIVATION, AND WELL-BEING A TO Z FOR WRITERS

 

WEEK ONE

Welcome, Introductions, and Schedule (F)

 

Lesson One (M)

Ability, Action, Anxiety

Badass, Boredom, Books

 

Lesson Two (W)

Change, Community, Character

Dualistic thinking

 

Lesson Three (F)

Experience Junkies, Exercise

Family, Finances, Fun/Future Me

 

WEEK TWO

Lesson Four (M)

Grit for Writers

Hyperopia, Hope

 

Lesson Five (W)

Incubation

Journal, Journal, Journal

 

Lesson Six (F)

KIPP

Love, Life, Lips

 

WEEK THREE

Lesson Seven (M)

Mindfulness, Meditation

Neglect, Novels

 

Lesson Eight (W)

Optimism, Observation

Perseverance

 

Lesson Nine (F)

Question Everything

Risk, Reward, Reading

 

WEEK FOUR

Lesson Ten (M)

Sleep

Time Mismanagement, Technology

 

Lesson Eleven (W)

Uncertainty-embrace it!

Values, Vice, Virtue

 

Lesson Twelve (F)

Willpower

X-factor?

Yoga for Writers

Zero-based thinking

 

Wrap-up

Resources

From action to zero-based thinking, I’m sure you’ll discover something new in this workshop that can be added to your personal tool kit to move you from confused to confident when it comes to your writing career. Writing is not just about arranging the twenty-six letters of the alphabet over and over. Writing success depends on the writer/operator maintaining a good attitude and making the best choices. Please join me in the workshop to learn how the right mindset, motivation, and well-being attitudes can support your health and career.

Register here: https://rwasd.com/classes/

All good things,

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Joy

Women with clean houses do not have finished books. ~Joy E. Held

Would you like an autographed copy of the updated third edition of Writer Wellness? Email moi. joyeheld at gmail dot com.

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