If you’re working on a book, and writing too little, it’s time to enter Finishing School.
We struggle separately, alone with the pitfalls. Learn to finish, without judgment or even reading each other’s work, at Finishing School. We gather and make schedules for the week to come, getting specific about what we’ll do. Details help. We meet over Zoom, with one week in person. It's personal work. We share our experiences about how the week went, and our intentions for the week to come.
You gain a Finishing Buddy so you can stay in touch with the work. You promise to text or email your buddy the moment you begin working. Telling them you're starting gives you power. Telling them you're done for now gives you permission to stop. You also get a copy of the Finishing School book, in ebook edition or paperback.
We gather weekly and share how our plans worked. We plan and propose again, meet again, talk about our efforts, and support each other as we learn effective processes. It takes about three weeks to acquire any good habit. At the end of the final week, we come back together to show off what we’ve done.
It’s all powered by practices of my training from Amherst Writers & Artists, the method that drives the Workshop. Get that writing project finished, polished, and published. Rely upon accountability without judgment, propelled by support.