Develop Your Joyful Writing Habit
to love your writing again
Does this sound like you?
You have an unfinished manuscript (or three).
You’ve always been a writer. It’s part of your soul. Yet, you’re a writer who doesn’t write, and you’re tired of carrying the mental load of those “someday” projects.
You used to write every day.
You’re happiest when you’re writing (or creating your art). It’s when you feel most connected to your deepest self. Yet, life has gotten in the way, and you can’t seem to make it back to your work.
You’re looking for your writing tribe.
You want the connection, accountability, and support a community brings. It’s a safe space to explore your creativity. Yet, you haven’t found the right fit and feel discouraged.
No Matter Where You Are Now, You’re Ready for Something New
You’re Saying to Yourself:
“THERE HAS TO BE A WAY FORWARD.”
What if the way forward is DEVOTION?
Devotion: Love, loyalty, or enthusiasm for your creative work.
Faithfulness, fidelity, constancy, commitment.
You could break through your blocks and finally finish the novel that’s been simmering in your head (and on your hard drive) for years.
You could find your way back to your long-lost imagination and sense of joyfulness around writing.
You could write for yourself and open the door to insight, growth, and healing.
You could shift from dread and avoidance to love and devotion in one month.
The way forward is to become a Devoted Writer.
Why The Devoted Writer?
Students say yes to The Devoted Writer because:
“I feel a strong desire to get back to my writing.”
“I want to establish a practice that feeds my mind and spirit.”
“I need help transitioning into the mindset of an author.”
“I’m ready to write to discover who I am and creatively explore.”
“I adore writing with a community.”
“I want to write for myself—for reflection, and personal insight.”
“I simply want to get back into the groove of daily writing.”
They all have a common goal…to create consistently with joy and ease.
The Devoted Writer
October 1 - 31, 2020
A live four month online course to reconnect with your writing daily and design a lasting writing practice
Who Is This For?
Who have had setbacks and life changes that took them away from their writing and want to return to their creative practice.
Who need to write for their blog or newsletter and need fresh ways to get the words out.
Who have been burned out by content creation and want to reconnect with their why.
If you want to dive into your creative life like never before and develop a sustainable writing practice that brings you joy and fulfillment, The Devoted Writer is right for you.
The Devoted Writer Works Because
THE PROCESS IS SIMPLE AND PROFOUND
The Devoted Writer process helps writers of any level or genre get their words out. I’ve found that the thing that gets us to the page consistently isn’t an app, hack, or trick. It’s not scheduling it or having accountability.
It’s the thing that springs from deep inside, the force that helps us write, even when we don’t feel like it: Devotion. Over 120 days, you’ll connect with your devotion for writing and nurture it, until it forms a healthy habit.
THE COURSE IS LED BY A COACH WHO IS ALSO AN AUTHOR
Inside The Devoted Writer, you’ll receive prompts from me, Cynthia Morris, a certified coach, published author, and artist who has helped thousands of people free their inner writer.
When I say, “I get you,” I mean it. I understand writers, artists, and other creatives and what blocks us and motivates us. As a coach, I’m able to guide you in a way that gets results, while honoring your creative soul.
OUR COMMUNITY IS A CRITICISM-FREE ZONE
We don’t critique or provide feedback on your writing in The Devoted Writer. (We leave that for writing workshops focused on skills.)
Instead, we create a safe space we all need to be vulnerable and dare to write our stories. You’ll find a sense of belonging with your writer’s tribe and feel energized by the collective creation.
Many creatives return to The Devoted Writer for multiple rounds just to be part of this community.
Lessons are spread out so overwhelm is never an issue. Download the syllabus here.
How it works
While the structure of the The Devoted Writer is simple,
the support and impact are game-changers.
Here’s what you get:
31 days of daily visual and written prompts to keep you juiced up, inspired, and on track, including my signature Writual Blessings to feed your writing devotion.
Students ADORE these prompts and return to them again and again because they’re simple, provocative, and malleable to your writing needs — no matter what you’re writing.
Coaching + Weekly Q & A
Hit a block, or simply have a question? Students receive coaching on Mondays in Q&A format in the community classroom from Cynthia Morris, a certified coach and published author.
You’ll receive step-by-step instructions to develop a sustainable writing practice that you can tailor to your needs and style.
This isn’t a canned course, where you're on your own. The Devoted Writer is a live experience, giving you the accountability you need to write every day.
It’s AMAZING how much social accountability helps writers show up and rediscover their joy for writing.
Thoughtfully Curated Lessons
I've been helping writers for decades. I've carefully curated a handful of lessons that make a difference.
At the end of our program, you will receive all the lessons in one easy-to-use manual. You can return to these again and again to deepen your writing practice.
Private Online Classroom
The private online classroom is available 24/7. This is your space to connect with other writers (or not, depending on your needs). It is NOT a private Facebook group with clutter, ads, and distractions. It’s a safe, focused place to get your writing groove on.
Plus, Prizes for Daily Writers
Students who complete every day of prompts are entered into a drawing for a month of coaching with Cynthia. (Two 30-minute private coaching sessions by December 1, 2020.)
Those who complete each day’s writing will also receive a copy of Cynthia’s ebook Cross the Finish Line! Five Steps to Overcome the Hurdles to Completion.
You get all of this and so much more…this is a transformative experience with benefits that extend far beyond writing.
For this kind of accountability, support, and results, you’d expect to pay a lot, right?
But no. All of this – a month of writing in community, guided by a veteran writer’s coach isn't something you will find elsewhere.
Your investment in a month of writing is only $157.
Meet your writing coach
I’m Cynthia Morris and I LOVE
helping people get unstuck creatively.
I’ve been teaching versions this course online since 2007 and in person since 1999.
A writer since 1994, I have put my pen to many genres: short story, essay, roundup articles for newspapers, non-fiction books, how-to articles and blogs, course curricula, and even a historical novel.
One of my clients called me the Swiss Army Knife of writer’s coaches because of the range of experience I bring.
I’m a certified coach, working with clients and students as a coach/teacher since 1999. Lots of people offer writing workshops, but very few have over 20 years experience facilitating the writing process for students and clients.
What does this mean for you?
I know what works, and I bring my heart, kindness, compassion and rigor to my students and clients.
The rules of our space are simple:
Everyone is welcome.
No writing challenge is too big.
We respect everyone who shows up to write every day.
Let yourself enjoy the process, even when it doesn't look the way you want.
Here’s what I know about developing your writing practice:
When we find the deep source of connection and commitment, it’s easy to devote our time and efforts to our goals.
For this kind of accountability, support, and results, you’d expect to pay hundreds of dollars, right? If you purchased the coaching alone, it would cost hundreds.
But no. All of this – a summer of writing in community, guided by a veteran writer’s coach isn't something you will find elsewhere.
Your investment in a month of writing is only $157.
No More Feeling Stuck
Your Ideas Will Flow and You’ll
Have the Confidence to Follow Through,
Just Like These Devoted Writers...
The Devoted Writer is NOT
- Instruction in the craft of writing, although I will respond to questions about writing in our classroom
- Journaling or morning pages
- Feedback, critique, or “workshopping” for your writing
- “How to write a book in 14 days”
- A death march to the finish line
The Devoted Writer Is Different
I designed The Devoted Writer for those who are ready to approach writing in a different way. A way of love, and dedication, of commitment and satisfaction.
You will love feeling devoted to your writing projects.
You will love being able to easily and consistently make time to work on your projects.
You will love feeling excited to do your writing.
You will love the freedom of never being blocked again.
Finally, you will no longer feel alone. Our writing community is fun and supportive and you will write daily, the way you want.
The goal of The Devoted Writer is to help you establish a meaningful connection to your writing goals and discover a way to write that works for you.
What’s this worth? It’s impossible to attach a dollar sign to the kind of personal power we feel when our writing flows.
Devoted Writer students report a joy and freedom they’ve never accessed. The lid is blown off the writing treasure chest, and students are beyond thrilled to find their voice and writing stride.