Writing Unbound laid the foundation,
helped you discover the techniques great writers use.
Now Use Them.

Writing Beyond — how far can your skills take you?

Writing Unbound offered a 10-week overview of the skills great writers use to paint detailed word-pictures, establish an emotional connection with their readers, and tell a memorable story.

During the 10 weeks of Writing Beyond, you’ll explore the practical applications of those techniques—focusing on one in particular each week. A targeted writing assignment will give you the opportunity to try the technique for yourself.

I’m scheduling our live, interactive Zoom webinars for 90 minutes, so we’ll have plenty of time to discuss everyone’s work. And of course I’ll post a recording of the full session in our Facebook group and on my website as soon as possible after the end of each week’s class.

  • We’ll review the week’s technique and analyze how published writers have used it. Did they do it well? Would you have made different choices?
  • You’ll share your work on the week’s assignment and receive guidance and specific feedback from me and your fellow writers.
  • You’re also welcome to share how you’ve used the week’s technique in other writing you’re doing.
  • We’ll have a Q&A halfway through each 90-minute session, so people who can only stay an hour will still have a chance to ask questions.
  • And did I mention the guidance and specific feedback from your talented, sensitive, and smart fellow writers? Of course I did, but it bears repeating. We have created an extraordinary community.
Unsolicited—and completely accurate—feedback posted on the Writing Unbound private Facebook group.

The Program

Because Writing Beyond builds on skills developed during the 10-week Writing Unbound course, this program is only open to people who have completed Writing Unbound. Click here to get on the wait list for the next session of Writing Unbound.

Some of the topics we’ll focus on in Writing Beyond include:

  • Strong headlines & ledes
  • Stories: How to find them & how to use them
  • “Metaphors be with you” (sorry—I can never resist a bad Star Wars pun), how to find and use metaphors
  • Using the element of surprise while maintaining the integrity of your message
  • Establishing and capitalizing on a sense of mystery
  • Summing it all up with a memorable closing

And we’ll return to some topics frequently throughout the course, whatever techniques we’re working on:

  • Finding and maintaining a consistent writer’s voice
  • Considering your work from the audience’s perspective
  • Incorporating humor
  • Creating a coherent structure for the piece
  • Transitioning the reader seamlessly between your stories and ideas
  • Establishing and reaching your goals for each piece you write

During Writing Unbound, I got to know your strengths and growth areas, and I’ll keep those in mind as we move through the Writing Beyond work. The small-group setting will allow me to offer you specific, personalized attention during our calls and in any coaching sessions you schedule.

Your investment

You received four free half-hour coaching sessions when you signed up for Writing Unbound.

You’ll receive another four half-hour coaching sessions to use during Writing Beyond. And I will also edit one of your pieces if you like.

Your investment:

Writing Beyond is a more hands-on experience than Writing Unbound—10 weeks of live group calls, no videos.

But because I want to see you continue to explore the creativity you unleashed in the earlier course, I am offering Writing Beyond for the same investment: $1997.

Click here to join us in Writing Beyond.


The Details

We’ll hold our live sessions on Zoom, 12:00—1:30 p.m. Eastern time, every Thursday beginning February 1st. Our final meeting will be April 5th.

I look forward to continuing this journey with you!

Elaine