Maybe for the first time, you feel like you’re finally understood. I can assure you - you’re not alone.
Maybe for the first time, you’re starting to feel like there’s hope for you. I can assure you - there is.
And that's exactly what I'm offering to you today... a plan... a strategy... a proven method for turning yourself into a consistent writer (even when you don’t feel in the mood…don’t know what to say…and don’t feel motivated)
It's the ONLY thing that works 100% of the time.
And no, I’m not talking about being more ‘disciplined’ or waking up earlier. I tried all those things until my self-esteem was shot to hell from failing over and over again.
To be completely honest my writing routine would resemble someone with a serious eating disorder rather than someone who was calm, confident, and in control. And not because I would binge eat carbohydrates or chocolate (which did usually happen because of the stress)
But because I would “Binge Write”.
It looked a little something like this (maybe you can relate)...
...After intending to write, procrastinating, and felling guilting and anxious about procrastinating, I would finally devote an entire Saturday to nothing but writing. This would create some text on the page and alleviate the guilt, and the binge-writing cycle would start all over again. 🤦♂️
I lived with constant guilt and anxiety about how much I was NOT writing.
I always told myself… “I can’t find time to write”…and … “I would write more if I could just find big blocks of time.”
I would tell myself this all the time, probably because it’s comforting. It’s reassuring to believe that my circumstances are against me and that I would write a lot if only my schedule had a few more big chunks of time to devote to writing.
And my writer friends would usually be understanding and even be sympathetic because they have a hard time finding time to write, too!
But just because we can bask in the frustration together doesn’t mean we are helping each other.
I finally had to face the truth...
These chains that held me captive and prevented me from being a writer who actually writes had to be broken.
I would watch others around me publish blog post after blog post, book after book, and article after article…all the while I was still binge writing (and eating too many carbs)… trying to ‘find’ more time to write.
I was fed up, frustrated, and to be honest, sinking into a self-made depression.
My inability to write consistently was killing my self-esteem.
…Would I ever finish my work(s) in progress?
…Would I ever be remembered for anything?
…Would I ever be more than a “someday” writer?
…Would I end up with a lifetime of regret over words unwritten?
I decided to embark on a journey to discover “what was wrong with me” and why I had such a hard time putting words on a page.
Over the last 5 years I tried everything...
...I started with books on writing — lots of them.
...I spent countless hours reading, highlighting, taking notes, scratching my head, and making mmm hmmm sounds.
...I drilled successful authors for the secret to their successes
...I studied the routines of legendary creatives, artists, and thinkers like Benjamin Franklin, and Anthony Trollope (who wrote 63 books, Gah!)
...I took 4 different personality tests (I’m a type 3 on the Enneagram with a 5 wing)
...I researched the psychology behind procrastination, anxiety, fear, and regret
...I examined the biological response to stress and how the fight or flight response inhibits the ability of our pre-frontal cortex to think clearly (aka writer’s block)
...I booked an appointment with a hormone Dr. who put me through an extensive blood test so I could see exactly where my lack of energy came from.
...I changed my diet
...I increased my sleep time from 6 to 8 Hrs
...I started exercising
I did what everyone said I was supposed to do and yet I still had trouble getting words on a page and meeting my productivity goals.
Until out of utter desperation I stumbled across something so simple - so natural - so easy. It was right there all along…right under my nose.
This one simple strategy was THE ONLY thing that worked 100% of the time. Not sometimes….not 80/20…
There may be many reasons why you haven’t been able to write consistently or finish your book or work in progress but the main reason is the lack of accountability.
Accountability is what separates the super successful authors and full-time writers from the “someday” crowd.
When a writer makes the choice to be accountable to someone or something to keep them moving forward, they are essentially saying a big “hell yes” to their book.
I’m sure you can relate to trying to reach the same goal over and over again…by yourself with no help and getting little to no results.
Let’s take health for instance (One of the most common New Year resolutions). Studies show that the person who actually achieves weight loss and transition into a healthier lifestyle is the person who connected into some form of an accountability program. It could be hiring a trainer, joining a health club, hiring a nutritionist, etc. It’s something about having to answer to another person for your actions that motivates you to stay on track with your goals.
Just as we need accountability to reach our health goals, we need accountability to develop a consistent writing habit.
This could be the season of your life where you live your dreams and become the successful writer you want to be.
An Online Writing Accountability Group Strategically Designed Around Psychological Principles of Behavioral Change To Help You Become a More Productive & Prolific Writer
Then This is For You!
Unchained Writer Also Includes...
Our live group writing sessions are a vital part of the science behind why Unchained Writer works. The sessions allow you to reap all the benefits of having a scheduled writing time while tapping into the momentum and accountability of the group, all in real-time from the comfort of your home.
Next live session:
Each week you'll get a new bite-size writing tip or trick to help you accelerate your writing and overcome creative hurdles. You'll also have unlimited access to the full tips and tricks library archive.
"MORE AUTOMATIC & LESS DEMANDING"
When you become an Unchained Writer and put into practice these writing techniques all your writing will seem to flow and become more automatic and less demanding.
YOU'LL ALSO LEARN:
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Even if you feel all hope is lost...I can assure you that you can foster new behaviors using simple strategies. Let everyone else procrastinate, daydream, and complain—spend your time sitting down and moving your fingers.
Once underway, writing builds its own momentum.
Imagine what you will be able to accomplish once you learn the following skills:
You can feel confident that it works because it’s proven by psychologists from every field.
THE BOTTOM LINE
An accountability writing group is proven to help you write faster and better.
Just take a look at some of the comments from our live writing sessions...
A: Every single day! Some days there is an AM session and a PM session for a total of 10 different weekly writing times to choose from. You are welcome to attend as many as you like. Some members can only make 1 session per week while others attend all 10 sessions. The times are all staggered in order to accommodate global time zones. Each session is a group session with live chat and will be recorded and placed in the members' area where you can participate by watching the replay as well.
*We may look into adding even more live writing time slots in the future.
A: While you are encouraged to attend at least one of the live weekly group writing sessions we understand that life gets in the way sometimes and for some, the live writing time doesn't work for their schedule. This doesn't mean you still can't reap the benefits of the group effort.
So here's the deal... each live writing session will be recorded. We encourage you to pick a time in your schedule that works for you and fire up the replay and write for 1 hour just as if you were doing it live. Use the included accountability progress tracking sheets and mark your progress. You'll still be counted as one who took action and just like that you'll start making progress and building a productive writing habit.
A: Because research proves that people don't value things they get for free. We need to have skin in the game. It's an important and well-thought-out element in the strategy to help you write more. We wanted to make the membership cheap enough that everyone could afford it but expensive enough that it would hurt if you wasted it and didn't participate.
Ask yourself... If all this did was help you build a productive writing habit so you could get your words out there and be remembered for something...wouldn't that be worth $47/mo? (and you'll be able to lock in a special rate of only $27/mo during this limited time promotion!)
If all this did was help you get hours of consistent and productive writing time in each month do you think you could finish your book? Of course you can! And you'll finish a lot more than just 1 book if I have anything to do with it :-)
A: It will. This strategy is backed by proven scientific research and if you participate you'll be working with your biology instead of against it -- developing momentum and habits that make writing easier and easier.
The real question is...will you work for it? If at any time you decide that you no longer want to participate simply click on our support button inside the training center and let us know that you'd like to cancel your membership. We'll immediately cancel your membership and stop any future payments.
A: Unchained writer is more than a course. While there will be some exclusive training on the craft of writing, at its core this is an accountability system with live group writing sessions. This is for serious writers only who are committed to taking action. Because the curriculum and steps involved are backed in scientific research you are guaranteed to get words written and finally develop a strong writing habit with positive momentum to make it easier.
A: You are billed automatically every 30 days. If you registered on the first day of the month your payment will be on or around the first of each month. If you registered initially on the 2nd of the month then your payment will be on or around the 2nd of each month and so forth.
A: No, it is not a requirement. However, we strongly encourage you to join our Facebook group so that you don’t miss out on the weekly training notifications, the community that you’ll find inside and the opportunity to ask and get your questions answered by the writers working alongside you.
A: Absolutely not. You are encouraged to use the writing time to move forward on any work in progress or any project that has previously lived in the "someday zone". Some suggestions include -- blog posts, video scripts, academic assignments, sermons, sales letters, you name it.
Everything starts with writing and the Unchained Writer group will give you the push to finally make progress and actually become a finisher! You'll be amazed by how much you can accomplish with consistent and focused writing sessions.
A: Of course! Simply click the little chat beacon on the bottom right of this page and someone from my team will respond within 24 house. You can also email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A: You will be sent a welcome email that includes details on how to login to your membership. Once inside you'll find some special training, printable progress tracking sheets, calendars, and links to join the live writing sessions and private FB group. Along with a great big virtual hug welcoming you to the family (awwww) :-)
If you have a deep backlog of ideas or half-finished projects, or if you ever wished writing were easier, Unchained Writer is your answer
This group will give you strategies for writing during the normal work-week, writing with less stress and guilt, and writing more efficiently.
Writing productively is about actions that you aren’t doing but could easily do. Things like:
The Good News Is This...
Productive writers don't have special gifts or special traits — they just spend more time writing and use this time more efficiently (Keyes, 2003).
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I’ve created Unchained Writer to take you by the hand and provide a safe format in which to deal with all of the overwhelming aspects of writing while helping you build a productive writing schedule... without making unreasonable sacrifices in lifestyle and in other work patterns.
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- Joseph Michael
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