Do you have a story, novel, memoir, screenplay, or poem that you’ve been thinking about for years, but haven’t written?
When you try to write, do you almost always feel an urge to do something else?
Does procrastination or fear stop you from writing?
If you answered YES to any of these questions, you are not alone.
When I became a full-time writer, I answered YES to every one of these questions too.
That’s why I created the Fear & Writing course.
Once I learned how to face fear and keep writing, I wanted to help others do it too.
WHAT’S FEAR & WRITING ABOUT?
Telling a writer to write without fear is like telling a human to breathe without oxygen. Fear is a natural part of the creative process. In this 8-day course, I’ll show you how to face fear and keep writing. I did it and I know you can too.
WHO TEACHES THE COURSE?
FEAR & WRITING is taught by me, Peg Cheng, over the course of eight days using uplifting videos, short readings, and inspiring writing exercises. I wrote novels, screenplays, stories, and poems part-time for 12 years before becoming a full-time writer in 2016. I was motivated to create this course after I taught my Fear & Writing workshop for the Seattle Public Library and realized there were a lot of people like me–people who had fear when it came to writing.
Thank you so much for your teachings, support, positivity, and guidance. I delight in seeing your videos, you give me courage to carry on! I have found your instructions to be clear, easy, brief and very true. — Bobbi
WHO SHOULD TAKE THE COURSE?
This 8-day course is for anyone who wants to write, but is stopped by fear or procrastination. I’m here to show you that facing fear doesn’t have to be terrible and difficult; instead, it can be simple, empowering, and transformative, leading to more self-knowledge and confidence. Watch this video to get a feel for the course.
I am loving the course! Can’t believe it’s Day 6 already. Today, I wrote about the sound of my children’s voicemail messages. This is the first time I’ve written about how intimate it feels to hear their voices without seeing their faces; how many layers of their raw and nuanced emotion I’m able to attune to when the sound is isolated like that. Thanks again, Peg, for sharing this experience with us fearful writers! — Rumi
HOW DOES THE COURSE WORK?
Every day for 7 days, you’ll open an email from me and you will:
1. Read the day’s lesson,
2. Watch the day’s video,
3. Write to five prompts for three minutes each, and
4. Email me the date and time of your writing session.
On Day 8, you’ll do a reflection exercise and email that to me.
That’s it. Simple yet effective.
The prompts were all thought provoking and interesting. I never felt like I was struggling to write because the prompt questions were so fruitful. Also, three minutes felt perfect. The writing was less than one page so it felt really do-able and not intimidating. I liked your videos too—they were warm and supportive and funny. — Elizabeth
HOW SHOULD I PREPARE?
You’ll need to set aside 30 minutes a day for 8 consecutive days. Pick a time that works best for you.
It felt fantastic to write every day. For me, writing is like doing qigong for my mind. — Michelle
WHAT SUPPLIES DO I NEED?
4. Smart phone, tablet, or computer
The part of the course that really helped me, other than the prompts and the timed writing which were great, were the videos. The videos are amazing! You could easily have written those video essays as plain old essays, but the effect wouldn’t have been the same! Your sense of humor really shines through and takes the curse off the habit building. — Kathy
DO I GET TO INTERACT WITH THE INSTRUCTOR?
Yes! I will send you encouraging notes whenever you email me the date and time of your writing session, and after you send me your reflection exercise from Day 8, I’ll email you an in-depth, personalized response. Also, you can email me questions at any time and I’ll respond.
I truly appreciate all the work you’ve put into this writing course, making it a wonderful experience for me and others! Thank you so much for providing me with the tools I needed to express and know myself! — Jannah
WHAT ELSE SHOULD I KNOW?
I can’t make any guarantees with respect to you overcoming your fear of writing, but what I can do is teach and encourage you to do it. If you commit to 30 minutes a day for 8 days, you CAN do it! Please note that I offer no refunds. So, if you’re wondering if this course is right for you, email me your questions. Purchase mindfully.
It felt great to write every day. I felt a sense of accomplishment and I also felt like I grew considerably. The fact that the course required something of me on a daily basis was very helpful. It reinforced the habit, but it also created a bit of figurative and literal muscle memory because of the repetition. I also appreciated having to be introspective as I am preparing to write a personal narrative. I have gained some confidence, and am feeling like I will certainly produce a better piece than I would have without taking the course. — Michael
HOW MUCH DOES THE COURSE COST?
$68 for 8 email + video lessons and personalized email support.
CAN I GIVE THIS COURSE AS A GIFT?
Of course you can! Great idea, by the way. When you get to the payment form, click the tiny present icon (box with a ribbon on it) to allow for gifting.
HOW DO I GET STARTED?
Click here to register, and the first lesson will be sent right to your inbox. Let’s do this!