You Can Now Buy My Video Course (until 75 slots run out)
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The next release of my video course, Hate Writing Less, is out right now. You can buy it for $125. This gives you lifetime access; you get this version of the course, and the next one, and the next one, as well as add-on units. I’ve already updated it significantly since the original release, and I intend to keep doing so, perhaps in response to your suggestions. In future, the price will be going up. There are 75 slots currently available, after which you’ll have to wait for the next release, probably in a month.
Someone suggested that the subtitle of the course should be “the inner game of writing.” I don’t disagree with this. It’s all about approaching writing in a way that doesn’t make you miserable, getting out of your own way, and questioning your limitations. Also, I think it’s the only writing course in the world that tells you to practice not working. What prompted me to make the course was realizing that 90% of writing education appears to be about the non-essential shit—everything is secondary to not hating writing, a topic which is rarely discussed.
Basically, it’s all of the generally applicable stuff from my coaching practice that has been useful to a large portion of my clients. I think if you’re trying to write in a less inhibited manner it will probably be useful for you too.
It turns out that talking into a camera for uninterrupted minutes is quite difficult. (All of the videos are composed of a single take.) It was also a little psychologically tricky for me to make this at times. I think to some extent, some small part of me still viewed myself as kind of a wandering bard, a carousing tale-teller. You know what I mean: glamorously unbound, living off exploited chance, drifting here and there. But now it’s clear to me that I am not a flaneur wandering the glittery city—I am a merchant living in the desert.
The funny thing is, if you view yourself as a wandering layabout, then bullshit and failure is part of it. If you do make slipshod efforts that fall apart, that’s congruent with the image. But if you’re a merchant, you are really trying to avoid failure. You're standing by what you make, earnestly attempting to increase the total satisfaction of humanity through commerce.
I’m proud of what I’ve done so far, and the course will continue to grow over time.