CALLING ALL WRITERS
Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due, award winning and bestselling writers are your guides to the career of your dreams!
“Finally! Now You Can…Create the Career of your dreams … even if…You’ve been frozen in “Writer’s Block” for years, or papered your walls with rejection slips!”
These secrets have sold award-winning stories and books, sold scripts, made movies and plays and helped countless writers to turn their dreams into reality…Now, it’s YOUR turn to put them to work!
It’s tough out there.
I get that.
It’s true that millions of people around the world wish that they could write, and publish, the dreams in their head.
A few (a very few) will succeed wildly.
A few more will wallow in the sad mud of lost dreams, neither experiencing the thrill of victory nor the agony of defeat. These will live in “no man’s land”.
Most will fail. Miserably and repeatedly. When I say “most”, I mean 99%. The creative arts are BRUTAL if you don’t have an “edge.”
Perhaps you have already experienced some of these failures – after all, the odds are over 99% that you have.
Maybe you know what it’s like to strike out for your goal with enthusiasm, only to smash into a brick wall of rejection, frustration and confusion time and time again.
You do your very best to finish projects, submit and market them, find some way into the publishing or film industry. But you end up collecting rejection slips instead—or never finishing those projects at all.
Maybe you have suffered this kind of burning humiliation more than once. Maybe you feel like no matter how hard you try, you’re just never going to see your name in print, or win any acknowledgement for the dreams that have lived in your heart and head since childhood.
Does any of this sound familiar?
Don’t feel bad – you’re not alone, and it’s not your fault.
The reason for your frustrated efforts is not a lack of willpower, it’s not gullibility, and it’s not a moral failing on your part.
The reason why you can’t seem to get published or improve your work is really quite simple, and even simple to fix. Not “easy”—you ARE going to have to work hard, no question about it. That’s the truth, and anyone who says different is lying.
But what has held you back in the past is not lack of effort. What has defeated you is the lack of a simple plan of daily action that takes you step by step through everything you have to do to begin, complete, improve, deepen, and market your work.
No one told you. And it isn’t reasonable to expect yourself to “get it” on your own. By the time “trial and error” kicks in you could be old and gray.
Let that soak in. What that means is that you probably never really had a chance. And that means that the “little kid” inside you, the writer who only wanted to thrill the world with your visions…has labored in vain, pounding out countless thousands of words for nothing.
All You Need Is a simple path of action, and the capacity to focus your mind and heart to walk that path day by day. Then you can create the dreams your seek, and have the career you want!
All you need is someone who will lay out the work you actually need to perform, commit to doing it, and get down to business.
It’s really that simple. But maybe not obvious.
The truth is that every great accomplishment involves learning, and work. Specific work, over time, being far more important than “talent” or even “intelligence”. Trust me, most published novelists and movie writers are no smarter than you. Just look at some of what Hollywood produces, or New York publishes, and you’ll KNOW this is the truth!
Sometimes we think others were just born with talent and connections.
At one time, I was just like you, right where you are now: unpublished, unfulfilled, hope and fear mingling in my heart. My father had been a singer (he sang backup on Nat King Cole’s immortal “Ramblin’ Rose”) but had ultimately failed in his career. It destroyed my parents’ marriage, and in fear I was making a mistake, my mother tore my stories up and pled with me to forget my dreams.
Teachers laughed at me even in college. I was told straight out that people “like you” don’t write. I knew no one, anywhere, who had ever succeeded as a professional writer. Terrified that I would absorb “failure consciousness” from my college professors, I dropped out of Pepperdine University, and found low-level jobs in the Industry, vowing to give it everything I had. I would be a writer, or die in the attempt.
And five years later, I was beaten, discouraged, running out of faith, money, and energy. I’d written my heart out, but simply couldn’t find a way to get published.
Then I realized that what I needed was TO MEET PEOPLE WHO HAD ACTUALLY SUCCEEDED. Place myself in their hands. Do whatever they recommended.
Take a leap of faith that there WAS a way, somehow, to reach my childhood dreams. And that God would not be so cruel as to give me the desire to touch people’s hearts with my writing unless, on some level, I had the capacity to do it.
Win, or die.
AND THEN I MADE MY BREAKTHROUGH
I sought out and met mentors like Larry Niven, Harlan Ellison, Ray Bradbury, Octavia Butler and many many others…and they saved my life, my heart, and my soul. Gave me the “missing keys” I had sought, and made it possible to create magic at my keyboard.
And what they told me made it very clear:
There’s no unsolvable problem holding you back from the same kind of success that others enjoy.
And there’s even better news: If you enroll in the LIFEWRITING TEN WEEK PROGRAM you can enjoy that success faster, better, and easier than those who came before you. Why? Because you can have TWO successful, award-winning, best-selling writers who have absorbed the secrets of countless teachers, mentors, lecturers, writers and editors that have helped them create lives of meaning, opportunity, and great satisfaction in a field littered with shattered dreams.
(And here’s a hint—there ARE differences in the ways men and women approach the creative life. And for the first time, you’ll get them BOTH in the same place! That means that no matter whether you’re driven by logic or emotion, finance or artistic expression, want to write books, stories, television, plays, or even non-fiction, we’ve got you covered!)
(And by the way—I wouldn’t have found and married my soulmate, Tananarive, if I hadn’t mastered the craft of writing. I’m not saying writing can lead you to love…but it surely doesn’t hurt!)
Because The LIFEWRITING TEN-WEEK WORKSHOP is the first multi-media writing workshop that turns your very fears and frustrations into the stuff of story, that teaches you to play both the “inner” and “outer” games of writing.
If You Can watch movies and video, and write one page a day, you can be a writer. Heck, if you can write ONE SENTENCE a day, you can get started!
Maybe you feel like you’ve tried to publish your work, finish your stories, or build your career…but it just never works out. So you’re probably fairly skeptical about some writing course being the answer to your problem.
But this multi-media course is different. That’s because it is a combination of TWO writer’s life experiences, almost a century of wisdom, boiled down to simple actions you take one week at a time for ten weeks, to lay the foundation for a lifetime of joyous writing.
When you explore the LIFEWRITING TEN WEEK PROGRAM you will discover:
- What you must do before you even think about starting your story.
- Understand exactly how anyone can SMASH WRITER’S BLOCK forever – it’s not as tough as you think (and it’s probably different then you think, too)!
- The “Diamond Hour” concept for getting maximum “bang for your buck” from your writing time.
- How to know when you’ve done enough research (the usual advice is out of date and doesn’t work any more).
These are the same secrets I’ve used to publish over THREE MILLION WORDS. That my wife, American Book Award winning writer Tananarive Due, used to write best-selling, award winning novels that Hollywood has fallen all over itself to option and develop (paying a LOT of money for the privilege!) We know that these never-before-revealed secrets will work for you!
The truth is that you will need more than information about writing. You’ll also need to know how to deal with the emotions, tangled life obligations, blocks and psychological costs of moving from one level of success to another. Tananarive and I get five hundred dollars a month for this “hand holding” of clients—it takes skills most “writing teachers” can’t dream of, but she and I learned from the “school of hard knocks”, drawing from experience teaching at Seattle University, UCLA, Mensa, the Smithsonian Institute, VONA, the Maui Writer’s program, and much much more.
Here’s what other people have said about our teaching and coaching, and the LIFEWRITING program:
“I cannot think of a more useful tool. Thorough, folksy, immaculately reasoned, eminently listenable, the course fortunately mirror Barnes’ personality: intelligent, dedicated and extraordinarily witty.”
— 1982 PULITZER PRIZE nominee Chris Bunch
“Outstanding. Barnes educates, entertains, and more importantly, motivates… in a no-nonsense cut-to-the-chase method useful for everyone from beginners to working professionals. He’s been there, done that, and he shares it joyfully herein. A bargain at twice the price.”
–New York Times best selling novelist Steve Perry
“Steven Barnes Lifewriting work…helped me learn the balance of body, spirit, and soul that helps me lead a truly wonderful life. I have a successful career as a CIO, I have reached my personal dreams of being a published author, and have a wonderful partner.”
–Brenda Cooper, award-winning author of THE SILVER SHIP AND THE SEA and READING THE WIND
“I have read much over the last 4 years, to improve how I lived and how I wrote. But nothing combined the two into such basic understandable holistic symmetry as did your “Lifewriting” workshop. “`When the student is ready the master appears.’ “Your advice is a honored gift” My goal and resolve has been galvanized by `Lifewriting.’ Thank you for being my teacher!”
“Steven Barnes has been a uniquely powerful practitioner at Moonview Sanctuary in enabling our clients to balance their physical and emotional arenas along a spiritual pathway to abiding self love and unifying purpose.”
— Gerald M. Levin, Former CEO, Time/Warner Presiding Director, Moonview Treatment and Optimal Performance Center
“I’ve learned more from Steve Barnes, in the more than twenty years I’ve known him, than from any other man besides my own father. The clarity of his thinking and teaching is unparalleled in my experience, his honesty is unusual, and what he teaches, he lives. This is a man who walks the walk. I’ve never met, and doubt I ever will meet, another teacher whose judgment makes me rethink my own on such a regular basis.”
–Dan Moran author, “The Long Run”
“From the moment Steven Barnes opened his mouth, his depth and breadth of human understanding and behavior, especially in the context of storytelling which is timeless, inspired me to BE more, GIVE more and live my life on purpose. Both my personal and professional relationships have surged to heights that would give most people a nosebleed! He’s given me tools and understanding that have taken me from a struggling filmmaker to become a better storyteller, father, internet marketer, film producer, and business building coach that can command five to six figures upfront. He’s THAT good! Anything Steven has to say, I’m there to listen, learn, soak it up like a sponge, then act accordingly to greater success. Thanks, Steven!”
Film Producer and Internet Marketing expert
“Steve Barnes is superbly qualified, with a well-tested program for achieving complete integration of mind, body, and spirit.
I’ve heard Steve speak at writer’s conferences about the craft of writing and how writers can develop inner depth by exploring their personal hero’s journey. I’ve also participated in martial arts classes he’s taught. I still benefit from his program of daily physical movements and breath work practices. Taken all together, I’m impressed with Steve’s advanced level of mastery in so many areas and how he is an impressive role model for everything he teaches.”
— Al Siebert, PhD., Director of The Resiliency Center author of The Survivor Personality, and The Resiliency Advantage, featured on “Oprah”
And here’s one about our FOUR week class (imagine what we can do in TEN!):
“Yesterday, I completed my month long Screenwriting workshop with Tananarive Due and Steven Barnes. It was the most extensive, thoughtful, resourceful, and inspiring workshop I’ve ever attended. Though I have a degree in English and have begun an MFA in Creative Writing, I have to say that I’ve never taken a creative writing class that was so rich and practical. This class made me re-think the principles of writing. It made me look at writing as a science in ways I hadn’t previously. It was worth every moment. I encourage writers to be on the look out for their screenwriting workshops. The lessons learned were invaluable.”
— B. Sharise Moore
Who Else Wants To be a writer?
Here’s exactly what you’re getting right now in the LIFEWRITING TEN WEEK PROGRAM:
- over Ten Hours of professionally video’d live lectures with accompanying PDFs, covering EVERY major aspect of the writer’s life, covered from both “male” and “female” perspectives—planning, researching, writing, finishing, marketing, making the first sale, getting an agent, dealing with FEAR and procrastination, accessing creativity…EVERYTHING!
- The world’s most powerful STRUCTURE technique for any fiction project – this works like crazy!
- The sneaky (but ethical) way to GET AN AGENT!
- The reason why you should never write one certain type of project before FIRST writing this other, simpler one!
- The strange truth about how willingness to write BADLY directly affects your ability to release your inner GENIUS.
- How the great writers use the power of RITUAL to keep themselves on track through depression, ennui, fear, and turmoil.
- My proven 17-step program to understand EVERYTHING you need to know about writing…and being a writer! It’s as simple as 123!
- And I’ll even show you how to get published in less than two years, starting from scratch. Not only is it possible, it’s easier to do it this way!
- The counterintuitive secrets television and film writers know, but never tell you about breaking into the business.
- And that is only the beginning. After you have spent a few minutes a week studying the LIFEWRITING TEN WEEK, and doing your “homework” (you’ve never had more fun doing “homework” in your life!) what once appeared dark and mysterious will suddenly become clear and easy!
- Right about now, if I were you, there would be one question on my mind…
How Much Does It Cost?
You’re smart. You looked around and you know that other writing courses sell for hundreds of dollars. Earning an MFA costs THOUSANDS and takes YEARS. And even if you get the degree…will it really help you get published? Ask around.
And I truly believe that by now you can see it would be worth thousands and years of life to be the writer you’ve always dreamed of being.
In fact, I believe it’s worth a multiple of other products, books, and courses if only because of a simple fact—Tananarive and I have published more actual books, won more awards and had more actual television work produced than 99% of the “Gurus.”
Think about this…
If the only thing The Lifewriting 10-Week class did was to help you finish that book or break into the business, it would be worth 500.00, yes?
If the only thing The Lifewriting 10-Week class did was to smash your writer’s block forever… it would be worth 100.00, yes?
If the only thing The Lifewriting 10-Week class did was to teach you a foolproof plan to increase the quality of your work every week… it would be worth 200.00, yes?
If the only thing The Lifewriting 10-Week class did was to teach you how to deal with the fear of failure… it would be worth 100.00 yes?
If the only thing The Lifewriting 10-Week class did was to teach you how to watch movies and extract the lessons you need to improve your writing—or your life!… it would be worth 300.00, yes?
The good news is The Lifewriting 10-Week class does every single one of those things, and more!
But I’m not even going to think about asking you to pay 1200.00. In fact, it won’t even cost you 600.00.
Because when you take advantage of this special offer right now, your total investment only comes to 197.00. Yes, that’s right, we’re not kidding. Our commitment is to giving you a process that will start you selling FAST, and cost little enough that anyone who is serious can afford it.
Why? The reason why it’s this inexpensive is simple: We want to make this product cost less than the average writer earns from selling a couple of stories. And selling a book or television episode or movie? Fuggetaboutit!
If you’re still wavering, and haven’t made your decision, what would have to happen for this to be the easiest choice you’ve made in a long time? First remember this is the very best way to start or accelerate your writing career. Then…let’s make the deal even juicier…
When You Act Now and You’re Also Getting The “Ancient Child” program 100% FREE!
This audio download will help you deal with fear, increase creativity, flow and focus…the precise same program I get paid 150.00 an hour to teach in person!
You’ll ALSO get the “Morning Ritual” program (worth 29.00) to help you start your days with perfect focus and unstoppable confidence.
Think about it!
- You’ll have the inside track on how to avoid the top five mistakes that can destroy your plans and dreams – and how to make yourself bulletproof from making these mistakes!
- You get the lowdown on how to research without breaking your brain!
- The surprising secrets of brainstorming a never-ending stream of ideas— by doing the total opposite of what everyone else is doing!
So when you order The Lifewriting 10-Week Program today, you get all these bonuses free – so act now!
100%, Money Back, Satisfaction Guarantee!
Don’t even make up your mind right now. Just go ahead and order The Lifewriting 10-Week Program today, and try it out. Experience the first five weeks. Download the extras, and begin the journey of a lifetime. If, for any reason, you are not 100% delighted with The Lifewriting 10-Week Program… – if you don’t understand every step of the process you need to fulfill your dreams…if you don’t have the best time you’ve ever had learning what you’ve always wanted to know…and if you don’t agree that you received FAR more value than you expected (and YES, there are “secret” bonuses!) … then simply drop us an email for a rapid, no hassle, no questions asked 100% refund. And, just as a way of saying thank you for trying out the The Lifewriting 10-Week Program, you get to KEEP all the material up to week five! I think you’ll agree, that’s pretty solid offer…
It Is Decision Time
You’re standing at the crossroads. Of the two roads before you, the one on the left is the road you’ve been traveling a lot… it’s rough, uphill, rocky, and full of pain and toil.
On the right, the road less traveled. It’s smooth, paved, and proven to be the easiest way to supercharge your writing career.
Choose the right road. Let’s walk that road together.
Steven Barnes and Tananarive Due
P.S. One year from today, you will certainly “arrive”. The real question is… Where? If you wanted to be somewhere different than where you are now, you’ll have to do something different than what you’re currently doing. Take the first step toward a different future, in order today.