Or Anne Lamott? Or Stephen King? Or Seneca?
I’ll let you in on a secret … learning their style isn’t just about reading their books.
There’s a trick that students of writing and literature have been implementing for centuries that will teach you EXACTLY how your favorite writers and authors not only write well—but also consistently.
Without having to take university level classes.
In fact, you can probably do it in less than an hour a day.
Become a Master Writer is an eight-week self-study course, delivered direct to your inbox, that teaches you how to become a better writer using the technique that some of the most famous writers, thinkers, and authors have used for centuries—copywork.
Copywork is exactly what it sounds like. You find some writing that you like, or can learn from, and sit down to copy it by hand (word for word, punctuation mark for punctuation mark, space for space).
I know, you’re probably thinking, “How on earth would I ever learn to become a better, more consistent writer by copying someone else’s work?” Well, you’d be joining a pretty esteemed group of famous writers and thinkers who’ve used this exact method to develop their craft ...
Each week will cover an overall theme or concept in writing:
By the time you hit your freewriting exercise, you will not only have done focused copywork, but you will also have gotten a daily lesson on what to pay attention to as you write. A compact little master class in writing...from the masters!
1. Each morning you’ll receive a new lesson, that includes a copywork excerpt or writing/learning prompt, along with an explanation for what to focus on as you do the work.
2. Print it out, download it to a mobile device, or view it right on your screen.
3. Grab your handy notebook, scrap paper, legal pad, etc., and start writing.
4. If you have time (or want to save it for later), click through the additional resources and materials we’ve curated for you to dig deeper into the lesson. This will be especially helpful for those feeling super ambitious or committed to becoming master writers.
You can do most (if not all) of the lesson, every day, in less than 60 minutes.
Welcome to the resurgence of the idea of “Storytelling” as a foundation stone to all forms of writing.
This, of course, is because people would much rather learn their lessons from someone’s engaging and fascinating story than from a boring blog post that is barely better than a Powerpoint presentation.
But here’s the truth you don’t want to hear: many modern writers (possibly including you) are terrible at telling stories.
You’ve forgotten, through years of academic essays, emails and professional memos, and nonfiction best-sellers how to sit down and captivate your audience through the powers of written wit.
The writing we’ve hand-chosen for this course stands the test of time. It includes orations from Stoic and classic philosophers, Renaissance drama, Transcendental essays, and prize-winning fiction.
Some of the best narrative artistry available, without having to search it all out and figure out what you are supposed to learn from it.
Do you find yourself saying:
You can buy Become a Master Writer right now for only $199 and never worry about thinking or saying anything like this again.
As the saying goes, copying may be the highest form of flattery, but you'll see that it's also the quickest way to become a great writer yourself.
Elisa has worked for two decades creating compelling content and writing for various businesses and publications. A frequent contributing writer, podcast guest, and event speaker, her work has been featured in The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Forbes, Yahoo! Small Business, The Shine Network, The Huffington Post, and Brazen Careerist among others. She often travels the planet looking for great stories to live, interesting tales to share, and new ways to make words sexy.
Elisa started her love affair with language before she could walk, throwing hysteric tantrums as a one-year-old if her family would not read to her on demand. Constantly curled up with books and journals, she refined her studies at the University of Maine (Stephen King’s alma mater) where she dual majored in Creative Writing and Classical Studies, with a minor in Latin. As the owner and executive editor of the creative editing agency, Craft Your Content, she and her team help professional writers, entrepreneurs, and brands make their own words even better.