Become a Master Writer by Elisa Doucette
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Become a Master Writer

This course is built around one of the best kept ancient secrets that master writers have used for the centuries to improve their own writing and craft.
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What if I told you that you could write like Hemingway? Or Maya Angelou? Or Aristotle?

If you've ever dreamed of becoming a world-famous professional writer, you've probably been frustrated with the process at some point.

Maybe you've felt like you don't have the time to sit down and write every day.

Maybe you've felt like when you do make the time, your mind is blank and you're lacking inspiration.

Maybe you daydream an amazing story, only to feel a disconnect when it’s time to actually sit down and write it.

Maybe you never even knew where to start, so you never did.  

Whatever your background and reasons, I've got good news for you:

You can become a master writer.
And you can do it in less than 1 hour a day!

All you need is a plan, the right technique, and a good teacher to guide you through the process.

Enter: Become a Master Writer 

What is Become a Master Writer?

Become a Master Writer is an 8-week interactive online course ... delivered conveniently every day to your inbox. 

This program guides you through becoming a better writer using an ancient secret that has been implemented successfully by some of the world's most famous writers: 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).
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Here’s What You Can Expect When You Sign Up

You’ll not only uncover the best-kept secret to becoming a masterful writer, you’ll also receive other value, insights, and tips that will help you along your journey.

Get ready to:

Establish a regular writing habit.

The program takes a systemized approach and gives you something to write about every day. Once you've developed this habit, it'll be easier to stick with it over the long haul.

Become a better thinker.

The exercises in the program will slow down your brain and force you to contemplate new insights and perspectives.

Expand your vocabulary.

As a writer, your vocabulary should never be too extensive. This program will help you develop an arsenal of words that (ultimately) helps you write faster. 

Learn what NOT to do.

You'll start to notice patterns and find a tone and style that you identify with. On the flip side, you'll also learn which styles and tones you want to avoid in your writing.

Here’s what people are saying about the course

I like that it is structured to get me writing every day, even if it's not my own words, I am physically putting my pen to paper, and building that sort of practice.
Lanna Lee Maheux
I have realized just how much I love writing! Gained a lot from this course.
Stacey Coleman
I like copywork, it's sort of zen. I enjoy that. But the additional resources are great too, complimenting what I've learnt in the copywork lesson.
Branko Mijatovic

What Will You Get?

There are so many valuable takeaways!

With the Become a Master Writer course you'll get:
The lessons are jam-packed with gold nuggets that will help you gain clarity and discover your voice.

Most students also report freedom from writer's block, finally establishing a routine that includes carving out time for writing, every single day.

Each week follows a theme that builds on the previous week's theme, and lessons designed to help you naturally progress:

  • Week One: Learning and Reading
  • Week Two: Language and Words
  • Week Three: Structure and Flow
  • Week Four: Concept and Premise
  • Week Five: Characters and Heroes
  • Week Six: Settings and Surroundings
  • Week Seven: Themes and (Life) Lessons
  • Week Eight: Voice and Style

And the best part?

You’ll learn everything from the masters of writing.

How Does It Work?

  1. Every day, you’ll receive a new lesson. It includes an excerpt to work from or a writing/learning prompt, along with an explanation of what to focus on as you do the work.

  2. Print it out, download it to a mobile device, or view it directly on your screen.

  3. Grab your notebook, legal pad, or other scratch paper ... and start writing.

  4. Click through the additional resources and materials we’ve curated for you to dig deeper into the lesson.

  5. Jump on our ​live mastermind call​ once a week to learn more, in real time, from the course creator herself!

While this might seem like a lot, you can do most (if not all) of the lessons themselves every day in 60 minutes or less.

Get 60 comprehensive lessons, additional resources & reading, and 8 live weekly calls for less than $5 a day!
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About The Course Teacher, Elisa Doucette

Elisa is a professional writer, editor, and coach. (Which is a fancy career title way to explain that people pay her a great deal of money to do these things, and have for almost two decades.)
Her writing 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. Two of her columns have been syndicated (The Single Slice on MaineTodayMedia and Shattering Glass on Forbes.) Her short stories have been published in numerous literary magazines and websites. She hosts the podcast Writers’ Rough Drafts, and has appeared as a guest on radio shows and podcasts around the web—such as The Writing Coach, Entrepreneurs on Fire, Smart Brand Marketing, Huffington Post Live, and The Business Of Writing. She's also found herself on stages around the world, speaking on topics like writing, creativity, content management, and entrepreneurship. When she's not doing all this, Elisa works as the Founder and Managing Editor of Craft Your Content, a virtual editing and writing coaching agency, that helps professional writers and entrepreneurs make their own words even better.

Here’s what people are saying about the course teacher

Elisa's advice and counsel as an editor has proven invaluable as she has a deep understanding of both the business implications of content and what makes good writing in the first place.
Taylor Pearson
Elisa has been such a gift to me in my pursuit to tell my business's story. I honestly think if it weren't for her, I would not have been able to get the courage or words to land a writing gig I was excited about, nor the accountability and forward progress to keep it.
Carrie McKeegan
Elisa's ability to craft a story has a rare panache that you won't find in most content creators. She shows not only creativity and vision, but a keen focus on systems and processes - a real double threat.
Ryan Paugh

How Can You Actually Apply This to Your Writing Career and Business?

The art of storytelling is always becoming more and more important

People would much rather learn their lessons from someone’s engaging and fascinating story than from a boring, detail-packed blog post.

After all, stories are how we remember.

But many writers have, weirdly, lost their storytelling skills as they write more.

Every piece of advice from writers that you read online, famous bloggers, and even your favorite authors of all time have the same advice for how to become a world-renowned (or at least professional!) writer …

Write… write… and WRITE SOME MORE!

If you wrote all the time—and it was easy—then of course you’d become better over time. You’d have more samples and ideas to draw from, and you’d even be able to put together stories and blogs from all of those ideas.

The writing excerpts you'll study from these masters are pieces that have stood the test of time. That means the principles you learn here can easily be applied, even in today's fast-paced world.

You’ll learn from some of the best narrative artistry available, without having to search for it and figure out what you are supposed to learn.

Don’t wait! Look at what other past students have to say about this course

I was excited about the idea that there was so much to learn! And I just kept pushing myself to find out what kind of writing is actually in my wheelhouse.
Jewel Aldea
I am seeing now that I can allow myself to write in my own "voice" and not everything I write needs to be all-business-all-the-time. BAMW allowed me to write for pleasure, so I can start writing about my own opinions and ideas again.
Rachel Mazza
The content is great, but I really love the intros from Elisa for every lesson. Her style is so personal, I feel like she actually wrote it directly to me. That's the type of voice I want to emulate.
Mariza Monteiro

FAQ

How do you reprint excerpts and essays from writers and authors?

We have selected excerpts from various works of literature and non-fiction books, and reprinted them under the Fair Use doctrine (meaning we only selected a small portion of the complete work.) Essays and articles are either available in the public domain, or we have requested special permission to share. If you are the writer, creator, or publisher of a piece of content contained in this course and you would like us to remove it, please let us know and we will remove it immediately. Please know, we selected it in the first place because we felt it was a piece of masterful writing, and we were excited to share it with the course participants as something they should learn from.

Do I really get 60 comprehensive lessons and 8 weekly mastermind calls for just $299?

I get asked this a lot, because most courses with this much content and a weekly live call start at $500, and run up into the thousands. While my peers assure me that it would be "better business" to charge something way higher, I want people to be able to take this course! I want the folks who want to become master writers to have the opportunity to do just that. It's important to me to put it at a price that gives you some serious skin in the game (so you want to participate and finish) but isn't unreasonable.

Won’t I lose my unique voice/writing style if I copy others?

Did you totally lose your sense of self the first time you traveled? Was Michael Jordan less of a standout athlete because he watched game tapes? Did you not make that kickass dinner/desk/decoupaged planter because you got the idea off Pinterest? We all learn by doing, and part of that is seeking guidance from those who are better at something than we currently are. You’ll learn to appreciate the different nuances of these writers, and eventually adapt them to your own.

What is a writing master class?

This course was originally called a Writing Masters Class because you’re learning from lots of masters, not just one. Per the all-knowing power that is Wikipedia, “A master class is a class given to students of a particular discipline by an expert of that discipline—usually music, but also painting, drama, any of the arts, or on any other occasion where skills are being developed.”

Will there be (Classical, Fiction, Blog Posts, Insert Writing Genre Here) excerpts? I hate reading that stuff.

The writing excerpts will come from all kinds of genres, because you never know what you might end up learning. Or liking. I spent half my life thinking I hated onions. But saute or caramelize them, and they’re delicious!

Do I have to hand write it?

There are but a few tasks in life that you HAVE to do (breathing and eating your Mom’s or significant other’s cooking come to mind). But many studies have shown that you’ll get a more cognitive experience writing by hand.

What if there’s no way I can set aside time every day to do this?

I bet that is what you say about your own writing as well; I know I do. Carving out 60 minutes daily to do this practice is a fantastic way to build a writing habit without having to struggle for something to say.

How long do I have access to the course?

How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.

Do I have to do the WHOLE thing?

Please note the “Have To” conversation above. The longer you work at this, the more that good writing will become second nature for you, and you’ll continue to grow. Gotta put in the time though.

How is handwriting a more cognitive experience?

Did you know that you have more nerve endings in your hands than in any other part of your body? It’s true, your finger has more nerve endings in it than your entire forearm. The key is to engage those nerves! It will have a massive impact on the structure of your brain, as you literally become a master writer by changing your neurological wiring.

What happens if I fall behind?

Then you catch up. Do a double dose one day. Bang out a few on the train. Eat your cereal with one hand and jot down words with the other. The same way you would with a regular writing routine.

Do I have to read the additional stuff?

What is it with all the “Have To’s” around here? This isn’t English 170; there will be no grading at the end. The additional resources are just that … additional. You will learn a TON from the daily prompts alone, but if you want to learn more, these resources have you covered.

What happens if I can’t make a Monday live mastermind call?

Each call will be recorded and privately released to course participants within 24 hours after it happens. If you are not able to make a call, it won’t be the end of the world. But we do suggest making an effort to participate in as many as you can, as this is open access to picking Elisa’s brain and getting her unique immediate feedback on the course material she created.

Still have some questions about copywork?

Copywork allows you to:

  • “Walk in the same shoes” as your favorite authors
  • Retrace their footsteps and find out what they felt like when they were writing
  • Learn the EXACT same creative writing process that they used to become great writers
  • Learn how to write without thinking about what to write—to melt into the “flow state”

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 own craft.

And they all admit that it has been a driving force to their success as writers.

Master Writers Who Used Copywork
  • Hunter S. Thompson copied F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Ernest Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls so he could feel what it was like to write a classic novel—and it worked!
  • Virgil copied Homer (and Plato copied Socrates … copying your teacher’s writing was one of the only ways to get your essays circulated in Ancient Rome and Greece.)
  • Stephen King notes in his writing theory book On Writing that he copied releases of his favorite horror short stories and graphic novels as a child to teach himself how the authors wrote.
  • Benjamin Franklin copied interesting newspaper articles as a teen to learn how to write for publication.
  • Buddhist monks handwrite ancient sutras and aphorisms again and again and again until the prose is etched into their mind.

By following their exact process, then you can become a great writer, too. In fact, almost every great writer has learned by doing some form of copywork, even if they were unaware of the term.

Our modern education system doesn’t allow for this technique to be taught anymore, because standardized tests and methods have taken over English classes. They don’t teach you anything about:

  • How to write a good story
  • How to use dramatic pacing
  • How to affect people’s emotions with words

Fortunately for you, no one has to have a special talent for writing to learn through copywork ... anybody with a pen and paper can do it!

And when you apply it consistently? 

Your writing success follows naturally.
Whatever your writing goals and dreams, Become a Master Writer will help you build a strong foundation that will accelerate your writing career.

You’ll love...

  • The sense of a writer’s freedom of expression
  • The strength in becoming a powerful writer
  • Learning what was going on inside the minds of history’s greatest writers
  • Knowing how to put together words in a beautiful way
  • Knowing how to deliver a story and develop characters or subjects with perfect dramatic pacing

You can finally…

  • Finish that authority statement piece. 
  • Start that book. 
  • Take your business content to a whole new level. 
  • Submit your articles to paid magazines and newspapers.

They say 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.

Before I go...

I wanted to give you a quick bit of personal backstory to this course. People have asked me for years "how" - how I write the way I do, how I think the way I do, how I've built the business I have. This course is a BIG part of that explanation.

I spent over 1000 hours working on it, and that's not including the 400+ books and essays I read through to pull excerpts from.

You are getting ​decades​ of my learning, experience, and insights when you enroll. This is truly my passion project, I hope you'll find as much joy in joining me as I've had creating it.