expert-led course

Ready, Set, Write!

6-week online writing course taught by the acclaimed writer and former Disney executive, Catherine Connors

When does it start?

Soon!

Next course starts
August 22, 2022
We’re busy organising our next cohort, so register your interest today to be notified!
More dates available!

How long is it?

6 weeks

What's included?

6 weeks

Of instruction and much more!
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How will I fit it in?

It’s async

Our asynchronous classes fit your busy life so you can learn when and where you want.

How much is it?

$600

Is this for me?

Yes.

Do you want a daily writing habit? We'll help you form it.

You have a story to share, but need the push to pick up the pen and start. This class is for aspiring writers who want direction from the best and a framework to create a daily writing practice.

You ARE a writer. You just aren't writing yet.

Let's get real for a minute. Writing is scary. It's takes vulnerability, honesty, and grit. And that isn't even the hardest part. The hardest part is STARTING. (And the second hardest part is being consistent).

We can help with both.

This course is your personal launch pad into your daily writing practice.  

It's time to invest in your inner voice and share your thoughts with the world. You have something to say and we have the tools you need to say it.

Whether for pleasure, business, as a side hustle, or self-awareness, as a writer, you need guidance, support, and accountability.

Ready, Set, Write! provides an essential framework for your next writing project. Stocked with one-on-one coaching, writing prompts, and a community of writers to support you, this course is all you need to craft a writing habit that works with your busy life.

What’s
included

Intentionally designed to provide the skills, techniques, and support that every writer needs to start and keep going.

  • 12+ hours of instruction and office hours (office hours: 5pm pacific every Tuesday) from Catherine Conners (valued at over $5,000)
  • 6 weeks of online, asynchronous instruction that fits your busy schedule
  • Exclusive guest speaker series including best-selling authors, journalists, bloggers, and creatives
  • Live office hours to connect directly with Catherine Connors for personalized feedback
  • Writing prompts to inspire your consistent writing habit and makes writing an integral part of your day
  • Invaluable support, accountability, and feedback from the community
  • Insider tips on how to keep writing when you've hit a wall
  • Active engaged learning, not passive watching
  • Free annual membership to the ChairmanMe community valued at over $120


Ready, Set, Write!

$600
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Next course starts
August 22, 2022
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Meet
the instructors
Catherine Connors

Catherine Connors

A writer and social theory scholar whose academic work looked at storytelling as a force for shifting cultural perspectives on women and girls. Catherine was a pioneer in the first big wave of women’s online storytelling, with her award-winning blog Her Bad Mother, (named one of TIME Magazine's 25 Best Blogs in 2012). She went on to become Editor in Chief and Head of Content for The Walt Disney Company’s interactive division, overseeing its entire online portfolio and stewarding a community of leading digital storytellers. She has personally mentored dozens of practicing and aspiring writers, and stewarded the storytelling of showrunners, screenwriters, graphic novelists, memoirists, and scholars. The co-author of the critically acclaimed The Feminine Revolution, Catherine’s upcoming publications and works-in-progress include Citizen Princess: Femininity, Leadership, and the Cultural Politics of Gender, a children’s television script, and a YA novel.

"I took this course because I wanted to revive my blog, and I DID!! I shared my first new post on LinkedIn and got 15k views, 250+ reactions. Totally didn’t expect it, and wouldn’t have happened without this course."

-ChairmanMe Member

"I have been using the frameworks in my professional writing as well as my personal writing. The course was a fantastic kick in the ass for me - something really did unlock for me too. Thinking of it all as “the work” - such a helpful shift in my mindset that changed my whole worldview re: my practice."

Melinda

Ready, Set, Write! really freed me to feel that I am a storyteller. That my stories are valuable. I finished a story that has been in me for most of my adult life. Then I had the amazing experience of reading it to the class. The encouragement I got was incredible."

Carol

I already had 30,000 words towards a book, but this brought me so much inspiration to work better each day, reorganize, added WAY more heart, and haven't stopped writing every day since starting RSW!

ChairmanMe Member

The content was really one of a kind. I felt like I couldn't find that diversity of content in one place, not in any books, or any podcast. It was just a great lens to immerse myself into.

Anne
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6 weeks

Week One: Use Your Words

Your words have unlimited potential. But first, you have to start. Learn how to write fast and edit slow with Catherine Conners.

Week Two: Start Badly

The importance of stretch goals and teensy tiny little milestones. And, how visual story telling shows us that "words are only one way to tell a story" with special guest, Amy Rosenthal.

Week Three: Get Going

"Writing about writing," low expectations, and the willingness to fail. And how flexibility is at the core of a good narrative.

Week Four: Get Good

Ever wonder why you cry at every Pixar movie? Catherine takes us inside the foolproof “Pixar formula” and how to apply it to what you do. Catherine shares what she learned first hand as an executive at the Walt Disney Corporation and how these insights apply to your every day writing.

Week Five: Keep it Going

Guest lecturer, Kate Greer, explores how heart writing creates contagious vulnerability. And, how to face down the dreaded writer's block.

Week Six: Take it to the Next Level

Top tricks on how to get unstuck, make peace with the editing process, and decide what your amplification playbook is.

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