The place to build writing skills, find your community & learn how to be paid for your words!
HAVE YOU ALWAYS DREAMED OF BEING A WRITER?
You, sitting at your desk in your shiny new home office working on an article for the New York Times. Better still, you’re getting paid for it!
All that, and you’re also finding time to finally write that book you’ve always wanted to write and still enjoying free time with family, and friends PLUS doing all the things you love doing.
THIS DREAM SCENARIO? IT’S TOTALLY POSSIBLE.
Don’t shake your head no.
You can make it happen.
Look, I know it’s easier said than done. All of these things take work, and it’s not like you can just dump your current responsibilities to write full time. No, it takes some planning first.
Don’t worry, I get it.
DON’T NEED TO HEAR ANYMORE? YOU ALREADY KNOW YOU WANT THIS?
You can pay in full OR in 12 monthly installments.
When you pay in full, you’ll receive an advance copy of my forthcoming book The Writer’s Roadmap: Organize Your Writing Into a Career.
TELL ME IF ANY OF THIS HITS HOME:
You love writing, but everyone says it’s impossible to make a living. They warn you you’ll end up a starving artist.
Maybe you’ve written for free but are totally confused about how to actually make money writing or how much your writing is even worth.
You’re petrified of rejection from editors and publishers. So much so, it keeps you from trying in the first place.
You’d kill for a writing career that lets you work where you want, travel where you want and explore different kinds of writing. You know, like, a full-blown writing career.
You feel lost. There are so many options and possibilities. Where do you even start?
But you know what?
If you sit around waiting for the perfect time to start writing, it’s never going to happen.
Just. Simple. Science.
Of course, creating your writing life still takes work and effort. It won’t just happen by magic.
IF YOU WANT TO BUILD A REAL WRITING CAREER, YOU NEED TO:
Outline a plan that not only makes sure you can pay your bills short term but will map out your long-term goals for your writing.
Find a community of people who offer you constructive feedback that will help you and your writing grow.
Learn no-fail techniques from an experienced writing teacher, mentor and coach to begin, edit, evaluate and keep writing until you see your words published.
Find the right publishing resources so you can decide how and where you want to publish your work as well as be paid for it.
Know that you CAN write and SHOULD write. You have the talent, you have the skills, you ARE a writer! (I know that can be hard to admit!)
It is time
to take your writing seriously, invest the time and space you need to create your perfect writing life.
That’s exactly why I created
for writers who need support, want to find new places
to publish and get their shit done.
Ready to join The Writer’s Process?
JOIN NOW FOR 997USD FOR A FULL YEAR OF WRITING SUPPORT!
When you pay in full, you’ll also receive an advance copy of my forthcoming book The Writer’s Roadmap: Organize Your Writing Into A Career.
The bonuses sound great, but I’d rather just pay monthly for the year, thanks!
WHAT IS THE WRITER’S PROCESS?
It’s a private online hub where you’ll find everything you need to support your big writing dreams.
You can ask questions and find answers to everything from bursting through writing blocks to the most successful ways to pitch editors and even the occasional vent sesh.
Over the course of the year, we’ll post new resources monthly to help you feel more confident to plot your writing roadmap and speed your way to a fulfilling and fun writing career. Just imagine what you will accomplish by this time next year!
WHAT WE COVER IN THE WRITER’S PROCESS:
PLOT YOUR PLAN TO SUCCESS
In order to make your writing dreams come true, you first have to know what you want. You’ll find the tools to create solid writing goals plus lay out a timeline to make it happen.
CRUSH YOUR SELF-DOUBT
Fear and self-doubt plague every writer, but the successful ones learn to move forward in spite of it. We’ll grab those fears by the horns and address them honestly.
EVERY WRITER NEEDS A READER
One of the hardest parts of writing is the editing. We’ll share best practices to smooth and shape your editing process so you produce only the most polished pieces of work. You’ll also have the chance to sharpen your own editing skills by giving and receiving feedback from others in the community.
GET IT DONE WRITING ACCOUNTABILITY
It’s easy to let writing slide by the wayside when there’s no one there to see what you’re doing. In The Writer’s Process, we’ll have weekly check-ins to help keep you on track. Plus, you’ll be able to share your wins and celebrate them with your writing compatriots.
WEEKLY WRITING PROMPTS & EXERCISES
Each week, we’ll post writing prompts geared to attack and conquer the goals you set. Whether you’re tackling a book, writing essays or your writing feels stuck, there’s a writing exercise for you to explore.
THE PITCH CLINIC
Calling everyone who wants to write for magazines and newspapers. Do you have a million questions about what to pitch, how, where? In the Pitch Clinic, you’ll give and receive feedback to hone your pitching skills and hit send on those letters to editors with confidence and clarity.
WRITE THAT DAMN BOOK ALREADY
If you’re like most writers, you’ve got a fabulous book idea tucked away in the back of your brain. You’ll find the tools you need to figure out what your book is about, develop your chapters, define your characters and prepare to write.
PUBLISHER, PUBLISHER, WHERE ART THOU PUBLISHER?
So you’ve written a book. Now, what? You’ll find book publishing resources to guide you through self-publishing, finding an agent or querying a publishing house. Plus, how do you decide which route to go? You’ll find an answer to that here as well.
SHOW & TELL WITH THE EXPERTS
Each month, we’ll bring in experts in various areas of writing and publishing, from editors of magazines to organizers of conferences. In addition, we’ll host a monthly planning and strategy Q&A session to address your most pressing questions, including how to build a writing platform and business.
THE PRIVATE WRITER’S PROCESS COMMUNITY
In addition to all this, we have a private Facebook group where you can ask questions, share your writing and find encouragement and advice no matter where you are in your writing career.
The on-going training, Q&A sessions and Show & Tell alone have a monthly value of 600USD. And that’s before you factor in daily accountability, support and writing tools you’ll regularly receive in our amazing community!
And just when you thought that was it, there’s still more! More is better right?
Plus Goodies Galore
You’ll receive a copy of The Instant Confidence Cheat Sheet to Write Your Book in Five Steps
My newly published 29 Ways to Boost Your Writing Confidence.
The Quick & Dirty Guide to Pitching and Getting Published
Plus special offers on my books, retreats and any other services I offer.
NOW WHO AM I?
Hello! I’m Leigh Shulman,
the founder of The Future is Red and your Writer’s Process leader!
I remember the very first time I sat down to write. I was about 12, flooded with raging hormones and super pissed at my parents (basically like all twelve-year-olds) but instead of acting out, I pulled out a pen and paper and put my feelings on the page. I was hooked! In college, I discovered that I loved teaching creative writing, almost as I loved the writing itself. I went on to earn my MA in Creative Writing and Education from the City College of NY. I dreamt of spending my days writing, teaching, and exploring the world.
But life doesn’t quite work like that.
I actually ended up working as a web producer for MTV. While I really liked what I did, it was an insanely stressful job and I found it nearly IMPOSSIBLE to find the time to write. Then, when my first daughter Lila was born, my writing grinded to a halt.
If you have kids, I’m sure you get it. I was tired, irritable, and super distracted, not exactly fertile ground for inspiration. Plus, I was worried that no one wanted to hear what I had to say anymore, that I didn’t have any more creativity to give. It got to the point where every area of my life took priority over my writing. As I lost sight of my goals and passion, my confidence nearly disappeared.
I wrote this in my journal when Lila was one-year-old.
If I keep going the way I’ve been going, I will never do the things I want to do. I will never travel. I will never write. I will never create what I want in my life.
Fortunately, I turned that ship around. My family and I sold everything we owned and traveled the world for three years! We lived in Europe, Panama, and finally settled in Argentina. During this time I taught writing wherever we ventured, and I found ways to work writing back in my life. My confidence blossomed, my inspiration grew, and my work benefited in quality and quantity. I had never felt like more of a badass.
Fast forward 10 years. My work has been featured in The New York Times, The Huffington Post, The Guardian, The Establishment, Guernica, Mashable and many other publications. I’ve published 2 books that I’m incredibly proud of and have taught at Barnard College, CUNY, Yeshiva University, the Brooklyn Academy of Music plus countless other programs.
And now, I spend my time coaching women 1:1 and at amazing retreats because I want to help more women feel confident with their writing, finish their masterpieces and build professional careers!
I seriously, couldn’t be happier.
WANT TO HEAR FROM WRITERS WHO’VE BEEN THROUGH THE PROCESS?
In my time in The Writer’s Process, I found the knowledge and support to be invaluable. It’s helped me set goals that pushed my boundaries, yet felt reasonable. I met every single one of my goals, whether that was income, pitching, or writing. Leigh is positive and supportive and was always there to give me a boost if I started to feel discouraged. I recommend Leigh to other writers all the time!
The Writer’s Process brings out my best writing. There are always has great ideas and useful suggestions and feedback. Leigh always wants ‘to know more,’ which makes me look at my writing in a different, more critical way and think how I can improve it.
The Writer’s process encourages me to write every week then helps me find ways to stretch and challenge myself. It’s helped me understand what is natural to my writing, and I’m learning different methods so that writing isn’t as much of a struggle. I improve every day and have reconnected with the pleasure of writing.
WHO IS THE WRITER’S PROCESS FOR?
Anyone who wants to get your writing life together, write professionally and build a kick ass, fulfilling life doing exactly what you want to do and living exactly how you want to live. You’ll find what you need to write books, publish in newspapers and magazines and other types of writing as well.
HOW TO SNAG A SPOT BEFORE THE WRITER’S PROCESS CLOSES ITS DOORS FOR 2016
Click on a Sign Up Now button.
It will take you to a page where you’ll fill in your information and make your payment. Once you do that, you’ll recieve an e-mail with instructions to join The Writer’s Process private Facebook where you can say hi and begin meeting the other fabulous members of your new writing community. I’ll also tell you everything you need to know about the next live training session.
MORE PRAISE FOR THE WRITER’S PROCESS
Leigh has a keen eye for dissecting a idea and narrowing it down to the heart of the story. Her thoughtful encouragement helped me push through my mental barriers about bringing my writing into the world. I would enthusiastically recommend Leigh to a writer at any stage of her journey!
I loved the step by step process and approach and initial brainstorming The Writer’s Process uses to get started writing. It was a fantastic way to get me to focus on this for longer than a nanosecond. Also helps highlight how much potential content I have!! I also really liked how you made me feel ‘good’ about writing. What I mean is, now it feels less like a giant elephant in the room, and I’m actually excited to write – a major victory for me and one I’ve been battling for a long time!! Thank you so much for that!
I always seem to find it such a hurdle to put into words what I want to say. My process for creating was always a bit sporadic to say the least. Then I met Leigh.
She completely understood where I want to be and what I wanted to create. Leigh took me through her ‘magic process’ of writing, and I was hooked. Looking at the bigger vision I have for my business, Leigh shared some fantastic resources and unique steps to move forward.