Is this you:
"I can't seem to get the voice right in my prose; I sound either pretentious, trite, or inane.
Or is this you:
"I can't get myself to just sit down and write!
Wake Up Your Prose: Description Unpacked is:
- 10 modules (plus a bonus module!)
- supplemented with comprehensive workbooks for each module
- filled with hands-on, fun writing exercises
- broken up into bite-size, easy-to-understand lessons
- a breeze to implement in your own writing
- You take the course and your descriptive writing jumps to new levels
- Your prose stands head and shoulders above the functionally illiterate masses
- Your Inbox fills with acceptance letters from gobsmacked editors
I'll teach you to go deep with description. I'll hand over all my description tips & tricks. And I'll show you how to apply what you've learned to whatever genre is your thing: fiction, nonfiction, content writing, memoir, or shopping lists (just kidding about that last one).
Finally, say what you mean in the most excellent way possible.
Leave vagueness – but not your brain – at the door.
See literary obscurity bite the dust.
The blank page is calling you to greatness.
- you want to raise your writing to a new level
- you don't want to be constrained by formal, scheduled classes
- you want someone to walk you through the steps
- you want to have fun doing it
then Wake Up Your Prose: Description Unpacked is for you.
The course comes with 11 workbooks and 10 hands-on writing exercises. Here's a peek at what we'll be covering:
Module 1: Description Warm-Up. Get started right away, without a bunch of fluff and time-wasting information about me and why I'm so great. (I've provided a bio before Module 1; otherwise, how could you trust me?)
Module 2: Method Writing. Write about your own life and develop an arsenal of emotions and experiences to apply to your prose. (And get in the habit of writing every day.)
Module 3: Description Basics. The what, why, and how of description, and description best practices.
Module 4: The Art of Storytelling. Grab your readers from the get-go and use description tools for awesome storytelling and narrative.
Module 5: Show. Learn how to get your readers to experience, not just read, your prose.
Module 6: Tell. Report facts vividly, and move your narrative along in an interesting and masterful way.
Module 7: Analogy, Metaphor, and Simile. Use what your reader knows to convey something they don't know.
Module 8: Putting It All Together: Description Review and Reinforcement. What did we learn? Where do we go from here? Recap the course and learn something new.
Module 9: Quick & Dirty Tips for Enhanced Description. Bonus techniques and advice from a veteran editor (me).
Module 10: The "G" Word: Grammar. A non-threatening lesson on why you have a greater chance of writing success if you care about grammar.
Bonus Module: Flash Fiction. Learn the basics of this trending genre, and try your hand at a complete story in less than 1,000 words!
What kind of time commitment is all this? you ask.
The course is self-paced, so you can take as much or as little time
as you wish to go through the modules and complete the exercises. Modules are anywhere from 5 to 25 minutes long. The writing exercises after each module take between 10 and 30 minutes to complete.
Each module builds on the foundations of the previous modules, and the exercises are designed to allow you to employ everything you've learned so far. I'm confident that even after the first module, you'll significantly improve your descriptive writing skills – and therefore, your writing.
Why should I learn from you? you also ask.
I've done content editing, technical editing, developmental editing, line editing, copy editing, proofreading, and acquisitions. I've worked on novels, law books, medical books, philosophy, biography, memoir, textbooks, general nonfiction, children's books, young adult books, comic books – you name it.
I also run Bulletproof Writing, a website and blog that nurtures writers and aspiring writers, showing them how to write better and more effectively. My blog posts cover writing techniques, "comedy grammar," and tips for the writing life. I have literally hundreds of raving fans, and their engagement level is well over industry standards.
Bottom line: When it comes to writing, I know what sounds good and what doesn't.
And I know how to teach it.
I can help you Wake Up Your Prose.
The Basic package of Wake Up Your Prose: Description Unpacked costs $297, which gives you lifetime access to the following (including all updates and additions):
- 10 modules
- 1 bonus module
- 11 supplementary workbooks
- 10 writing assignments designed to catapult your writing to the next level and above
- ebooks, pdfs, checklists, and informative articles that will enhance your writing abilities
Choose the above package, or...
- For another $63, you can get a personal, written evaluation of all your assignments! Give me your prose, and I'll go over it like the editor I am. And you should know that I charge a lot more than $63 to edit the amount of material you're going to generate.
Choose either the Basic Package, which includes lifetime access to the modules, the workbooks, and all other supplementary material; or the Bonus Package, in which you will get both the full course and a real-time evaluation and edit of your writing.
You will instantly be taken to a secure page on Teachable (the world's leading online course platform), where you can choose which package you want and pay with no worries whatsoever. After your payment is processed, you'll immediately receive the entire course. Since you have lifetime access to Wake Up Your Prose: Description Unpacked, whenever I make any changes or upload new stuff, it's yours for free, forever.
One more thing: I'm offering a 3-payment option for both the Basic package and the Bonus package.
Okay, because I like you, I'm going to give you a 14-day, money-back guarantee, no questions asked – except why it didn't meet your needs and how I can make it better for you next time.
- Allow yourself to finally nail the description thing
- Learn a dozen new literary techniques to add to your writing arsenal
- Let your own unique voice shine through every word of your prose
- Make your mark on the world without emptying your bank account
Questions? Comments? Compliments? Diplomatically worded complaints? Shoot me an email at [email protected].
Cart closes on Friday, August 2, at 11:59 pm PST. Don't miss out.
Looking forward to having you join us for Wake Up Your Prose: Description Unpacked!
"Your course gave me a new level of awareness and habits that I continue to integrate in my writing. I recommend it highly!"
- Aliza Israel, CEO, Articulate Writing Solutions
"This course opened my mind to new material and refreshed (with a bang) things I knew. I review the modules and exercises often. It's hard to believe the changes I've made to some of my writing that have produced more concise and, certainly, more fascinating reading. Sometimes I ask myself, 'Did I really write that?' Thanks, Deena!"
- Linda Cooper, Wake Up Your Prose beta course
"I really gained a lot from this course!
Deena has a way of forcing you (gently!) to squeeze the creativity of
your soul onto paper. I loved her ideas to jump-start a short story, as
well as the practical advice sprinkled throughout the course. Looking forward to more of her work!"
- Chany Galitzky, Wake Up Your Prose beta course
"I learned to write succinctly, while infusing color and imagery into my prose."
- Miriam Hendeles, Wake Up Your Prose beta course
"Thanks to you, my writing has improved so much I practically had to rewrite my last piece! Your work is first-class. What would I do without you? "
- Carol Huxley, Travel Writer
Frequently Asked Questions
So here's the thing:
If you're tired of rejection slips,
Or just feeling "blah" about your writing,
Then why not join us at Wake Up Your Prose: Description Unpacked?
You're going to write anyway, right? Like oxygen, writing is one
of your basic, compelling needs. So why not finesse what youalready are either doing or obsessing about anyway?
Don't miss out.
Looking forward to seeing you inside the course!
Deena Nataf is a freelance book and journal editor with thirty-five years of experience in the publishing field. She also runs Bulletproof Writing, a website and blog for writers. In her bi-weekly posts, she delivers writing techniques, “comedy grammar,” and tips for the writing life.