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Workshop Description

Workshop Title: How to Write a Lot

Inspiration exists and is available to everyone at nearly any time. Underproductivity, procrastination, and blocks are solvable problems. The secret to achieving a state of near-perpetual inspiration (a.k.a., “flow”) is to switch from a scarcity to an abundance mindset, and also from a shame/blame mindset to one focused on problem-solving. In this workshop by Hillary Rettig, author of Productivity is Power and The 7 Secrets of the Prolific, we'll delve deep into the heart of underproductivity so you can see, once and for all, what forces are holding you back. Then we'll discuss solutions—lots of them—that you can start using to immediately boost your productivity and reduce stress. This workshop is for all writers—including fiction, nonfiction, academic, student, and those who write on the job—plus all artists, activists, entrepreneurs, and anyone seeking to get more productive.

The workshops work very well on Zoom. I do ask all students to keep their cameras on as much as possible, because blank screens are harder to teach to, and detract from everyone's experience.

Topics covered:

  • The Truth About Procrastination
  • How Procrastination Happens—and How To Stop It
  • Perfectionism Characterized
  • Solutions to Perfectionism
  • Introducing The Joyful Dance, the Ultimate Nonperfectionist Writing Method
  • More Joyful Dance Techniques

...including plenty of solutions, many of which will IMMEDIATELY boost your productivity.

Also featuring lots of fun discussions, great exercises, and useful handouts.

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Meeting organizers: I am available to give custom versions of my productivity and time management workshops at your educational, community, arts, activism, parenting, business, or other group. Please see organizer testimonials at the bottom of this page, and email me with your dates and needs.

Participant Comments

  • "A life-changer"

  • "You made complex and important topics incredibly clear. It was great that I knew exactly what to do when I went home."

  • "After your workshop, I cleaned out my email inbox. Some of the messages were 3 years old!"

  • "Off-the-charts outstanding. Absolutely astonishing. Honest, respectful, encouraging and sincere. You had us all rapt."

  • "Inundated with great information!"

  • "The best creativity workshop I've taken."

Organizer Testimonials

  • Hillary’s series of talks for our resellers were widely attended and very well received, and were designated a company-wide best practice."

    — Paul Bazley, Microsoft Corp., Redmond, WA

  • "Our audience of successful entrepreneurs demands a high standard for our guest speakers, but Hillary’s talks more than met their expectations."

    — Brandon Mastrangelo, Interise (formerly InnerCity Entrepreneurs), Boston, MA

  • "Your presentation was articulate, interesting, humorous and human, not to mention helpful."

    — Bonnie Dallinger, Institute for Social and Economic Development, Washington, DC

  • "So many thanks for such a terrific talk. The group was really energized and inspired. Some talks are merely informative, but yours was many cuts above."

    — Alix Ginsburg, Ph.D., TE Networking, Newton, MA

  • "Thank you for the splendid presentation...our audience was galvanized."

    — Nancy Rubin Stuart, Cape Cod Writers Center, Osterville, MA

  • "The Grub Street Writers community has benefited greatly from Hillary’s smart, organized, inspiring and valuable seminars. The common refrain in her evaluations is: ‘we want more!’"

    — Chris Castellani, Grub Street Writers, Boston, MA

  • "Hillary’s dynamic, heartfelt workshops not only empowered and inspired our staff members, but provided them with insights and tools that they could use to empower and inspire others, including our clients. As such, Hillary’s workshops provide “double value.”

    — George Zeller, Jewish Vocational Service, Boston, MA

  • "Thank you for another great training. The skills you share are so universally needed.”

    — Robbie Samuels, SoJust, Boston, MA

  • "Hillary's message resonated with everyone. Afterwards, I was swamped with people asking, “We really needed this!”

    — Marisa Miller Wolfson, Fourth Universalist Society, New York, NY

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