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Great Writers ChallengeEver since I wrote You Are a Writer, I wanted to do a series about it on my blog.

People would ask me, “What does it take to build a platform?” Or, “How do you get up every day and just write?”

We’re going to answer those questions together in a 15-day writing challenge.

Here’s how you can participate

  1. If you haven’t already, buy the eBook. (Not a requirement, just a good idea.)
  2. Sign up for daily email updates to the blog. You’ll get an email every day Mon–Fri for the next three weeks (and stay subscribed afterwards, unless you opt out).
  3. Show up every day, willing to do the work. Respond to the challenges, write when you’re asked to, and engage in the community.

Every week day for three weeks, we’ll cover a different habit that will help make you master the craft of writing. And if you finish the series, you’ll be on your way to becoming a great writer — plus, you’ll get a neato badge (seriously).

If you have a blog and want to join the link-up, you can do so here and see the other 100+ writers who are signed up. You can also follow along on the Facebook page and join us on Twitter, using the hash tag #15habits.

 So why should you do this?

  • It’s free.
  • It’s a one-time deal.
  • It’s a great way to meet other writers in the trenches (including me).
  • It’s a good way to hold yourself accountable to getting serious about your writing.

What do you have to lose? Join us for 15 Habits of Great Writers — the first lesson will go out tomorrow (Tuesday, June 5).

Find out more here: Mastering the Habits of Great Writers.

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So… are you in? Join here, and meet the rest of the crew in the comments.

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  • http://bobholmes.blogspot.com/ Bob Holmes

    This is awesome Jeff! Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

  • http://www.themakegoodchoicesproject.org/ Michael Hawkins

    Jeff, this is really a great “community event”.  I’m looking forward to  it — big time!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      me, too.

      • http://www.themakegoodchoicesproject.org/ Michael Hawkins

         And with 579 participants already signed up!?!?!  That’s crazy-awesomeness, man.

  • spyrie

    Done and done.

  • Marko

    my personal 4 day challenge: i have a 10,000 word book (which you call a “pamphlet”! ouch!) to write between today and thursday. i’m holed up in a hotel room in buenos aires, and think i can make it happen, if i stop reading blogs.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      do it! (I like pamphlets.) :)

    • http://twitter.com/eccle0412 Jackie Anderson

       “pamphlets” are easy to read! opportunity…

  • http://www.youngaspiringwriter.blogspot.com/ Chihuahua Zero

    I’m in!

    Maybe I should annoy…er…prode my dad to give me the three dollars needed to get your e-book. I need a paid item to write Amazon review, but your book is just too inviting to miss out on.

  • Lisa R

    I’m lookiing forward to it. This will launch my blog and get some good habits going which is what I need.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      cool!

  • http://twitter.com/MyselfBetter DB Landes

    I’m in!  (And very excited!)

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=598060780 Susie Finney

    I’ve really been needing the challenge.  Count me in!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      sweet!

  • http://twitter.com/eccle0412 Jackie Anderson

    I have bought the books (and read some), followed the blogs, and listened to the podcasts.  Time to get down to it. Thanks for your diligent encouragement.

  • Christina Lasswell

    I’m in! Thanks for the challenge.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Welcome!

  • http://www.apageofmyown.com/ Walker Thornton

    Already read the book so this will be perfect! Can’t wait. I’m in and already thinking about rescheduling my time to make this a priority!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Very cool.

  • http://somewiseguy.com/ ThatGuyKC

    I’m in. I need this. Looking forward to the challenge.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Sweet!

  • Kingdomjournal

    This is going to be great! I’m already stoked :)

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Awesome!

  • http://twitter.com/lornafaith Lorna Faith

    This will be such a big help Jeff…thanks so much :-) 

  • http://www.ahouseandyard.com/ Calista

    Bought the book. Added the button to my blog. Pinned it. Ready.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Awesome.

  • Lindsay Eryn

    All right.  Time to knuckle down and do something to put into action all this encouragement of yours I’ve been taking in, Jeff.

    Writers, Assemble!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Let’s do it.

  • http://letmemoveyou.me Shelley Lundquist

    I’m just heading away on a business trip for a week… I’d love to participate. Hope you do it again!

  • Amy Karet

    I’m a little scared, but I’m in!  :)

    • http://www.themakegoodchoicesproject.org/ Michael Hawkins

       Amy – We’re all in this together!  It’ll be fun!

      • Amy Karet

         Aww, thanks!  :)  It will be fun!

    • Teresa Black

      Amy, sounds like there are a lot of newbie’s in this group (me included!).  We’ll learn together!

  • http://www.coffeepotchronicles.com Kim

    I’m in. I need a good  challenge right now. I feel like my writing has gone to sucksville as of late. I can’t guarantee I’ll be organized enough to be on top of this for 15 days but I’ll certainly give it the effort.

  • http://www.riatarded.wordpress.com/ ria

    I am in! 

  • http://simplyxian.com T.C. Judd

    Bought the book, starting to read it, signed up…a little apprehensive about how I’ll pull it together and pull it off, but let’s go!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Love it.

  • Rich Proctor

    Count me in!!

    I Already bought and consumed the book, so this will be a great next step.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Awesome!

  • joyceglass

    Read the book.  Widget on my blog.  Posted on my Facebook Page & Tweeted!

    I’m In.  This is good, because next week is when I buckle down to write a devotional I started two years ago.

    I spent last month updating my blog.  It went live last week!  Thanks to the help of your good buddy Seth Leonard!  I was introduced to Seth by you.

    Thanks for all you do!

    If you have time take a peek at my blog, more post coming this week at http://www.joyceglass.org

    • http://www.themakegoodchoicesproject.org/ Michael Hawkins

      Joyce – Hope you don’t mind, but I took a quick look at your blog.  It’s beautiful!  The format, the subject matter, the whole nine-yards.  Well done!

      I look forward to interacting with you during Jeff’s 15-day challenge.

      • joyceglass

        Thanks so much Michael!  I look forward to it too!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      good to have you!

  • http://talesofwork.com/ kimanzi constable

    I way behind the curve, I’m getting this book!

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Awesome. :)

  • http://twitter.com/graciegold Gracie Shepherd

    I’m actually working as a writer right now but I don’t feel like one…hopefully this project will help me refocused.

  • http://sprezzaturarrd.blogspot.com/ Anon A Mus

    After reading your book, Jeff, my immediate goal became to figure how to write coherently.  Your challenge may be the help I need.  Right now, I feel like I’m writing in a vacuum on my blog.  (That would explain the sucking noise.)

    In any case, is there a difference between your http://feeds.feedburner.com/goinswriter feed and your http://goinswriter.com/rss feed?

    I’m looking forward to your next post,
    Ron
    http://sprezzaturarrd.blogspot.com

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Nope!

  • http://relevantbrokenness.com/ Marni Arnold

    Hey Jeff, I want to do this…but am in the midst of switching over my blog to a different URL soon…within the next week. My old URL (relevantbrokenness.com) will still point to my new URL (marniarnold.com)…and I want to do this. So if I link up now with RB’s URL…would you like me to just update it later once the conversion is complete? I am completely down with linking up about this. This is fantastic accountability for me with the journey I am on to write my book this summer…and continue on with blogging even as I enter back into school this coming fall to work on finishing my degree (by next summer! woo hoo!)! :D

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Sure. Whatever works for you. :)

      • http://relevantbrokenness.com/ Marni Arnold

        Excellent! Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/coloradoajm Adam Miller CFP® CAP

    Just started in on my first book and I appreciate your insight. Looking forward to the challenge. I’d be curious about balancing writing with the rest of life. Any tips for someone trying to write in their spare time?

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Join the club.

  • Worshipmelodies

    This is my first time participating in something like this.  I’m looking forward to it.  I’m in the middle of my first book already.  So far it’s about 150,ooo words.  The first draft is done.  I’m loving it, but I want to learn more to be better.  I  have a second book started which is much smaller and I can see being an ebook at some point.  

  • Flora Brown, Ph.D.

    Hi Jeff,

    I’m ready for the challenge.

    But first, an assignment for you: update your About.  You are a writer, a husband, dog owner and a . . .?

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      Dad. All right, all right. :)

    • http://www.themakegoodchoicesproject.org/ Michael Hawkins

       Bingo!  : – )

  • anokina.shahbaz

    Let’s do this! I think the first habit scares me the most – declaring! I feel like a writer who’s still in the closet trying to come out..

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      That’s where we all begin.

    • Teresa Black

      Me too!

  • http://www.nurturingcreativity.net/ Denise Urena

    Great idea to compliment your book and fun for your community :)  I’m in.

    • http://goinswriter.com/ Jeff Goins

      I am excited. My friend Sarah Mae gave me the idea.

  • Alicia

    I’m very excited! I hope to have a short story blog one day!

  • http://fantasyfic.wordpress.com/ Sandra Bell Kirchman

    I finally got the review of Jeff’s e-book, You Are A Writer, up at my site.  I had it ready for release date but got in a pickle and didn’t have time.  There was a reason it was delayed, because I could not piggyback my enthusiastic invitation to my readers to join Jeff’s workshop on Mastering the 15 Habits of Great Writers, starting tomorrow (June 5).  If you’d like to see what I wrote, go here.

  • Glenda Harbison

    Love the book; looking forward to the daily challenge.  Thanks for doing this–it’s exciting–like attending a writer’s conference without leaving the house! 

  • http://www.susanstilwell.com Susan Rinehart Stilwell

    Ok, I’m in. Downloading the book right now, but promise there won’t be a pop quiz tomorrow. Or EVER. And please promise there won’t be a term paper or a final exam…

  • http://timewithtracy.com/ Time With Tracy

    I realized tonight how desperately I need this, Jeff. When updating my About page I wrote, “I like tea, red wine, and kale in my smoothies” without realizing it sounds like I combine all three in the blender. Is there hope for me? I’ve got the participant badge on my site and I’m ready to roll!

  • Teresa Black

    I’m all in, Jeff!  Still working my way through the Intentional Blogging series, but I’ve bought the book, my blog is up, and I’m excited about this challenge.  Great to be part of this community – let’s get it started! 

  • http://www.mariemilligan.com/ Marie Milligan

    Brilliant, thanks Jeff! Been procrastinating about the blog & book for a long time. Been championing OTHER people to write their blogs though ironically. Now taking a stand no matter where I am, or how busy. Get it out there & ship it (Seth Godin would say!). I love structure to help keep on track (not procrastinating) so this is a great idea. Thank you!!

  • http://profiles.google.com/tessa.tuttle Tessa-Jean Tuttle

    I’m joining in all the way from Cape Town, South Africa :)
    Among other things, my blog as been neglected for too long… so here’s to 15 days & a kickstart to writing regularly, & well!
    http://www.startingonsaturdays.blogspot.com

  • http://twitter.com/Qianathegoddess Qiana Williams

    I’m in!! If ONLY I could hole myself up somewhere to get my second book finished!!  Having a one yr old at home and five older children + running 2 businesses doesn’t make it easy!  I’m definitely up for the challenge! 

  • Charlotte Chung

    This is really exciting Jeff. I’m planning to finish my first ebook this month. Thank you! 

  • http://twitter.com/juliatomiak Julia Tomiak ツ

    Thanks so much for this opportunity!  I’m looking forward to the challenge.

  • http://twitter.com/ThePaulSims Paul Sims

    Man, declaring I’m still a writer felt like a huge victory. I’m in a better position to shake off the fear and uncertainty than if I hadn’t. Thanks Jeff!

  • Naomi

    So excited to challenge myself, get back into my habits as a writer (or develop new ones might be a better thought) and move forward in my craft.
    One question, I didn’t hear about this until today and I see it says your book is available UNTIL the 5th. Is there anywhere I can get it?

  • Sharon O

    I think I will join in too. What would really be helpful is someone to critique my writing that way I can ‘learn’ new skills while not repeating the ‘ones’ that are not so good.

  • http://shantomo.com/ Shanti Hadioetomo

    I haven’t written a blog post since 2009 and I’d like to start again with your writing challenge. I’m excited to join in the challenge. From today onwards, I am a writer. 

  • http://conthis.blogspot.com Joe Sewell

    Well, I thought I was a daily subscriber. 4 days in, opportunities already lost, and I realize I’m not. :(

  • Theresa Stolk

    Hi there, I’m also Theresa Stolk and I share your views. It must be our name that has given us our personality and view of the world. You are a much better writer than I could ever be. See my blog. Theresa-Card-Stolk

  • Jlhansen98

    i love writeing!
    its art but made in words.
    i wanna write my own “art” but i dont know what to say.
    you may think ” why write.
    if i got nothing to say.
    well writeing moves me, and b/c it moves me, iam sure it’ll inspire others.
    thats y i write

  • jusRhae

    i totally missed this. will/can ever happen again?

  • http://www.hopy1.com/ hopy

    I am definitely bookmarking this page and sharing it with my
    friends.

  • Lavonda Pflug

    I wish I would have known about this. Is there anyway of taking the challenge out of step? lol

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