How to Write Your First Book

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Class

How to Write Your First Book

Washington D.C.

Washington D.C. campuses

GA Washington D.C. (1776 8th Floor)
1133 15th Street NW, 8th Floor
Washington DC 20005

Past Locations for this Class

About this class

Have you always wanted to write a book but never known where to start? Have you been working on your book for months (or years) and never been able to finish it?

Writing your first book can be overwhelming. This creative, practical, and supportive workshop will help you get started on the path towards storyboarding, outlining, writing (and finishing!) your book, and provide the accountability you need to share your work with the world. Perfect for first-time authors, as well as professional storytellers looking to re-commit to their book project; this exciting new workshop combines creative writing prompts, design-thinking exercises, as well as helpful tools for improving your writing ritual, and publishing your work.

Adam Smiley Poswolsky is the author of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough, a self-published book for millennials to find meaningful work. His book became a bestseller and the #1 top-rated job-hunting book on Amazon, and Smiley is now working on a follow-up book for Tarcher Perigee, an imprint of Penguin Random House, which will be published in 2016. His writing has been published in The Washington Post, Fast Company, GOOD, The Hairpin, and Forbes, among others.

Testimonial:

“This workshop inspired me and blew my mind. Just like most big challenges, writing a book simply requires a bit of organization and some serious commitment over a long period of time. Smiley inspired me to tackle something that once truly intimidated me, and I’ve been writing my book daily since taking this workshop.” – Nate Bagley, founder of The Loveumentary

Takeaways

  • Learn helpful creative writing prompts and discover tools to enhance your writing practice.
  • Clarify your message, define your audience, and storyboard and outline the chapters of your book.
  • Q&A discussion about self-publishing vs. publishing options, and how to build an author platform to connect with readers.
  • Join the General Assembly community and meet other writers to hold you accountable to weekly and monthly writing milestones.
  • Each admission ticket includes a free, signed copy of The Quarter-Life Breakthrough!

Prereqs & Preparation

Bring a notebook or journal and a pen to write. Please come prepared with a concrete idea of the book you are going to write.

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