2024 is here, and it’s the perfect time to get serious about crushing your writing goals. Do you have a story inside you that you know needs to be told? Are you finally ready to cross “complete my memoir” off your bucket list? Want to submit your first piece to a writing contest? 

If you answered yes, or even maybe, to any of the above, you have to watch this video I made for you! 

I’m Nicole Breit, award-winning essayist, writing coach and creator of The Spark Your Story Lab. My team and I have been hard at work designing several ways we can support you as you embark on your writing journey. I recorded a video to talk about three incredible opportunities waiting for you this year.

 

Watch The Video Here.

 

Fast-Track Your Writer’s Journey With the Spark Your Story Intensive

The Spark Your Story 12-week Intensive is coming soon! This is our signature 12-week program for writers who want to generate a portfolio of submission-worthy essays toward the completion of a collection or memoir.

You’ll love the SYS Intensive if:

  • you want to make significant progress on an essay collection/ memoir 
  • you’re keen to stretch in new creative directions by experimenting with structure, constraints and visual elements
  • you need external accountability to get any writing done (i.e. weekly deadlines)
  • you crave community + thrive in a facilitated small group setting where you can ask questions, discuss readings + talk about the writing process
  • you’re eager for 1:1 instructor feedback to help you revise and prepare your work for publication 
  • you want direction on the further development of your manuscript

Click here to learn more and submit your early application

 

Learn How to Write From the Heart in February 

You’re invited to join me and several other incredible writing instructors at a free 4-day writing summit. From February 14-17, my friend Traci Skuce is hosting a summit themed Writing from the Heart.

There’s nothing more motivating than learning from experts and writing together on a common theme. I can’t wait to learn from fellow writers and see all the creativity that’s just waiting to be sparked! 

 

Knock Out Your Writing Goals With the 555 Story Challenge

Our wildly popular 555 Story Challenge is coming back for a third round, this time in March! We’re giving it a refresh with brand new daily mini-lessons designed to help you write five linked 100-word stories. 

This is for you if: 

  • You’re too busy to write
  • You want to write but you don’t know where to start
  • You’re struggling with writer’s block or just aren’t feeling very creative these days
  • You’d love to belong to a warm writing community that can support you as you get some writing done

During this challenge, you’ll receive daily mini-lessons, linked writing prompts, and access to a dynamic community of writers. 

Oh, and did I mention there will be prizes? That’s right! So be sure to keep your eyes peeled for registration details as we get closer. 

 

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Your Key Takeaways From ‘3 Ways to Crush Your Writing Goals in 2024’

Hello, and welcome to 2024! 

I hope you had a wonderful holiday season with lots of laughter and shared memories with the ones who matter to you the most.

Like many, I like to view the start of a new year as a time of reflection, celebration, and hope.

Reflection about where I was a year ago, celebration of how far I’ve come, and hope for what lies ahead!

Of course it should come as no surprise to you that I firmly believe in the power of reflection. I have entire courses, modules, programs and loads of content about it after all! But today’s video isn’t about that.

I’m Nicole Breit, award-winning essayist, writing coach and creator of The Spark Your Story Lab. And today I want to talk to you about what’s to come! If you’ve been sitting on a story you know needs to be told, or you’re finally ready to cross your writing goals off of your bucket list, grab your calendar and take note!

The first big announcement is that we’re bringing back the Spark Your Story 12-week Intensive! We’re still finalizing details but plan to launch in early February. This program is perfect for you if you want to start, finish, or refine your memoir or other experimental non-fiction without all the turmoil, writer’s block and procrastination. 

Check out more details and submit your early application at the link here.

I also want to invite you to save the date for a free 4-day writing summit taking place from February 14 through the 17th. My friend Traci Skuce is the host, and I’ll be delivering a featured talk along with several other incredible writing instructors. The theme is Writing from the Heart, and I am already so excited about what I’ll be sharing with you! Mark your calendars and watch your inbox for more details as we get closer to the date.

Last but not least, the 555 Story Challenge is coming back for a third round, this time in March. We’re giving it a refresh with brand new daily mini-lessons designed to help you write five linked 100-word stories. 

At the end of the five day challenge, you’ll have 5 new pieces OR maybe even a 500-word essay. Our last two challenges were so much fun and sparked so much creativity that I can’t wait to host a new round. 

Oh, and did I mention there will be prizes? That’s right! So be sure to keep your eyes peeled for registration details as we get closer. 

Friend, there are AMAZING things in store for you this year! I cannot wait to partner with you as you tackle your writing goals in 2024. I am always here to support, so please don’t hesitate to reach out with any questions. 

Here’s to a healthy, happy, creative new year!