She scoffed when I said I wanted to be a writer…

...but then I proved her WRONG

Wanna hear a story?

When I was about ten years old, my piano teacher decided to go around the room and ask each student what they wanted to be when they grew up.

My classmates all gave the usual and expected answers: doctor, teacher, lawyer, musician…but when it was my turn, I said: 

“I want to be a writer.”

The room froze. My teacher gaped at me. And then she scoffed: “That’s a silly dream!”

And that was the end of that.

For the rest of my childhood (and most of my adulthood), I believed that writing was a “silly dream” and that I was incapable of doing anything more than scribbling the occasional story on the side, sneakily, like I was stealing time from more “productive” activities.

Thus, I trudged through the next few decades, preparing myself for one of those usual and expected life paths, until disaster struck:

I was sucker-punched with a crippling, mysterious illness that did its darned best to kill me, or at least whack me off my feet.

And that’s when the idea of writing came crashing back.

So I decided to give it a try. Only this time, instead of treating it like some kind of shameful side hobby, I REALLY dug in. After all, I had nothing to lose.

And surprise, surprise: 

I became a writer.

Maybe you have a similar situation in your life. A Debbie Downer who doesn’t believe you can “succeed at this writing thing.” Maybe that Debbie Downer is you.

You’ve tried and struggled and hoped and despaired and your writing still hasn’t taken off. You wonder if something’s wrong with you. If there is a better way.

Answer: there is.

The Real Reason Why You’re Not a Writer...Yet

(You’re not the only one)

Information is the new sugar addiction. 

It’s tempting to read more and more about writing, stocking up books and articles on your living room table, or your desk, or your iPhone, or wherever else you like to hoard reading material.

But the bitter, cold fact is this:

It’s no use unless you use it.

In other words, if you read about writing for a hundred years, but never put those tips into practice in a consistent, reliable way, you will never be a writer.

If you are reading this page, you’ve probably already read many of my articles where I share the lessons I’ve learned and used to create a writing career for myself.

If you gathered ALL that material together, translated it into a step-by-step system, and then put it to work over the next year or two, I guarantee you can replicate my success, and even do better.

So why haven’t you?

It’s not your fault

But you CAN do something about it

I’ve been in your shoes.

 I know what it’s like to feel overwhelmed by the sheer amount of advice out there, to be weighed down by the crushing mass of my dreams mixed with fears.

You want to succeed as a writer, but sometimes getting yourself to type a single word feels like torture. 

You’re not sure what to write, or how to write it, or whether people will like it when you’ve written it. You fret and worry and don’t end up writing a thing. 

And every year that passes is another year of broken hopes and missed opportunities.

Don’t torture yourself like that.

Let me help you instead:

Introducing Writers Ignited 2.0: The EASIEST writing course ever!

Bite-sized lessons designed for you

You won’t have to navigate to a special course site, search your brain for your password, and sign in to access your lessons. 

You won’t have to read thousands and thousands of words of confusing course material, or sit through hours of meandering lectures.

You won’t have to set aside four hours a day to focus on your writing course. 

You won’t be left to try to figure things out on your own.

Instead, you’ll get: 

  • Targeted, personalized lessons sent TO you, and designed to help you achieve YOUR writing goals. 
  • The flexibility to fit this course around YOUR lifestyle, instead of the other way around.
  • One-on-one attention, guidance, and feedback on everything you write for the entire month
  • Personal accountability to finally get your writing DONE

All you need is an email inbox and a learner’s mind.

That’s it.

In this totally reworked version of Writers Ignited, Writers Ignited 2.0, you’ll get 20 personalized mini-lessons sent directly to you. All you have to do is read ’em and do what they says. Should take less than 5 minutes a day (and a bit more on the weekends).

Easy, right?

But “easy” doesn’t mean “fluffy.”

These mini-lessons aren’t designed to make you feel good accomplishing nothing. They’re designed to crush the procastination excuse and give you not just the information, but the INSPIRATION you need to get your writing mojo going!

If you follow the roadmap, you’ll come away with 4 polished articles that you can show off to your friends and loved ones, building your confidence in your writing abilities, helping you embrace your identity as a writer, and possibly changing the course of your life forever.

After all, it changed mine.

In the next four weeks, I will deliver concentrated, targeted lessons sent straight to your inbox so that learning is as easy as checking your mail (something you do multiple times a day, anyway).

Interested? Then let me know:

Warning: This course is not for everyone

Calling true writers only!

Because I’m going to be personally tailoring this course for students, and taking the time to read and offer feedback on everyone’s articles, I can’t take everyone who wants to get in.

Even if I could, I wouldn’t, because this course is not for everyone.

I’m looking for students who want to make their dream a reality. 

People who really want to BE writers, and not just TALK about it. 

People who are willing to read a 5-minute email a day, and spend a couple hours a week (spread out, or concentrated, you decide) on their writing.

Simply put, this course is not just another get-rich-quick scheme. It is designed to help writers with a burning desire to express their ideas reach the readers who need them. 

So if you’re not really serious about writing, or you’re not even willing to read a 5-minute daily email, then you can close this window now.

Still here?

Then I believe this program can change your life. Let’s talk about how:

How the course works

All the nitty-gritty details for you analytical minds

Here’s how WIN 2.0 works:

The program begins on the first day of the month.

Step 1. You’ll receive one personalized, power-packed mini-lesson email per weekday

  • Each email includes ONE (and only one) lesson-idea, trimmed to < 5 minutes (in fact, most will be < 2 min) for quick and easy reading
  • Each email also includes a brief mini-assignment/accountability reminder to do your writing for the day

Step 2. At the end of each week, you get to submit that week’s assignment for detailed feedback so you don’t have to wonder if your writing is any good–you’ll know.

Step 3. At the end of the month, I will select the ONE best article or story by one hardworking student to feature on the Brilliant Writer blog and share with the thousands of Brilliant Writer email list members.

That’s it. Simple, right?

Your Bonuses

Don’t forget to grab these!

Oh right, I forgot to mention the bonuses:

If you jump into Writers Ignited 2.0 today here are some extra bonuses you’ll get:

Access to the Writers Ignited Archive/Library

For over a year, I’ve been creating top-secret exclusive content for WINners only. As of right now, the WIN Library includes:

  • Five writing tracks, addressing the different aspects of writing (skill, persuasiveness, prolificacy, wealth/making money)
  • 100+ detailed book notes on a variety of topics, from writing to personal development to finances, and more.
  • 15+ In-depth courses that will increase your writing skill and teach you multiple strategies for making a side income with your new powers
  • …and more

The Opportunity to Win a Special (Secret) Gift

Just for kicks and giggles: If you are the 3rd or 19th person to sign up for the course, I will send you an extra special (secret) gift. If you want to know what the prize is, sign up and see:

How much does it cost?

Not as much as it should. You see, here’s the breakdown:

  • 20 Mini-lesson email courses = $600
  • Access to WIN library archives, including 5 learning tracks, 15+ in-depth exclusive lessons, and 100+ book notes  = $1000
  • 4 Personal Article Critiques = $400 (4 critiques x $100)
  • The chance to have your work featured and promoted on the Brilliant Writer blog and mailing list = priceless

Which means a course like this is worth more than $2000.

Which is about the average tuition-per-course I’ve invested in various writing classes in my own life.

But I know that number seems scary for a lot of folks, especially nowadays. So I’m slashing the price. If you want to reap the benefits of being in Writers Ignited, it won’t cost you $2,000. Or $1,000, or even half that ($500).

For this limited charter class I’m planning to offer a huge discount, and chopping the cost down to $360. Think of it as my way of giving back.

But hang on. In light of the current economic challenges, I want to give you an even bigger gift:

Here is a 50% discount code for you: WINners2.0

If you sign up for Writers Ignited 2.0 before the code expires on Monday at 11:59pm American pacific time, you will have access to EVERYTHING for just $180. 

Yes, I know that’s a crazy steal. 

But this way, everyone who wants to has a chance to get in on this! So I’m not taking it back 🙂

But I can do one better!

Here’s the thing, one of the best ways to keep yourself going is to have a friend walk with you. 

Knowing that, I’m going to give you another gift, one that you can give your friends:

Tell a friend how you discovered Writers Ignited 2.0 and offer them a chance to change their writing lives, too!

For every friend who signs up for the course with you, you will get 1/3rd off the price of the course. 

That means, if you sign up and then help one friend join, I will refund $60 of your tuition. If two of your friends sign up with you, you’ll get 2/3 of your tuition (That’s $120) returned to you. If you help 3 friends sign up, well, then your tuition is absolutely, totally, 100% FREE.

Register for the course, and you’ll also receive a free email template that you can copy and paste to invite your friends/family to join the course (and help you claim your prize!) 

So go ahead, press the button now:

You're protected by my 100% money-back guarantee

Here’s the thing. As soon as you sign up for the course, you’ll get immediate access to all of the WIN archive material while you wait for the personalized mini-lessons to start on the first of the coming month.

So between now and then, if for any reason you change your mind, you can ask for a refund up until the day before the course starts, and I’ll happily return your money, no questions asked.

But I doubt that’s going to happen. If you’re serious about writing, and committed to becoming a writer, I believe you’re going to love Writers Ignited 2.0.

At the end of the month, when you’ve experienced the transformational power of mini-lessons and your new writing lifestyle, I think you’re going to feel so happy about the whole experience you’ll wish we were doing one of these every month.

(Can’t do that, unfortunately, at least not right now!)

The bottom line?

This is the best opportunity you’ll ever find to kickstart your writing. Join us inside, and see for yourself:


And don’t delay: 

Besides the discount code expiring on Monday, I really ONLY have enough space for 20 students. 

In other words: Once the 20 seats are filled, they’re gone.

So if you think you might be interested, get in now and take a look around the WIN library/archives, see how you like it. Get started while you wait. 

After all, you can always change your mind, so you literally have nothing to lose 🙂

Get in now, before someone takes your spot

A Glimpse Inside the Writers Ignited Archives

Writers Ignited Learning Tracks

The Writers Ignited program includes an expanding treasure trove of knowledge, with 5 Writing Tracks with in-depth courses teaching you everything you need to know to be a successful, prolific, well-rounded writer making money and changing lives with your words.

Skillful Writer

Learn the foundations of the writing craft and how to be a better writer through the lessons in this Writing Track. Sample mini-courses: "How to Write Fail Proof Articles" & "How to Make Your Writing Shine in an Overesaturated Marrket"

Prolific Writer

Discover how to use the time and resources that you have to write more than you thought possible. Sample mini-courses: "The All-In-One Guide to Becoming a Crazy Productive Writer" & "How to Find Time for Your Writing"

Persuasive Writer

What do readers want to know? How do you persuade people to buy your ideas/products? Find out here. Sample mini-courses: "The #1 Mind-Changing Skill EVERY Writer Must Learn" & "How to Move People Emotionally"

Wealthy Writer

Turn your writing skills into a money making machine. Sample mini-courses: "The Complete Beginner's Roadmap to Making Money Online" & "The Easiest Way to Start making Money Passively"

Story Writer

Short stories, novels, sales copy, and all kinds of writing require strong story writing skills. Learn them here. Sample mini-courses: "The X Basic Plots: What Every Storyteller Needs to Know" & "Become a Genius Story Writer"

The Library

Learn or review the most important ideas and quotes from the greatest books on writing, psychology, personal development, business, etc, with the detailed book notes in the Writers Ignited library.

What Does it Cost NOT to be a WINner Today?

Everything has a cost — and sometimes the biggest cost is the cost of not doing something when you had the perfect chance.

Your biggest asset is money and time and you need to manage both well if you want to be a successful writer. 

Sadly, most people, especially beginners, over-value their money and under-value their time.

You might be doing this now. You might be thinking, “Well, I’m just getting started. Maybe I’ll tinker around by myself for a while, and then I’ll come back to this offer later.”

But that’s a mistake for two reasons:

  1. You’ll miss out on this limited-time offer and end up spending more money in the long run.
  2. At the cost of saving a few bucks, you’ll end up wasting months, years or even decades of your life…time that you’ll never get back.

You’ll never know how many books and articles you might have written if you started 2, 5, 10 years ago.

You’ll always be wondering what you could have accomplished if you’d only listened to your gut and given Writers Ignited a try.

Heck, you’ll even wish you knew what those exclusive Writers Ignited prizes were, and whether you could have nabbed one yourself! 

If you try to go it alone, it’ll probably take you 10x as long to accomplish what Writers Ignited members will accomplish in 30 days.

Or you’ll never finish at all.

You’ll run into an obstacle, and waste months or even years procrastinating. You’ll run out of time or give up on your writing dream altogether and spend the rest of your life regretting that decision.

That’s not what I want for you, and that’s why I highly recommend you take advantage of this opportunity now.

Because not only will it save you hundreds of dollars and thousands of hours…it will also save you from the frustration of a wasted life.

One important note: I don’t want you to think of Writers Ignited as a magic genie that will do your work for you. Because it won’t. 

But it will give you the structure, motivation, and resources you need to do the work and make your dreams come true, and in the end, that’s really what matters.

As Holocaust survivor and writer Viktor Frankl once said:

What man actually needs is not a tensionless state but rather the striving and struggling for some goal worthy of him…the call of a potential meaning waiting to be fulfilled

That’s exactly what you’re getting with Writers Ignited:

A spark to ignite the writing genius that was always hiding within you, fuel to keep the fire burning, a treasure trove of resources that will show you the quickest route to a fulfilled writing life.

So here’s your chance to make this year the stepping stone to your best writing future. Grab it while you can:

Frequently Asked Questions

What if I don’t have any experience and skill as a writer?

Hey, everyone has to start somewhere! 

That’s why I’m keeping WIN 2.0 small on purpose. I want to have the bandwidth to help YOU develop the experience, skill, and confidence you need to take the lessons you learn and expand it into a writing life that gives you endless joy and purpose.

All you need is the desire to write and impact readers’ lives for good.

What if I don’t know what to write?

WIN 2.0 will help you figure it out. And you always have priority access to me. So feel free to ask any questions you have. I’m here for you.

What if I don’t have much time to write?

You won’t need much time. WIN 2.0 is a highly flexible writing system that you can fit around your current lifestyle. If you are balancing a family or another job, this system will adapt to your needs and still help you succeed—in 5 minutes a day (on the weekdays!)

What if I don’t like to spend money?

I’ll tell you a secret—only chumps spend money on writing courses.

But smart folks like you and I invest our money…and earn it back. In spades.

In this course, if you actually use and apply the information you learn, you will gain value far beyond your tuition. 

Not just that, but if you really don’t have the cash to join the course right this moment, all you need to do is invite a few friends to join you, and you’ll get your tuition 100% refunded–you’ll get the whole course for free. It doesn’t get better than that 🙂

In the end, the choice is yours: If you aren’t serious about being a writer, WIN 2.0 is not for you. if you are, you can’t afford NOT to invest in yourself. 

Excited to begin? Don’t wait: hop on this today, before it’s gone:

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30 Days to Become the Writer You've Always Dreamed of Being

It has never been easier to become a real writer! All you need to do is FINISH YOUR WRITING. The point is: You don't need extra self-confidence or secret knowledge: Writers Ignited will give you everything you need to make your dreams come true.