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Send Me Your Word Count

For writers who want to finish their projects and enjoy their craft.

Transform that daunting deadline into an exhilarating finish line.

Let’s face it: committing to a writing project is easy.

In those early days—when your idea is fresh, when it’s still crystallizing in your mind—you feel unstoppable. You don’t know exactly what you’re going to write, but you know it’s going to be pretty damn good.

The trouble is, when you sit down to start putting that idea into words, the going gets tough. Clouds start to roll in. And by “clouds,” I mean “all the other things that you’ve been avoiding.”

Suddenly, you feel an urgent compulsion to clean out your inbox. You know that as soon as you achieve inbox zero, you’ll have a clear enough mind to start writing.

Except that you’re soon waylaid by the paralyzing thought of next year’s taxes. It doesn’t matter that it’s only June. There’s no time like the present to catalog all your receipts and prepare your spreadsheets.

And so days pass by. Soon, they turn into weeks of unwritten work. Your client grows anxious. You wince every time you open your email, fearing yet another “Where is it?” inquiry. You’ve begun to wonder if you even a real writer after all.

That once-thrilling project has become an increasingly unbearable weight on your shoulders. What once gave you endless joy now fills your heart with dread.

What you need is support.

A Friendly Voice.

Someone to check in with you regularly. Someone who can give you an encouraging word. Someone who reminds you that you’ve got what it takes to get this thing—be it an email sequence, a course, or a book—written.

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My Name is Frank

And I'm a Writer.

I know firsthand just how daunting that blank screen can be.

I’ve naturally completed many of my own writing projects. The requisite school papers. An M. A. level “major project” (aka “thesis for students who don’t want to stand up and defend the work”). Various and sundry personal essays. A published collection of short stories about hockey. (I’m Canadian, you see.)

Professionally, I’ve completed even more projects for and with others. Website overhauls. Sales campaigns. Email sequences. Online courses. Books.

I’ve learned that, whether I’m writing for myself or for someone else, the weight of an unfinished commitment feels the same.

And that’s why I’ve developed this program.

Sometimes a Gentle Nudge is all You Need.

Sometimes, all you need to move your writing project forward is a gentle nudge and friendly smile.

Don’t get me wrong: we all need accountability. I’ll be the first to admit that I write better and faster when I’m facing a deadline.

It’s just that deadlines aren’t always enough. Fear only motivates us so far. Eventually, its fuel will run out, whether or not you’ve delivered that project.

This program combines the accountability of a deadline – set by you, I should note – with the encouraging warmth of a good friend.

Because, really, that’s what I’m here to be for you.

So, what is this magical service?

It’s a simple 3-month email sequence.

I’m committing to send you one email a week—every Friday—for the next thirteen weeks. Each email contains the following

A little writing tip or story.

Carefully chosen writing tips and author stories, designed to propel you forward through your next writing week.

Three questions about your word count and progress.

  • What was your word count on Monday?
  • What’s your word count today?
  • What will you be writing next week?

In return, you’re committing to reply to my email and answer those three questions.

I’m not keeping score or keeping track. There will be no harsh words or dire consequences if your word count doesn’t rise from week to week.

That said, your word count will go up.

And as it does, so will your confidence and pride.

You won’t need me to tell you that you’ve got this, because you’ll know it for yourself, deep down inside.

The deadline that once sickened you will become an invigorating source of inspiration.

You’ll start flying through your work, writing page after page. Before you know it, you’ll have an impressive body of work. When the time comes to turn in your project, you’ll do so with pride.

And hey, if you get stuck, I’m always available for one-off calls to talk through your struggles, suggest next steps, and remind you that you’ve got this.

My introductory rate for this service is $147 for the entire email sequence.

I don’t have to tell you that that’s a steal.

But that price won’t last forever.

I’ll be reading each of your replies – and sending a quick note of encouragement back – and I want capacity to give good attention to each participant.

Once I reach my limit, I will pause enrollment until other writers have moved through the sequence.

So: don’t hem and haw.

If you want to finish that writing project of yours, sign up now.

I can’t wait to celebrate your finished work with you!