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How to Write a Lot

Inspiration exists and is available to everyone at nearly any time. Underproductivity, procrastination, and blocks are solvable problems. The secret to achieving a state of near-perpetual inspiration (a.k.a., “flow”) is to switch from a scarcity to an abundance mindset, and also from a shame/blame mindset to one focused on problem-solving. In this workshop by Hillary Rettig, author of the best-selling The 7 Secrets of the Prolific, we'll delve deep into the heart of underproductivity so you can see, once and for all, what forces are holding you back. Then we'll discuss solutions—lots of them—that you can start using to immediately boost your productivity and reduce stress. This workshop is for all writers—including creative, academic, student, and those who write on the job—plus all artists, activists, and anyone seeking to get more productive.

Instructor: Hillary Rettig is a writer, teacher, and coach who helps writers, students, academics, activists, and other creative and committed people achieve joyful and effective productivity. Her latest book, Productivity is Power: Five Liberating Practices for College Students (Infinite Art, 2020), will be published in 2020. Her earlier works, The 7 Secrets of the Prolific (Infinite Art, 2011) and The Lifelong Activist (Lantern Books, 2006) have been translated into several languages. Hillary taught at Grub Street Writers for many years; and also at Literary Cleveland, The Mark Twain House & Museum, Cape Cod Writers Center, and Rally for Writers. She's also taught online at and; and has presented at numerous meetings for romance, mystery, and science fiction writers. Hillary was born in the Bronx, NY, lived and taught for many years in the Boston area, and now lives in Kalamazoo, MI. For more on Hillary and her work, see or email her at

Details: How to Write a Lot with Hillary Rettig takes place Saturday, January 23 from 10am-5pm online through Zoom with regular breaks, including an hour-long lunch break.

Zoom Info: Register for the class and Lit Cleveland will send you an invitiation and instructions on how to attend via Zoom. All you need is a good internet connection and a computer or smartphone with a camera. Not sure if your system is compatible? Just click here. Have any questions about online classes? Email or call associate director Matt Weinkam at

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