Hey you made it! So what’s inside the Damn Fine Words course?
Writing lessons, of course.
Just like in a brick and mortar school, you’ll receive your lessons one at a time. Each lesson then builds off of what you learned from the last. Lessons are designed specifically to enhance your writing techniques, strategies, and discover secrets to build up and improve those skills quickly.
So do you have to wait to see results?
Each lesson ends with a “Use It Now” assignment.
How the Lessons Are Broken Down
There are 21 lessons in the course (you could think of it like 21 chapters in a school workbook) and James has grouped the lessons into 6 separate modules.
Note my descriptions of Modules 1 and 2 are on this page and Modules 3-6 are on a separate page:
- Module 1 – Preparing to Write
- Module 2 – Writing To Reach Your Reader
- Module 3 – From No Words to First Drafts
- Module 4 – Beyond Writing Basics
- Module 5 – The Trim, Split, and Polish Phase
- Module 6 – Before You Release Your Work
In module one you’ll discover through 3 lessons how to push beyond that mentality of “I’m not good enough” and discover that in fact, you can write like a rock star, too. It just takes a little training. Basically, it’s getting you to invest in yourself and preparing you for all the awesome stuff to come.
- Discovering your writing voice
- How to create an internal and external balance (cool stuff)
- Finding your “zone”
This module gets you to form new habits and understand what kind of writer you are (validation).
For me this is the best group of lessons in the course. I say that because it’s in here where you learn how to focus what you’re writing about and help eliminate that “scatter brain” of yours (more about eliminating that in future lessons as well).
You see, I’m an Internet marketer.
I make money by researching online and creating niche websites. As such I have a lot of things going through my mind; things like hiring and managing employees I have in the Philippines, staying on top of SEO, researching for what people are using Google to find, educating myself on lowering bounce rates and increasing user experience, etc.
My blog is on the topic of blogging – but I know and do so much more and as a result, my blog posts are sometimes a bit scattered in topics. One post might be about WordPress while the next is about hiring employees (ironically my niche websites are super focused).
But that’s where this module comes in. It’s helping me to understand which thoughts I should pursue as a blog article and which I should just keep note of.