Beat the 7 Biggest Mistakes Writers Make So You Can Reach People and Your Creative Potential

If you’re here, you believe words can make a difference. You believe (even if you doubt it sometimes) your words can make a difference. 

But something is holding you back. You’ve tried to start blogging then stopped. You’ve begun a book only to have it still sitting as a file on your computer a year later. You’ve researched how to write, what to do on social media, how to build a platform, and you’re more overwhelmed than ever before.

It doesn’t have to be that way. Imagine writing with confidence and clarity, getting emails from readers saying “your words changed my life,” breaking free from comparison and sharing the messages only you can.

This isn’t just possible—I can help you start making that a reality today.

Why am I qualified to do so? I’m a Wall Street Journal bestselling, award-winning author and life coach who has sold over 500,000 books. I’m passionate about helping others, especially writers, realize their God-given potential. 

This course isn’t about creating something fast or flashy. It’s about going through a process that will be a foundation you can build on for years to come. 

I’m going to share the process I went through a decade ago when I started writing books. My publisher said it’s what made me stand out from most writers. It's what I still use for every piece of writing I create. It will help you understand who you are as a writer and equip you to move toward your goals one step at a time.

If you want long-term, sustainable success as a writer, this course is for you. But you will only get out of it what you put into it. If you’re ready to work hard, dig deep, and commit to this process, then I will empower you to become a kick-butt writer who changes the world with words.

Let’s do this thing.

 - Holley Gerth

Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author, Certified Life Coach

Course Curriculum

Be a Kick-Butt Writer by Friday: Beat the 7 Biggest Mistakes Writers Make so You Can Reach People and Your Potential (complete at your own pace)

  • 1

    Welcome! Start Here...

    • What You've Been Missing

    • Let's Get Started

    • Master Workbook - All the exercises in one place

  • 2

    Mistake One: Starting with a Great Idea

    • Introduction: Your Why Matters

    • Video Coaching: Let's Talk About Your Why

    • Next Step: Discover Your Why

    • Final Thoughts: Live Your Why

    • Bonus Content: Simon Sinek - The Power of Why

  • 3

    Mistake Two: Misunderstanding the Two Types of Motivation

    • Introduction: Know Your Motivation

    • Video Coaching: What's Your Vision?

    • Next Step: What You Want to Get and Give

    • Final Thoughts: Keep Your Vision Clear

    • Next Step: Your Intrinsic Vision

  • 4

    Mistake Three: Thinking It's About Platform not People

    • Introduction: How Influence Has Changed

    • Video Coaching: Know Your Who

    • Bonus Content: Gamma Women Executive Summary

    • Next Step: Who's Your One Person?

    • Next Step: Know Your Role in Readers' Lives

  • 5

    Mistake Four: Getting Distracted from Deep Work

    • Overview: Why Deep Work Matters

    • Video Coaching: What Gets in the Way of Deep Work

    • Bonus Content: Guide to the Four Tendencies

    • Next Step: Your Writing Plan

  • 6

    Mistake Five: Fixating on One Format (Ex: Writing A Book)

    • Introduction: What's the Best Way to Reach People with Your Words?

    • Video Coaching: Shifting Your Perspective

    • Next Step: You're a Content Creator

    • Final Thoughts: Who's Right in Front of You Today?

  • 7

    Mistake Six: Listening to the Lies All Writers Hear

    • Introduction: The Lies We're Tempted to Believe

    • Video Coaching: Overcome the Lies

    • Next Step: Replace Your Signature Lies with Truth

    • Bonus Content: The Power of Vulnerability

    • Bonus Content: 5 Statements Keeping You from Your Best Work

  • 8

    Mistake Seven: Not Taking the Next Small, Intentional Step

    • Introduction: Keep Moving Forward

    • Video Coaching: The Do What You Can Plan

    • Next Step: Your Do What You Can Plan

    • Bonus Content: 9 Questions that Will Help You Say No Without Guilt

    • How to Apply this Course to Every Piece of Writing You Do

    • Final Thoughts: Beyond the Finish Line

  • 9

    Q & A (Optional)

    • What Do You Pray Over Your Writing?

    • What Do You Use for Editing?

    • Is Traditional Publishing or Self Publishing a Better Fit for Me?

    • How Do I Write a Book Proposal and/or Get My Book Idea in Front of Publishers?

    • What If I've Started a Book Proposal and Now Feel Stuck?

    • How Do I Listen to Readers and Do Research?

    • Do I Need a Style Guide?

    • Style Guide Example

    • Will You Look at My Book Proposal, Edit My Book, or Give Me Feedback on My Writing?

    • Should I Go to Conferences, Join a Training Program, or Be in a Writing Group?

    • Writing Feels Stressful Sometimes. Does that Mean I Should Stop?

    • Do You Have Any Other Tools to Help Me Understand Who I Am as a Writer and Person?

    • Do You Offer Life Coaching?

    • What's YOUR Question?

  • 10

    Your Certificate of Completion

    • Congratulations!

    • Print Your Certificate

  • 11

    I Want to Hear from You

    • Final Survey

"This course is gold!"

by Amy Vest Cox, Graduate

This course is gold! Holley takes you by the hand and guides you through inspiring, practical, and word-directing wisdom that will help your words reach hearts and make a lasting impact on the lives of your readers. Holley has impacted my life and my writing in powerful ways—and she can for you, too! I highly recommend this course for any writer who wants to have an impact!

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