The 6-Week 
Mindful Writers
Challenge

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Prioritize Your Writing for 6 Weeks and Discover Your Potential

Every lesson included in the 6-Week Mindful Writers Challenge incorporates instruction on both mindfulness and craft. Some weeks are weighted more heavily toward the specific skills of writing, while others focus more on developing mindfulness. The class material is entirely secular and draws heavily on peer-reviewed research. See a detailed course description here

Hone Your Focus

Hone your focus using various mindfulness meditation techniques.​​

Banish Inner Critics

Master your inner critic by learning to recognize the patterns in your own thinking.​

Explore Character

Understand your own habitual responses to the world and use that insight to write more relatable and sympathetic heroes and villains.

Over the course of six weeks you will:
Over the course of six weeks you will:

Hone Your Focus

Learn different meditation techniques and find the one that best helps you hone your focus.

Tame Inner Critics

Become the boss of your inner critic by learning to recognize the patterns on your own thinking.​

Explore Character

Study your own habitual responses to the world and use that insight to write more relatable characters.

Write Emotions

Learn to evoke emotion and stay with it long enough to describe it with empathy and precision. ​

Banish Writers Block

Banish writer's block forever by taking a closer look at what is really keeping you from writing.

Find Equanimity

Deal with rejections, manage imposter syndrome, develop your craft and above all: keep writing​. 

Upcoming  Sessions

August 3 - Sept. 13, 2022

One hour-long lesson a day

Six days a week for six weeks

Instructor: April Dávila

Location: Online

Tuition: $975

Enrollment: now open

Sept. 21 - Nov. 1, 2022

One hour-long lesson a day

Six days a week for six weeks

Instructor: April Dávila

Location: Online

Tuition: $975

Enrollment: now open

Nov. 9 - Dec 20, 2022

One hour-long lesson a day

Six days a week for six weeks

Instructor: April Dávila

Location: Online

Tuition: $975

Enrollment: now open

Curious about mindfulness and writing, but not sure if you're ready to take the challenge?

Every Week of the Challenge Includes:

  • One hour-long recorded lesson to be watched at your convenience 

  • Five hour-long mindful writing sessions, each consisting of a 10-minute meditation (reinforcing the lesson of the week) and 50 minutes of writing time

  • A zoom writing workshop with the other mindful writers in the challenge

  • Access to an online chat forum where you ask questions as they arise

  • One day off (because rest is good for us)

 You Will Learn To:

  • hone your focus using various mindfulness meditation techniques

  • befriend your inner critic and invite it take a seat while you get your first crappy draft on the page

  • understand your own habitual responses to the world and use that insight to write more relatable and sympathetic heroes and villains

  • engage in an advanced version mindfulness meditation to evoke emotion and find the words to describe it with empathy and precision

  • banish writer's block forever by taking a closer look at what is really keeping you from writing

  • structure your story and craft compelling scenes

  • put your inner critic to work where it works best: as a top-notch editor

  • find equanimity in the writing life, weather the challenges, and keep writing... because that's what writers do

 

MORE TESTIMONIALS

"I knew exactly what I needed to do every morning."

Barbara, Essayist

"She gave me lot of things I'd been looking for that other courses just didn't."

Pamala, Fiction Writer

"I never felt lectured to... I"m not how she did that."

Rex, Short Story Writer

"I'm really glad I did it. I gained so much."

Carolyn, First-Time Novelist

HOURS OF

CLASS CONTENT 

plus

WRITING 

WORKSHOPS

plus

SCRIVENER TUTORIALS

plus

A COMMUNITY OF WRITERS

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Upcoming  Sessions

August 3 - Sept. 13, 2022

One hour-long lesson a day

Six days a week for six weeks

Instructor: April Dávila

Location: Online

Tuition: $975

Enrollment: now open

Sept. 21 - Nov. 1, 2022

One hour-long lesson a day

Six days a week for six weeks

Instructor: April Dávila

Location: Online

Tuition: $975

Enrollment: now open

Nov. 9 - Dec 20, 2022

One hour-long lesson a day

Six days a week for six weeks

Instructor: April Dávila

Location: Online

Tuition: $975

Enrollment: now open

Curious about mindfulness and writing, but not sure if you're ready to take the challenge?

Award-winning author and 

certified mindfulness instructor.

Meet April Dávila

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April Dávila is an award-winning fiction writer and meditation teacher certified by the Greater Good Science Center at the University of California Berkeley.

 

After realizing how much meditation helped her in her writing career (and her life) she decided to share what she had learned so that others might benefit. 

 

When she's not writing or meditating you can usually find her hanging out with her kids or watching a movie with her filmmaker husband. For more information check out her website at http://aprildavila.com.

Upcoming  Sessions

August 3 - Sept. 13, 2022

One hour-long lesson a day

Six days a week for six weeks

Instructor: April Dávila

Location: Online

Tuition: $975

Enrollment: now open

Sept. 21 - Nov. 1, 2022

One hour-long lesson a day

Six days a week for six weeks

Instructor: April Dávila

Location: Online

Tuition: $975

Enrollment: now open

Nov. 9 - Dec 20, 2022

One hour-long lesson a day

Six days a week for six weeks

Instructor: April Dávila

Location: Online

Tuition: $975

Enrollment: now open

Curious about mindfulness and writing, but not sure if you're ready to take the challenge?