7-DAY CHALLENGE

 

to “Embrace Your Story: 12-Minute Story Writing”

beta-tested for

✓ ADHDers

✓ people who want the confidence to write (or write more effectively)

✓ people who want to fully leverage their personal story in their biz/marketing to optimize revenue and impact

 

Your story sets you free.

Enroll for free

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Next Start Date: Wednesday, September 27

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If you missed Round 1, which started Sept 20, don’t worry. You can enroll in one of the next rounds:

Round 2: Starts Sept 27

Round 3: Starts Oct 4

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“Don’t think. Thinking is the enemy of creativity. It’s self-conscious, and anything self-conscious is lousy. You can’t try to do things. You simply must do things.”

Ray Bradbury, Author of sci-fi (and other genres)

Conquer your writing fears

for once and for all! AND summon your inner muse at will (yes, for real!).

Leverage your personal story

for maximum impact and revenue.

Taught LIVE

by an ADHD Ivy League educated author and entrepreneur.

This challenge is for ENTREPRENEURS, WRITERS & EMERGING WRITERS with(out) ADHD who want to

 

• conquer their writing overwhelm for once and for all
• truly leverage the impact and revenue embedded in their personal story.


Your personal story is your only real asset ($). It can never be stolen or copied.


I'm an Amish Ivy League alumna and I love teaching people how to leverage their personal story to generate more $, influence, and impact around the world.  READ/WATCH MINE on MTV, Tim Ferriss' blog, Forbes.com, and The Huffington Post.

I'll meet you at whatever level you're at and if you want to continue after 7 days, you'll have the option to take my paid 6-Week online course that will build upon everything you've learned in the 7-Day challenge.

You'll be joining a community of emerging and experienced writers that in the past have included professional TV writers, screenwriters, novelists, copywriters, business writers, memoirists, authors, poets, producers, complete newbies, and Ivy League MFA students, etc.

Follow your dreams. Make money. Better the world.

 

Your voice is your sword

The path to becoming a skilled writer takes dedication and time, but if you have the raw talent and you put your mind to it, you’ll have no problem becoming one of the best.

Why?

Because I’m good at teaching stuff that even the Ivy League schools can’t get right (like helping you understand what the heck “show, don’t tell” is).

What Our Beta Testers Are Saying

Yep, this has been successfully beta-tested! You get the additional benefit of not being a guinea pig in this Challenge.  🙂

“I can write a half-way interesting story in 12 minutes (a big win). That someone thinks I can write a decent kids’ story was a very pleasant surprise.”

David T.

Attorney

“I gained more confidence. And had fun in the process. I completed it because I knew I had Torah helping me in the process; that was key for me.”

Tatiana T.

Marketing Consultant

“It’s just recently that I realized that I AM capable of writing compelling material. You’ve helped me realize why this happened and how to do it more consistently!

The tips and personalized feedback from Torah made these 7 days a joy. I’ve learned a writing process that will pay dividends for as long as I write, and hopefully that’s a long, long time.”

Aron C.

Naturopathic Physician

Skills You’ll Acquire

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How to cut through writing overwhelm

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How to crush "Show, don't Tell"

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How to scale up and scale down your stories

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How to open an article or story

N

Understanding the difference between PR and Marketing

N

Understanding why emotionally compelling stories are ADDICTIVE

BONUSES

eBook

Anatomy of a Chapter from a Published Book

$49 value

This eBook includes real-life examples of revisions of a chapter in my memoir An Amish Girl in Manhattan.

You’ll see the very first draft of the chapter (written by using the exact same process you learn in this course) and how it evolved into its final form.

PLUS a year’s worth of prompts, editing/revising cheat sheets, and other goodies.  E.g., A complimentary PDF of my memoir An Amish Girl in Manhattan.

Personalized Support

Accountability Partner

$ Worth more than the course fee

My feedback + your accountability partner’s committment set you up for optimal success in this course.

NOTE: The Accountability Partner is for the 6-Week course only but you’ll get my 1-on-1 support in the 7-Day Challenge.

Community Support

Private Facebook Group

$ Priceless

The value gained from this course by actively participating in the private FB group and submitting assignments on time for feedback is truly priceless.

About Your Instructor

Torah Bontrager is the author of the book An Amish Girl in Manhattan:  How to Turn your Tragedies into Assets and Set Yourself Free by Breaking All the Rules (print + eBook). She escaped from the Amish at age 15 and became the first Amish person to graduate from an Ivy League school: Columbia University in New York City (with a BA in Philosophy and a focus on Tibetan Buddhism). You can find her on Facebook, Twitter and www.TorahBontrager.com

 

Torah’s story has been featured on MTV, Tim Ferriss’ blog, Forbes.com, and The Huffington Post; and she hosts a weekly iTunes podcast the Amish Entrepreneur Show with Torah Bontrager.

 

Torah Bontrager

Writing Queen

Frequently Asked Questions

What will I learn in the Challenge? or What is the Challenge curriculum?

7-Day Challenge CURRICULUM
Welcome + Introduction

• [Welcome] Fun, Easy ASSIGNMENT 🙂
• [Video] George Saunders: On Story

Day 1, Wednesday

• [Lesson 1] The 12-Minute Writing Process TM (that I developed and used to write my memoir and that will give you an unfair competitive advantage)

• [LIVE] Real-time Writing Exercise to Experience the 12-Minute Process
• [Video] George Saunders: On Story
• [Article] Why Your Brain Loves Good Storytelling
• [Article] The Neuroscience of Storytelling
• [Article] This Is Your Brain on Podcasts: Why Audio Storytelling Is So Addictive

Day 2, Thursday

• [Lesson 2] Your Personal Story in 1 Sentence (that you *must* know in order to optimize your PR results)

• [LIVE] Story Transformations that Pop, Emotionally Compel, and Engage
• [Bonus*] Complimentary 10-Minute Laser Coaching Call with Torah

Day 3, Friday

• [Lesson 3] Show, don’t Tell (a classic fiction writing technique that no one in business uses enough in their books, blogs, and other material, which = lost $)
• [LIVE] Break-down of “Show vs Tell” Examples in “George Saunders: On Story” Video

 

• [Lesson 4] Scaling Up and Scaling Down Your Stories (how to go from a well-crafted one-sentence story to a well-crafted 500-word or 1500-word, etc. story)

• [LIVE] A Writer’s Toolkit

Day 4, Saturday

• Complete the 12-Minute Writing exercise like usual

Day 5, Sunday

• Complete the 12-Minute Writing exercise like usual

Day 6, Monday

• [Lesson 5] Your PR vs Marketing Stories (once you understand the difference–and what that means in terms of $–you’ll promote yourself with more confidence)
• [LIVE] The 80/20 Rule

 

• [Lesson 6] Your About Page Transformed (how to content-optimize the second most-visited page of a website now that you know your stories)

• [LIVE] “About Page” Makeovers

Day 7, Tuesday

• [Lesson 7] The Emotional Investment of Writing + Self-care + How to Handle Fame and Privacy (things I learned from writing my memoir and working with celebrities)
• [LIVE] Always Put Yourself First

Resources

• Timer Countdown

• Writing Prompt Generator
• Character Countdown

I'm confused. What's the difference between the free 7-Day Challenge and the paid 6-Week Course?

The FREE 7-Day Challenge is designed specifically for you to test-drive, or get a taste of, the paid 6-Week Course and is actually a prerequisite and an opportunity for you to decide whether or not it’s worth it to you to continue writing with me.

NOTE:  The 6-WEEK Course of “Embrace Your Story:  12-Minute Story Writing” is by application only.  This means that not only do you have to complete the 7-Day Challenge first, but I might not feel that your talent or skills are sufficient for the paid course.

Will the LIVE calls be recorded? Or do I need to be on the calls or watch them afterward?

The LIVE calls for the 7-Day Challenge are optional and the recordings will be made available afterwards.  You do not need to be on the live calls nor watch the recordings in order to accomplish the objective of the Challenge.

HOWEVER, if you want to continue writing or are thinking about taking the paid 6-Week Course, then you definitely should go through all the live call material because it’ll give you a headstart with the 6-Week Course.  PLUS it’s possible that if you apply everything offered in the Challenge, you could earn some or all of the special Early Adopter price of the Course.

The only goal of the 7-Day Challenge is for you to gain the confidence to write by (or write more effectively) using Torah’s 12-Minute Writing ProcessTM.

How much time will this Challenge take up?

30-35 minutes per day and possibly less. I’m very conscious about time management and this amount of time is enough to complete each day’s exercise.

What's the objective/goal of the 7-Day Challenge?

The only goal of the 7-Day Challenge is for you to gain the confidence to write (or write more effectively) by using Torah’s 12-Minute Writing ProcessTM.

What's the objective/goal of the 6-Week Course?

The goal of the 6-Week “Embrace Your Story: 12-Minute Story Writing” Course is for you to fully leverage your personal story for revenue and impact by using Torah’s 12-Minute Writing ProcessTM and other writing techniques, secrets, and shortcuts.

What is your refund policy?

This is a free course so you have nothing to lose.  Keep in mind that these 7 days are actually a prerequisite to the paid “Embrace Your Story:  12-Minute Story Writing” 6-week course.  PLUS the 7-Day Challenge is designed specifically for you to test-drive or get a taste of the paid course.

Next Start Date: Wednesday, September 27

Day(s)

:

Hour(s)

:

Minute(s)

:

Second(s)

Sign up in advance today!

If you miss Round 1, which started Sept 20, don’t worry. You can enroll in one of the next rounds:

 

Round 2: Starts Sept 27

Round 3: Starts Oct 4

Enroll for free

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