Tag Archives: ACers

ACer Workshop FAQs

13 Dec

I’ve been getting some questions that I thought I’d answer here (and add to the last post) – feel free to ask away:

Q: PRICING
Pricing would vary based on what you’re looking for, but my standard pricing starts with a 2-4 person base and jumps per person after that. We can chat about what you need and I’ll give you that info around what your structure is.

 Q. WOULD YOU BE INTERESTED IN DOING A WEEKEND WORKSHOP?
Absolutely! I’ve done some more intensive things in the “work world” but consider our writing time our own work world – so, YES! An in-person weekend would be a ton of fun. Would it work online? I’m not sure. We could talk about your structure and how committed your group was to staring at a screen for hours straight 😉

Q. DO WE HAVE TO ALL BE WRITERS?
 No. That isn’t necessary. Our group likes it because we also do some writing focused stuff. But, if you have a group of people who are all passionate about balancing life and chasing a dream, it will work for your group too!

Q. HOW MUCH OF A TIME COMMITTMENT IS THE GROUP?
After the initial six-week set up, the time commitment depends on your group, what you want to do, and your covenant. Our group it’s about a 3 hour committment per week. Sometimes less, sometimes a little more. One hour of that is our weekly chat. The rest is group work or goal setting. Some weeks, the only things we do are the chat, set our goals, and accountability/butt kicking…so maybe 1.5 hours total.

Q. CAN YOU PUT TOGETHER GROUPS FOR US?
Um, no. There’s too many variables for people who don’t know each other at all. I’d highly suggest not doing it that way. A group that creates itself, has more buy-in to succeed as well. Also, time and logistics-wise, I just don’t have the ability to do that. So, hit up your crit group, or your twitter friends, or a forum…anywhere you have writer friends or acquaintances will give you a good start for forming a group — People are more likely to take it seriously and less likely to let you down if they’re *your* partner from the beginning.

Those are pretty much the big ones right now. Feel free (of course) to email me for information or ask questions here.

Monday Morning Dare

21 Sep

This weeks MMDare: Take a day to organize your writing work space….online and off.

 

Well, this one, 1/2 of it actually, is pretty darn easy since I’m on the road and my only offline space is the laptop on my lap.

 

The online has been a bit trickier. I’ve organized my blogs and sites I read to daily folders. Every morning I get up and just run through that folder. Easy. Clean. Saves time surfing and getting distracted. Then I created “Archive”, “Research”, “Inspiration” and book specific folders. My favorites are nice and clean.

 

Now the hard drive folders are getting the same treatment with the hard questions: Do I need this? Is this duplicated somewhere else? Do I have an updated version? Is this in the correct folder? Is it on the correct drive even?

 

Tomorrow is org’ing day – I’m really looking forward to have a nice clean hard drive. Like I took 401 to it 🙂

 

How are all the other ACer’s organizing going?

Monday Morning Dare

11 Sep

I’m part of a secret group. You don’t know about it…that’s why it’s a secret. But I’m telling you about it now… ACers.

 

Okay, I guess you may know about it. If you follow any of us, you might see the Twitter #ACGoals. The hashtag is for encouragement, updates and butt kicking. We focus on writing, goal setting and time management. These are all near and dear to my heart. As the person who started ACers, I’m proud of our mission: To write daily while maintaining a work-life balance.

 

But there’s a new surprise for them…and I’m pretty darn excited about it.

 

Starting Monday, we’re going to have Monday Morning Dares — #MMDares — So, there it is. I DARE you to join us.

If you’re a writer and want to play along, we’d love to have you. Join us on Twitter (I’m @briaquinlan). Plus, I’ll be blogging about the dares each Monday. Check it out and dive in.