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Productivity Hacks for Writers (Writing Mastery)

Simple strategies and proven techniques to be more productive and get the most out of every writing day

4.83 / 5.0
8229 students3 hours 16 minutes

Created by Jessica Brody, offered on Udemy

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From Udemy's "Breakout Instructor of 2016", comes a groundbreaking and insightful new course for writers looking to MAXIMIZE PRODUCTIVITY, BOOST CREATIVITY, and GET MORE DONE IN LESS TIME!

"This is a game changer." - REBEKAH, UDEMY STUDENT

"On the first day that I implemented her teachings, there was a DRASTIC improvement in my focus, creativity, and drive" - KYLE, UDEMY STUDENT

"I'm feeling inspired and motivated instantly." - MIRIAM, UDEMY STUDENT

"Brody's ingenious productivity hacks have helped me focus my time and get the most out of every minute!" - JESSICA, UDEMY STUDENT

"Works wonders!" - TOW, UDEMY STUDENT

"This is probably one of the best courses on Udemy." - NEIL, UDEMY STUDENT


  • Write twice as much as you do half the time?

  • Get into the "writing zone" effortlessly every single day?

  • Feel inspired to write every time you sit down?

  • Easily meet all of your writing deadlines?

  • Write more books per year? 

I used to struggle to stay focused and be productive every day. But after years of researching and experimenting with all different kinds of productivity strategies, techniques and tools, I’ve managed to curate an extensive list of “hacks” that have helped me become a more productive writer. 

How productive? 

LAST YEAR, I WROTE 4 NOVELS (over 350,000 words) AND A SCREENPLAY...


When I tell people this, they usually say something like...

"How do you find the time???"

But in actuality, it's not about the amount of writing time you have, it's how you use that time. 


In this course, I teach you how to minimize the time you put in, while maximizing what you get out, so you can get the most out of every writing day. 

"This course changed my life. I have more than doubled my Average Daily Word Count—some days writing six times what I used to force onto the page each day." - Emily Hainsworth, author of THROUGH TO YOU (Harper Collins)

"This course has transformed my writing and my productivity!  - JOANI, UDEMY STUDENT

"I've already increased my daily word count by 200%" - GEORGIA, UDEMY STUDENT

"If you write (or plan to write), get this course" - SCOTT, UDEMY STUDENT

"This is life-changing stuff...I highly recommend this course to even the most seasoned of writers." - ROBIN, UDEMY STUDENT

My name is Jessica Brody and I’m an international bestselling author published by several major publishers like Simon and Schuster, Random House, Macmillan, and Disney Press. I’ve been writing professionally for over 10 years and here’s what I’ve discovered about the creative process:

Our brains are like computers. They can do amazing things but they can also get bogged down by all the various programs we open during the day. With all these other programs eating up RAM in our brains, we barely have any processing power left to do what we writers love to do: write!

Which is why I developed this course: to teach you my tried and true strategies, tips, tools, and techniques for eliminating distractions, freeing up brain processing power, and focusing your attention and energy on what’s most important, so you can get more done, in less time

I call these strategies: PRODUCTIVITY HACKS. Because similar to how our brain functions like a computer, we can also hack it like a computer. We can apply simple yet effective tricks to BOOST BRAIN FUNCTION, INCREASE FOCUS, BE MORE INSPIRED, and WRITE MORE!

"I noticed an immediate increase in my output the moment I put her hacks to use. Highly recommend." AMY, UDEMY STUDENT

"My productivity and focus has vastly increased even in a short period of time." - LESLIE, UDEMY STUDENT


"I highly recommend this course to achieve productivity in all areas of your life. Two thumbs way up!!" - DEBORAH, UDEMY STUDENT

Check out the course outline for more detail about what you’ll learn plus take a look at some of the free previews which include information that you can use to get started right away.  

I hope to see you inside the course!

"This class is terrific. Anyone who faces a keyboard every morning should take it!" - EMMY, UDEMY STUDENT

"I am so in love with this course!" - PATRICIA, UDEMY STUDENT

"Jessica hones straight into the kinds of practices that are going to have us zooming towards our writing goals." - DEBORAH, UDEMY STUDENT

"Gave me all the materials and motivation to complete my novel." - MICHAEL, UDEMY STUDENT

"I love, love, love all the ideas and hacks I learned in this course. First day I implemented these hacks, I got 2K words! I recommend this class 100%!" - YAMILE, UDEMY STUDENT

"Your course is very inspiring..." - JULIA, UDEMY STUDENT

"Writing seems easy and fun after this course." - JUAN, UDEMY STUDENT

 "I'm a penny pincher, so it took a great deal of self-convincing to get this course, but damn am I glad I did! I learned many useful things and are already using some of it - it certainly works wonders! Thanks for making such an amazing course! Would recommend it to budding or veteran writers." - TOW, UDEMY STUDENT

"Jessica is an excellent teacher and the course materials are worth saving." - DEBORAH, UDEMY STUDENT

"I have learned so much information that has helped me in the writing process." - CHRISTY, UDEMY STUDENT

"Good pacing, great tools, wonderful ideas... loving this course!" - REGINA, UDEMY STUDENT

"Love the videos. Very easy to understand and lots of great tips!" - LISA, UDEMY STUDENT


"Jessica Brody has a gift for distilling lots of hard-earned information into concise and tasty bites. - KATHERINE, UDEMY STUDENT

"Jessica is a marvelous teacher and I like how she gets to the point and keeps it moving." -  KATHYE, UDEMY STUDENT

"Jessica Brody very generously shares her secrets in this fantastic course." - JAYNE, UDEMY STUDENT

"A definite must for anyone wishing to break into the big leagues!!"  - JESSICA, UDEMY STUDENT

Loving it. Really useful and clearly presented! - TIFFANY, UDEMY STUDENT 

"Very informative and well worth the time and cost" - NOEL, UDEMY STUDENT

"If you're stuck for an idea, not just an idea but a great idea, then this class is for you."  - STEVE, UDEMY STUDENT

"Jessica Brody breaks down these concepts with clarity and amazing insight."  - MIKE, UDEMY STUDENT

"Her brainstorming section is awesome..."  - STEVE, UDEMY STUDENT

"Short and sweet but highly useful."  - ZURI, UDEMY STUDENT 

"Gave me some great ways to go back and figure out what's not working..." - MICHELLE,  UDEMY STUDENT

What you will learn

  • Learn how to "hack" your brain, space, schedule, and devices to effortlessly get into the "writing zone" every single day
  • Dramatically improve your writing productivity in as little as days or weeks!
  • Tap into the incredible power of your brain with proven strategies and techniques to keep you laser focused on your writing
  • Transform your writing space into a "Productivity Oasis"
  • Determine your current Active Daily Word Count (the ultimate measure of writing productivity) and use it to monitor your improvement
  • Discover amazing apps and programs that will keep you organized, focused, and motivated
  • Transform your phone and computer from "distraction machines" to powerful productivity tools
  • Set up a writing routine conducive to productivity so you can write more in less time
  • Learn how to eliminate distractions, manage focus, and boost brain function in order to live a more productive lifestyle


  • A computer
  • A writing project
  • An open mind and willingness to try new things in order to get better results
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  • Price: $94.99
  • Platform: Udemy
  • Language: English
  • 3 hours 16 minutes
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bestcourses score: 8.4/10

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