Saturday, April 27, 2013

Hey all,

A bit of short notice, but I have a couple of people for whom weeknights are better, so I am going to do the webinar this coming Tuesday evening, 4/30 7 pm to 8:30 pm EST. 

Here are some reviews from students from the last webinar: 

"I found Sue Bachner's webinar "Not Later, Write Now!" super helpful. She offered terrific advice on blocking distractions, committing to a schedule, and really interesting information about  our tricky brains. It was definitely worth the time, and I've been applying Sue's advice with good results since the webinar!"

Adela Brito, writer and editor

"I highly recommend the webinar "Not Later, Write Now!" I was procrastinating with one of my writing projects and the afternoon spent with Sue Bachner's interactive webinar, was the perfect solution to get me back on track with my writing.

Sue Bachner, a writer herself, understands how easily we writers get distracted. She offers comprehensive tips and activities that one can start applying right away to get focused and block out distractions. After taking her webinar, I was able to apply her advice toward writing my screenplay and wrote three days in a row because of it."

Margarita Kurtz, Editor and Writer

For more details about the webinar, see the first post below.  To sign up, just scroll all the way down to the bottom of that post to the Paypal button, which will take you directly to my Paypal page for the $49. After that, you will be sent the link for the webinar, and the phone number for the conference call ( which you can either call with your phone, or directly through your computer.)    

Looking forward to seeing you there for another great webinar! 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Many thanks to all who attended our first webinar yesterday!

I think a great time was had by all and it appears that a lot of learning was accomplished on the part of the students. I got some great insights from my students, too. I'm hoping to have some student reviews about the class soon, so stay tuned. 

Time for a little poll:  I have a group of 4 or 5 people I think who told me that they wanted to attend the seminar yesterday, but that Sundays are bad for them because of work or other obligations. 

If you're interested in doing the next seminar, could you please let me know generally when would be the best time for you to attend? ( The webinar takes about an hour and a half total.)  Early or late weekday evenings? Weekend days? Weekend evenings? 
(I'm in New York, so if you're not in EST let me know that too, please.) Be as specific as you like, and I'll collate your info and try to schedule the next one at a time when the most people would be available. 
You can either comment here on the blog, or you're welcome to email me at:

Looking forward to hearing from you and looking forward to the next webinar! 


Thursday, April 11, 2013


Developed and Taught By Susan Bachner
 It’s a common 21ST century complaint. You’re dying to start writing your novel, your screenplay, your “Tribute to Condiments Around the World” blog.  But you can’t. When you’re at work, you have to be at work.

When you’re at home; there are roommates, spouses, relatives. They’re talking, walking around,  watching TV, breathing too loud. 

You’ve tried sitting in Starbucks but there are people talking, doors opening and closing, and loud coffee machines whirring.You try to listen to music to drown out the world. But that just distracts you, too.

And wherever you are, there are always people texting you, emailing you, face booking you, calling you. How can you avoid them? So you find yourself putting off your writing for yet another day.

Yes, there are places that charge you money to rent a little cubicle where everyone agrees to be quiet, but that’s expensive. Plus you’re taking the time to travel someplace else, when you have a perfectly good desk waiting for you at home. It seems like nothing works and time is slipping away while your work remains unwritten.


You'll learn strategies to : 

*  Stop procrastination before it starts

* Concentrate in all kinds of circumstances, even bad ones

* Learn concentration exercises specifically for writing

* Stop sabotaging yourself, wasting time bouncing around  different project ideas, and find that one idea you're "into"

* Capitalize on your own enthusiasm 

* Make the best use of your free time and physical energy

* During the class create a custom schedule for writing that will make it easy to stick to. 

Susan Bachner knows the secrets to concentrating and writing in not ideal conditions, and has the results to show for it. She has previously helped private clients learn to concentrate better and fulfill their writing dreams, and is now is opening these possibilities up to even more writers with this class.  

A former Senior Editor at McGraw Hill (where she once had to concentrate on her work while a nearby  coworker continually slurped coffee for hours on end ), published author, and screenwriter with representation in Hollywood, she has put together strategies for developing an inner world of peace and concentration anywhere and anytime.

This class will be held as a live interactive webinar on Sunday, April 21st 4 pm to 5:30 pm Eastern Standard Time. The fee is $49, which can be paid by Pay Pal. Scroll down to the bottom of this screen and click on the Pay Pal button which will take you to the payment page. 

After payment, you'll be sent the link for URL to join the webinar on Sunday.  Please have handy a notebook to take notes in, and a small datebook  ( even if you usually keep track of your schedule in your phone or computer, it will be good to have a physical datebook to write in for the purpose of forming your writing schedule.)    

There will be a subsequent optional follow up workshop to go over how the techniques have worked for you during the week and to go over additional questions, the following Sunday, April 28th for an additional fee of $15.   

If you have any questions please contact me at:

Looking forward to helping you get on the road to writing what you want, whenever you want.