The 7 Day Writing Challenge

WINGS: Words Inspire, Nourish and Grow the Spirit
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Thank you for such thoughtful and evocative exercises and thank you for your very generous sharing. As each day goes by, I feel like I’m peeling back onion layers to my soul, getting closer and closer to being a real writer. Chris

About the Challenge

Where do we start when we want to write?

How about right here?

I designed this FREE 7 day writing challenge for people just like you who have always wanted to write but don’t know where or how to begin the journey.

I offer this challenge only twice a year. Over 7 days I share a video tutorial of a secret writing trick that will ignite your creativity and open up the possibilities your writing offers you. Each video is accompanied by a writing exercise. You will be invited into a vibrant Facebook community where every day I will answer your questions by Facebook Live.

Come join us for the next 7 day challenge in February 2018 by signing up here.

Why you should do this challenge

Everyone has the need to be seen and heard. We all have something to offer the world.

Writing is one of the best ways I know to find our voice.

To get to where we want to go, we need a path. We need to be shown the first steps.

This writing challenge is to share those first steps with you.

Pipping at the post my graduation from Theatre School at the age of 36, the 7 Day Writing Challenge with Joanne Fedler, 14 years down the line, is the most delicious embrace I have ever given my own soul. I am radiating like a lover, fresh from a dirty weekend. I cannot lie…this has been sexy Jacquie

Νever thought it would be like this. Feels like I’m going home. Small steps back to myself. Thanks Zaklin

Amazing challenge, I will go away from this challenge with great tools to work on my ideas. Thank you so much, I needed these tools. It’s the gift that just keeps on giving. Barbara

It appears that this gift that you offered out into the universe a week ago is much, much bigger than you ever dreamed. A way for people to drop down into themselves. A path towards enlightenment. A chance to start healing. The Pen is mightier than the sword. Lives will be saved Sally

Woo-hoo! You’re here! Welcome to the 7 day writing challenge.

Your first job was to pitch up and you did.

It means you want to write.

Maybe you’ve always wanted to write.

Or you’ve been writing for a long time, but don’t know if it’s any good.

Perhaps you dream of getting published. Of being a successful author.

Your longings are neither silly nor stupid. They’re the seed of whatever is waiting to hatch inside you.

I also dreamed…

Many years ago, I craved a life shaped by words – decades before I knew what an advance or a character arc was. I was a lawyer and life was taking me down the bleak path of litigation and leading witnesses.
I didn’t know anyone who was a published author.

It seemed as ludicrous as wanting to be a superhero.
But I knew if I didn’t grab my longing and run like hell, part of me would forever be lost in the ‘what-if’ haze of regret.

So I ditched my Yale law degree and I aimed my heart. I committed everything to writing.
That’s when life met me halfway.
Since then I’ve published nine books, some of which have been international bestsellers.

My books have been translated into different languages and have sold over 600,000 copies worldwide.

I’ve been teaching writing for ten years now.

Each year I take groups of women on writing retreats, and offer a handful of mentorships to those who are ready to write their books. You can find out more here.

What you’ll get out of it

Together, over the next 7 days, I’ll share seven techniques to switch on your writing muscles. These are small ideas. Insider secrets. Foundations for a writing practice.

Bonus points if you:

  • learn something new about how writers do it;
  • write something you never thought you could;
  • have fun (without drugs or alchohol);
  • connect with other writers doing the challenge

and stand the chance to win some huge prizes at the end of the challenge including a one-on-one mentoring session with me valued at $625.

How it works

How to get the most out of the challenge

  • commit to the 7 days, no matter what;

  • block off half an hour each day to watch the video and complete the writing exercise;

  • leave a comment in the comment box or share your writing with us.

My goal is to learn how to write with descriptive clarity, drawing the reader into the story. Through this process, Joanne, you’ve made me aware I can do just that. I have much more to learn. Participating in this challenge has shown me it’s doable. Thank you. Bev

Share the love

Please share this writing challenge generously – on social media, by email, by word-of-mouth. Pass it on to that friend who’s always saying, ‘I want to write,’ or to your grandfather who wants to get his lifestory down. Maybe you know someone who isn’t in a financial position to afford writing courses, classes or a mentor, but they’ve got a story to tell.

This is for you.

This is for them.

This is for everyone.



I’m an internationally bestselling author of ten books, inspirational speaker and writing mentor. I’ve had books published in just about every genre- fiction, non-fiction, self-help, memoir – by some of the top publishing houses in the world. My books have sold over 650 000 copies and have been translated into a range of languages. Two of my books have been #1 Amazon bestsellers, and at one point the German edition of Secret Mothers’ Business outsold Harry Potter- crazy, right?

Each year I run free 7-day writing challenges, followed by my transformational 8 week Author Awakening Adventure.

At heart, I am a teacher. Each year I take a small group of aspiring authors on a writing retreat to Fiji, Bali or Tuscany. Learn more about my Writing Retreats here:

In 2016 I launched my WINGS programme (words inspire, nourish and grow the spirit). I am currently working closely with 18 aspiring authors in my Author Liftoff programme to nurture them to publication.

Come join us for the next 7 day challenge in February 2018 by signing up

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