Motivation Secrets for Writers

Learn how the dynamics of motivation can change your life | taught by DL Hughes
  • 10 Videos
  • 1 Quiz
  • 4 Texts
  • 2 PDFs
  • 1.6 hrs

Course Curriculum

Course Introduction
Welcome Video - How This Course Will Help You Achieve Your Goals FREE PREVIEW
Course Orientation - Please View Before Starting Course
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Course Lessons
Lesson 1: Motivation: What It Is, Why You Need It FREE PREVIEW
Lesson 2: Wishing Is Not Enough
Lesson 3: Will Your Motivation Be Rewarded?
Lesson 4: A Familiar Voice
Lesson 5: Five Stages to Maximum Motivation
Lesson 6: Be The Elephant
Lesson 7: Inner and Outer Factors
Lesson 8: Motivation Techniques
Lesson 9: Stay Motivated - Summary
Motivation Quick Quiz
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Lesson Notes
Lesson 1 Notes
Lesson 3 Notes
Lesson 8 Notes
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Resource Section
Course Credits
Legal Notices
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Course description

What if you could break out of your lethargy and complete the book you’ve dreamed of writing?

Most writers face a problem with motivation. Sometimes it’s called “writer’s block,” but we all know how it feels. There is a burning desire to complete a book manuscript, but an invisible barrier seems to appear. It becomes impossible to break through the barrier to reach your writing goals.
In a perfect world, you’d be able to cut though the cloud of resistance and write with simplicity and clarity. In that world, you’d have to set an alarm to tell you you stop writing, rather than struggling with every paragraph as you might now being doing.

This course will help you think about your lack of motivation in new ways, and provide a method to do something about it. It’s designed primarily for writers, but you’ll find yourself applying the principles in all areas of your life. You’ll learn:
  • What motivation is and why we all need it.
  • How people replace motivation with false ideas and then just hope for the best.
  • A 5-step Plan to bring you from where you are now in your lack of motivation, to where you what to be as a highly motivated person.
  • How you how you can turn your worse motivational enemy into your best friend.
  • How you can remain in a highly motivated state with little effort.
  • The secret of how you can mobilize your inner factors to reach your writing goals.
  • Motivational techniques to use to support you new high motivation profile.

After you complete this course, you’ll have a new perspective on motivation. You’ll have to tools to become a highly motivated person.


  • Positive outlook
  • Desire to learn
  • Willingness to take action

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DL Hughes
DL Hughes
DL Hughes has more than three decades of experience as a writer, editor and publisher. Over the years he has done:

Public relations writing, advertising copy writing, news writing, magazine articles, technical writing, fiction books, nonfiction books, book ghostwriting, documentary film scripts, multimedia scripts, courses and online content.

Don has the background and hands-on experience to make a positive contribution to your writing project. He has:
  • A Bachelor's degree and two Master's degrees (academic and professional).
  • Served as an editor for a national book-selling magazine.
  • Taught writing and New Media subjects at conferences and on the University level, both overseas and in the U.S. He was named to Outstanding Educators of America.
  • Traveled to 31 countries as an NGO journalist.
  • Worked for book publishers and has been the CEO of his own independent publishing company for 25 years.
  • Works as a freelancer from Southern California.

Today, he writes books and teaches courses on writing and publishing, business, education, health issues, relationships and spirituality.

He is genuinely interested in helping his students reach their writing and personal goals. You can reach him here and he responds as promptly as possible.