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"Project Management for Writers: Finish Your Book On Time with Less Stress" ONLINE with Allie Pleiter

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Online Class

10/4/2018 From 06:30 PM CST to 09:30 PM CST


$49 for members (sign in for member pricing)

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Do you feel like you can never find the time to write?

Have you been chipping away at the same manuscript forever without much progress?

Do you need a system that can get you to typing “The End” with success and satisfaction?

Wrangling a fickle muse to meet a deadline—or just to get rid of that looming blank page—is a life-skill for everyone who wants to get serious about their writing. With a useful mix of the practical, the inspirational, and the nitty-gritty real life of it all, this class will share the nuts and bolts of how to manage your muse, set goals and deadlines, and tackle the process of professional creativity. 

In this class, participants will learn to think of their writing in chunks and how to use those chunks to finish a book on time and with less stress. Particular focus will be given to how to create or improve a writing schedule tailored to your own unique style and speed, and on tactics to keep the writing on schedule and the writer motivated.


  • You're struggling with writer's block, productivity, scheduling, stress relief, organization, and meeting deadlines.
  • You want practical strategies for overcoming these problems that don't simply make you feel guiltier and less productive.



  • "Very engaging instructor with great information. Very well structured class with practical application."
  • "I'm now invigorated to commit to a schedule now that I see what it might look like and where it could lead in a matter of months."
  • "Allie's class helped me see a couple of small but key tweaks in my process and schedule that I hope will help me feel more productive and more in control as I juggle several projects."



Allie Pleiter writes both fiction and nonfiction working on as many as four novels at a time. The highly organized but slightly untidy bestselling author of over thirty books, Allie spends her days writing, buying yarn, and finding new ways to avoid housework. Allie hails from Connecticut, moved to the midwest to attend Northwestern University, and currently lives outside Chicago, Illinois. The “dare from a friend” to begin writing has produced a seventeen-year career with over 1.2 million books sold. In addition to writing, Allie regularly speaks on faith, the creative process, women’s issues, and her very favorite topic—time management for writers.





$49 members (sign in for member pricing)

$109 nonmembers


Before purchasing, please read all policies as noted below and on our Classes page.

Online registration will close at 5 p.m. CST on Thurday, October 4. If your browser has difficulty with our website store, or if you prefer to mail in a check, click here for a class registration form. The document provides instructions on where to mail it.

Once a purchase has been made, tickets are not refundable and registration cannot be transferred to a different class or event. No exceptions will be made. If you purchase a ticket and then find you cannot attend, someone else can attend in your stead. Simply contact us at or 512-499-8914 and let us know so that we can update the class roster.



Our classes offer a combination of lecture and practical exercises, determined by the individual instructor, on focused aspects of the craft and business of writing. Your fellow participants will come from a range of writing experience, from beginners to people with MFA degrees and published books. WLT instructors, participants, and administrators all work together to create a welcoming, supportive environment.

If you haven't taken a class with us in recent years, feel free to give us a call at 512-499-8914 if you'd like to discuss whether our programming is the right fit for your needs.


This project is supported in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. Visit Austin at


Writers' League of Texas classes and workshops are also funded in part by the Texas Commission on the Arts - Investing in a Creative Texas. For more information, go to

This project is also supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. To find out more about how National Endowment for the Arts grants impact individuals and communities, visit