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RWA® Online Presents

The Chunky Method of Time Management for Writers:  Your Step-by-Step to Write that Book

Presented by Allie Pleiter
Jan 11 - Feb 5, 2016

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About the Class:

Do you find you can’t seem to finish that book you’ve been writing? Do you want to write faster and get published but fear squelching your muse? Let Allie Pleiter teach you the Chunky Method of writing.

Class Outline:
Session 1: What is the Chunky Method?

  • Why productivity matters, published or unpublished
  • What the Chunky method can give you
  • What is a Chunk?

Session 2: Identifying Your Chunk

  • Going through the Process
  • Big Chunk Writers
  • Little Chunk Writers
  • Combo Chunk Writers

Session 3: Using Your Chunk

  • Questions on process so far
  • Setting a project word count target
  • How many chunks do you get per week?
  • The Chunky Writing Plan Formula

Session 4: The Chunky Challenge

  • What if you chunk needs to change?
  • Ways to adapt to meet your goals

Session 5: The List

  • The power of to-do lists
  • Weekly lists
  • Marlin vs. Dory
  • Daily lists

Session 6: Wrap Up

  • Some ideas if you're stuck
  • Q&A time
  • Resources, useful software, etc.
  • Comments and class discussion

About the Instructor: 

An avid knitter and French macaron fan, Allie Pleiter spends her days writing four books at a time, buying yarn, and avoiding housework. A friend’s dare in to begin writing has produced two parenting books, 23 novels, and national speaking engagements on faith, writing, and her favorite: time management.

Allie is the author of THE CHUNKY METHOD OF TIME MANAGEMENT FOR WRITERS: Your Step-By-Step Plan to WRITE THAT BOOK Even When Life Gets in the Way released March 2015.

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Registration Period: January 11 - February 5, 2016

 Registration Deadline: February 5, 2016

Note: Email us at (or  for questions. Workshops are archived for approximately two weeks after the course ends.

Fee: $15 

RWA Online Chapter Members ONLY receive free workshops.  No registration required for chapter members.

 Payment method: PAYPAL is recommended! Checks and money orders also accepted, but register early and mail your payment promptly. No person will be allowed in unless payment is received.

 Format: Courses are conducted via online discussion (bulletin) board on the RWA® Online website (no email loops).  Non-chapter members MUST complete both the workshop registration AND the discussion board login registration for access.

Instructions for login are presented after the registration page (or to return to the login instructions, CLICK HERE. The workshop is available for up to one week after the end date and a downloadable archive of the workshop will be available the week following the workshop.


About RWA® Online Chapter Workshops

RWA® Online conducts all workshops via a message board system located on this website.  However, access to the site is restricted by login and password to ensure that the workshop is only available to those that are authorized to attend.  Please read the instructions below to understand our process:

1.  You must register for the workshop using the registration links above.  This is the only way to get the information on how to access the workshop site.

2.  All workshop participants must be registered on the website message boards located under the News and Members Only tab above.  NON-CHAPTER MEMBERS:  Follow the instructions on the page you get AFTER your workshop registration.  Both login and payment information is available there.  If you forget and need to go back to those instructions, click here.

3. A couple of days before the workshop, you will be emailed reminders on the workshop and where to find it.  If you forget, click here to take you to the workshop discussion boards or use the WORKSHOP FORUM ACCESS link above.  If you are NOT a registered user of our bulletin boards, all you will see is our GUEST LOUNGE and NEWS forums.  Once your login is approved, you will also see a WORKSHOP CHECK-IN forum.  The actual workshop forum will not open until the day prior to the workshop start date.

4.  The workshop presenter will post discussion and lecture information, as appropriate, on the first day of the workshop.  Participants are encouraged to respond to the discussion topics.

5.  Because the workshop is a professional activity designed to further participants writing skills, we request that social chit-chat be kept to a minimum. 

6.  Postings deemed inappropriate in content will be deleted without warning to the message author.

7.  Otherwise, we hope everyone who participates in the workshop has fun and learns a lot.  Please remember to thank our guest presenters who take time out of their schedules to provide their wisdom and guidance.

8. If you have any questions, please email If you have questions, feel free to contact us     for more information.