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Hit your writing goals without burning out

Even if you've tried it all before.

And even if you're busy.

Introducing the Writing Ritual Creator

A beautiful, flexible, and easy to use writing ritual creator that helps you create a ritual for writing your book that works for YOU. It's pretty great.

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Who's this person who cares about Writing Rituals?

Hi, it’s me. Holly Ostrout. I’m the Writing Ritual problem fixer, it’s me. 

Let me be uncomfortably transparent with you: It took me 13 years to write my first book.

It took me 6 weeks to write my second.

What’s the secret? I figured out how to actually write

No, I don’t mean avoiding comma splices and dangling participles. I mean how to actually get the words out of the confusing, swirling morass in my head to a sensical set of sentences on a digital page.

Writing is a mind-game. The more you play, the better you get. 

Creating a ritual—no, not a habit!—around writing is the best way to start winning that game. If you’ve got a goal to write a book this year, you’ll need a writing ritual to get there.

Reclaim your writing power.
The first step is understanding it.

And you don’t even have to do anything weird, like sharpening 24 pencils (John Steinbeck), eating apples in a bathtub (Agatha Christie), or hanging upside down (Dan Brown).

100x Easier to Keep Track of Everything

Holly’s book map is the tool for writers. It’s convenient and customizable, with endless options that you can adjust based on your story’s needs. Before this, I was doing my plotting with pen and paper, and when trying to keep track of all the story beats and subplots I always felt like I was forgetting something. This book map makes it 100 times easier to keep track of every aspect of my story, and I always know what I need to write next!

— Jennifer Rivers, Author, Educator, and Book Person
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Joyful, Easy Writing Can Be Yours

Writing Ritual Tracker from Books & Alchemy

Find that magical zone when the words flow like honey + everything you want to say comes across in perfect harmony. Write your book joyfully + easily with this Writing Ritual Tracker & keep the flow with my helpful newsletter.