Build an online writing habit in
30 days.

Join a community of online writers and accelerate your writing trajectory.


What you'll build in 30 days

A daily writing habit
A clearer, calmer mind
Confidence in your abilities
30 pieces of published content
A foundation for months of future writing
Lifelong friendships with like-minded people
The frameworks, skills, and techniques to flourish as an online writer

Stop overthinking. Start shipping.


The 3 types of writers who join Ship 30 for 30

You want to write online, but aren't sure the first step to take.


Are you overwhelmed with the number of different platforms, topics, and strategies out there for writing online?

You've started writing online, but now you're stuck.


Are you hacking away at blog posts, publishing into the void, never gaining any traction?

You have plenty of ideas, but struggle to put yourself out there.


Do you find yourself creating draft after draft, never hitting publish?


Write and publish every day for 30 days with 250+ others.


Build an audience faster.


Finally start writing online.

All beginner writers face the same 10 problems:

• Distractions
• Over-editing
• Perfectionism
• Procrastination
• Self-confidence
• Generating ideas
• Impostor syndrome
• Writing consistently
• Choosing a platform
• Finding time to write

We designed Ship 30 for 30 to help every writer overcome these challenges one by one.

Building a writing habit is the most valuable thing you can do to improve your thinking and accelerate your trajectory.

For anything you want to do, writing is the foundation.

And doing it consistently online is the highest leverage habit in human history.


The accountability you need to start writing consistently.

Maybe you've tried writing before. But, time and time again, you fall off. Something comes up. What starts off exciting becomes too difficult. And before you know it, you're back to square one.

But this is because there was no accountability. You tried to start writing on your own, almost doomed from the beginning.

But Ship 30 for 30 solves that problem. You join a community of hundreds of other writers in a 30-day writing challenge. This creates accountability unlike anything you've ever experienced.

Writing alone is hard.

Writing with a community is easy.

Want a sneak peek of what you'll unlock as a Ship 30 for 30 member?

Enter your email below to receive:

• The official Ship 30 for 30 Notion template

• Our 10-day email masterclass to help you get started building your daily writing habit

• Recordings of our favorite Office Hours sessions to learn the ins and outs of writing online


What Alumni Are Saying...

If you've always wanted to start writing for yourself but came up with every excuse under the sun, Ship 30 for 30 is for you.

I went from thinking I never had the "time" to write to publishing every day.It was a transformational experience and it teaches you more about yourself than you could possibly imagine. Ideas came out from me that I didn't even know existed.

At the end of the challenge, I'd gained 3,000+ Twitter followers. More importantly, I left with a newfound sense of confidence, stronger writing capabilities, and lifelong connections. - Alice Lemee

I have found Ship 30 for 30 to be a transformative experience. I truly mean that. And it’s such a wild thing. How simple yet how profound this simple act can be.

But I’m left more energized than ever before. More creative than ever before. More clear in thought than ever before.

For the first time ever, I feel excited to sit down for 45 minutes, completely uninterrupted, and doing nothing except for think and write.” - Alex Lieberman

"Ship 30 for 30 redefined the meaning of online community for me along with other 100+ shippers.

You’ll meet and connect with people you would want to be friends with in real life.

Participating in this program will make you grow as a person, a writer, and an online entrepreneur." - Jerine Nicole


Demolish your bad writing habits.

There are 3 killers of great writing.

Bad Habit #1: Overthinking

So many talented writers think success is about having the best ideas.

It’s not.

We have learned the best ideas come as a RESULT of producing a TON of ideas.

Which means not overthinking the process.

Bad Habit #2: Over-editing

Have you ever re-written and edited a piece of work for so long, you started to hate it?

This is one of the most common challenges among writers.

They spend so long on a piece of writing that by the time they “finish” it, they hate it—and then never end up publishing it as a result.

Bad Habit #3: Falling out of practice

As soon as you skip a day of writing, it becomes easier the next day to skip again.

Skip enough days in a row, and you’ll forget you ever had a daily writing habit in the first place.

Getting started (or started “again”) is the HARDEST part for writers.


Accelerate your writing trajectory.

The biggest mistake early writers make? Publishing weekly blog posts into the void.

In the beginning, you think you know what you want to write about, and you think you know what people want to read.

But newsflash: you don't.

With this assumption, early writers enter a sloth-like feedback loop, which makes writing consistently impossible.

Instead, you want to make noise and listen for signal.

By writing 30 essays in 30 days, you work through months worth of ideas. And by leveraging platform algorithms like Twitter, you get immediate feedback on your writing.


Publish 30 pieces of written content in 30 days.

Writing weekly blog posts is the worst thing you can do in your first year of writing.

Slaving over a hot keyboard just to publish something that six people (three of which are your family members) will read?

No thanks.

Instead, you should start smaller with Atomic Essays. Short, single ideas expresed in under 250 words. And instead of writing weekly, you should write them daily - every day for 30 days.

During Ship 30 for 30, you'll write 30 Atomic Essays in 30 days, just like this one.

By the end of the challenge, you'll have a foundation for months of future content.


What Alumni Are Saying...

"I used to write once a week. Now I write daily.

It's snowballed into writing multiple times daily and jumping into projects I'd had on the backburner for ages." - Andrew Swiler

"Dickie’s Atomic Essays have taught me more about writing than any blog post or book has.

Why?

Because it’s restrictive. The 250-word limit forces you to wriggle a semblance of meaning through its white-knuckled grip.

"30 For 30 has helped me establish a daily writing habit.

Writing has been a slow and methodical process for me that lacked discipline.

30 for 30 has brought discipline into my writing process." - Michael McGill

Want a sneak peek of what you'll unlock as a Ship 30 for 30 member?

Enter your email below to receive:

• The official Ship 30 for 30 Notion template

• Our 10-day email masterclass to help you get started building your daily writing habit

• Recordings of our favorite Office Hours sessions to learn the ins and outs of writing online


How Ship 30 for 30 works

30 Atomic Essays
in 30 days

You will write 30 atomic essays (under 250 words) every day for 30 days with a community of 200+ writers.

By writing and publishing every day, you'll overcome the fear and friction of shipping your work.

For most writers, finding their niche takes months or years. But with Ship 30 for 30, you'll find yours in under 30 days.

Community accountability

You start by joining a community of hundreds of like-minded people, all interested in building their writing habit.

We pair you with a daily accountability partner who FORCE you to write every single day.

We also group you into a subcohort of 10 people who become your personal sounding board for idea generation.

Members join Ship 30 for 30 to start writing, but they stay for the life-long friendship they form.

Endless resources for writing online

You'll unlock a compendium of resources for writing, editing, and growing online, teaching you the SKILLS to write consistently.

You also receive 30 emails that coach you through the challenge, helping you with everything from idea genration to building a confident mindset to effective distribution.

The hard work done for you

We take you through workshops for idea generation.

We give you templates for publishing.

And we teach you the ins and outs of distribution.

All you have to do is write.


Meet the Captains

Dickie Bush

Dickie Bush is a macro investor and the creator of Dickie's Digest, a weekly newsletter focused on growth principles, building in public, and enabling full-stack internet creators.

He is passionate about providing writers and creators with the tools, resources, processes, and mindsets required to find points of leverage and achieve exponential growth—both personally and professionally.

And he is an adamant believer in the power of building a daily writing habit.

Nicolas Cole

Nicolas Cole is one of the most-read writers online with more than 100 million views. He is the author of The Art & Business of Online Writing, and has had work published in TIME, Forbes, Fortune, Business Insider, Harvard Business Review, and more.

He is also the founder of Digital Press, a thought leadership agency that has written on behalf of more than 300 CEOs, startup founders, NYT best-selling authors, Grammy-winning musicians, Olympic athletes, Silicon Valley venture capitalists, and more.


What you get as a Ship 30 for 30 member

What will I leave the program with?

  • A daily writing habit

  • A clearer, calmer mind

  • Confidence in your abilities

  • 30 pieces of published content

  • A foundation for months of future writing

  • Lifelong friendships with like-minded people

  • The frameworks, skills, and techniques to flourish as an online writer.

30 Days of Shipping Email Masterclass

A daily email masterclass written by Co-Captain, Nicolas Cole, straight to your inbox.

Each morning, you will receive a writing prompt as well as in-depth information on how to master the art of online writing, accelerate your audience building, and more.

Office Hours Vault

Each cohort, Ship 30 for 30 hosts weekly live sessions sharing actionable advice on a wide range of topics within the category of online writing, including publishing best practices, Twitter growth hacks, “how to create your niche” conversations, and more.

Some sessions also include special guests and other online writing experts.

As a member of Ship 30 for 30, you will receive access to our vault of recorded Office Hours in addition to the live sessions in your cohort.

Private Community Slack Channel

Each cohort has their own Slack channel where members are encouraged to introduce themselves, interact with the community, ask questions, make recommendations, and share insights.

In addition, you will be placed in a private channel with your small crew of assigned shippers so that you have a space to connect with each other separate from the larger community.

At the end of the cohort, shippers rolling into the next cohort will stay and new shippers will hop aboard!

Audience Acceleration

Ship 30 for 30 is one giant flywheel of momentum. It is very common for members to see their Twitter audiences and reach increase exponentially over the course of the month. We call this the “Ship 30 for 30 bump.”


Start shipping May 10th.

You can rely on your old ways, starting and stopping writing online, telling yourself you'll start when the time is right.

Or, you can draw a line in the sand.

You can decide that 2021 is the year you will finally start writing online.

With it, you'll unlock the leverage of the internet, and form lifelong relationships with like-minded, smart, people.

Most importantly, you'll finally become a writer.


Still not sure?

Enter your email below to receive:

• The official Ship 30 for 30 Notion template

• Our 10-day email masterclass to help you get started building your daily writing habit

• Recordings of our favorite Office Hours sessions to learn the ins and outs of writing online


Over 600 writers have completed Ship 30 for 30. Read some of their essays here and get to know them below.



Frequently Asked Questions

How much does this cost?

Enrollment in the April/May cohort is now open.

Pricing will evolve as follows:

• $250 until April 25th
• $299 until sign-ups close

Commit to finally starting that writing habit you've wanted to start forever.

What's the time commitment?

Life is busy. We know you don't have time to write all day.

By writing short, atomic essays, you will spend no more than 60 minutes writing every day.

But this 60 minute habit of writing and publishing daily is the highest leverage habit in human history.