September Retreat & Workshop in Northern California
Feel the joy of flow, and write from a more receptive state of mind. Learn how to courageously write alongside your inner critic. Use your curiosity to dissolve your resistance. Suitable for beginning or advanced writers, this retreat offers a way for participants to finally enjoy writing. Fiction, nonfiction, short stories, essays, novels, memoirs — any kind of writing will benefit from this practical and powerful approach.
I’ve known Suzanne Andrew for more than a decade. I know her to be a prolific journalist who has always impressed me with her productivity and high standards. When I asked her to write a piece for my site this summer, it was a pleasure and a surprise to learn about the stall she felt… [Read More]
I was reading Cal Newport’s new book, Digital Minimalism, and after a few chapters, I realized oh hey! I’m a digital minimalist. …for each optional technology that you’re considering re-introducing into your life, you must first ask: Does this technology directly support something that I deeply value? This is the only condition on which you… [Read More]
I was just in Seattle! I had a Radiant Shimmering Light book signing and conversation with author Steph Jagger. I was so excited to speak with her, but due to traveling snafus, I missed most of the event. But then guess what happened? Steph (who, by the way, is a magic-maker) invited watercolorist, entrepreneur, and… [Read More]
“For those asking about writing, motivation, blocks: check out Story is a State of Mind. Smart, encouraging, practical.”
— Margaret Atwood
You want to feel more connected to your writing, get out of your own way, and find joy in the writing process.
You love the flexibility of a self-paced program, and you are ready to commit to a personal writing practice.
You want to learn craft, style, and technique, and improve your writing so it will stand out when it’s on an editor’s desk.
“I am so glad I pressed that button that registered me for this class. Why postpone joy? We deserve it, yes?”
— Karen Florek
The Story Intensive
I made the Story Intensive for smart, creative people who love to read widely and want to write and publish exciting new work. Registration for the 2019 semester is now open.
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Consultations & Mentorship
When you feel stuck in your writing, sometimes you just want to talk directly to someone who can help you get unstuck.