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 January 2022 session is open now.
Support your writing life for the long term. Log in for support, community, conversation, and learning. Enjoy daily writing prompts and monthly calls, attend events, and more.
When you feel stuck in your writing, sometimes you just want to talk directly to someone who can help you get unstuck.
Why choose our school?
We welcome people of all identities, races, abilities, and interests. We share an inclusive, generous, and heart-centered point of view, and are committed to cultivating a culture of empathy and insight.
We believe in the transformative power of creativity and that writing is a contemplative practice.
Skilled and Supportive Teachers
Our teachers are knowledgeable and skilled in teaching the nuances of craft. They’re not just successful writers, they’re also past students. They have been where you are and can help guide you through our programs.
You can enjoy our programs from home, or wherever feels most comfortable. But that doesn’t mean you’re left on your own. In our discussion forums and small classrooms, you can get the support and engagement you need.
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.
Last fall I posted this picture of my year-ahead plan for Centered members. I received requests for a more detailed explanation of my process, so here it is! We live in story; this is how we create meaning. I want to consciously allow meaning to emerge as we move through the year. I don’t want to fight it, or pretend it’s not happening (that just leads to extra confusion and struggle). Stories always present us… [Read More]
Wherever you are in the world, I hope you, your family, and your neighbours are feeling well and are safe.
This past year we opened Centered, our online writing community. Centered is structured to guide writers through the creative cycle, and I curated our monthly workshops and gatherings thematically. These themes touch on the beats of story structure and the energy of a year with four seasons.