Finally, We Have A First Draft – Now The Work Begins
This class will give you some great ideas to sink your teeth into and get you excited about the next phase of your writing and bring some joy into your writing life.
Date: Thursday, December 28th, 2023 – 11 AM (MST);
Date: Thursday, January 4th, 2023 – 2 PM (MST);
FROM PEN TO PRINT: A 6-Month Writing, Editing, and Publishing Journey
Bring Your Work ~ Let’s Get It Done
NO PIE IN THE SKY HERE
If you want to learn about FIRST DRAFT to FINAL DRAFT ~ EDITING, FORMATTING ~ AND PUBLISHING ~ THIS IS THE PLACE
Class begins: Class begins: January 8th, 2024 and ending June 28th, 2024 (6 months)
Study sessions on Wednesday at 10 AM (MST) and Saturdays from 10 AM – 12 PM (MST)
Rise Inspired Collective A Meditation And Writing Space For Kindred Spirits
Join our Meditation and Writing Space for Kindred Spirits (Like-Minded Individuals*) ~
*Yes, there is one thing that brings us all together, and that is our writing.
A daily Zoom space to drop in for Meditation and Writing –
Every morning at 6:30 a.m. Mountain Time.
That is 8:30 a.m. Eastern and 5:30 a.m. Pacific
Come every day or whenever it works for you.
A Writing Journey Series (Part 1): Unlocking Your Emotional Center - Let The Words Flow
“Show, Don’t Tell” seems horribly outdated, but what I actually think they meant when professor after professor reminded us over and over again “Show, Don’t Tell” but when we asked what EXACTLY they meant by it, very few had any kind of answer at all.
I believe they were trying to say they wanted us to write with emotion, become a part of our story. One has to have emotion to have feeling and without it, our readers cannot connect with us. I’m sure we have all read books where the writer stayed too distant. The reader never gets a chance to really connect.
In this first class, we are going to be Unlocking and Exploring Our Emotional Centers, where the best writing lifts onto the page. We will look at the latest science when considering the ability of the heart to be a part of this process and how it can affect our writing.
A Writing Journey Series (Part 2): Bringing Your Characters To Life
There is nothing more rewarding than to see your characters come to life on the page.
Many of us can remember, somewhere back in our past, either playing with paper dolls or watching our little siblings playing with them. The child envisioned that doll coming to life, and if you asked, the child would tell you all about that doll, her name, where she is going, her clothes, everything the imagination could dream up. There was a whole life dreamed into that doll.
Well, the same goes for us and our characters. Until we breathe light and emotion into our characters, they are no different than the paper dolls waiting for a child’s imagination to infuse them.
We take the processes learned in Part 1 and apply them along with some other tools to our Characters. Character development, which should be ongoing throughout the book, is key to great writing. Others may differ, but I feel if a character doesn’t live with the reader long after they have finished reading the book, there is something wrong. Come join us in an exciting class that will bring life and joy to your work!
A Writing Journey Series (Part 3): Writing The Spirit and Texture of Place
This class is one of my favorites as we watch the landscape come alive. It is so powerful it could be considered a character because the landscape can make or break your story.
Taking what we have learned in our first two classes, and then adding some tools that will help you to understand the landscape, I will guide you into your emotional center where we can feel the power of the landscape you have chosen in your writing.
Leaning Into Silence: Building Unforgettable Scenes – A Writing Class
Once used as a workshop and then at silent retreats, I have now brought it to you as a mini-class (all in three modules) and evergreen, which means when you sign up, you have total access, and you can go back to it as many times as you like. Through the act of silence, we learn to listen (not hear) but listen and also, we learn the “art of seeing”. So many times, we think we already know these things, until we put our attention to it and realize we miss so much in life.
Designed to help you “see” and “listen” to your surroundings brings your scenes into focus. It is simple, yet profound. When we move out into nature, where this was originally designed to be, you will be amazed how things come into perspective. Come away from the process ready to write great scenes.
Building the Foundation of Story: A Beginner’s Class
Students welcome. I’m excited to offer this beginner’s writing class! There is something about fresh ideas and laughter, and I am so ready!
This class will be fun as we create and build our foundation in which we will then let our words flow. I will give you a syllabus as we get closer to launch time of this class. This will be an 8-week class so we can use at least two weeks of it writing.
A Writing Journey Series
Created for those who have taken one of the Writing Journey classes, (Part 1, 2, or 3) For any others who may want to be a part of our community, please send an email, so we can discuss it. This class opens on July 13 th , and is a weekly one hour Zoom workshop. We are here to finish up our writing projects and I am here to help you in any way possible.
Creating A Sustainable Writing Life
Writing takes focus, and we’ll cover the importance of attention and focus and share how your brain often works against you when you’re trying to do focused work. We will also work with designing your writing environment to eliminate distractions so you can focus on generating and developing your story ideas.
I have included some Feng Shui tips to help you with energy flow in your space, and gifted you with a Feng Shui tool.