Get Your Muse On: A Year-Round Place to Practice

10861095_10204887204716445_4336989240385759580_oYou know that whole thing about a tree falling in the forest? It can be a lonely road, this writing gig.

Why go it alone when you can get  your muse on in good company?

Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.
– Isabel Allende

This warm, playful, creative, and caring online community is a place for you to practice showing up. From weekly intention-setting to prompted freewrites and other creative shenanigans, the only agenda in this private group is to support and encourage each other — in writing and life.

The emphasis here is on connection and the beautiful mystery and mess of the creative process. In the words of Mary Oliver, “It’s not a competition, it’s a doorway.” 

As a Member of the Muses, You’ll Enjoy:

  • Accountability
    Surrounding yourself with people who care what you’re up to will help bring out your best and keep you true to your values and writing goals. Begin each new week with writing down your intentions — from the creative to the practical.
  • Members-Only Writing Prompts
    Weekly prompts will keep you on your toes and your writing vibe alive, no matter what else you’re working on.
  • Fierce Encouragement
    Share the good, the bad, the ugly, and the lovely about your writing + life.
  • Resource-sharing
    From submitting work to self-publishing to dealing with writer’s block and inner critics, a give-and-take with some of the coolest people on the planet will help your writing life grow.
  • Play
    Regular reminders not to take yourself too seriously, not to mention help with the Oxford comma, remembering where the apostrophe goes, and the occasional existential crisis.
  • Freedom
    Participate and contribute as much or as little as your schedule and interest allow. There is no “keeping up” here.
  • Feedback
    Practice what Amanda Palmer calls “the art of asking” when you’re seeking specific/critical feedback.
  • Flexibility
    Membership is totally complementary to my other writing groups–a both/and rather than an either/or (no prior participation required). You can join or cancel at any time.
  • Coaching and mentoring
    25% discounts on one-on-one coaching sessions with Jena.
  • Custom birthday limericks
    Enough said!

Who Should Join?

Humans who value community, kindness, words, and and creative rule-breaking. And of course, who love writing. Whether you’re a blogger, an essayist, a journaler, an award-winning author, an activist, orr none of the above, there’s a place for you here. All genres and writing backgrounds are welcome.

I did a little asking around, and compiled a sampling of vocations and professions of folks who’ve written with me over the last two years. Seriously, people. We could start a small country with these skills. And what’s the one thing we ALL have in common?

Writing.

Come find your people. We’re waiting for you!

There are two simple options for joining. All new members will receive Already Rocking This (A.R.T.), a PDF containing 18 original pieces to inspire and fortify your writing + life

Monthly: $25

Annual: $250 (two months FREE)

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“Some people are great writers, and some people are great listeners, and some people are gifted teachers, and some people are skilled at encouraging others, and some people know just how to gather a group and hold space for them, and some people are totally bad-ass and can do all of the above, plus spill out their heart right alongside you and make you feel like you’re in a trusted circle of friends you never want to lose touch with. Jena. Yup.”
– Allison Tyler