On-Demand Classes

Looking to do more writing on your own? You’ve come to the right place! Choose from the series below.

All of these self-paced writing classes consist of 10 interrelated prompts and go out on a MWF schedule, beginning on the Monday after you sign up. I offer these as live online groups on a rotating, periodic basis; be sure to sign up for my newsletter to be in the loop!

You can also sign up for a bundle of any three of these at a time; just email me your choices and the order in which you’d like to receive them!

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One Story: Ten Facets

Explore one story or subject from ten different perspectives, just as a gem has many ways of catching the light. Three weeks of writing prompts, including an initial exercise to help you choose your subject.

“…a safe space to go quickly and deeply into one’s writing.” – Andrea Jarrell

Mini Memoirs

Flesh out a memory or moment in your life that won’t let you go with ten interconnected prompts.  Bite-sized pieces and baby steps are a good way to start writing, or to finish writing, or to keep going.

“These prompts helped to reach deep & find forgotten treasures of my past.” – Emmy Van Swaaij

On the Corner: Writing at the Intersection(s)

We all stand at the corner of so many identities, “parts” of ourselves — embraced and off-limits, seen and invisible, conditioned and chosen. Come get to know (and accept) yourself that much more fully.

“I’ve found and lost myself endlessly here. This is such an amazing gift.” – Pat Palazy 

It’s All Made Up: Freewriting Fiction

Let your imagination take the lead, running roughshod over your well-worn true stories and introducing moments, characters, and incidents you’ve never before dreamed up or written down.

“This is a FABULOUS writing opportunity. I didn’t want it to end.” – Pamela Hunt Cloyd

The Republic of the Body

Discover or deepen your writing practice with the use of prompts inspired by the teachings of B.K.S. Iyengar as well as other traditional sources. No yoga experience required.

“Yoga uses a mat, writing uses a pencil and paper, but these practices are rooted in the same tree.” – Joell Stebelton

Feast on Your Life

Nourish your creativity by stepping out of the routines, the requirements, and the responsibilities — into a space that prizes a slower pace. Each prompt brings a different suggested “not-doing” activity.

“It was fun exploring different ways of idling and it clarified what works for me, what doesn’t, and why.” ~Karen Bayly

Focus on Form: A Poetry Workshop

Within form, there is freedom. Learn about and practice writing specific forms of poetry. Rather than trying to get out of the box, these prompts will help you explore what boxes of various shapes and sizes have to offer and what they can hold.

“Such a revelation how different forms, which are like scaffolds or structures for the writing, seem to elicit different ideas.” ~ Erica Sternin

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