Self-Paced Prompts

Begin or Deepen Your Writing Practice–At Your Own Pace

Whether you’re a lifelong journaler, a published author, hell–even a Pulitzer-prize winner, like all writers, a little jump start now and then can be just the thing to expand or deepen your writing practice.

Late in 2014, I announced my first monthly online writing group, consisting of daily emails and a closed Facebook group, where participants can come to share and connect.

Then it dawned on me. The obvious, that is. The holidays were around the corner, most of us short on time, money, or both. And it was dark at 4:45pm. This may have been, in fact, the hardest time of year to make time for and spend money on ourselves.

The truth is, for many of us, this is true year-round.

So I decided to make all of the material available to those of you who crave some structure and support for beginning or continuing a writing practice but don’t have much time or money to spare.

Crazy busy? No Problem.

For ten days, beginning on your day of choice, a lovely email from me will magically appear in your inbox at the crack of dawn. Other than the time you take reading, you’ll devote just ten minutes a day to your writing practice. (Of course, if you’re on a roll, you can keep going!)

Each email will offer you a gorgeous image, quotes from fantastic poets and writers, and a prompt or series of prompts. You’ll also get some suggestions for working with the day’s material and links to related readings. You’ll write on your own time and at your own pace.

Crazy Strapped? No Problem.

I’m a little embarrassed to tell you this, but there have been many, many periods of my life where I’ve spent $3.60 a day on lattes. With two packets of Splenda, which is even more embarrassing. At the same time, I’d claim–believe, even–I didn’t have any money to spend on myself.

A writing practice has this effect, though–it makes us a little braver, a little more willing and able to be honest with ourselves and perhaps the people we interact with at home and at work. So there you have it, one of my guilty pleasures.

That is why the Self-Paced Writing Class costs $36.00. I wanted to make it affordable to a broader audience, and that means most of the people I know.

There you have it. Ten Days. Ten Minutes. Writing ignited.

Ready to Start?

Just use PayPal button below and email me your desired start date. That’s all there is to it. If you have a preference of time of day for receiving your prompts, just let me know.

Your writing is a practice. Your life is a practice. Your practice is to show up. And to remember, always always: Be good to yourself.

10 Consecutive Prompts :: $36



“These are so beautiful, Jena. Thank you for inspiring me with some new channels for my writing. The self-paced course feels spacious. The email in my box each morning feels like an unwrapped present.” – Sue Ann Gleason

“I loved Jena’s self-paced writing class. It was a helpful tool that inspired me to restart my daily writing practice. The prompts were like a dose of wisdom/inspiration from the friend who knows just what questions to ask to get you thinking. I’d highly recommend it!” – Abby Knapp

“Well laid out, thought-provoking and meaty topics make it easy to let the words just flow. Like I mentioned to a friend of mine, it’s like full-blown therapy for the price of a co-pay.” – Laura Baron

“When I did the writing for Day Two of the Self-Paced Prompts, I had a significant breakthrough… At 64 years old I know a lot more about myself than I did a few days ago, and it happened through your writing course so thank you for making a difference for me.” – Patty Prins