In Other Words

“Writers like Jena raise the bar for my writing in the best possible way.”
Jill Seeger Salahub

“Jena is a writing midwife of the highest order.”
Dana Schwartz 

“Everything I’d heard about Jena’s ability to create a safe space to go deep fast is true. She’s a wonder.”
Andrea Jarrell

“Jena has a gift for being able to get at the heart of a person and her world, and with a gentle strength, coax her story onto the page. Her groups inspire the most unfiltered, fearless, beautiful writing.”

Dina Lucas Relles

“This bumpy, obstacle-ridden writing life is easier with someone to hold your hand, light the way, or point out the detours.”
Joell Stebelton

“Coaching sessions with Jena opened my eyes to my inner self, waking parts of me that have been dormant.”
Becky Jardine-Holland

“Jena is a gifted and perceptive facilitator. The format and duration of her class were brilliant and conducive to a gentle opening and gradual deepening of the practice. Every prompt asked me to show up in different ways and revealed how sometimes I jump in head-first, others I kick and fight through resistance. A present, compassionate guide and companion, Jena has succeeded in creating a space where all you have to do is show up, write, and open up to presence and vulnerability, the essential ingredients for clear, honest writing.”
María José Giménez

“I feel confident again in my ability to generate new stories.”
Karen Bayly

“Life changing. I would have paid $1,000 for what I got out of this experience.”
Katie DiBenedetto

“These two weeks have been deeply meaningful to me, magical. I retired intending to write, and now for the first time I truly feel that I will keep at it.”
Jeanne Argoff

“I adore Jena. She fosters creativity and community.”

Rudri Bhatt Patel

“Jena is a gem. Her direct, empathic enthusiasm, combined with her innate tenderness feels like coming home to an old friend.”
Cait Lynch


“Jena has created a warm, safe space for people to not only begin a writing habit, but to unearth deep secrets and stories that don’t often make their way to the page. Her group of writers and prompts formed a sacred circle where memory, hopes, and even old wounds can be committed to the page.”
Pamela Hunt Cloyd

“Jena invites us to be our most authentic selves by creating a container that never feels constraining. She seems to intuit what each of us needs whether we’re new or seasoned writers.
Cheri Gurse

“I reclaimed both my voice and my passion for writing.”
Sara Goldfarb

“I have no idea how in the matter of one morning Jena establishes trust and momentum in these online groups, but she does.”
Nina Badzin

“Now I Ieap at any opportunity to write, and I’m less hesitant to share my writing with others. Through this program I found my voice and confidence again.”
April Cantor 

“This experience pushed me outside my comfort zone by responding to prompts, affirming the writing process, and two weeks of communal support by fellow writers.”
Chrissy Boylan 

“I am not exaggerating when I say that this workshop was transformative.”
Holly Hauser

“Jena’s daily inspirations and prompts guided me through two weeks of rekindling my internal creative flame – something I was not sure even existed after decades of mothering and business writing.”
Margaret Trinity

“Jena is a very gifted facilitator of this experience. I don’t quite understand how she makes everyone, regardless of prior experience, feel welcome, seen, supported and empowered. But she does. Even as we explored some difficult themes, it was always a safe space in which to do that. Jena’s prompts sometimes led me places I didn’t expect which was liberating. Reading others’ work and interacting was an unanticipated bonus. The whole experience felt like a huge gift.”
Maija Beattie