Write Mindfulness is a DIY guide to writing for the right reasons, written by me, a recovering MFA. It’s designed to help writers of all backgrounds develop a more sustainable and sustaining writing practice. It will help you figure out why you write, who you’re (really) writing for, and how to maintain a better balance between your creative process and the writing projects it produces.
You can download a free, no-bones PDF copy of the guide by clicking here.
When you subscribe to the Write Mindfulness Project mailing list here, you’ll get an expanded version of the guide, which includes a ten-week syllabus with a weekly regimen of sequenced prompts to help you pre-write, draft, and then revise. Subscribers also receive a free quarterly communique of prompts and creative inspiration, and they’re eligible for substantial discounts on editorial services, one-on-one coaching, and workshops (see below). Because it’s a lot easier to do-it-yourself when you don’t have to do it all yourself.
Half-Day In-Person Workshop
This is an informal, generative group workshop that focuses on helping you get words on the page while discovering your current creative preoccupations. All half-day workshop participants receive access to the expanded PDF copy of the Write Mindfulness guide and tasty noshes to keep you fueled for the duration. Minimum participants: 3 | Maximum participants: 20
Weekly Virtual Workshop
Ideal for anyone who wants to dive deeper into the Write Mindfulness approach to practice, process, and projects. Each week, participants will read and respond to exemplary texts, establish a regular practice of pre-writing, and generate lots of new writing. Towards the end of the workshop, participants will share some of their work and receive feedback from the group. Participants will also meet with me one-on-one three times during the ten-week workshop — once at the beginning, once in the middle, and once at the end — to discuss any and all aspects of their individual writing practice, process, and projects. Includes one-on-one instructor feedback on two pieces written for the workshop. Minimum participants: 5 | Maximum participants: 12 | Click here for a sample syllabus.
Weekend (Re)vision (Re)treat
Shifting focus from generating new material to refining early drafts that show promise, this custom-designed, intensive weekend retreat offers participants a chance to get (and to give) in-depth feedback on works in progress. Includes one-on-one instructor feedback on the material shared with the group. Min/Max participants: 4-6
One-on-One Coaching & Consulting
Any of the above workshops and retreats can be tailored to the needs and nuances of an individual writer. Hourly, weekly, or flat-rate quotes available.
For a schedule of editorial consulting fees and contact information, click here.