An Invitation

Are you interested in memoir writing as a way to heal and to explore the truth and meaning of your life? Are you looking for a safe, warm and nurturing environment in which you can begin to write your story or move your story to the next level?

If you're ready to express the breathings of your heart in the company of women traveling the same path, you are invited to join me for either a class or one-on-one coaching.

Prompts will be provided to help bring your stories to the surface. I'll offer detailed, positive and thorough feedback. Instruction for the improvement of your craft will be presented, as well as encouragement and support in a circle of confidentiality and caring.

You'll be writing every week, and in the class, you'll also give and receive feedback.

If this sounds like something you're ready for, or if you want more information, contact me. The class schedule is listed below.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you move closer to the fulfillment of your writing dreams.

In-Person Classes

We will meet each week in my Battle Ground, WA, home. This class will involve both the workshopping of writing you bring to class and writing in class.

You'll be given a prompt to respond to as weekly homework, which you'll bring to the next class.  One of the great things for you in this circle of women will be to see all the different ways of telling a story with a common start. You'll discover that the prompts will open up parts of your stories that you haven't previously had access to. And you'll have the amazing experience of seeing and feeling - in a completely safe environment - how your writing impacts readers.

You'll provide copies of your writing each week for every person in the class. Stories can be as short as 100 words or as long as 1500 (no more). You'll read your work out loud while members of the group follow along and write observations as they're listening. Feedback will be presented in a positive and open manner, and suggestions may be offered that would make the writing more vivid or more clear. All copies will be returned to you at the end of the discussion.

Class will begin and end with a writing activity.

This class is appropriate for both beginners, women taking that very first step toward exploring their stories, and more experienced writers who might be well into the writing of a memoir.