If you’re thinking about joining a Writing Salon but time is tight, six weeks seems like a lot, and you’d like to see what I’m like to work with before committing to all that writing, sign up for a lab!
TWO TRUTHS & A LIE
Part I: Non-fiction | Part II: Fiction
We begin with personal narrative and dig down to find two truths in your experience, the human and the universal. Then, we take your two truths and explore exciting ways to use them in fiction.
Catch a glimpse of what you can do with your imagination.
Saturday 9/26 900am-Noon
Saturday 10/3 900am-Noon
Saturday 12/26 900-Noon
Does your story have legs?
Can you develop an idea into a plot in just a few hours?
Let’s take your story on a tour of Freytag’s pyramid to find out.
It’s a whirlwind adventure that ends in clarity and possibility.
Your imagination is waiting for you to begin.
Thursday 10/1 430-600pm
Friday 10/16 130-300pm
Sunday 11/15 430-600pm
Writing fiction requires imagination,
but writing personal narrative requires courage.
How brave are you?
I promise it’s not that scary.
It might even be a lot of fun.
There’s an art to shaping your thoughts, feelings, and memories into entertaining, meaningful, and inspiring stories. Whether you share or keep them to yourself, take a chance on your stories.
Friday 10/16 300-430pm
Thursday 11/12 300-430pm
2020 has been a rough year.
Pandemic. Protests. Politics. Murder Hornets! Floods. Fires. Inland hurricanes. Fire tornadoes!
Come write about the current events that weigh on your mind. Join writers from my writing community, To Live & Write … Wherever You Are
Use your writing voice to get this stuff off your chest, reclaim your peace of mind, and get on with having a much better day.
The Sharkyfish Scholarship Fund
Every now and then, you need some inspiration, motivation, and accountability to get a thing done. It takes a plan to bring an idea to life, spin a dream into reality, and just make it happen.Working a plan takes focus, support, and encouragement. That’s what you get when you join one of the Make It Happen workshops.
STRATAGEM the lab
3 hours in two 90-minute sessions.
When you’re pretty sure you’re ready to go but you want to make sure your plan is solid, work out the kinks ahead of time, and strategize your approach to getting it done, this workshop is just what you need.
The October sessions are ideal for writers who are eager to create the rough outline of a new book for NaNoWriMo.
MONTH OF EXTRAORDINARY
GOALS (The MEG)
30 days, four 90-minute sessions, and membership in a private Facebook accountability group.
The MEG is an opportunity to prioritize one project or intention in your life and make serious, stunning progress.
I take you from someday to today, from I will to I am, and from I wonder if I can to look what I did.
During shelter in place, I set the fee for The MEG to a very special price while the need for support was suddenly more widespread. To bring it up to its regular price while balancing affordability in these financially trying times, I raise the fee by $20 each month.
Requires a free consultation call to make sure we’re a good fit for each other as coach & client.
September 2020: $100
October 2020: $120
November 2020: $140
December 2020: $160
January – June 2021: $210
July – December 2021:
Now is the time to commit to a
Month of Extraordinary Goals.
BRAND NEW BLOG
3 weeks to prepare, 3 months to post, weekly 90-minute sessions.
This group is for people like you who have brilliant ideas, an excellent plan, a handful of rough drafts, and some kind of block preventing us from just making it happen already.
This workshop begins with identifying personal blocks and moving them aside so we can make your brand new blog a reality.
Your blog will be up and running before the end of the year. If you do it right, you will have 8-10 posts already live as the sun comes up on 2021.
Friday 10/25 1200-130pm
How it works:
The first few weeks are for gearing up. This is when we define the parameters of your blog, identify the obstacles that have prevented you from making a solid start, map out a plan that works for you, and begin writing.
All four months required. October
1200-130pm Fridays 10/2-10/30
Christmas & New Year’s Day
*You pay $200 on the first of November, December, and January, then I pay you back $25 for each unique post you add to your blog each month (up to six in one month).
Do you really need any other reason than “it’s 2020” to sign up for a workshop designed specifially to help you handle change, uncertainty, distance learning, distance from loved ones, and having all your plans put on hold for some indefinite period of time?
Sign up for something good.
CHOICE within CHANGE
In this workshop, we lean into the lessons of the past to inform the present for the sake of the future.
If you are looking ahead to the election and the 2020 holiday season with uncertainty, dread, overwhelm, or a sense of loss or being lost, you are not alone.
In the midst of change, it helps to know you still have choices, and that you can be in control of your experience.
You have already learned more and done more in your life than you might appreciate, and you are more resourceful than you think.
Let’s figure out how you have always been amazing
– because you have, even if you don’t know how yet –
and use that to build a bridge to an even more fulfilling life — unwanted change be damned.
NOW and LATER
This workshop leans into the present to tune into and turn up inner strengths and hard-won skills to empower the future.
Who you are now is pretty freaking great, whether you see it or need a better lens for looking at yourself.
You are living in a unique period in history, managing change, adapting, making mistakes, and failing forward into success–even if it doesn’t feel like it most days.
You are not the same person you were at the end of 2019.
Let’s embrace who you are now, deep into 2020, and the skills and resources you have developed that will be yours to own forever.
Your strengths, your wisdom, and how you navigate the now is the key to a satisfying and successful later.
This workshop borrows from the past and present to lean into a future of possibility with confidence and clarity.
Clarity is so important!
Clarity gives you confidence and levels the playing field, whether you’re interviewing for a new job, raising a teenager, setting boundaries in a relationship, buying a car, wrapping your life around distance learning, creating time for writing + creativity, or organizing your thoughts to bringing new love into your life.
Let’s figure out what it is you really want and how to ask for it.
Why? So you can move through the rest of 2020 and into whatever comes next with confidence and maybe, possibly, joy.
That, after all, is the first step to manifesting your needs and desires.