Classes, Community, & Resources
Self-Care for Wrtiters (interactive podcast)
So many writers (and other creatives) are struggling right now. We may feel weighed down by political issues around the world. The holidays may be a time of grief or stress for us (even if they’re also mixed with joy). The roar of social media might make our heads swim. We might be wondering how to stay focused or inspired in the midst of what feels like so much sadness and discord.
During this one-hour interactive podcast (recorded December 2016) we share some creative self-care tips and spend some time writing together.
This podcast is part of The Word Cellar Writers Guild's free resource library.
Writing Masquerade (teleclass)
*Free for members of The Word Cellar Writers Guild, our online community and resource center for writers.
Come to the Writing Masquerade! In this recorded teleclass, we'll play "dress-up" with our writing and explore different facets of our writing voices.
This is a fun, interactive workshop about that thing we call writing voice. We start by covering a few basics about voice, including:
- What is writing voice?
- Do you have to "find" your voice?
- How do you use it?
- Do you have just one voice? (hint: The answer is no!)
Next, we use a "writing masquerade" exercise to explore our writing voices. By trying on imaginary writing masks, we tap into different aspects of our writing personalities and discover what suits us and our stories.
This teleclass (recorded October 2016) is suitable for writers of all genres and experience levels. It will build on The Word Cellar Writers Guild writing module "Page Presence: Unleash Your Writing Voice," but you don’t need to have completed that module to benefit from this event.
This class is FREE for members of The Word Cellar Writers Guild*!
Choose a monthly membership for $37 and gain access to all of our educational and community resources for writers. You may cancel at any time.
The Word Cellar Writers Guild is an online, membership community for writers who crave more creativity, more community, and a deeper understanding of the craft of writing.
- Monthly Writing Modules
- Supportive Community
- Prompts & Exercises
- Live Virtual Events
- Resource Library
- Inspiring Guests
- Peer Feedback
- Book Club
- Exclusive Discounts
- Surprises Goodies
Workshops form on a rolling basis. Now enrolling.
These are small group, MFA-style workshops for prose writers. We meet via phone or video chat, so you can join us from anywhere in the world.
>Receive in-depth, useful, and constructive feedback on your work from other writers and the group facilitator.
>Participate in weekly group calls.
>Receive personalized recommendations and support.
>Start new work or prepare for publication.
(open enrollment; self-paced class)
One-Moment Memoirs (OMM) guides you through a step-by-step process of discovering and telling your life's stories in bite-sized pieces. You'll be able to use these writing exercises for writing in short forms (such as essays, flash nonfiction, and blog posts) or as the building blocks for longer forms (such as a book-length memoir). Learn more about OMM.
The Writing Life: Rituals, Rhythms, & Practices
When you understand your unique creative process, you'll be more relaxed, prolific, and consistent in your writing practice. Unravel the myth of the "Real Writer," create a sustainable writing practice, and write with more ease and more fun! Learn more about The Writing Life here. (Registration is currently closed. Join the mailing list to hear about future sessions.)
Write into the Heart of Your Story
Writing strong, engaging essays and stories from your life is about more than recording a series of events. Learn how to improve your writing by using proven techniques to creating greater meaning and connection. Learn more about Write into the Heart of Your Story. (Registration is currently closed. Join the mailing list to hear about future sessions.)
Alchemy Daily e-book
30 days of writing prompts, inspiration, and magic
The Alchemy Daily e-course is now an e-book of 30 juicy writing prompts plus nuggets of inspiration and encouragement. This is for anyone who wants to write, whether you're new to the world of words or a longtime acquaintance of the page. Let Alchemy Daily guide you, inspire you, hold your hand, and be your cheerleader.
Mentoring & Apprenticeships
Personal writing apprenticeships and mentoring sessions to address the key areas of your writing life
*Writing: Name and embrace your writing dreams and set monthly goals.
*Feedback: Strengthen your writing by sharing it for feedback
*Reading: Grow as a writer by learning to read like a writer.
*Support: Balance out the solitary nature of writing with lively mentoring conversations twice a month and additional email check-ins.
These offerings are currently on hiatus.
*Give yourself the time, space, and permission to write.
*Overcome the fear that blocks your creativity.
*Find the stories around and within you.
*Uncover and use your writing voice(s).
*Explore your unique creative process.
*Connect with other writers in a private online community.
*Learn practical writing techniques to give your stories deeper meaning.
*Craft stories that connect with readers.
*Discover tips and tricks to overcome your writing challenges.
*Be motivated to keep writing through weekly nuggets of inspiration.