An online creative writing school that approaches writing as an art, and also as a contemplative practice. We believe that skill comes from study, that inspiration comes from love, and that both are necessary.
Writing Practice Live Sessions
June 5, 12, 19, 26, 2017
When I’m writing, I feel like I’m tuning into a signal, like a radio station. That signal can feel faint and staticky when I write alone. It takes a lot of effort to tune in and stay connected.
But something happens to creative energy when people do it together. The signal gets stronger. The energy expands! This is why I love writing in artist colonies and retreats: there’s more possibility. More fuel. More flow.
When we write together, we can tune in at the same time, and amplify the signal.
If you can’t be in an artist colony this summer, come to Writing Practice with me, instead.
This June, I will be hosting a live writing practice call every Monday at 7:00pm ET.
Once a week for four weeks, over the course of ninety minutes, I lead you in a series of writing prompts and exercises, together with other writers.
The exercises are simple, beautiful, ordinary: all writers are welcome, regardless of genre or experience.
I want you to feel open and unstuck, and remember how much you love writing. I want you to feel tuned in.
These sessions are powerful. Even though we’re all writing remotely, the connection you will feel with the other writers is real and valuable.
Let’s do this, together.
"Being led through the guided prompts and not having to keep time were very freeing. Writing in the community of the others was powerful and it was an honor to experience Sarah and everyone's intense listening and presence even during silent moments. Loved the order of the exercises, the reliability of the pattern to allow loosening up with lists and images and moving into scenes and character. So amazing."
— Cindy Lipton
How it works:
Every Monday at 7:00pm ET, you dial in to our conference line. I’ll meet you there, and Trish will moderate the call for all of us.
All you need is your notebook or paper, a few fast-writing pens, and a comfortable and quiet place to sit.
Your phone line will be muted while we write. I’ll lead all of the guided prompts and exercises for you, and keep time: each session will be an hour and a half.
When it’s time to share, you’ll press a button on your phone to signify that your hand is raised, and Trish will unmute your line so we can hear you. Sharing is always brief, completely optional, and encouraged.
"It was a great pleasure to be accountable to a particular time and date to write. Thank you, Sarah and Trish, very much for the efficient and welcoming technical set-up, and for leading and listening so well. I felt looked after and that my money was wisely spent. I would recommend this writing practice to others."
— Jacquelyn Wilson Grattan
"I found the writing prompts a lot of fun. This is my first time doing anything like this. By the third week, I was extremely comfortable with the session format."
— Brenda Rech
"I loved this and it has helped me stay in touch with my writing practice. Thank you."
— Leinaala Mitchell
"It was so nice to set aside time and have Sarah's voice to guide me through the exercises and to have her excitement come through for everything we did together. It's a real boost for a solitary activity."