teacher! I would recommend this class...to any writer or student to open
their path and find their muse. I would take it again in a heartbeat."
I had no expectations going into the workshop,
but if I had your instruction would have far exceeded what I expected.
Your instruction was filled with kindness and that says a great deal
about you as a writer.
H., College English Professor
Rachelle has a gift
for explaining the writing process that is very credible. Even the text
did not do quite the job that she did, in my opinion. Thanks for the
-- Betsy B.
|Nurturing the Muse
Is your writing life
"running on empty?" Has your muse abandoned you? This workshop will
recharge your batteries and get your fingers flying across the keyboard!
Learn how to live the writer's life to the fullest with tips on coping
with rejection and finding ways to nurture and nourish your creative muse.
If you are feeling dejected, disorganized or unsupported in your creative
efforts you will benefit from taking this workshop! In addition to
instructional lessons, some lessons include writing assignments that are
discussed in group sessions.
Week One: Living The Writer's Life
These two sessions
are targeted towards getting organized and focused on your writing. Learn
how to cultivate new writing habits and learn to organize your daily
routine in such a way
that writing becomes a natural part of your
lifestyle. These sessions were created to make you more productive and
will get you off to a great start!
Week Two: Developing and Marketing
Unique Writing Style
What have you got to
offer? These sessions will help develop your own unique style and find
markets that will appreciate your work and pay you for
Embracing The Muse.
Finding "Writing Power" In Your Daily
Learn how to use daily activities and events to fuel
To wrap up, we'll discuss
using the writer's journal to your best benefit. The final lessons usually
include additional feedback to answer any unanswered questions that
students may have.
By the end of the
course, each student will be closer to developing a unique writing style
and will be more comfortable with the volume of work that they are
producing. They will have obtained concrete tools for finding increased
satisfaction in their daily writing activities and will be more
productive, confident and focused.
Materials: Students for this workshop must
Writing Down the Bones by Natalie Goldberg.
Mind: Living The Writer's Life by Natalie Goldberg.
About the Facilitator
Nones read her way through college, earning a degree in English literature.
She is the staff book reviewer for Writer Online and writes for a variety of
publications. Rachelle once worked as co-editor for a humane education and
environmental advocacy newsletter published by Supporting and Promoting
Ethics for the Animal Kingdom (SPEAK) and is still very much involved in
promoting humane education. Rachelle has taught her "Nurturing the Muse"
writing workshop at Coffeehouse for Writers since September of 1999 and has
seen many of her former workshop students become published writers. You can
learn more about Rachelle by checking out her website: URL:
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By registering, you indicate
that you have read our
Workshop Terms of
The books listed below are
required for this workshop. When you register, please make certain
you have acquired the necessary text.
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the
by Natalie Goldberg
Wherein we discover that many of the "rules"
for good writing and good sex are the same: Keep your hand moving, lose
control, and don't think. Goldberg brings a touch of Zen to her
writing practice, the latter in exercises and anecdotes designed to ease
you into your body, your whole spirit, while you create, the former in
being where you are, working with what you have, and writing from the
by Natalie Goldberg
Natalie Goldberg teaches a method of writing
that can take you beyond craft to the true source of creative power: The
mind that is "raw, full of energy, alive and hungry."
compassionate, practical, and often humorous advice about how to find time
to write, how to discover your personal style, how to make sentences come
alive, and how to overcome procrastination and writer's block -- including
more than thirty provocative "Try this" exercises to get your pen