Cyber Monday Deals: Places to Come Write With Me!

Let me take this opportunity to entice you with a virtual coffee . . . .

. . . . to sit down, read this post, be inspired to contact me at and sign up for one (or both) of these tasty treats.



Best. Writing. Start. Ever.

I’ll be leading three in-person Saturday writing workshops on the West Coast this January to start our 2017s off right: with a generous commitment to what wants to be written.

This can be anything from a novel idea that’s been haunting you, to family memories you want to do something with, to blog content for your business, to anything and everything else in-between.


Through a series of visualization and writing exercises, we’ll get our own deep senses of what wants to be written now, and how we’re going to build spaces in our lives for that. There’s no need to come pre-prepared with anything other than your desire. No worries about sharing actual writing in the workshop. Brief discussions after each exercise will be had . . . during which time you’ll be free to share, or absolutely free simply to listen. The workshops are for YOU and YOUR marinating writing projects–to get to know each other, and to make happy commitments to making them happen.

All three workshops will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with breaks for lunch and beverages on our own.

All three will take place in rich, warm, creatively-juicy places:

January 7: Whidbey Island, Washington . . . at the gorgeous private residence of a writer in the woods in Coupeville. Class size is limited to six participants . . . AND THERE’S ONLY ONE SPACE LEFT!

January 14: San Anselmo, California . . . at the inviting, versatile and creatively-inspiring Self-Care Studio, with about the coolest individual portable writing desk/chairs I’ve ever seen, and where we’ll be inhabiting the great, tall-ceilinged room used during weekday times for massage therapy and healing. Class size is limited to eight participants . . . AND THERE’S ONLY ONE SPACE LEFT!

January 28: San Diego, California (originally set for January 21) . . . at the sophisticated-yet-warm, European-bistro-like, neighborhood-local-feeling Mission Hills Wine Cellar, where we’ll have the place all to ourselves and sit in banquets and comfy tables perfect for imaging, envisioning and planning. (And I’ll be staying after 5:00 p.m. to drink wine and share some of their delicious platters with you.) Class size is limited to ten participants.

Cost: CYBER MONDAY DISCOUNT — I’m extending the $95 early bird sign up from November 30 to December 5. After that, cost will be $145.

Old school: you’ll simply pay in cash that day. Email me at to reserve your space.


The Inky Path’s 2016 Winter Joy Retreat.

The folks at The Inky Path have put together another (their fifth year!) cool two-week, on-line, end-of-the-year writing retreat for all of us who feel the need for a workshop but who don’t have the time, money, energy or opportunity during December to go away to one.

This year’s theme is the travel-based “Passport to Memory.”


You can check it out here.

It starts December 5, and is conducted entirely on-line, and features guest writers as part of each day’s juicy information and prompts.

I’m proud and lucky to be one of those guest writers.

And as one, I can give you the code for a $29 discount off the $129 cost if you’ll email me at

And I’ll be writing along with you in the program.







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