Your voice, your wildness, your creative expression, is literally one in 7 billion. There can be no other like it in the world. Usually, when something is this rare, great value is placed on it. But, creativity is often trivialized, misused or monetized in a way that discourages the spirit.
My mission is to put you back in good relationship with the wild part of you, the part that tears down stifling walls of fear and resistance freeing your voice and restoring you to your essence, your playfulness, to feeling, sensing and creating.
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|SESSION I: Working through Resistance and Silencing the Inner Critic
September, Friday 6th @ 6pm thru Sunday 8th @ 6pm
SESSION II: New Tools to Unlock Character and Story
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Unleash your Genius
Engaging the Feminine Heroic
This workshop is designed to help women writers and artists gain greater access to their own internal creative vision in order to write stronger and more compelling stories.
The feminine heroic may be difficult to recognize (even for women) because most of the popular stories in our culture are grounded in the masculine heroic journey. Whereas the essential goal of the hero’s journey is to discover, defend, declare and establish our Self in the world, the great achievement of the feminine quest is to transform life’s suffering and difficulties into meaning.
The story of our humanity is encoded in all epic mythologies. They reveal how we grow and evolve, how we face life’s conflicts and obstacles, and how we must endure death experiences in order to create new life. In this course we decode myth as a means of gaining valuable insight and perspective on the archetypal human dramas that we all inescapably reenact.
Archetypes are universal patterns of human behavior that we all consciously or unconsciously recognize. There is enormous power when a story taps into archetypal characters or situations because they enable the audience to identify with the story on the deepest possible level.Gaining access to the feminine heroic is a heroic journey in itself. This course takes writers on a guided initiation into the feminine realm where you will:
This course is team-taught with Dara Marks, PhD, author of “Inside Story: The Power of the Transformational Arc.” It works best as a week-long retreat for women, but versions can be taught in sessions of any length. A Co-ed version is available as a 1-3 hour seminar.
10-Minute Play Workshop
At the beginning of this 12 week adventure, writers are given a prompt around which to build their play. Character and relationship development, active exposition, dialogue, and all the basic elements of a play are thoroughly explored in a rigorous, yet supportive working environment. Writers will learn how to give and receive feedback productively, what is involved in rewriting and how to fine-tune their play in collaboration with actors and other theater professionals. This workshop ends in an exciting three-night showcase in which plays are read by professional actors in front of a live audience.
Tuesday Writing Group
Membership: $300 every 12 weeks
Wednesday Morning Writing Group
Membership: $300 every 12 weeks
Wednesday Night Writing Group
Membership: $300 every 12 weeksWith a maximum of 10 members, the ongoing groups afford writers an opportunity to receive personal feedback and guidance at every meeting. You will find a safe, yet rigorous environment in which to develop and deepen writing. All genres of writing and all levels of skill are welcome.
Private Coaching Services
Resistance, procrastination, fear and self-doubt are naturally occurring parts of the creative process for writers – even terribly successful writers. Few are immune, but none need be discouraged. Deb has time-tested, user-friendly, fool-proof methods for overcoming these age-old obstacles. If you have been waiting for the courage, strength, focus or time to unleash your voice onto the page, the wait is over. Call Deb and let her shepherd you up, over and beyond anything that limits your writing.
- are spending more time arguing with the voices in your head than writing.
- can’t get your butt in the chair.
- can get your butt in the chair, but can’t make your pen move.
- aren’t sure how to start a project.
- aren’t sure how to finish a project.
- aren’t sure what you’ve got.
- are too close to the subject matter and need perspective.
- need to define your goals.
- need to be held accountable.
- want to revive your process or regain a sense of play.
- need to find or develop your voice.
- want a clearer understanding of basic story elements.
Contrary to popular belief, writing is not a solitary undertaking. A writer needs the perspective of an outside, impartial eye, the feedback of trusted readers, the expertise of editors and proofreaders. By the time a work goes to print, hits the stage or starts filming, it has been guided by many hands. The trick is finding the right kind of support – Deb’s understanding of writers and the writing process, combined with her understanding of story structure, enables her to provide you with what you need to get your story to final draft.
Call Deb when:
- you want to move into the rewrite process with a solid plan.
- you’re ready to submit your draft and need a keen eye for one last look.
- your story won’t come alive.
- your characters feel underdeveloped or inactive.
- your story isn’t moving forward.
- you’re having trouble developing or identifying theme.