Most-Requested Presentations and Workshops:
Writing with Spirit
Many people talk about writing as a lonely and solitary act. To a certain extent, they’re right. In the end, you and the computer are face to face. But you’re not alone. You have guidance. You have spirit. You have an inner voice that you’re listening to, whether you know it or not. When you start to consciously draw on that voice and engage in a conversation with it, your writing changes forever. And so do you.
Available as a breakout session or a weekend or week-long retreat.
- Clarify the heart of your message
- Make your writing practice part of your spiritual journey
- Shape your journaling, memories or imaginings into a story
- Find meaning in everyday moments
- Establish a spiritual thread in your writing
- Identify and work with your muse
- Establish a regular writing practice
- Discover your unique voice so you can write with authenticity and greater meaning
Writing a Book that Matters
Arnold Patent said, “If you genuinely have something to say, there’s someone who genuinely needs to hear it.” That urge to share your story with a wider audience—to pass along the wisdom you’ve been given so it can support others on their journey—is one of the most meaningful and important reasons to write.
If you feel you have a book that matters within you…if it’s been speaking to you and demanding to be written…if you’re ready to have your voice be heard…this is the experience for you.
Available as a 60-minute keynote, a breakout session, or a weekend or week-long retreat.
- How can you determine the heart of your book’s message?
- What sets your book apart from others on the same topic?
- Who will you write your book for?
- What stories will be most pivotal in your book?
- Why does this book matter to the world? To you?
The Four Elements of Well-Crafted Scenes, and Why They’ll Change Your Writing for Good
No matter what kind of writing you’re doing, it all comes down to story—and the building blocks of story are scenes. Every scene includes four major elements: Characters, setting, action and dialogue. When you can master that Fab Four, your writing will take on a whole new texture and momentum, whether you’re crafting a novel, a memoir, a business book or a collection of family memories.
Available as a breakout session, a full-day event or a weekend retreat.
- How do you introduce characters into a scene?
- How much description do you need to establish the setting?
- How do you choose plot points that count?
- How do you write dialogue that advances the action and character development?
- How much description is too much?
- Why are specific details absolutely essential?
- How can you become a better observer of details?
Presentation and Workshop Pricing:
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