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Energizing Editing Weekend

This will now be an online offering through the Alexandra Writer’s Centre.

Saturday & Sunday, April 18 & 19, 2020

This interactive workshop is designed to support writers to move beyond the first draft of manuscript development. Participants will work with the principles of the manuscript review process, and have opportunities to create “fresh writing” together before moving on to revision stages and editorial principles.
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Step Into Your Story

Your Writing Journey Begins Here

Online Program
Tuesday Evenings, May 19th to June 16, 2020

You’ll be writing in a supportive group, sharing with participants who have learned to listen respectfully. By the end of this two-month journey you’ll have developed habits for a regular writing practice, as well as a draft of your writing project. You will have experience speaking to a supportive audience that is listening for what’s strong in your writing. The potential for opening and transformation awaits you.

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One-Day Writing Retreats


The great outdoors is filled with art from its colourful displays to its symphonies of sound. We take a journey through Mother Nature’s bounty of inspiration, find grounding deep within ourselves and connect to our newly awakened imaginative ideas. We create a safe and nurturing environment for writing and sharing our words.

Our next day-long retreat will be held on Vancouver Island, BC. You may wish to host a retreat in your area.

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Weekend Retreats for Renewal and Transformation

Between your everyday obligations and stressors holding you back from your writing project and your inner editor taking away all of the fun when you do sit down to write, no wonder your writing—and ultimately your self—sit at the bottom of your priority list.

What if you could just get away from it all and immerse yourself in a transformational experience through your writing. Learn to fall in love with your words, connect to your writing voice and watch yourself flourish.

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Coaching Program


Three and six month programs available. Entrepreneurs hire me to clearly articulate their message because most feel stuck in formulas or jargon, awkward about clearly stating their gifts. Sometimes they don’t even see their gifts. I listen deeply and reflect back what is strong in their service to clients in clear and succinct messages.
Writers and wannabe writers have benefited from working with me, whether it’s getting words onto the page, or building structures that support their writing dreams.

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Private Writing Guide

Have you had words swirling around your head and weighing heavy on your heart for many years but never dared to put pen to paper because of a nagging inner critic holding you back? Are you at the point in your life where you are ready to invest in your self-development and say YES to YOU for a change?
As your writing guide, I take you to a deeper understanding of what holds you back in your writing and counteract the resistance. We explore your inner workings and find the gems within your life experiences and what’s strong within your storytelling style. I am a constant support helping you fall in love with your words again, heal past wounds, and find your true self and purpose.

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Writing Circles

Does your inner critic show up in the form of procrastination? If you are looking for a safe container to share your writing without judgment but with ample constructive input in a community of support, I’ve got the right group for you. Our writing accountability circle is an intimate gathering for your self-directed writing goals. We meet in a group online once a month where we discuss our projects, help each other through obstacles, and celebrate together when we accomplish what we set out to do. We also meet one on one for a coaching session two times during the four month commitment. I will provide you with a recording of group calls each month to refer to any wisdom I and the others have shared about your work. Sessions run for 5 consecutive months, two times a year.


Want to book me for an event?

If you would like to host a talk, or have a venue to suggest, please get in touch.

If you have suggestions for a venue to contact for a reading, or an invitation for me to speak to your book club, networking group or special event, please get in touch.

Contact Marie


Marie was my coach and editor for an article I was writing for an anthology. She gave me practical, hands-on support to get my writing started right away. My submission was ultimately chosen for the book, Conscious Living – Conscious Aging (2014). Since then, Marie supports me in my writing goals, recording my Nature experiences and life stories for my memoir. She has taught me many tools to deal with the inner editor that would otherwise block my creativity. Her listening skills are superb. She hears the hidden meaning in my words and helps me find what is most useful to me. She is supportive while challenging me to move through difficult places. In workshop settings, Marie easily creates an environment that is safe for honest sharing and offers skill development while having fun. I heartily recommend Marie as a coach for anyone who has a longing to write!

Diane Allan


I am committed to guiding women exploring who they are and why they are here by championing the writer within.


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