An Invitation To Marie’s Writing Oasis

I’m passionate about making the practice of writing accessible to those of you who are curious about the process we use in Adventures in Writing programs. I’d love to have …

How Online Writing Groups Create Connection

We have been in the midst of restricted access to friends and loved ones. In many geographic regions, physical distancing has resulted in fewer opportunities for building and maintaining relationships. …

Listening To The Voices Of This Land’s First People

The month of June is National Indigenous History Month. Recent political and global events have highlighted the systemic racism embedded within our culture. Those events have prompted me to dive …

Writing Dream

Do you have a half-written article or manuscript languishing in a drawer or collecting dust in a shoebox? Perhaps it’s stashed somewhere in a digital folder on your computer. Maybe …

Writing Dream

“I’m too old to write.” I had that thought many times as I was writing the manuscript for my book. Here I was over fifty years old, just starting out. …

3 Ways Online Writing Groups Help You De-Stress

These are times of great changes and uncertainty. In order to stay out of fear and overwhelm, I’ve been doing regular daily practices to keep me grounded in this present …

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How to Stay Grounded in Chaotic Times

What is essential during these changing times? Staying grounded and connected to my body. As I adapt and switch to 100% online programming, I’ve been supporting my clientele to use …

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Why Attend A Writing Retreat?

Why choose a writing retreat? It’s all about what it feels like to unplug from daily routines, the demands and expectations, and letting your creative self be the focus of …

2 Things You Need to Know Before Hiring an Editor

This post invites you to consider building a relationship with your manuscript editor before you send your rough draft off to be polished.  Just as there are “plenty of fish”, …

Get The Most From Your Relationship With An Editor

In honor of Valentine’s day, I’ve been thinking about nurturing relationships. There are different levels of relationship involved in writing, from beginning with one’s choice to commit words to paper, …