Upcoming Courses & Events

October 19

Wednesday Writing Retreat

Dive into a container of protected, sacred writing time

Spend your day immersed in your current work-in-progress, with the company and support of other writers.

We’ll meet periodically through the day over Zoom to check in about how our writing is going, support each other, and celebrate (or commiserate!) along the way.

I’ll be there to provide coaching and guidance throughout the day.

Join us for this new offering — consider picking up a three-pack of retreat days too — and set yourself up with planned writing days you can look forward to in the coming months.

Three-pack of retreat days on sale through October 19.

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Schedule In Pacific Time

  • 8:45 a.m. PT — Welcome & Kickoff
  • 9:00 a.m. PT — 90-minute Writing Session
  • 10:30 a.m. PT — Check-In & Break
  • 10:45 a.m. PT — 90-minute Writing Session
  • 12:15 noon p.m. PT — Check-In
  • 12:30 p.m. PT — 25-minute lunch
  • 12:55 p.m. PT — Reconvene
  • 1:00 p.m. PT — 90-minute Writing Session
  • 2:30 p.m. PT — Wrap-Up & Celebration
  • 3:00 p.m. PT — Completion

Schedule In Eastern Time

  • 11:45 a.m. ET — Welcome & Kickoff
  • 12:00 p.m. ET — 90-minute Writing Session
  • 1:30 p.m. ET — Check-In & Break
  • 1:45 p.m. ET — 90-minute Writing Session
  • 3:15 p.m. ET — Check-In
  • 3:30 p.m. ET — 25-minute afternoon tea
  • 3:55 p.m. ET — Reconvene
  • 4:00 p.m. ET — 90-minute Writing Session
  • 5:30 p.m. ET — Wrap-Up & Celebration
  • 6:00 p.m. ET Completion

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September Events

September Theme: Motivation

September 6

What does it look like to be internally (versus externally) motivated to take action on the writing projects that mean something to you? How can you find the internal motivation to keep moving forward, even when you’re stuck, have become demoralized, or are otherwise facing the Big Bads of writing resistance? How can internal and external motivation work together? Do they work against each other?

We’ll answer these questions together through our explorations of this month’s theme at Called to Write: Motivation.

Receive access to all our free-for-members events including daily writing sprints, coaching events, and more.

Free for Called to Write members. Writers may join at any time, all writers are welcome.

An additional group coaching session will be held over zoom on September 20. Theme discussions happen in our private online community space as well. 

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11:30 a.m. Pacific Time, September 6 and 20

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

Deep Dive Writing Intensive

September 12 to October 3

Two weeks. You + writing + support = massive progress on your book or script.

A Deep Dive Writing Intensive is a chance to focus deeply on one writing project from the comfort of your own home, with a big boost of support, coaching, & accountability alongside like-minded, focused writers like you.

Prep: September 12 to 18
Dive: September 19 to October 2
Resurface: October 3

Story Craft Q&A with Jeff Lyons 

September 29

Jeff Lyons, the founder of StoryGeeks, is an author, screenwriter, and story development consultant with more than 25 years’ experience in the publishing and entertainment industries. His writing has appeared in Writer’s Digest Magazine, Script Magazine, The Writer Magazine, and Writing Magazine (UK). He has two books on story development published through Focal Press/Routledge.

Jeff joins Called to Write on a monthly basis to talk story craft, story development, premise lines, and more. Find out how to keep the middle of your story from being mushy!

Free for Called to Write members. Writers may join at any time, all writers are welcome.

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1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

October Events

Image of a book with handwritten text "Sometimes you have to be your own hero."

October Theme: Creative Courage

October 4

Writers often struggle with things like procrastination, perfectionism, self-doubt, and paralysis, collectively described as resistance. Underneath resistance? Fear. 

Regardless of the particular fears that arise, the antidote to fear is creative courage. 

And being courageous doesn’t mean not feeling afraid or being ferocious or forceful. Creative courage can also mean outsmarting your fears so you can get to the page.

We’ll explore the topic of Creative Courage in our theme discussions in October at Called to Write, kicking off our collective efforts on Tuesday, October 4th at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time. 

We’ll have an additional discussion and group coaching session on October 18th, in addition to exploring the topic in our online discussion threads.

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11:30 a.m. Pacific Time, October 4 and 18

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

ADHD Palooza

Wednesday Writing Retreat

October 19

Dive into a container of protected, sacred writing time

Spend your day immersed in your current work-in-progress, with the company and support of other writers.

We’ll meet periodically through the day over Zoom to check in about how our writing is going, support each other, and celebrate (or commiserate!) along the way.

I’ll be there to provide coaching and guidance throughout the day.

Consider picking up a three-pack of retreat days and setting yourself up with planned writing days you can look forward to in the coming months.

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8:45 a.m. PT to 3 p.m. PT | 11:45 a.m. ET to 6:00 p.m. ET

Zoom

Story Craft Q&A with Jeff Lyons 

October 27

Jeff Lyons, the founder of StoryGeeks, is an author, screenwriter, and story development consultant with more than 25 years’ experience in the publishing and entertainment industries. His writing has appeared in Writer’s Digest Magazine, Script Magazine, The Writer Magazine, and Writing Magazine (UK). He has two books on story development published through Focal Press/Routledge.

Jeff joins Called to Write on a monthly basis to talk story craft, story development, premise lines, and more. Find out how to keep the middle of your story from being mushy!

Free for Called to Write members. Writers may join at any time, all writers are welcome.

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1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

November Events

November Theme: To Be Announced

November 1

Receive access to all our free-for-members events including daily writing sprints, coaching events, and more.

Free for Called to Write members. Writers may join at any time, all writers are welcome.

An additional group coaching session will be held over zoom on November 15. Theme discussions happen in our private online community space as well. 

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11:30 a.m. Pacific Time, November 1 and 15

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

ADHD Palooza

Wednesday Writing Retreat

November 16

Dive into a container of protected, sacred writing time

Spend your day immersed in your current work-in-progress, with the company and support of other writers.

We’ll meet periodically through the day over Zoom to check in about how our writing is going, support each other, and celebrate (or commiserate!) along the way.

I’ll be there to provide coaching and guidance throughout the day.

Consider picking up a three-pack of retreat days and setting yourself up with planned writing days you can look forward to in the coming months.

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8:45 a.m. PT to 3 p.m. PT | 11:45 a.m. ET to 6:00 p.m. ET

Zoom

December Events

December Theme: To Be Announced

December 6

Receive access to all our free-for-members events including daily writing sprints, coaching events, and more.

Free for Called to Write members. Writers may join at any time, all writers are welcome.

An additional group coaching session will be held over zoom on December 15. Theme discussions happen in our private online community space as well. 

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11:30 a.m. Pacific Time, December 6 and 15

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

Story Craft Q&A with Jeff Lyons 

December 8

Jeff Lyons, the founder of StoryGeeks, is an author, screenwriter, and story development consultant with more than 25 years’ experience in the publishing and entertainment industries. His writing has appeared in Writer’s Digest Magazine, Script Magazine, The Writer Magazine, and Writing Magazine (UK). He has two books on story development published through Focal Press/Routledge.

Jeff joins Called to Write on a monthly basis to talk story craft, story development, premise lines, and more. Find out how to keep the middle of your story from being mushy!

Free for Called to Write members. Writers may join at any time, all writers are welcome.

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1:30 p.m. Pacific Time

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

ADHD Palooza

Wednesday Writing Retreat

December 14

Dive into a container of protected, sacred writing time

Spend your day immersed in your current work-in-progress, with the company and support of other writers.

We’ll meet periodically through the day over Zoom to check in about how our writing is going, support each other, and celebrate (or commiserate!) along the way.

I’ll be there to provide coaching and guidance throughout the day.

Consider picking up a three-pack of retreat days and setting yourself up with planned writing days you can look forward to in the coming months.

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8:45 a.m. PT to 3 p.m. PT | 11:45 a.m. ET to 6:00 p.m. ET

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