Upcoming Courses & Events

July 13

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. 

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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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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June Events

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June Theme: Prioritizing Writing

June 14

Join the Called to Write coaching community and attend our workshop event for the month’s theme, Prioritizing Writing, and participate in our “levels of alignment” exercise to help bring your writing goals into alignment with your actions. 

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.

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11:30 a.m. Pacific Time

Online Zoom Event @ Called to Write

ADHD Palooza

Wednesday Writing Retreat

June 15

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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Construct Compelling Characters 

June 16 to 30

Online course at Script University.

In this course offered through Script University, via online lectures, supplemental readings, video clips, and written assignments and exercises, we’ll consider how character affects all other aspects of story, including plot, theme, and structure, how to build a protagonist with whom the audience identifies, the necessity of empathy and sympathy in crafting character, and how a character’s own shortcomings allow for these, how to both use and play against character types and tropes, the relationship between character arc and plot arcand more.

I provide feedback on weekly assignments and course discussions.

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Two Week Intensive

Online Course at Script University

Story Craft Q&A with Jeff Lyons 

June 23

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

July Events

Additional July events to be announced.

ADHD Palooza

Wednesday Writing Retreat

July 13

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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August Events

Additional August events to be announced.

ADHD Palooza

Wednesday Writing Retreat

August 17

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

September Events

Additional September events to be announced.

Deep Dive Writing Intensive

September 2022

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

October Events

Additional October events to be announced.

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

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Manuscript Critiques

Writer's Coaching

Script Notes

Author Website Reviews

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