Scene Workshop

This workshop will introduce you to my scene driven writing method. Using a scene worksheet as a guide, you’ll visualize your scene, determine what your character wants (desire) and what might block that desire. You’ll identify the turning point or conflict within the scene, and then write a quick version of the event/scene (beginning, middle, end) before you write your rough draft of the scene.
3 hour workshop: $105
Saturday, March 30th from 9am to noon PST


  • With my method, you don’t need to outline your entire book. You’ll simply make a list of events that changed, impacted, influenced your life (memoir) or your character (fiction), and then write your scenes from that list.
  • Scenes can be written in any order, which means you get to write what you feel like writing on any given day. Voila, no more writers block! And no more lamenting or procrastinating over an outline.
  • This method saves time by examining aspects needed to make a scene work (setting, character, plot) BEFORE you write.
  • It also offers insight. Let’s say you write the three events that you believe to be the soul of your book, but once written, you decide that isn’t exactly the direction you want to go, you’ve only written three scenes! It’s a way to play with your story, learn the craft of writing scene, and have your intuition direct you.

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About me and my promise to you



I've been writing and teaching for thirty years! My method of teaching is immersive, intuitive and open. The story is the driver not the rules or your inner critic. I will invite you to live inside a story before you write a word, and when you do write, your words will come from a deep well of knowing that is singularly you. I am the author of ten best-selling books on parenting, divorce recovery and women’s issues with over a million copies sold. As an editor and coach, I’ve helped hundreds of women with their fiction, memoir, creative non-fiction, and self-help projects. I have an MFA in Creative Writing from Pacific University. 

I have a no rules, no limitations, no judgment, no wall too high or valley too deep to dabble in policy. I promise to weave a safety net that will hold you, whatever path you take into story exploration and expression. This is an invitation to observe, live within and experience your life stories through new glasses.  A place to move from being stuck in a story, sure of it’s meaning, to shifting the narrative, seeing more clearly, or even savoring the new details, all to free yourself.
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    Use your imagination and step inside this scene. The key to great writing and storytelling is the writer's ability to BE IN the scene. If the writer can't be there, feeling, seeing, experiencing the action, the reader can't either!

    A scene driven writing method to free the storyteller within you.

    What is a SCENE?
    A scene is an event or action happening in real time. A scene takes place somewhere (setting), has people in it (characters) who talk (dialogue), with a purpose (action), that has some consequence (plot).

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