Market Street Writers

Lisa Colburn of Market Street Writers offers a variety of creative writing and journaling workshops, as well as retreats, on Zoom. Come get creative with us!

Market Street Writers offers creative writing workshops using the Amherst Writers & Artists method, which celebrates each writer's unique voice. We also offer journaling workshops and women's retreats. Learn more at www.marketstreetwriters.com.

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Find the Fun 04/13/2022

Find the Fun

There are some terrific ideas here. Enjoy!

Find the Fun I’m noticing a new trend among writers, and I think it’s a hopeful sign. I see it popping up in my own groups, in Writer Unboxed posts and, interestingly, at the recent AWP Conference I attended in…

Permission Granted 03/30/2022

Permission Granted

Will you give yourself permission to write?

Permission Granted A few weeks ago my husband and I had dinner with friends who asked about the creativity coach training I’m taking with author and creativity coach Eric Maisel. What is creativity coaching, exactly? (Essentially life coaching for creative people, with an emphasis on specific creative projects.) How...

Commonplace Books Are Like a Diary Without the Risk of Annoying Yourself 03/29/2022

Commonplace Books Are Like a Diary Without the Risk of Annoying Yourself

Do you keep a commonplace book? If so, please tell us about it! 😊

Commonplace Books Are Like a Diary Without the Risk of Annoying Yourself I keep a journal of quotes, lines from songs, poetry. Nothing is my original thought — but all of it struck me as meaningful when I wrote it down.

03/25/2022

So true! 😆

Yes
~Rahxas

On Writing 03/19/2022

On Writing

Brilliant advice here. My favorite? “Find your head.” 😊

On Writing In a piece translated from Spanish by Nathan D. Horowitz, Abdón Ubidia shares short musings on the creative process of writing.

Timeline photos 03/14/2022

Timeline photos

Why (And How!) To Keep a Writer’s Notebook 02/15/2022

Why (And How!) To Keep a Writer’s Notebook

If you don't know Women on Writing, you may want to check them out. And if you need a little inspiration for your writing notebook, check out the article by Leah Kaminski. Enjoy!

Why (And How!) To Keep a Writer’s Notebook However you use it, your notebook is the surest portal into yourself as a writer. It’s not a library you must keep organized, but a doorway you must keep open, to keep writing vivid and alive in your

02/15/2022

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Free Coaching Opportunity! Plus Writing from the Heart 02/10/2022

Free Coaching Opportunity! Plus Writing from the Heart

Stepping outside my comfort zone here! Care to join me? 🙂

Free Coaching Opportunity! Plus Writing from the Heart Dear Writers, This week I began creativity coach training with author and creativity coach Eric Maisel, and he is already encouraging us to start working with practice clients (whew)! If you are a writer, artist, or performer who is feeling stuck, unsure about your creative direction, or wanting to....

Reading Incarcerated Writers 02/01/2022

Reading Incarcerated Writers

This post is about my experience working with College Guild. Perhaps you'll join me?

Reading Incarcerated Writers For the past two and a half years, I have been responding to the writing of incarcerated people from around the United States as a volunteer reader for College Guild. College Guild is a small nonprofit in Maine that offers a variety of unaccredited correspondence courses to all incarcerated people.....

01/31/2022
Julia Cameron Says You Can Get Creative Indoors 01/29/2022

Julia Cameron Says You Can Get Creative Indoors

This is an inspiring interview with Julia Cameron, author of “The Artist’s Way.” Thanks to Maggie Butler for sharing this with me! Enjoy.

Julia Cameron Says You Can Get Creative Indoors The author of “The Artist’s Way” talks about her path to self-help stardom and the “spiritual crisis” brought on by the pandemic.

Is Your Creativity Calling? Plus Suggested Workshops This Week 01/16/2022

Is Your Creativity Calling? Plus Suggested Workshops This Week

Looking for a little inspiration for your creative life? I have a few thoughts on the matter, and also wanted to let you know about two workshops being offered this week by my colleagues (and friends) Joanne Lozar Glenn and Summer Hardinge. Check them out!

Is Your Creativity Calling? Plus Suggested Workshops This Week Dear Writers, This year I have decided to ask myself two essential questions when I begin my day: “What will I do for my health today?” And “What will I do for my creativity today?” These are my priorities this year, and living into the questions has changed my focus—and brought me a lot o...

Honoring the Creative Process with Dr. Eric Maisel 01/14/2022

Honoring the Creative Process with Dr. Eric Maisel

I thought some of you might find this video interesting. I'm excited to be taking a creativity coaching course with Eric Maisel in February! 🙂

Honoring the Creative Process with Dr. Eric Maisel Honoring the process, creating ceremonial bridges and making life choices with purpose. Wow! I could talk about these arenas all day!...or at least 47 minute...

What's on Your Writer's *I Did It List* for 2017? 01/10/2022

What's on Your Writer's *I Did It List* for 2017?

I shared this post with the writing goals workshop participants last week. I love the idea of an "I did it!" list!

What's on Your Writer's *I Did It List* for 2017? Advice, tips, and resources for serious writers on the art, craft, and business of writing, including author interviews, guest posts, and more.

It Starts When They Find the Dead Body - 26 Tips That Will Make Anyone a Better Writer. | elephant journal 01/09/2022

It Starts When They Find the Dead Body - 26 Tips That Will Make Anyone a Better Writer. | elephant journal

There’s some great advice here! For those of you who write to prompts (as we do in our Amherst Writers & Artists workshops), I wonder what you think of #10.

It Starts When They Find the Dead Body - 26 Tips That Will Make Anyone a Better Writer. | elephant journal Through learning and through teaching, I’ve become a bit of an expert on dreadful writing and common mistakes, many of which I’ve made myself. I’ve also picked up a lot of valuable and pretty simple tips that can help us all improve our writing dramatically and I’ve compiled them all for you...

12/23/2021

Amen! Elizabeth Gilbert says the same in her book “Big Magic.”

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This is precisely what we are inviting everyone to experience about themselves at the Heal + Create virtual retreat in February with Julia Cameron Flora Bowley Jacob Nordby and so many other amazing teachers.

Join us here: https://healcreate.org/?sld=1

NEW! January Workshops 12/15/2021

NEW! January Workshops

NEW! January Workshops Dear Writers, This is just a quick note in the midst of the busy holiday season to let you know about two workshops I have coming up in January. I hope you'll join me! Details for both are below and on my website. If you have questions, feel free to drop me a line. I wish you the happiest of holiday...

Writing from the Heart Begins Monday! Happy Thanksgiving 11/23/2021

Writing from the Heart Begins Monday! Happy Thanksgiving

You're invited to join the last workshop of the year!

Writing from the Heart Begins Monday! Happy Thanksgiving Dear Writers, Thanksgiving is almost upon us, but I wanted to mention that I have a few spots left in my 4-week session of Writing from the Heart that begins on Monday, Nov. 29. If the timing for this session doesn't work for you, we begin again on January 10. Details for both workshop sessions are....

Want More Gratitude? Join Me for a Mini-Retreat on Nov. 20 11/11/2021

Want More Gratitude? Join Me for a Mini-Retreat on Nov. 20

Want More Gratitude? Join Me for a Mini-Retreat on Nov. 20 Dear Writers, Before we find ourselves caught up in Thanksgiving and the other holidays that claim our attention at this time of year, I invite you to take some time to breathe! And write. And rest. Please join me for a mini-retreat called Gratitudes on Saturday morning, November 20, on Zoom. When w...

Gratitudes 11/08/2021

Gratitudes

I'm excited about a two-hour mini-retreat I'm leading for Unity of Fairfax on Saturday, Nov. 20. It's on Zoom and everyone is welcome! Join me for a respite before the holidays really kick into gear. 🙂

Gratitudes A celebration of ordinary miracles

Free 3-Week Mini Course on Writing Stories from Family History 11/04/2021

Free 3-Week Mini Course on Writing Stories from Family History

For those who are interested in writing family history, here's a wonderful way to dip your toe in the water. It begins this Sunday, and it's free!

Free 3-Week Mini Course on Writing Stories from Family History Free 3 Week Mini Course on Writing Stories from Family History Hi and thank you for clicking on over here! Please watch the video for a brief introduction to this course, or read on if you prefer. I’m Annette Gendler,

Last Call for Journaling Workshop! Register by October 27 10/24/2021

Last Call for Journaling Workshop! Register by October 27

Last call for The Writer's Notebook! Plus an invitation to join me for a discussion about a potential writers' support/manuscript feedback group in the new year.

Last Call for Journaling Workshop! Register by October 27 Dear Writers, I haven't taught Journal to the Self® since 2017, so I am excited to be offering The Writer's Notebook: A Journal to the Self® Workshop in November! In this class you will learn 18 different journaling techniques, and I will also show you how you can apply them to your writing projec...

Retreat + Journal = Transformation 10/22/2021

Retreat + Journal = Transformation

Sometimes a retreat brings more than you bargained for.

Retreat + Journal = Transformation Last night I arrived home from a five-day personal writing retreat with a couple of friends at the Highlights Foundation’s retreat center in Pennsylvania. (At Highlights they call it an “unworkshop.”) I’ve written about this magical place before, and I highly recommend it as a place to get a...

In All the History of Wanting 10/10/2021

In All the History of Wanting

I found this powerful essay in my inbox this morning and wanted to share. Enjoy!

In All the History of Wanting For what, after all, is more monstrous than a woman who wants?

10/09/2021

Inspiration for your weekend.

May this be a morning of innocent beginning,
When the gift within you slips clear
Of the sticky web of the personal
With its hurt and hauntings,
And fixed fortress corners,

A morning when you become a pure vessel
For what wants to ascend from silence,

May your imagination know
The grace of perfect danger,

To reach beyond imitation,
And the wheel of repetition,

Deep into the call of all
The unfinished and unsolved

Until the veil of the unknown yields
And something original begins
To stir toward your senses
And grow stronger in your heart...

JOHN O'DONOHUE

Excerpt from the blessing, 'For the Artist at the Start of Day' in the books, Benedictus (Europe) / To Bless the Space Between Us (US)
Ordering Info: https://johnodonohue.com/store

Sunrise at Liscannor
Co. Clare, Ireland
Photo: © Ann Cahill

Timeline Photos 10/09/2021

Timeline Photos

Remember.

NEW November Workshops! Register by Oct. 27 for The Writer's Notebook 10/08/2021

NEW November Workshops! Register by Oct. 27 for The Writer's Notebook

I'm excited about these new offerings! You're officially invited. :-)

NEW November Workshops! Register by Oct. 27 for The Writer's Notebook Dear Writers, I am writing this in the wee hours of Friday morning after hosting Joanne Lozar Glenn's engaging and enlightening workshop, "Describe, Don't Prescribe: How to Give Helpful Feedback in a Writing Group." I have been planning for months to offer a special edition of the Journal to the Sel...

The Joy of Detail in Nonfiction 10/06/2021

The Joy of Detail in Nonfiction

Essayist Sonya Huber will be offering a workshop for Market Street Writers on Oct. 24. It's sold out, but here's a little taste of her perspective! Enjoy.

The Joy of Detail in Nonfiction By Sonya Huber “Detail” is a word I say so often that I maybe don’t even hear it anymore. But the benefits and the joy of chasing detail in the real world and putting it on the page never get old. …

Where to Submit: September, October, and November 2021 09/07/2021

Where to Submit: September, October, and November 2021

Thinking of sending out your work? Check out this list.

Where to Submit: September, October, and November 2021 Welcome to the latest edition of Entropy's Where to Submit list! The artwork featured at the top of this list is "dancing in one spot (number 12)" by Ashon Craw

New Fall Workshops Begin Sept. 17! 08/22/2021

New Fall Workshops Begin Sept. 17!

As many of you know, I've been on an extended camping trip this summer. But that is wrapping up soon, and I'm excited to share these new workshops with you! Hope to see you this fall!

New Fall Workshops Begin Sept. 17! Dear Writers, I am writing this at the dining table of our camper trailer after a long night of howling winds at our campground in Rawlins, Wyoming. My husband and I have been on the road for two months, and have spent the past few weeks visiting Glacier (pictured above), Yellowstone, and Grand Teto...

Listening for Your Original Voice 06/01/2021

Listening for Your Original Voice

What is your original voice? Do you have any favorite sayings you'd like to share?

Listening for Your Original Voice Last month, after my mother and I were both fully vaccinated, I flew to Maine to visit her for Mother’s Day. She picked me up in Portland and we went to one of my favorite little seaside haunts for lunch: the Lobster Shack at Two Lights. Mom ordered the haddock boat, which includes crinkle-cut fri...

link.lithub.com 05/19/2021

link.lithub.com

I love this nugget of wisdom on drafts from John McPhee in the LitHub newsletter. Check out the other links at the bottom, too!

link.lithub.com Block. It puts some writers down for months. It puts some writers down for life. A not always brief or minor form of it mutes all writers from the outset of every day. “Dear Joel . . .” This is just a random sample from letters written to former students in response to their howling cries as the...

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Writing from the Heart: A Women's Creative Writing Workshop (ongoing series)
Journaling Circle
Special Events: Webinars, Retreats, Workshops

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Leesburg, VA
20176

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