This course is for you if:
- Curious about writing memoir, creative non-fiction or personal story
- Want to explore engaging ways to craft your own personal narratives
- Seeking space and time to discover your writing voice
- Interested in using writing as a tool to connect with your inner wisdom, purpose and intuition
I take an intimate, personal approach to teaching. This is not just about sharing content, but building community, aliveness and motivation. Weekly course videos are recorded fresh, (not -pre-recorded) responding to content and writing which has been shared in the group.
Each week includes.
- Intro video explaining the theme of the week
- Two timed writing practices (by video, between 10 – 20 mins each)
- Weekly longer writing ‘homework’
- Weekly readings, meditations and poetry for inspiration
- Private online forum discussion.
At the end of the course you will receive a full reading list and resources for on going exploration, and an opportunity to stay in touch with your writing cohort.
This course is an investment in your writing, your story, your creative process. To honour your investment you’ll need to carve two hours a week for this process.
Fresh content is shared on Saturday and Wednesday of each week.
During the course there will be four live 90 min writing circle calls, conducted via Zoom. On these you will have a chance to read some of your writing, do some writing practice, and create connections with others on the course.
3.30- 5pm Irish Time ( 4.30-6pm CET)
- Sat 20th Oct (opening circle)
- Sat 10th Nov (shared reading 1)
- Sat 1st Dec (shared reading 2)
- Sat 8th Dec (closing circle)
‘If you want to change the world, change the story’- Joseph Campbell
‘To follow Story is to understand the path of healing. Each of our stories is a universe. Each one of us is living a story. To discover its shape and essence is essential to soul making’. – Deena Metzger
This course content has been developed through nearly 30 years of my own journalling and writing practice (I’ve been journalling since I was 11!), over 12 years of blogging, two published books and many online and in-print articles and essays. I see my role as guide and facilitator, witness and writing champion. I don’t claim to have all the answers, or the only way. I believe that the space between us- both reader and writer- holds a special power, and can offer us answers when we lean into listen, learn and be inspired by each other.
Course Fee, including 4 live writing circle calls
How much time will it take?
I recommend setting aside about 2 hours per week. If you choose to join the live calls also, you’ll need an additional 90mins on those weeks (four calls in total). Of course, this programme is designed to catalyse your writing, so some weeks you may want to spend longer diving into your stories… that’s all up to you.
What if I can’t make the live calls?
Live calls will be recorded and shared, so you will be able to look back on them. During these calls I will not be sharing fresh content but will be hosting reading circles. All the main content will be in the shared videos.
How do I sign up?
Registration and payment is via the Ruzuku learning platform. Payment is made via Stripe. Payment is in Euros.
Do I need to share my writing or read aloud?
No, not at all. But at certain points it will be encouraged. You only share what you want to share.
How much personal feedback will I receive?
There will be a chance for personal feedback on the live calls. We work in the spirit of encouragement and praise, highlighting what is ‘popping’ in your piece. Kindness and compassion are our two of our grounding virtues. Additional one to one coaching will be available to participants at a special rate.
How long will I have access to the materials?
You’ll be able to access all the material on the Ruzuku site. The live forum will remain open for a few weeks after the course.
I don’t consider myself a writer. Is this course for me?
We all learners here, and writing is a practice. This is for beginners and more ‘advanced’ writers, as much it is about sharing tools and practices, is also about creating a safe, encouraging writing circle
I have taken your in-person ‘Write to Your Truth’ workshop with you before. How will this different?
We will be covering some similiar content, but over a longer period, so you’ll be able to review, edit, craft and develop your skill in more details. There will also be additional readings, more time on the ‘life-mapping’ component, and a fresh community.
How do I access the course materials?
Course materials are accessed via an online private learning platform
What is your refund policy?
Once you sign up, refunds are not available, so I encourage you to get in touch in advance if you have any questions about the course. Please consider if you can make time available each week for you to benefit from the materials.