Deepam’s wonderful workshops, delivered using the AWA method, have transformed my writing practice and profoundly informed my teaching strategies. By directing attention to what is strong in a piece of writing, the AWA method cultivates both skill and confidence. Rather than aggravate students’ anxieties through premature criticism, the AWA method allows them to encourage each other’s strengths. This generous approach builds trust and strengthens bonds in the writing cohort. The AWA method is a good way to write and a great way to get feedback, but its strongest gift may be the way it encourages us as fellow writers to receive each other’s voices with generous attention, deepening our own listening.
Pen. Page. Possibilities.
At WriteYourWayIn, everyone has a strong, unique voice and a story to tell. My mission is to encourage, support, and protect that voice.
In a safe and creatively vibrant environment, writers at all levels of experience can explore, experiment, and take creative risks.
Write Your Way In Workshops and Retreats refresh and revitalize your love of writing.
Writing together on screen has been delightfully intimate and rewarding, so even though we’re now able to meet in person, these Zoom workshops will continue alongside the in-person offerings.
These guided workshops will keep you writing, maintain connections with other writers, and support your writing sanity.
For Online workshops you can download the Zoom software here:
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Each confidence-restoring workshop offers unique prompts to launch the pen, invitations to read your freshly generated work, and receive supportive feedback–all designed to keep words flowing.
A six-participant maximum in online workshops provides maximum writing and feedback time. Most workshops feature a short warm-up writing exercise that’s read without commentary, followed by long prompted writing times. From each workshop, writers take away forty-five minutes of dedicated work, along with a buoyed sense of their worth.
I offer these two-hour workshops most Wednesdays, from 12 to 2 Eastern Time Zone & alternate Saturdays (1 to 3 p.m. Eastern), and Mondays (1 to 3 p.m.)
CLICK HERE for these online dates and times.
In June 2023, Write Your Way In offers a six-session bi-weekly poetry series, a six-week open prompt series, and a four-session bi-weekly series to develop characters using the four survival archetypes.
April 2023 Retreat in Andalusia, Spain details HERE
I have quickly become addicted to Deepam’s online workshops, which have lost none of the intimacy and immediacy of her in person workshops.
Deepam’s prompts dig deep and illicit writing that is unexpected and beyond the range of what I normally write. I’ve even written my first poem in a recent class. Her feedback digs even deeper and she provides so much insight, it’s as if she’d written each piece herself. She gets inside the writing and so our discussions are meaningful, helpful, and rich.
If you love to write this is a wonderful way to spend some time. If you’re new to writing, this is a safe and accepting learning environment, where you’ll feel you’re with your tribe.
Deepam’s workshops are always wonderful. The prompts she chooses are inspiring, and I love the supportive, creative environment she creates. Even though we are all on-line, I still feel like I have been among friends when the workshop is over.