The meditative writing Workshop
MEDITATIVE WRITING Level One
The Process of Creativity & Story Mining
At the intersection of science, art, and meditation we build an approach to writing that draws from the most powerful part of your mind.
Cognitive and meditative exercises will be crafted specifically to help you get the most out of every writing session and discover the deepest truth of your unique voice.
Most of these tools can also be flipped upside-down to create profound storytelling techniques and build structure in your scripts.
Classes are built around the needs of the writers. Subjects might include...
Every class includes a classic meditative writing session that will generate pages upon pages of new story, characters, explorations.
Like learning to ride a bike or touch-type, at first, learning a new approach might slow you down, but with practice, you will write your highest quality sentences in less time and with less suffering.
The level one class prepares writers for the level two classes where we learn how to apply the foundation skills and meditations to rewriting, pitching, outlining and prepares writers for weekend intensives where the average writer gets 50 pages of new writing written in two days.
In the September round: we will focus on a straightforward approach to a process of creative writing that works with the psychology of the writer, the character, and, eventually, the reader/audience. First, we will generate new material pulled from your unconscious artistry. Then we will learn how to read this work in the most effective way possible. Then how to analyze and decode our messy early drafts and make a plan to rewrite for the reader's journey.
NOTE: This class is for writers. If you are a writing teacher, consultant, educator or mentor please inquire about our programming here.
Average class size - 8 writers.
Class meets once a week for 4 weeks - LIVE ONLINE
Live participation with camera on required
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Writers of all forms and genres are welcome including but not limited to; screenwriters, novelists, comedians, poets, nonfiction writers, playwrights, sketch writers, journalists, songwriters, short story writers etc.
Meditative Writing Level 1
Meditative Writing Level 1 - The Foundation
All Classes are EASTERN TIME. Please double check your time zone.
This is an introduction to the Meditative Writing Theory.
Saturdays, 12-2:15pm ET - starting September 24th
4 Sessions over 5 weeks (skips Oct 15th) - SOLD OUT
November 2nd - November 23rd 2022
Wednesdays 7pm ET - 9:15pm ET - 4 Spots left
* The first day of class might run long. Please be available for an extra 30 minutes on the first day of class.
“Meditative Writing truly is “assisted self-discovery.” For the same reason writers should take acting classes, Meditative Writing helps you get down into your body, to work a scene or character from the inside out. The practice has applications even beyond writing, into directing, pitching, and just being in the world. This class and subsequent practice has been extremely helpful to me in my work.”
– Christine Boylan, Writer/Producer at Marvel/Netflix
"Jess's classes and meditations have gotten me through some very severe blocks. These are professional-grade tools that short circuit the fear, imposter syndrome, and perfectionism that stands in the way of you doing your best work. I rely on them regularly! "
- Carly Wray, Writer/Producer - MADMEN, MINDHUNTER, WESTWORLD
“With [Jess] I’ve always felt the deep pleasure of collaborating with someone of genuine seriousness and dedication. Actors find her work challenging and emotionally nurturing and her colleagues appreciate her deep commitment to the truth.”
– Christopher Shinn, Pulitzer Prize Nominated Playwright
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