You have a burning desire to write, yet....
you have a hard time facing the blank page. You struggle with procrastination, fear, low self-esteem, or perfectionism, and you hide your writer self from the world. If you feel afraid to share your work and experience a form of “creative shame" that keeps you from connecting with the power of the word, I would love to help.
I am an experienced, powerful, playful writing and creativity coach, and certified Gateless Method writing teacher. My passion is to create a safe space for you to find your way back to your authentic voice, whether it be utterly irreverent or deeply sacred. If you're experiencing writer's block, my Writing from the Top of Your Head workshops, writer's retreats, and 1:1 coaching will bring you back to the source of creativity and passion, and together we will fly with the fantastic healing energy that is the open page.
Writing Workshops That Are Essential to your Creative Blossoming
My writing workshops combine powerful group Creativity Coaching with writing exercises that will help you loosen up and radically think outside of the box. The vehicle is writing, but you’ll find that no matter your medium (writer, painter, cartoonist, scientist, experimenter, songwriter, blogger, or ad executive…) this class will be essential to your creative blossoming. By integrating practices that open up your sense of wonder and awe on a daily basis, you will transform the way in which you travel through the world. During this writers workshop, participants will be guided, in a criticism-free environment of support and safety, to “open the tops of their heads” to access their inner voice without censoring or judging. Through the use of Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching and Gateless Method tools, evocative “timed writes” and lively class readings and discussions, the inner hooligan and nonsense-maker will be given room to shine and shout. This wild place is most exciting - we will have loads of fun!
Online Writing Workshops that Inspire Your Inner Hooligan
Re-claim your inner hooligan in this unique 8-week online writing workshop. The online writing journey is for beginning through experienced writers, OR for anybody with a creative call. The structure of these online creative writing classes will allow for a supportive, close-knit community to form. From this safe space, you will let your personal images, words, sounds, and memories to flow through you. Once you open to these realms, your writing and your imagination will flow more effortlessly. The rust will have cleared and you’ll be on fire for writing and creativity. You will be able to fly on your own again!
Work With A Writing Coach Who Helps Guide You To Your Creative Dreams
Kaizen-Muse Creativity Coaching sessions are for any artist that has a creative dream, and would benefit from having structured, weekly, individualized attention. During the our time together, I won’t be acting as “guest lecturer.” Actually, you will be doing most of the talking. The work is about getting in touch with what you already know, with the help of a guide that can get you there, each small step of the way. Writing Coach phone sessions are 45 minutes and include an extra weekly “write time.”
Ready to Free Your Inner Hooligan? Start with my Free 30 Minute Consultation.
My passion is to work with people who have a burning desire to write and create. Often these are the ones who feel deeply and are extra sensitive to the world. They may have a difficult time with writing, as the material feels so close to their souls. Coming forth as an artist and writer becomes a path to accepting yourself – and this process never ends. It’s very tender. I believe in creating such safety because I understand firsthand what a vulnerable process it is to be a writer and artist. I can help you reclaim your voice, passion, and power. You can reach me through my contact page, call 828-254-3586, or email me. If you’re experiencing writer’s block, I can help you through my writing workshops, online workshops, writer’s retreats, and 1:1 coaching.
About My Book of Short Stories
Somewhere in a Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere was selected as a Short Stories (Adult Fiction) category finalist in Foreword Reviews' prestigious 2014 #INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. The book speaks directly to society's "elephants in the living room," through kooky hooliganism and satire. Five year-old Bonanza's mother tells her to "keep digging" as she buries her dolls, and ultimately, herself. The dead poet Robert Lowell reappears as a high school student. Meanwhile, at a Butterfly Farm, the protagonist dishes up some unconventional environmental justice. Even the ones who kill with oil spills have a voice in this bizarre primer of the exquisite, the mundane, and the insane. Written in an improvisatory manner, characters in Somewhere In A Town You Never Knew Existed Somewhere skid apart and reunite, stories connect and disconnect. The stories are raw and dreamlike, breaking time/space reality rules, committing literary misdemeanors and requiring the reader not only have an imagination but to be willing to stretch it beyond normal fictional boundaries.
Nina Hart, Creativity Coach