The Opening is a place where you can overcome your hesitation and playfully explore your writing, while getting realistic encouragement, group support and practical problem-solving from a writing professional.


Grow into a more productive writer…and be more satisfied with your work.


Join a writing community that prioritizes open-ended exploration and sends you home excited to write more.


Participate in a non-hierarchical environment that allows you to take risks...and discover the unexpected in yourself, and in the world.

Andy’s class gave me the confidence to  ignore the critical inner voices and just write. With his coaching, I finally finished a book I had been working on for five years.

Victor Lee Lewis, Diversity Educator and Founder of The Radical Resilience Institute

Finally Complete That Writing Project You Care About

Five Courses to Choose From:

4 Online Classes to Choose From: Weekly Online Book Completion Groups (3 to choose from) • TUESDAY Evenings 5–9PM PDT starting Sept 27, 2022 Facilitated live on Zoom by instructor Andy Couturier. Finish your book…

  • Online Home Writing Retreat in November
  • Book Completion Groups in September and December
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Writing Open the Mind Intensive

Get specific and useful feedback on your work from a professional writing teacher and a group of positive-minded people. Also, individual and small group consultations each day, help with focus, and real community. Learn to…

  • November 11-13, Fri to Sunday
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Working on a larger project? Or have an idea for one? This class is for you if you want focused, individual coaching, the support of a group, and precise, useful feedback on your work. Because…

  • • Thursday evenings: Dec 1
  • • Friday afternoons: Dec 2
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Offered again in 2023, starting May 2nd, Tuesdays from 1:00-3:30 PM Pacific Time. If you wish to be informed when registration opens, send an email indicating your interest to Wouldn’t you love to have…

  • Starts May 2, 2023
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Offered again in 2023, starting June 6th, Tuesdays from 5-8:30 PM Pacific Time. If you wish to be informed when registration opens, send an email indicating your interest to Infuse Your Writing with the…

  • Starting June 6, 2023
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“Reading this magic book is like drinking from a fresh wellspring deep in the mountains; it slowly returns one to sanity.” – David Abram, author of The Spell of the Sensuous   Intimate and evocative,…

  • Read more about The Abundance of Less
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Get Your Writing Juices Flowing
and Have a Blast Doing It

Courses That Open Your Mind, Connect You With Others
and Help You Finish Your Project

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