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.

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

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

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

Victor-Lee-Lewis

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

Six Courses to Choose From:

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Get Help Completing Your Book from Anywhere: A 12-Week Remote Writing Group by Computer Conference (or Phone) Get help with overall organization, working wisely with your inner critic, revising strategies, time management, doubts about your project, a…

  • Starting July 15th- 5 spaces left
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MarianasMeadow

Spend four glorious days wrapped in your writing in the beautiful countryside of the Santa Cruz mountains. Get help with overall organization, working wisely with your inner critic, revising strategies, time management, doubts about your project, a…

  • THIS COURSE IS FULL- pls email us if you are interested in the next retreat
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When you loosen up the mind and step out of the way, you make a piece of writing that only you could write. Fan the flames of your own inner genius at this delicious one-day…

  • Sunday, June 28 in Santa Cruz
  • Sunday August 23 in Berkeley
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Have you ever thought, “I’m going to sit down and write” but have been stifled by an internal critic? What if you were excited to sit down and write, able to reconnect to your own…

  • Starts June 30
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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…

  • Starts Aug 5, Wed afternoons
  • Starts Sept 17, Thur eves
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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…

  • Starts Sun Aug 16
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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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