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:

3 Online Classes to Choose From: Learn to Love the Writing Process Writing from the Subconscious Tuesday Evenings 6PM–8:30PM PDT starting April 19, 2022 Facilitated live on Zoom by instructor Andy Couturier. Join a small…

  • All Online Classes for Spring 2022
  • We are keeping our covid 19 discount on all classes
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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…

  • TWO DIFFERENT Spring Groups
  • • Thursday evenings: April 28, 2022
  • • Friday afternoons: April 29, 2022
  • (Sorry January classes are full)
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Wouldn’t you love to have FUN with writing?   Get beyond your fear of judgement, take risks, and restore a sense of joy to your writing process. Hello Friends, For years I’ve been developing and…

  • Tuesday evenings, April 19, 2022
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Infuse Your Writing with the Wisdom of the Subconscious Mind   Get beyond your fear of judgement, take risks, and restore a sense of joy to your writing process. Hello Friends, Last year I began…

  • Tuesday afternoons, starting May 17, 2022
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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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