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:

5 Online Classes to Choose From:   Learn to Love the Writing Process Writing from the Subconscious Tuesday Afternoons, 12 Sessions Noon- 2:30 PM PDT starting Sept 12, 2023   Wouldn’t you love to have…

  • All Online Classes through December 2023
  • • Learn to Love the Writing Process
  • • Three Book Completion Groups
  • • An Online Home Retreat
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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 10-12, Friday 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…

  • • Tuesday evenings: October 10
  • • Thursday evenings: December 7
  • • Friday afternoons: December 8
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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 afternoons starting Sept. 12
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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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