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Writing with Consistency and Courage: Overcome Resistance & Strengthen Your Writing Practice

January 27 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST

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LIVE ON ZOOM | Part of our new series of longer writing workshops for in-depth learning and moments of creation within the class.

Feeling stuck or uninspired? Discover practical techniques for overcoming resistance and tapping creativity in this interactive workshop for all genres.

Success in writing—whether starting your story that longs to be written, joyfully adding pages, being surprised by the muse’s gifts, or publishing your masterpiece—isn’t determined only by talent, connections, or even craft. Success depends on consistency and courage. These qualities aren’t flashy, but they work. The good news is that everyone can develop and strengthen them.

Writing with Consistency and Courage is designed for writers at any level who are looking to begin a new project, resume an old one, overcome obstacles in a work-in-progress, or surprise themselves with a forward leap.

In this workshop, we’ll explore why and how consistency and courage count for more than talent or craft when it comes to starting, finishing, and polishing drafts. You will be guided to examine what courage and consistency mean for your writing and learn practical tools for getting to and staying at the page, overcoming resistance, and tapping into and trusting your creative intuition. You’ll set achievable goals for making incremental progress and identify ways of meeting those goals.

Finally, you’ll compose new work in response to prompts, generating momentum to carry you into your next writing session. We won’t share what we write, but we’ll gather in a spirit of curiosity and generosity to support our own and each other’s writing. There will be plenty of time for questions.

In this 3-hour workshop, you will:

  • EXPLORE and define what courage and consistency mean for your writing
  • DEVISE strategies for writing more boldly and regularly
  • LEARN and EXPERIMENT with techniques for overcoming resistance to writing
  • PRACTICE bravery and trust your creative intuition while crafting new work

This workshop is for:

  • writers of all genres
  • writers who want to establish or recommit to a regular writing habit
  • writers who resist diving deeply into raw or difficult material
  • writers who could use an inspiring nudge to begin or finish the work they dream of completing

Closed captioning is available. ✔

Think you might miss a class? No worries, a replay will be available.


Tamara Dean Author & PresenterTAMARA DEAN‘s stories and essays have appeared in The American Scholar, Creative Nonfiction, The Georgia Review, The Guardian, One Story, Orion, The Southern Review, Story Magazine, and other publications. Her essay collection, Shelter and Storm, is forthcoming in 2025. She’s also the author of a book on sustainable living, The Human-Powered Home, and bestselling college textbooks on computer networking. She earned an MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts. Several of her pieces have been nominated for Pushcart Prizes and “Slow Blues” was named a 2021 National Magazine Award finalist. 

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We understand that life can get in the way of your plans. We want you to be able to get the most out of your course, and our refund policy is designed to balance your need for flexibility with our deadlines and obligations to our teachers.

Before the first class, you may request a refund  (less a $25 processing fee).

Please keep in mind that no refunds will be issued after Friday, January 26th, 2024.

Questions? Please email


January 27
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST
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