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Slipper Camp: Home


I’d like to invite you to my next available Slipper Camp.

The topic: Home.

Home is a breathtakingly universal need. After her great adventure, Dorothy realized, “There’s no place like home.” Robert Frost wrote, “Home is the place where, when you have to go there, they have to take you in.” Home might be where the heart is. It might be a person, a pet, a place… you name it. I’ve often felt hiraeth: a longing for a home that never was.

I hope you will be 1 of 10 writers who will receive 3 illustrated prompts about HOME every OTHER morning for 20 days along with daily writing tips and coaching suggestions. You will be writing 1,000 words (2 pages) on 1 of the 3 daily prompts and sending it to me by midnight every OTHER day. I will read them each day and we will talk about your writing at the end of Slipper Camp.

PM me for cost of tuition.
Limit: 10 writers
Starts: November 13th ends December 1st
Please let me know if you’re interested in joining us.
Payment secures your spot.


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Slipper Camp – Freedom

Dear Writers,

FREEDOM is the topic of my next online writing Slipper Camp (Starts February 12th, ends 20 days later.)

FREEDOM. If you click on the photo above you’ll see what inspired me to create this particular Slipper Camp.

FREEDOM. We’ll be writing at a heightened time, a critical time in our lives and the life of this country. We’ll be writing about freedoms we celebrate; freedoms that have been denied to us or to others; our personal journeys from slavery to freedom or vice versa; times we’ve longed for freedom for ourselves and others; times we’ve fought for freedom and won or lost.

FREEDOM. There’s so much to write about.

Slipper Camp will be the same format as always – 10 writers will receive 3 illustrated prompts about FREEDOM every OTHER morning for 20 days along with daily writing tips and coaching suggestions.

You’ll be writing 1,000 words (2 pages) on 1 of the 3 daily prompts and sending them to me by midnight every OTHER day. Whenever I get your words I’ll read them. At the end of Slipper Camp we’ll set a one-hour call to talk about your writings.

Hundreds of writers have taken this structured online writing course over the past 9 years. They say the combination of structure and accountability has yielded some of their best writing. Books, screenplays, a play, two novels, memoirs and numerous published articles have been generated in Slipper Camps.

Please join us. I’d love to read your words. Limited to 10 writers.

Tuition: $200

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Slipper Camp: My Travels and Inner Journeys

My next online writing Slipper Camp – My Travels and Inner Journeys – begins on April 2nd. I was inspired by this image.

We will be writing about our outer and inner journeys. As always, you can stay home and write in your pjs and slippers. As always, if you enroll you will receive 3 prompts a day (every other day) for 20 days. As always, you will write 1,000 words on a prompt of your choosing and send it to me. Please join us. You can email me for details  at (or join the Facebook event here).



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Thinking About Last Week

The Fourth Annual February Writing Retreat (this year in Cambria) was the most terrific of all. Out of respect for the Cambria 6, some of whom are Facebook-averse writers, here they are, backs to me, watching the sun go down. Bonded by stories and laughter and tears, great meals, writing sessions, shopping! and a final caper that sent us all home with a huge grin. Thank you, my writers. You know who you are. What a glorious time we had together.

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Third Annual Writing Retreat in Ojai


Finally posting wonderful photos of the gorgeous women who came to my THIRD ANNUAL WRITING RETREAT IN OJAI.10341892_10152545002835957_2127713653081183385_n

I was honored to lead a very special group of magnificent, honest, deep writers at the at Pepper Tree Retreat in Ojai.


Thank you Ladies- You carved out the time to tell us about the worlds within you, wrote your hearts out, shared your stories, braved the rain, ate (and ate), did yoga, took walks, talked (and talked) and laughed.



By the end of our magical weekend we’d had a joyous, intense, magnificent time – thanks to all of you great writers!