About your writing coach
About The Show
A writing coach in your headphones! Every week, Sara introduces you to a new writer, their work, and their practice. The podcast ends with a prompt to spark your creativity.
About Writing Prompts
Tools to get you started, prompts should provide freedom. Try setting a timer for 6 or 8 minutes and then just dive in. Don't edit - it doesn't have to be good. You just need to write for a few minutes. It doesn't have to be about the prompt either. Just keep writing.
About Your Writing Coach
encourager of would-be writers
“I wish I was a writer.”
It was a sunny day and an old friend and I were lounging on a restaurant patio, eating tacos and catching up. We hadn’t seen each other in years, and I was surprised to hear that she wasn’t writing anymore.
“You are a writer,” I said. “You just need to write.”
We started getting together (usually with cheese and crackers and fruit and sparkle water), playing around with writing prompts and encouraging each other to explore. Then other women wanted to join in. Then they wanted workshops. And for me to be their writing coach. Then I realized that I needed a way to support more of the students who were coming to me, and the podcast was born.
We all feel like imposters sometimes.
I majored in English in college, and had journals full of scribbles that I never showed anyone. I applied to seven different graduate schools and received seven rejection letters. I assumed that this meant that I wasn’t good enough. So, I gave up on being a writer.
Then I was having lunch with writer Kathy Giuffre when she told me:
“There are three things that cause people to take you seriously. Being a man. Having a degree. And doing the work.”
I was too scared to apply to grad school again, and decided that dismantling the patriarchy was going to take too long. So, I decided the easiest place for me to start would be to do the work. I began writing for myself again, delving into a huge project that fascinated me. After a few months, I grew the courage to apply to graduate school (for the second time, 14 years later), and was accepted. I earned an MFA in Creative Nonfiction, and discovered my passion for helping adults access their creativity through being a writing coach.
Let’s do the work together.
Most of us having writing wounds that we are struggling to overcome in order to feel like we are good enough or deserve to write.
Creating a safe space for you to explore writing is what I do. It’s who I am. And I’m honored that you’re here to explore with me.