Speaking FREEly

Lurking behind every set of eyes is a story. Some unfold effortlessly, intriguing you and drawing you in until you crave more. But what about that story that is held captive behind the eyes of its creator? That is the story I'm seeking to set free. During November I'm offering to teach and motivate four … Continue reading Speaking FREEly


It is that time again! Every November a group of people across the nation (and perhaps around the world) take on a writing challenge. It is National Novel Writing Month, better known as NaNoWriMo. I'm going to use November as a time to progress on my current novel, Sword of the Butterfly, book II of … Continue reading NaNoWriMo

Literary Clay in November

I'm gearing up again for the Literary Clay series to be held at Launching Success in Bellingham, WA. Check out the new Literary Clay tab on this site for more information. This series will be aimed toward the high school homeschooler. More sessions inviting a broadened audience will be coming in the future. Cheers! Shai

Driving Progress

The theme of the summer seemed to be 'driving' as we rolled along the Pacific Northwest highways in slow progression halfway across the country. I have always loved a good road trip, but using both hands to keep a car on the road is somewhat prohibitive to the writing process. The summer was amazing - … Continue reading Driving Progress

Literary Clay Workshop

Introducing the Literary Clay online creative writing workshop! Early registration is $15. After May 1st, the price will be $20. At either price you will receive valuable coaching and practical guidance with various assignments, writing prompts, and training sessions. I hope to 'see' you there! (Register on the Events tab)