Spend a weekend in the embrace of your writing while learning important lessons that will sustain you as a writer. These lessons will help you create a strong writing practice and provide you with the tools you need to meet the challenges of the writing life.
Based on Dr. Maisel’s 5-Day Deep Writing workshops, which have been held worldwide (in Paris, London, Rome, Prague, New York, San Francisco, and elsewhere) and at all the major conference, retreat, and workshop centers (Esalen, Omega, Kripalu, Hollyhock, etc.), the Deep Writing Online Weekend Workshop will give you the chance to experience a Deep Writing workshop without the expense, time commitment, and travel costs of attending a live Deep Writing workshop.
And it works!
PRAISE FOR DEEP WRITING ONLINE
“Thank you so much for this incredibly effective teaching. It felt as if you were sitting in my living room coaching me in person. The results far exceeded my expectations. My takeaway from this weekend is that I CAN write stories. I am so grateful to have crossed path with you and for this writing experience. You’re the Best Teacher, ever!”—Tina McCoy
“Wow! I finished a rough draft of the book I’ve been working on—well done to both of us! I was amazed at what I got done. This could get to be a habit.”—Elena Greco
“I came into this online Deep Writing workshop with a general idea of what I wanted to write about. Halfway through the second day, I had a rough draft of many sections of a book. How astonishing and wonderful!”—Clare Thorbes
“What a great way to spend a weekend. I wrote about 5000 words and really, really liked the email format. There was no pressure, just guidance and the suggestions that I needed to spark an idea to life. The best part was that I did not have to leave home! It was fantastic.”—MaryAnn Burrows
Spend two focused days reconnecting with your writing. If you’ve always wanted to attend the live version, if you’re a fan of Dr. Maisel’s work, if you’re curious about how a weekend Deep Writing workshop might work online, or—most importantly—if you want to make great progress on your writing and learn what you need to know in order to flourish as a writer, this workshop is for you!
MORE PRAISE FOR DEEP WRITING ONLINE
“This weekend was more helpful than I could have imagined. The quietness and non-intrusion, along with the gentle frame of structure, was wonderful. Thank you. Your vigilance about holding this group in the way that you did was just what I needed. I will definitely sign up for this as a regular experience.”—Catherine Comuzzi
“A toast to you, Eric. Thank you for a superb weekend!”—Jean Goldberg
“I looked forward to this weekend with eagerness and a bit of skepticism. Could such a format really keep me engaged? But it did! Your emails, keeping us on track time-wise, writing-wise, and process-wise, and the thoughtful questions and information you provided, made this a truly meaningful experience. Thanks for giving those of us who can’t attend your live deep writing workshop the chance to have this powerful and deep experience.”—Becky DeGeorge
“What a day this first day was. I have been so neglecting my novel and getting back to it was so difficult at first. I felt rusty and sluggish; but after ten minutes I perked right up. Now it’s my clear intention to complete the final draft of my novel. Thank you again. And my wonderful husband is taking me out for curry tonight to celebrate my first day back at the novel.”—Margaret McCoy
“I’ve attended three of Dr. Maisel’s European Deep Writing workshops. They never fail to center my writing practice and bring my current project into sharp focus. This weekend’s online workshop was no exception! I was surprised at how effective the email format was and I look forward to the next online session.”—Ron Wheatley
“Part of my closing ceremony is to thank you. I’m a poet who stopped writing about 15 years ago and it has been very hard to start again. I made it to the end of the fifth writing set today!! And I will be back tomorrow!”—Clelie Rich
“I loved everything about the online writing retreat: the pearls of wisdom, the scaffolding of writing prompts, the ways in which you had us engage in acts of self-care. I don’t usually compose the kinds of endorsements that end up as testimonials, but I still wanted to write to say — I loved it!”—Andrea Mozarowski
“SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!”—Janice Meris-Oliver
What You Need
+ Internet connection and email capability
What You Don’t Need
+ You don’t need to know for sure what you’re working on. Come with a current project; or, if you don’t have a current project, the workshop will help you discover it!
+ You don’t need to be at any particular stage of the writing process. This workshop is for writers at every stage and every level. Whether you’ve written half-a-dozen books or haven’t started your first short story yet, this workshop is for you.
+ You don’t have to do any particular sort of writing. The workshop is for folks working on novels, nonfiction books, memoirs, screenplays, stage plays, essays, academic articles, blog posts, poetry, etc.
What Won’t Happen
+ There will be no sharing or critiquing of what you’ve written. That’s a feature of the five-day Deep Writing workshops that writers especially appreciate. It makes for an especially safe and productive environment.
This and That
+ Get dressed or write in your pajamas. You will be at home!
+ You do not need to connect via Zoom, Skype, or in any similar way. The workshop is email-based.
+ If you’ve ever wanted to lead an online workshop, see how this model works!
+ This is a great chance to work with Dr. Maisel without having to make the large commitment that attending a live workshop requires.
We can’t wait to see you aboard!
Later this year, this weekend workshop will become a self-paced program perfectly suited to every schedule. Look out for it!