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We run Inspirational, heart-centered creative-writing workshops in Los Angeles and we offer private coaching for writers worldwide who are serious about completing a draft.

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We support, encourage, and inspire writers of all genres. We’ve helped many writers establish or reestablish a productive and creative mindset, fill their pages, and learn their craft. We don't believe in the tough-love approach. We believe in empowering writers to explore their craft.

Supportive

We only pick leaders who lead with love. We hire exceptional group leaders who are adept at engaging small groups of writers. We screen them for their expertise, their diplomacy, and their belief in positive reinforcement. We believe writers need a safe space to grow.

Personal

Our workshops are never about lectures with hundreds of people. Instead, our workshops are always small and geared toward individual attention. We also offer one-on-one coaching for writers working on a first draft or editing for writers with a completed manuscript.

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Upcoming Workshops

  • Get Writing Again - Email Course
    • Get Writing Again
      December 1, 2018 - December 31, 2019
      8:00 am - 11:00 pm

    Get back into a daily writing habit with our Get Writing Again email course. Get one email per day with a fun writing exercise and a coaching step to keep you writing. More Info

  • Writing Workshop Gift Certificates
    • Gift Certificate
      December 10, 2018 - December 31, 2019
      11:00 am - 1:30 pm
      - You can purchase a gift certificate at any time. Your recipient can choose which workshop they'd like to attend.

    Give one of our workshops as a gift. More Info

  • Short Story Workshop - Sat., 12/15/18
    • Short Story Workshop - Dec 15
      December 15, 2018
      11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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    Whether you want to write a single short story, or a series of interconnected stories, a short-story collection, or even a novella, this workshop will help you generate new ideas while you examine the classic short story. More Info

  • Personal Essay and Memoir Workshop - Sat., 12/15/18
    • Memoir Workshop 12/15
      December 15, 2018
      2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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    Part generative and part critique, this bi-weekly memoir workshop welcomes writers who have already begun a memoir or essay project as well as writers who have a project in mind but have yet to begin writing. More Info

  • Sunday Creative Writing Workshop 12/16/18 - 11am
    • Sunday 12/16
      December 16, 2018
      11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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    Tap into your creative side, write work that will surprise you, and learn a few things along the way. Generate new writings from original prompts every Sunday. More Info

  • Sunday Creative Writing Workshop 12/16/18 - 2:30pm
    • Sunday 12/16
      December 16, 2018
      2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
      - Click on the calendar icon to save the date.

    Tap into your creative side, write work that will surprise you, and learn a few things along the way. Generate new writings from original prompts every Sunday. More Info

  • Sunday Creative Writing Workshop 12/23/18 - 11am
    • Sunday 12/23
      December 23, 2018
      11:00 am - 1:30 pm
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    Tap into your creative side, write work that will surprise you, and learn a few things along the way. Generate new writings from original prompts every Sunday. More Info

  • Sunday Creative Writing Workshop 12/23/18 - 2:30pm
    • Sunday 12/23
      December 23, 2018
      2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
      - Click on the calendar icon to save the date.

    Tap into your creative side, write work that will surprise you, and learn a few things along the way. Generate new writings from original prompts every Sunday. More Info

  • Short Story Workshop - Sat., 12/29/18
    • Short Story Workshop - Dec 29
      December 29, 2018
      11:00 am - 1:30 pm
      - Click on the calendar icon to save the date.

    Whether you want to write a single short story, or a series of interconnected stories, a short-story collection, or even a novella, this workshop will help you generate new ideas while you examine the classic short story. More Info

  • Personal Essay and Memoir Workshop - Sat., 12/29/18
    • Memoir Workshop 12/29
      December 29, 2018
      2:30 pm - 5:00 pm
      - Click on the calendar icon to save the date.

    Part generative and part critique, this bi-weekly memoir workshop welcomes writers who have already begun a memoir or essay project as well as writers who have a project in mind but have yet to begin writing. More Info

Nicole, I want to thank you for your thought provoking and active participation as the facilitator of this incredible 15-Day experience! I began this workshop with lots of apprehension which was similar to how I tackled my writing, unfortunately. But, with your energy and tenacious daily prompts and up-to-the minute feedback, I was able to defeat the writers block that I often found myself in! I’ve been writing everyday since your workshop and I’m happy to say that I have actually completed two articles that I am preparing to submit for publication! I am incredibly grateful to have had this opportunity. Thank you so much for your enthusiasm, professionalism, and mindful energy that you brought to this 15-Day challenge! I’m actually considering doing it a second time!

Deb G.

I came to this course with 20-odd pages of tired material, a clichéd main character, and no idea how to map out my novel. Despite having two decades of experience as a magazine features writer, I was stumped on how to organize and sustain compelling long form fiction. Less than six weeks later, I have a complete outline and a solid second take on several important scenes.
If you’re serious about finishing your first draft, sign up for this class. Nicole will be a generous advocate for your work. She’ll honor your personal creative process and she will ask you all the hard questions at just the right time.

D.M.

This is the best writing organization you will find!! I'm from Michigan and contacted Nicole about private coaching in 2015. Our first meeting/consultation was incredible. I felt like we had been friends in a past life. Nicole is genuine and is truly an expert in the craft.

We met via "Zoom" during our sessions, and she allowed me enough time to finish my edits and set up a meeting when I was ready. In terms of experience, she meets you where you are. She listens and edits carefully to fully understand what you need to do in order to move forward. In the sessions, we had a dialogue. She was not preaching to me or lecturing. Her unique ability to explain and teach helped me retain the information she gave me.

I was self-taught until I met Nicole. She helped transform my writing in ways I cannot describe. I am proud to say that in 2016 I published a chapter Nicole helped me edit from my upcoming novel for an impromptu reading. The feedback I received from the audience was magical. Word has spread, and friends are still asking for copies.

As writers, it is up to us to put our best foot forward and own our craft. Nicole helped me find that confidence and own it. Not only does she teach, she believes in you. And to me, that is greater than any lesson someone can offer.

I would recommend LA Writers Group to any writer serious about the art. (I brag about the organization every chance I get)

Nicole S.

Sharing a new testimonial from a First Draft Incubator workshop attendee:

I came to this course with 20-odd pages of tired material, a clichéd main character, and no idea how to map out my novel. Despite having two decades of experience as a magazine features writer, I was stumped on how to organize and sustain compelling long form fiction. Less than six weeks later, I have a complete outline and a solid second take on several important scenes.
If you’re serious about finishing your first draft, sign up for this class. Nicole will be a generous advocate for your work. She'll honor your personal creative process and she will ask you all the hard questions at just the right time.

D.M.

It is always a pleasure to gather in this intimate setting with a few writers who want to read literature, together. In this sacred space, we go further and higher when we read out-loud and talk about what makes a particular piece so moving. Then, we can all come alive with inspiration!

F.M., Los Angeles

It was a great experience and one that needed. I haven’t picked up a “pen” in a creative writing journey in many months. The 15 days motivated me to write and I’m glad to report that it’s only wet my appetite. I fell in love with the creative process again. Nicole, you’re awesome. I liked all of the prompts and the feedback from Nicole and others in this challenge. Also, getting to read others writing touched me too. So much talent out there. Thank you, thank you.

Jacqueline K.

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