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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.

Kind

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

  • 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
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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 - 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

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.

I’m new to creative writing, and the 15 Day Challenge taught me so much! The daily prompts provided a journey of self exploration, and insight into new ways of bringing a story to life. Having the on-line community was invaluable. Seeing how others handled an exercise, helped me grow even more. I feel inspired to continue writing everyday. Thank you Nicole, for a wonderful experience!!

Frances S.

If you are a writer who feels discouraged, uninspired, unproductive, and unmotivated, I cannot recommend this challenge enough. Before I took the 15-day challenge I felt crippled by writer's block and disappointed in myself for my lack of productivity. But through a series of relaxing and explorative prompts, the 15-day challenge allowed me to gradually untangle my writer's block, clear my mind, and remember why I love writing. Since I finished it, I now complete a writing prompt almost every day on my own. And instead of looking at that first blank page with dread and doubt, I now see it as an adventure. This challenge will change your attitude about writing for the better and rekindle your passion for the craft. It's more than worth the money. Don't hesitate!

Kaitlyn M.

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.

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.

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

Writing Workshops in Los Angeles

In-person creative writing workshops in Los Angeles, CA
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