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Hi there! If you've been waiting for your next chance to join me for a month of reading and creative writing inspiration...

The next program runs August 6th through September 3rd

  • Registration is open until Monday July 30th (or until the program is full).
  • The cost of the program is 125 euros.
  • Early birds who register before July 16th get a free 30-minute writing consultation on Zoom. 

Want to know more?

If you're here to learn about the Slice of Life Program, you're in the right place. Just read on...


Need a little creativity in your writing?

Life throws us curve balls, possibilities, opportunities--that can leave you needing your writing for so many reasons: 

  • a job search,
  • a new business,
  • a blog,
  • an ambitious new writing project...

So many concrete reasons--to find your voice, your confidence, your creativity.  

But here's the thing: There's also THE reason to reinvent yourself as a writer...

Because, at the very heart of it, we don't just write to reinvent our writing.

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We write to reinvent ourselves.  

To capture the moments of our existence, to savor them--like precious slices of life. To make sense of them...or ultimately, give them meaning.

And if you write from that place?

There's no telling where your writing will take you.

 

You already know what you want:

  • A writing voice that sounds natural, like you, that shows all you're capable of.
  • Confidence in your writing--knowing you can count on your writing to deliver your best ideas to the world.
  • A creative, innovative, fresh way of telling your story.

You also know that once you find your voice and your confidence, there's no telling where your writing will take you. 

It's just a question of putting one foot in front of the other, right? 

You know you reinvent your writing through habit--showing up to write again and again.  And you're trying.  Trying to keep writing, to keep a journal...

 

But then those questions start piling up...

 
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Am I doing this right?

Is this any good?

Am I just making the same mistakes again and again?

What's my writing missing?

Or even--What should I write about!?!?!

 

 

And before you know it, you decide not to take that first step.  Or you decide to put it off for another day...

 

What if we did this together? What if it was...fun?

 
  • What if you sidestepped all those questions?
  • What if you traded stress for inspiration?
  • What if you connected your writing to your life--what matters to you?
  • What if you went straight for the beauty, the fun and the pleasure of writing?
  • What if you had a traveling companion on this leg of your writing journey? Someone to keep you inspired with weekly reading, writing prompts and specific feedback on your writing.  

That’s the way to start a writing habit you can keep up day after day. 

If you're going somewhere new with your writing.  And if you want to make that journey meaningful, fun, inspiring and truly yours...

I've designed a creative writing program just for you.

 Hi I'm Trisha.  I'm a writer, writing coach, book-lover and a Californian who lives in the South of France.  I've been writing...forever and teaching for 15 years.  I'd love to share your next writing adventure with you.

Hi I'm Trisha.

I'm a writer, writing coach, book-lover and a Californian who lives in the South of France.

I've been writing...forever and teaching for 15 years.  I'd love to share your next writing adventure with you.


Slice of Life Creative Writing Program

 

4 Weeks of Creative Writing Inspiration

This is a program designed to help you enjoy writing while you find your voice--in a way that fits your schedule.  Promise. It's fun and flexible and sure to get you writing.

And it's based on your life.  I want you to learn one of the most fundamental writer's tricks--capturing your own moments on the page.  Then I'll help you take those moments and weave them into longer pieces of writing...so you can start to tell your story.

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What's inside the Program?


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Weekly Reading Inspiration

Short stories, poems, novel excerpts delivered to your inbox every Monday.  I'll also give you some questions to consider as you read so that you're already finding inspiration--before you even start to write.

 


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Weekly writing prompts

Each week you'll get writing prompts to help you draw inspiration from your reading and you're life.  Brainstorming sessions to help you gather your ideas, and find your creativity. Flexible writing assignments so that you're inspired to write every time. 

Your writing projects that are short, sweet and flexible, so you can take the pressure off and focus on the fun of writing. Flexible length: 750-1000 words a week--it's up to you. 


Detailed feedback--for Every Assignment you Turn in.

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I'll send you detailed comments about each writing assignment you complete (through Google Docs) telling you exactly how you can improve your writing.  At the end of the program, you'll select your favorite piece of writing and turn in your revised copy for my comments. Because revising your work is one of the keys to reinventing your writing. 


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Complete Creative License:

I’ll give you reading inspiration and writing prompts, but you’re the writer.   You decide if you want to write a journal entry, character sketch, a poem, a personal essay or a piece of short fiction...  


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Someone right there with you--the whole way.

Not sure what to write next? Want to try something new...want to discuss the short story you just read?  Shoot me an email.  I'm here for you.


What will you get out of this program? 

 

A writing collection of polished pieces inspired by your life.

At the end of the course, you'll come away with a collection of your writing--the result of brainstorming, revising, feedback.  Our focus is on enjoying yourself and not 'results.' But it's common for participants in the Slice of Life Program to surprise themselves with what they write.  You'll want to hang on to this.  

 

A new writing habit.  A new way of seeing yourself--as a writer.

Once you develop a taste for using your reading and your life for inspiration and then seeing where your writing takes you, I think you’ll find you have a habit you can enjoy forever.

A habit that is fun and creative and that also helps you continue to reinvent yourself as a writer--since that’s what writers do.


Ready to take this journey together?

 

The next program runs May 28th-June 18th 

  • Registration is open until Tuesday May 22nd (or until the program is full).
  • The cost of the program is 125 euros.
  • Early birds who register before May 15th get a free 30-minute writing consultation on Zoom. 
 

What are people saying about this program?

I did hesitate to join the course in the first place. I was wondering if I would have enough time to complete my writing assignments. However, Trisha gave me lots of flexibility to choose the topic and turn in my writing. As my writings were all less than a page, I usually spent total 1-2 hours to complete and polish it. Practising writing two pieces each week worked really well for me.

The course has definitely changed the way I think about writing a journal. After each reading assignment, I thought about the way the author wove her story, the way she made the story vivid to me. With the writing prompt from Trisha, I found it was much easier than I had expected to choose the topic and tell my own story. After a few weeks practice, I’ve felt like I can express myself much easier in writing.

My favourite thing about this program is that Trisha is always there to guide me and address my questions and concerns. I love to read her comments and feedback. She is such a encouraging teacher! Trisha has not only corrected my writing, but also taught me why there is a better way to write it and how to make it sound more natural. She explained the same mistake that I had made tirelessly until I eventually got it right. The part of revising my writing is also one of my favourite things in this program. Revision is really helpful in correcting my writing mistakes, letting my ideas flow on the paper and making my story vivid.

Trisha is truly a wonderful teacher and friend who has guided me all the way in such a great learning journey. I would highly recommend this course to everyone.
— Emma Fang, Sydney Australia
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Is this program for you?

 

This program is for you if...

  • You want to begin a new journaling or writing habit--or you want to spice up your existing writing habit.
  • You want to reinvent your writing in a way that will change you too.
  • You want specific feedback on your writing.  (This can be anything from finding your ideas more easily, weeding out errors and weak words, or using creative writing techniques such as showing, not telling).
  • You want to gain inspiration from fiction, poetry and prose.
  • You want to explore writing and spark your creativity by using fun and sometimes unexpected techniques. 
  • You are a native speaker of English, a near-native speaker or an advanced speaker and writer of English. In some cases, upper-intermediate speakers of English can benefit from this program as well, but it's best to get in touch withe me before purchasing the course.  I can help you make sure if this class is suited for you. Get in touch using the form below.  

This program might not be for you if...

  • You're not willing to write and revise your work each week.
  • You don't enjoy fiction, poetry or creative writing. Or you're not open to trying these things out.  
  • You need help with writing for a specific purpose (emails, academic writing, your own writing project).  The Slice of Life Program is a great way to change your relationship with writing, to see yourself as a writer, to enjoy writing, or to become a better writer. But it won't tell you how to write an email...if your academic papers are well-organized or if that memoir your writing is compelling.  For that kind of question, it's best to approach this in a different way.

If you need help now with a writing project of your own, I also offer individual coaching for many kinds of writing. Get in touch with the form below.


Need to get in touch?

Still have questions about the program? 

Or maybe you're still not sure if the Slice of Life program is the best place of you? Get in touch.  Tell me about your writing goals and ask me your questions about the program. 

I'm happy to answer your questions and point you in the right direction.  

 

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