3-5, Middle school, High school, Teachers, Staff
Virtual or In-person
Creative Writing, Storytelling, Mindfulness, Journaling
ELA, The Arts
Writer’s Journal–Grades 3-8
Range for in-person or virtual:
$100 per session (45 – 60 minutes)
$500 for full day (multiple classes)
Writer’s Journal Residencies (Recommended 3-5 days)–Contact author for multiple day discount
Middle School/High School–Journaling for Healing/Self-awareness/Story
In-person or Virtual
Students provide their own journal or notebook
$115 per session (45-60 minutes) (Includes supplies)–Virtual $100
$550 for full day (multiple classes) (Includes supplies)–Virtual $500
Contact author for multiple day discount
Throughout the school year.
- Fictional Character development within the framework of brainstorming and a step by step story map.
- Journaling techniques and prompts for mindfulness, self-awareness, and story.
Program Descriptions (Virtual or In-person)
Write to be Healed–Journaling for Healing, Self-Awareness, and Story
Journaling encompasses fun forms of writing from recording daily events, goal setting, tracking, accountability, to do lists, and story. When connecting to self-awareness and mindfulness, it can be healing, transformative, and life changing. Journaling helps us figure out what matters and guides us to a life on wellness.
Examples of some topics
- Introduce Journaling
- Organizing/Planning Journal
- Prompts: Quotes, Photos
- Positive Inquiry
- Emotional Expression
The Writer’s Journal
Use writing examples from my series, The Puzzle Quests: Shimmer’s Eggs, Saving Atlantis, Sketchy Dinosaurs, Secret Treasures
Introduction: Create Characters
- Use of a photo prompt to develop a character (group participation)
- Physical description, such as hair and eye color, shape of face, gender, age, height, color of skin
- Emotion based on facial features
- Brainstorm what character loves or what is most important to them.
- What character wishes for
- What are their fears and what they are afraid will prevent that wish from coming true.
- Choose to use the current or different photo to create their own character using Creative Character Worksheet — Word Web
- Answer above and additional questions about character’s personality and how they react in situations.
- Pair and share characters with a partner
- Create plot based on what the character wants being prevented by their fear or outside barriers. Discuss conflict and ways to throw character into it as often as possible. Write the resolution and story ending. Learn how to move past getting stuck. Read story out loud when editing for effectiveness.
Activities based on grade, length of class, number of visits
Creative writing can be expanded to include setting, description, and finalized story based on number of workshops.
16 Carpenter Way
Clifton Park, NY 12065
Journaling for Stress Relief/Healing/Self-awareness/Personal Growth
Contact author for prices