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The Yin and Yang of a Writer's Life

  • Sunday, September 17, 2023
  • 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
  • via Zoom



The Yin and Yang of a Writer's Life

***All times are listed as EST ***

This is an intensive writing workshop that deals with the yin and yang of a writers’ life— the intuitive, interior creative side and the logical, external marketing side. We will cover both the WHY-TO and the HOW-TO of our craft, since it is the fusion of both that leads to creative combustion and commercial success. This one’s for you if you want to bring your creativity to a whole new level, find out where your inspiration has been hidng, sharpen your focus and voice, and decide, once and for all, what you’re really up to here.

Some of the areas we will cover include:

  • Getting clear on why you’re writing and who are your readers
  • Finding your voice and trusting its authority no matter what you’re writing
  • Approaching your writing as a spiritual practice
  • Knowing how to sustain your enthusiasm & where to go when you need help
  • Wrestling with the publish/self-publish/do I need an agent conundrums
  • Using every avenue for creating your platform, growing your audience and expanding your creative reach

Jan Phillips is a writer, teacher, photographer and activist. She has made a one-woman peace pilgrimage around the world, travelled across country as a photojournalist, co-founded Syracuse Cultural Workers (publishers of artwork for peace and justice), and founded Livingkindness Foundation which has built a computerized learning center in a Nigerian village. Jan is the author of 10 award-winning books and publisher of the photo-memoir Born Gay. Her books include Creativity Unzipped, No Ordinary Time, Finding the On-Ramp to Your Spiritual Path, The Art of Original Thinking, Divining the Body, Marry Your Muse, God is at Eye Level, Making Peace, and A Waist is a Terrible Thing to Mind.
Jan has taught writing at the International Women’s Writing Guild Summer Conference for 23 years. Visit her websites: and .

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