Initiate, Create, and Persist–How to Finally Start and Sustain Your Writing Project

with Joan Staffen

April 5th - April 26th, Wednesdays, 6:00 - 8:00 pm


This class will be for those who are thinking of or just starting or stuck somewhere in the beginning-middle of writing a book, but who need support and inspiration to take the leap into sustained writing. We will use the principals of the Artist Way, Nina Amir’s Creative Visualization for Writers, and Jordan Rosenfeld’s book, A Writer’s Guide to Persistence, to help us begin our journey.

Each week we will do writing exercises, review progress, clear creative blocks, share our work, receive supportive feedback, and set intentions for the following week. We will create a plan, set a writing schedule, and take your writing to the next level. You will feel renewed, inspired, and excited, and have the energy and tools to move forward with your writing project. Come join us as together we nourish and support each other on our creative path.

Joan Rose is a writer, artist, and creative coach dedicated to assisting others rediscover their purpose, stay on their life path, and complete their creative projects. A facilitator of the Julia Cameron’s Artist Way for fifteen years, she helps her clients recover, visualize, plan, and actualize their dreams. She is the author of the memoir Swimming the Inner Ocean and the book of poetry, Catching You, Catching Me, Catching Fire. Currently, she lives and works at the Tannery Arts Lofts in Santa Cruz, CA where she helps with marketing, events, and classes for the “Catamaran Literary Reader.” For more information please see Joan Rose’s website at and her video trailer, “Swimming the Inner Ocean” or call Joan Rose Staffen at 831 251-0866.