Be a Writer!

When I was a child, my 8th grade English teacher — lovingly named Mr. Devine — had a wonderful and magical way of teaching his students about the power of words. He was the type of teacher you’d see in the movies — he made up songs to help us remember the parts of speech and what their jobs were, and he made us eager to be involved and present for the lessons. During quizzes and tests, we’d all be tapping our pencils, singing his songs to ourselves, to answer the posed questions. When he asked for volunteers to come up to the board to diagram a sentence, arms would be flapping in the air, each of us trying to raise ours higher than our neighbor’s in hope of being selected. I looked forward to his class every day. He was engaging, energetic, eager, and excited. Whoa, he’d be proud of my alliteration right there.

He made me hungry, at that young age, for more knowledge about the power of the written message, the order of words, and the pictures that could be painted with adjectives. Thanks to Mr. Devine, I went on to college to study Journalism and Writing. While working as the Managing Editor of a magazine for just under 10 years, I so enjoyed working with novice and experienced writers alike to help them overcome fears, blocks, and time constraints so they could move toward their goals of making writing more a part of their world.

Today, as a life coach and writing coach, I’m thrilled to be able to continue to do so. And now, it’s your turn!

Have you always dreamed of writing a book? Are you interested in blogging in an effort to share your message? Do you get stuck because you feel like you have nothing to say?

Can anyone really be a writer? The answer is YES! Whether you’re looking to do a blog, write articles for various magazines and other publications, or write a book and have it published, a big part of the process is knowing where and how to start.

I’d love for you to join me for a two-hour, interactive, discussion on Putting Yourself Out There — in Writing, being held on Thursday, March 4, 2010 from 7 PM-9PM ET, at Circles of Wisdom in Andover, MA. During this interactive workshop, we’ll be talking about common writing blocks, identifying underlying beliefs that are stopping you in your tracks, as well as the practical how-to knowledge of getting started, pitching your idea, and pursuing publication.

For only $35 per person, participants will leave with new-found confidence in their ability to share their writing, knowledge on how to do just that, an action plan to get, or keep, things rolling, as well as great resources related to publishing. Oh, and you’ll get a copy of the Parts of Speech jingle, too!

Class size is limited to 40 people, so be sure to register as soon as possible. To do so, visit Circles of Wisdom or call the store at (978) 474-8010. I look forward to seeing you there!

13 replies
  1. Nik
    Nik says:

    Kerri, it will be great if you could also offer an online version of the workshop for everyone interested in working with you around globe!

    • Kerri
      Kerri says:

      Hi Nik,
      Thanks for your note! Great idea, and yes, I do plan on conducting an online class on this as well — sometime in April. Stay tuned for details! Also, I will have several other online offerings coming up in the very near future.

  2. Jeri B
    Jeri B says:

    The class looks really interesting…..I was thinking the same thing as Nik……I’m in South Florida and will be looking forward to an online class! Heard about the class via Cheryl’s Facebook Page. I will most definitely stay tuned!

  3. Lisa
    Lisa says:

    I am a fan of your sister Cheryl! So agree with Nik. As a fledgeling blogger,amateur writer an resident of Cali, I too an in need of an on-lin writing class. Look forward to seeing your offerings soon!

  4. Kerri
    Kerri says:

    Thanks, Jeri and Lisa. Keep your eyes on my site. I will be offering this online as well in the very near future!
    Thanks for visiting!

  5. Roberta
    Roberta says:

    Hello Kerri

    Well I would love to attend your writing workshop , but like the others I am in Canada at the other end of the country…Geographically Not Able!
    I have kept a journal since I got my first diary at age 7 from my church as a Christmas gift .
    It has only been this past year that I have had the courage to put things on paper in a fictional way.
    Taken writing courses from time to time over the years. Do you ever come to Canada? I have met your sister before , very kind warm person.
    Take Care

    • Kerri
      Kerri says:

      Hi Roberta,

      Thanks for writing! How wonderful that you’ve been keeping a journal since such a young age. That’s some of the best practice for writing professionally.

      While I don’t have any current trips planned to Canada, keep your eye on my website here as I will be offering the writing workshop as a teleclass so it won’t matter your location. I am planning on holding in toward the end of March.

      Happy writing!

  6. Annette
    Annette says:

    Hi Kerri,

    I saw Cheryl live over a year ago in NYC. She was dynamic! Then I heard the two of you not too long ago on HayHouse Radio and I felt such a connection. Like the others who have responded to your workshop, I would definitely have to attend online-virtually you might say.
    I am checking the e-mail box so that you can let me know about other upcoming events.

    $35 is a great deal and I know that somehow I’ll be able to manifest whatever is necessary if I am to truly attend this or any other events in person.

    Thank you and be well,


    • Kerri
      Kerri says:

      Hi Annette,

      Thanks for stopping by and for your interest in the upcoming online writing class. Glad you’ve subscribed so you’ll be among the first to know when the date is set!

      Look forward to supporting you!


    • Kerri
      Kerri says:

      Hi Veronica,

      Be sure to subscribe to my newsletter to be among the first to be notified when the online writing class is being offered. I’d love to have you join us!

      Thanks for writing,

  7. Kathy
    Kathy says:

    Since I am currently unemployed and will have no time limitation in driving up to Andover, MA, I have signed up for your writing workshop. Hope it is a nice day for a drive… and I look forward to meeting you.


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