Writing Studio

Studio Team

Writing Consultants 

 

Adam

he/him/his

I believe that writing is the way that we communicate with the world.


 Ashely

she/her/her

I believe that writing allows us to do what Audre Lorde imagined, which is to envision what has not yet been.


 Bianca

she/her/hers

Writing requires cultivation. Don't stress out trying to write a perfect first draft. 


 Erika

she/her/hers

Safe Zone: Education Part One Certified

I love the power that good writing has to forge connections between people. The process of reading and writing stories helps us empathize with people who are different than us. Now more than ever, I don't think we should be overlooking that.


 Hannah

she/her/hers or they/them/their(s)

Safe Zone: Education Part One Certified

Reading and writing are both acts of empathetic reaching for me. Empathetic writing is one of the most powerful ways for us to be less alone and disconnected in our experiences.


 James

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Safe Zone: Education Part One Certified

My favorite aspect of writing is the entire process of developing an idea through the brainstorming stage and then turning it into something that is polished and fully formed.


 Jennifer

she/her/hers

Safe Zone: Education Part One Certified

Words can change the course of history, for better or for worse. Just ask Marie Antoinette.


 Kimber

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Safe Zone: Education Part One Certified

As trite as it may sound, writing opens doors. I truly believe that being able to write well is one of the most valuable skills a person can cultivate. Cooking is a close second.


 Lesley

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If a writer is able, try leaving your draft for a day before returning to it for revisions and editing. By giving yourself some distance from your writing, you are more likely to see the mistakes or issues present in your draft when you return to it.


 Leslie

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Safe Zone: Education Part One Certified

I love that the process of writing is as beneficial as the result, because it promotes self-awareness and creative reflection. Great writing often outlasts the author and becomes a touchstone for future generations.


 Mare

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Safe Zone: Education Part One Certified

Writing is a way to explore and to express what it is to be human. As we go through the writing process, we can become more connected to ourselves and to others.


 Nick

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Safe Zone: Education Part One Certified

Writing can be expressive, emotional, informative, inspirational, affecting, humorous, or mundane. The same written language can be used to text our friends and archive events. Though not all of us will be successful and revered novelists, we should all be capable of conveying our thoughts effectively, and with precision.


 Rasha

she/her/hers

"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect." ― Anaïs Nin


 Tamesha

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Safe Zone: Education Part One Certified

Writing can eloquently paint pictures with words. It can create worlds that only exist in the mind.


 Tiffany

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I like that writing allows you to have a voice even when you cannot be heard. I believe it's both a powerful and purposeful way to connect with people, develop understanding, and create order in every aspect of our lives.


 Tyler

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Safe Zone: Education Part One Certified

Anyone can learn how to write, but it takes some of us a little bit longer to figure out our process.