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Breaking Through

A workshop for writers who want to find their way (back) to the page

When: Thursday, July 15, 2021 at 10-11am Pacific /

12-1pm Central /

1-2pm Eastern / 7-8pm Central European

Where: Online, via Zoom



"A writer is a person for whom writing is more difficult than it is for other people."

—Thomas Mann

If you laughed with recognition when you read that quote, then this workshop is for you.

As a writer, I'm guessing you're well-acquainted with the Resistance that pops up when you try to do your most meaningful work. I know I am. 

As a result, I've spent a lot of time and energy between my first and second books researching—and practicing—ways to write through this Resistance. 

In this workshop, I want to share what I've learned as we talk through the challenges you're facing in your writing practice. 

Sometimes a gentle nudge is all it takes to help you break through your creative blocks. This workshop is designed to give you that nudge.




This workshop is also for you if...

...You want to experience the power of articulating what you're working on—and the solace in sharing what's holding you back.

...You want your writing to feel less like a struggle and more like a source of nourishment.

...You've started a book or large-scale writing project and have a clear sense of the story / ideas you want to share.
...You're ready to clear a path toward completing your manuscript.


How it works

Each of us will share a brief summary of what we're working on. Then we'll individually outline our greatest creative challenge right now. 

After that, we'll share suggestions and ideas for working through whatever might be holding you back, either in your writing practice or your craft.  


What you'll gain

  • Support and encouragement from fellow writers
  • The opportunity to learn from creative peers
  • Ideas to help you move through Resistance 
  • Suggestions to help you break through your particular creative challenge(s)
  • The motivation to return to the page


There is no fee for this workshop, and there are just 4 spots available. To reserve yours, contact me.


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About me

I'm an internationally published author, editor, and writing coach who is passionate about helping people find their way into the deeper recesses of their writing practice. In addition to having written for The Guardian, NPR Berlin, and New York magazine, I'm the creator of Taxi Gourmet, an award-winning blog that's generated media coverage in major outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and the BBC. 

My first book, Driving Hungry (Vintage, 2016), is a travelogue that "recalls [Hemingway's] A Moveable Feast," according to Canada's National Post. O, The Oprah Magazine, called it "sparkling." I'm currently writing a novel.