The Muse Lab: A Playground for Women Writers

THE MUSE LAB ONLINE upcoming WORKSHOP SERIES:

COMING IN SEPTEMBER, 2024

Contact us to be on the waiting list, or register for the newsletter and be the first to know.

  • Are you ready to begin your writing journey, deepen your relationship with your practice, take it to the next level and/or claim your identity as a writer?
  • Are you feeling blocked, frustrated or unfulfilled with your writing? Do you crave the joy and freedom that comes from connecting with your true voice, your profound story?
  • Do you long to write more creatively, to burst beyond the confines of your comfort zone, self-judgment and societal expectation?
  • Are you tired of second-guessing yourself and over-editing?
  • Do you crave the inspiration, validation and accountability that a group of warm and creative women can provide? Would you like to develop meaningful relationships with other writers who can support you to spin your perspective, get you out of your head and grow your self-confidence?
  • Take your writing beyond your perceived limitations through methods developed to encourage you to dive into your practice. Receive the supportive feedback you need to step confidently into your writing identity.
  • Blast through your blocks with innovative prompts that get you writing in entirely new directions, with the encouragement of a group of like-minded women and an experienced mentor.
  • Flourish with creative abundance as you break out of ruts and courageously write your truth from the depth of your being. Experience the joy of surpassing your comfort zone and contacting your wild and unique wisdom.
  • Gain confidence in your innate writing intelligence and your wisdom to know when a piece is complete.
  • Connect at the level of heart and art with a dynamic and loving group of women writers.
The Muse Lab Online Workshop Series
Free Video-Intro Coming Soon!

Interested in joining this series but aren’t sure it’s for you? Check out the FAQ, and if you’re still uncertain, book a Zoom call with Marn

FAQ

How is each session structured?

We begin with a guided visualization to support women to centre and focus.

The check-in circle is an opportunity to really hear where each woman is coming from that day and follow her journey from week to week. This is a place to connect deeply before we dive into the creative process.

We write to a new prompt each week designed to deep-dive writers into their creative processes. Sometimes we use themes, i. e. spiritual surrender, emotional inheritance, inciting incidents, legacy and ascendence. 

Optional share circles provide opportunity for women to share their writing. The role of listeners is to support the writer and reflect on where they are moved and inspired by the piece.

“Group writing” occurs after the first share circle. Women choose a theme based on something that inspired them during the share. We write in 7-minute intervals, with pauses for share circles, but without commentary. Women’s writing becomes interconnected in magical ways as we cross-pollinate concepts!

I have never really written before: is this circle a fit for me?

The Muse Lab is for women writers, from beginner to professional. Because the prompts are versatile, women at any stage in the writing journey can benefit. However, women who feel more reticent about diving into the process might feel more at home in the Women’s Writing as Healing series.

I’m at a total standstill with my writing. What if I have nothing to write?

There is never any pressure placed on a participant to read her work after a prompt. Women are encouraged to listen to their hearts around when they are ready to write and share. That said, it is a demonstrated fact that all women eventually write in these workshops! If you are in a major block, the Women’s Writing as Healing series may be a better fit.

I’m working on a manuscript, and while I’m seeking a writing group, I don’t know if this will be a good use of my writing time.

Women often use the prompts from these workshops as creative fodder for their ongoing fiction, memoirs etc. In this way, they use workshop time to add to their manuscripts and have an opportunity to read from their new work in a supportive circle.

Full series

September 2024

Each 2-hour workshop includes a guided visualization/meditation; check-in circle; and inspiring writing exercises and prompts designed to connect us to our stories and our wild and unique wisdom. Own your writing voice! Beginner to advanced writers welcome.

Carefully curated weekly HomePlay assignments keep you writing between workshops.

As a celebration of their work in the program, the 7th workshop is a group reading and closing circle  where women may present a sample of the writing they did during the series. 

Please note that your on-screen presence is required during these workshops.

Workshops are capped at about 8 women to maintain intimacy.

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Pricing

Level I

$400: Full price

$350: Wise Woman Special: purchase within 24 hours of Free Intro

Level II

$640: Full price

$590: Wise Woman Special: purchase within 24 hours of Free Intro

Includes one complementary initial consult and two 60-minute writing coaching sessions within the six-week program timeline.

Level III

$760: Full price

$710: Wise Woman Special: purchase within 24 hours of Free Intro

Includes one complementary initial consult and three 60-minute writing coaching sessions within the six-week program timeline.

(Coaching sessions are billed at an exclusive package rate unavailable outside of the workshop combo.)

Writing coaching is for women who are seeking support and/or counsel at any stage in their writing process or project. Women choose the coaching option to deepen and strengthen their relationship with their writing and fire-up/advance their projects. They are matched with the warmth of a multi-genre writer, editorial consultant and energy therapist deeply familiar with the process of creative writing in all its joys and hurdles.

To register, please email with your workshop and date(s). Once your course is confirmed, you may register via e-transfer to marn@vancouverwritingcourses.com or by PayPal through this site.

Click on the links above to register for a Free Intro through Eventbrite, or contact us with your preferred date.

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What is the Muse Lab?

Muse Lab Workshops: After a check-in and short guided visualization, we’ll use innovative exercises and prompts to support you to dive into your practice; step into your writing identity; blast through blocks; flourish with creative abundance; write your truth from the depth of your being; contact your wild and unique wisdom; and gain confidence in your innate writing intelligence. You’ll connect at the level of heart and art with a loving group of women writers, receive supportive feedback, inspiration, validation and accountability.

Writing Coaching sessions: Personalized, in-depth support tailored to you and your writing needs. We will meet exactly where you are and work on the practical as well as the internal obstacles to your expression:

Take your writing to the next level; receive supportive feedback from an experienced writing coach on any aspect of your writing/project; get started on your project; receive organizational support for your project; engage in deeply personalized work around your writing vision/blocks; blast through ruts with personalized prompts; step into your writing identity; receive inspiration, validation and accountability; release stored trauma that is creating obstacles to your expression; experience the epiphanies that occur when we work at both the conscious and energetic levels