If, as a writer, you feel the pain of banging your head against the wall with only a thin leather helmet while men in suits watch you and laugh, then you are not alone. Writing is full of a lot of THAT. It's embarrassing and humbling and overwhelming. I spent every morning of the last two years psyching myself up just to face the page for the day, to show up for the characters of my novel and tell their story. I'm offering another iteration of my online writing workshop for those of you who are banging your head against the wall. I'd like to offer some structure, some accountability, some positivity. We have a video conference Sunday nights and I give assignments through the week and check in on you to see how you're doing. It's not so scary! It's actually life-changing when you realize that you can command words on a page to tell stories and honor the whims of characters. http://nickjaina.com/modes-of-writing/
Do you want to be writing, but can't create the space in your day, can't quiet the inner critic, can't produce anything that rises above mundane journal entries? Do you need some accountability, inspiration, and structure? An 8-week online class might be the thing for you. I give you a theme for each week, based off a "mode" of writing that I have developed in my own research and experience. The goal is to allow the different parts of your psyche room to come out and not stifle it or think of yourself as crazy. You are not crazy. You have a unique perspective on the world. Writing is valuable to your own development, and the spread of new ideas is how we can improve the world. Join me Sundays or Mondays in October and November for the Modes of Writing online workshop.
The Modes of Writing: An 8 Week Online Workshop with Nick Jaina Focusing on the rather large gap in writing instruction that lies between inspiration and mechanics... How do we write consistently when we often find ourselves in different moods from hour to hour, when our focus shifts, when the words we write seem brilliant one moment and trite the next? Using guides from symbology like the Tarot, I've been working with an eight step process that rewards us for containing multitudes, than honors the craziness we all feel at times. Registering now for the August/ September session. Written correspondence with the group throughout the week. A video discussion Monday evenings that is recorded for those who can't make it. I aim to be an ally in your writing process. http://nickjaina.com/modes-of-writing
I teach writing because it is important work. It literally saves lives. When people read stories they identify with, they feel less crazy, less alone. When writers empathize with people and creatures different from them, they learn to be kinder to the world. If you want to feel less crazy, kinder, more grounded, please join me in a weekly writing workshop. It costs about the same as a yoga membership. I'd love to have you.
If you are trying to start a writing project, or you are in the midst of one, or you are trying to get your arms around a bunch of writing to pull it together, I want to help. I am offering special monthly subscriptions for one-on-one writing coaching and editing. Weekly check-in sessions by phone to give you direction, inspiration, and accountability. I am here at your service. http://nickjaina.com/writing-club/
Hello, I'd like to invite you to join my new writing club. It's a free email every week discussing the strange details of the writing process. How to harness the wilderness and ride it like a dragon. http://nickjaina.com/writing-club/
I'm teaching a workshop in Portland on June 24th with the brilliant mythologist and healer Olivia Pepper. We will talk about producing transformative writing in these crazy times. We have decided to make this class open to everyone of any economic means, which means if you want to come, name your price and come. Olivia will unspool some important, rare, and un-Googleable knowledge, so I strongly recommend you join us. https://app.arts-people.com/index.php?show=76763
I am looking for six brave people in Portland who want to get their writing project off the ground. I will be there for you, to connect the dots, inspire you, prompt you, make you snacks, soundtrack your writing sessions. http://nickjaina.com/writing-workshop/
I'm leading a writing workshop in Wichita, Kansas from March 4th to March 19th. http://nickjaina.com/
I'm hosting a 4-hour writing workshop this Saturday in Portland. Everyone is welcome to join, whether they studied writing in college or have always been unsure how to start. The focus is on getting over fears so that we can just write, and building structure and good habits so we can keep writing. http://nickjaina.com/writing-workshop/
My new album Brutal Lives is now available on Spotify, iTunes and everywhere digital albums are sold. A strange intimate experiment. Recommended if you like Broken Social Scene, James Blake. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/brutal-lives/id1143181635
Consider listening to the Nick Jaina Time podcast. It's for lovers of music and storytelling. "It's like Radiohead meets Radiolab." On Stitcher, Downcast, or subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/nick-jaina-time-podcast-nick/id1093967177?mt=2