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"Get in the habit of welcoming your own words. You are making a map of the days you live." - Naomi Shihab Nye

I have been leading writing workshops, both live and online, since 2010. I believe we all carry an innate intelligence for story-gathering and storytelling, and that making these stories manifest into pieces of writing can happen in a gentle, welcoming setting. In this spirit, I guide students through simple, often playful exercises and activities that help strengthen their creative instincts in order to develop a writing practice that sticks. I also work one-on-one with those who need more accountability, feedback, and personal attention with their creative projects. My classes offer the opportunity to let loose and take risks in order to navigate the stories that matter, and at the heart of my teaching and facilitating work is a commitment to telling the truth with compassion and support. Below are my upcoming online classes, which are open to both new and seasoned writers.

100 Words for 100 days
from 25.00

September 26, 2017-January 4, 2018

Join me for up to 100 days (choose in increments of 10 days) to explore this surprisingly rich and expansive exercise in brevity. Each morning, you'll receive a single-word writing prompt in your inbox, and you'll have a chance to share your up-to-100-word responses in a private online classroom space with other participants. Enjoy creative camaraderie while navigating your writing practice. 100 Words offers an opportunity to practice efficiency with your language, as well as helping you refine and edit your work. You'll find a surprising freedom in the act of paring down! (And I'll be writing right along with you!)

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The Clearing Begins: An Introduction to Editing Your Work
from 275.00

This 4-, 6-, 8-, or 12-session writing exchange will give you the opportunity to work one-on-one with me to hone your editing skills. Here's how it will work:

Once a week, you'll send me a piece of writing (up to 750 words) that you would like help revising, along with your top concerns and questions about the piece. I will read your work and offer detailed feedback, including the "what," "why," and "how" of my editing recommendations, and send the piece back to you. 

Whether you've got some writing in your desk drawer (or on your desktop screen) that could use another pair of eyes, new work that needs fine-tuning, or you're looking to upgrade your creative output with some critical editing skills, this is a wonderful way to approach your words with a fresh perspective that will energize and inform your entire writing process. 

4 sessions: $275
6 sessions: $375 (save $37.50)
8 sessions: $475 (save $75.00)
12 sessions: $725 (save $100.00)

Choose your own start date and timeline by emailing me at hello@mayastein.com.

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Announcing a new opportunity for creatives!

I MADE THIS! A creative accountability program for doers, darers, and dreamers
from 375.00

Registration opens Tuesday, October 10, 2017.

I believe everyone has the capacity to meet their intentions with action, but we each have a highly personal set of circumstances, ideas, rituals, and behaviors specific to our creative practice and process. "I MADE THIS" is an accountability experience designed exclusively for people itching and ready to move their creative project toward completion, and my goal as its facilitator is to create and support an environment that celebrates progress in all forms.

"I MADE THIS" activities include developing a personal "playbook" to strategize successful goal-setting, once-weekly assignments, mid-week pep talks sent to your inbox, inspiration to fuel your progress, scheduled one-on-one Skype/Google Hangout calls, optional group exchanges, and more!

Participants can choose to work together in a small group (facilitated by me), or in an one-one-one setting with me only. 

What are you doing, daring, or dreaming up? If you're looking for a productive, proactive, and positive navigational system to guide your project to its satisfactory finish, "I MADE THIS" is made for you.

10 spots available for small group option
5 spots available for one-on-one option

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