From a Nugget of Truth to the Gold of a Finished Manuscript:
Memoir & Literary Non-fiction
NEW SESSION: January 13, 2022 – June 23, 2022
At the heart of every story lies the gold of discovery—a nugget of truth, beauty and transformation that changes both writer and reader forever.
What’s not always clear is how to translate our lived wisdom to the page.
From my two+ decades as an award-winning author, ghostwriter and book coach, I’ve crafted a process for mining the beauty and darkness of our sometimes messy lives for that flash of insight or the slow burn that one day becomes revelation.
This is the work of Literary Alchemy: to dig and sift and work with both obstacles and elements to reach beyond the story you think you’re writing to unearth the essential story that is only yours to tell. And when you’re done, you will not only hold a finished manuscript in your hands, but you will confidently call yourself a writer and emerge stronger, wiser and profoundly changed by the process.
ABOUT YOUR WRITING COACH: Kristin Kaye holds an MFA in Creative Writing and is an award-winning author, ghostwriter and book coach. Books include her novel TREE DREAMS (‘Superbly written’…Kirkus Reviews, Winner 2018 Int’l Book Awards, Finalist Indie Book Awards) and her memoir IRON MAIDENS: The Celebration of the Most Awesome Female Muscle in the World (‘1 of 5 Memoirs for Women Who Resist Easy Definition,’ ~ Utne magazine, Finalist 2006 Oregon Book Awards). She has taught workshops at schools, colleges and environmental organizations across the US. Kristin is also a meditation and her decade + practice and study of mindful awareness informs her creative process. Follow Kristin on IG at @HeyKristinKaye. Visit Kristin’s Courses and Coaching page to learn about her additionsl offerings.
SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITY: I am very happy to partner with Conscious City Guides to offer a full scholarship through their Bharani Exchange program for one spot in Literary Alchemy. Applications for the next session of Literary Alchemy are now being accepted. Click here to apply.
EXCLUSIVE BONUS WORKSHOP: For Alchemists who register by November 18, 2021. An Alchemy Office Hour will be held in December for early registrants to explore genre, offer writing practice guidance and provide tips on how to best prepare for the writing journey ahead. Please join me!