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One-on-one Writing Coaching and Editing

I am offering monthly subscriptions for writers who want personal writing assistance, whether conversation or reading of your work, in whatever combination you like. This time can be used for feedback on your writing, advice on where to go, or anything you need.

Student Level (18 and under) - $22 per month for one hour
Bite-Sized Level - $44 per month for two hours
Budget Level - $88 per month for four hours
Regular Level - $144 per month for four hours

They can be booked through Patreon.

Email me at nickjaina@gmail.com to discuss.

After booking through Patreon, schedule appointments here:

Schedule an Online Appointment
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Writing Workshops

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Get Your Writing Project Going
in Boulder Creek, CA
Tue Apr 17
6pm - 9pm
lille aeske
Boulder Creek, CA
click here for more info and to register

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Accessing the Tarot in Your Writing
in Austin, TX
(w/ Nick Jaina and Olivia Pepper)
Fri Apr 27

7:30pm - 9:30pm
at Charm School Vintage
1111 E 11th Street #150
Austin, TX

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Writing As Magic
in Austin, TX
(w/ Nick Jaina and Olivia Pepper)
Sat and Sun Apr 28 & 29

Noon - 4pm
at a private residence near Whip-In
Austin, TX
click here for more info and to register

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Intuitive Writing and Journaling
in Austin, TX
(w/ Nick Jaina and Olivia Pepper)
Wed May 2

7:30pm - 9:30pm
at Charm School Vintage
1111 E 11th Street #150
Austin, TX

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Writing Workshop
in Questa, NM
May 5 & 6

10am - 2pm
at Yoga Sala
Questa, NM

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Writing Workshop
at the Fellow Shop in SLC
May 7, 8, & 9

6pm - 9pm
at Fellow Shop
217 E Broadway
Salt Lake City, UT
click here for more info and to register

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Writing Workshop
in Pt. Reyes, CA
July 6 - 8

at Historic Lifeboat Station
Pt. Reyes National Seashore Association

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Writing Workshop
in Denlai National Park
August

at the Denali Education Center
Denali, Alaska

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You wrote hundreds of stories and songs before you were five years old. No one told you to do it, you just wanted to. You didn't know anything about metaphors or third acts, but you had a constant drive to empathize, anthropomorphize, and play.

All we want to do with writing is go back to that state of effortless invention, and add some of the knowledge we have learned as adults.
 
To write is a remarkable act because we participate in it but are not entirely in charge of it. It is a needle that works its own way through the cloth. It is a broom that teaches us how to clean.
 
How do we work with such a determined force?
 
We can start just by regarding it, to see it as a quiet, personal part of our life, not a separate act.

Nick Jaina's writing workshops are devoted to going deeper with our writing, so that we can become better observers, better critical thinkers, and ultimately more balanced people. We can use writing to save our own lives and the lives of others. This is important work.

In small groups, Nick shares ideas on how to find inspiration, and works with the students on how to develop a kernel of an idea into a larger piece of writing. He gives prompts to generate personal stories, and helps the students find what is special and worth building on. This process will be focused on what is most important to the student, what they love in the world, and what they are frustrated with.

Writing is for everyone, and the first step is showing up, to signal to the world that you want to be a conductor for good.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Q. Okay, what exactly will we do in the workshop?
A. You will spend about a third of the time writing, based off prompts and exercises given by Nick. Another third of the time will be spent sharing that writing (if you want to, no pressure). Another third will be Nick presenting writing concepts and inviting group discussion.

Q. Do I have to share?
A. You absolutely do not have to share. The environment is very safe and supportive should you choose to share. It is not a competition or a proving ground. It can be helpful to hear students' work and critique the pieces together to understand different writing processes.

Q. Are there snacks?
A. Often there are snacks!

Q. What should I bring?
A. Just pen and paper or laptop for writing.

Q. What if I need to know more about Nick's bona fides?A. Totally understandable. Check out his podcast Nick Jaina Time, wherever you listen to podcasts. He reads from his book over a musical score that he created. It gives a good sense of his aesthetic and voice.

For more information, email nickjaina@gmail.com