The Writer’s Mind

The Writer’s Mind

The Writer’s Mind is an Intensive, meaning it happens in a short time span (1 day in NYC, or 2 days on Zoom, or 3 weeks Online). The course includes a mixture of lectures and exercises. It’s open to writers of any level. Farther down, you can view a syllabus for this course.

Where will you find the best ideas for stories and characters and concepts? Where will you find your most original thoughts? Where can you find the answers that evade you at the keyboard?

Your mind, of course. However, there are mental tricks and techniques and even areas of your mind of which you’re not quite aware. In this course, you’ll explore your mind in unexpected ways, which will help you create richer and deeper work and make the writing process easier.

Unlike a conventional writing course, this one gets you thinking about how you think—and how the most crucial work is often done when you’re not actually composing words.

When you unlock the mystery of your writer’s mind, you’ll be amazed by the things you discover.

About The Writer’s Mind
The Writer’s Mind


Elyse Bento

office manager


This is a cross-genre course, applicable to any kind of writing.

Upcoming Classes

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This course shows how to use your mind to discover hidden depths in your writing, in any genre. Course components:
     Writing exercises

      Easy Breezy: Simple Tricks – Using simple tricks to make positive mental adjustments. Roaming – Exploring your writing projects through mental roaming, which helps to solve problems and bring you to the table overflowing with ideas. Rituals and Routine – Finding rituals and routines that ease you into a place of focus and freedom.

     Different Angles: Brainstorming – Widening your creativity by searching for multiple possibilities instead of the one perfect answer. Combinations – Enriching your work by seeking influences from other art forms, such as music, art, and dance. Child’s Play – Opening up your imagination by seeing through a childlike eye.

     Going Deep: Dreams – Delving into dreams and dreamlike ideas to enhance your stories and scenes. Shadow – Understanding the Jungian Shadow in yourself and your characters. Memory – Sifting through your memories, including those you thought you’d forgotten, to enliven your storytelling.

Note: Content may vary among individual classes.