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 do the best ideas for stories, characters, and images come from? Where do you glean the answers that evade you at the keyboard? Where will you find the most fertile resource for imagination and truth?

Your mind, of course. Especially the recesses of your mind that Stephen King calls a far-seeing place.

Often the most important work does not happen at the desk or keyboard. It comes from somewhere deeper, from bringing the subterranean riches of your mind to the surface. Here you’ll learn techniques for accessing this material, which will make your writing flow more easily and yield results that are unique and unexpected.

When you begin to unlock the mysteries of your mind, you’ll be amazed by the wealth you discover.

About The Writer’s Mind
The Writer’s Mind

If you want to learn a lot while having an absurd amount of fun, take this class.

Gabriela Hansen



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

Upcoming Classes

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This course gives an overview of how to use your mind to discover hidden depths in your writing, in any genre. Course components:
     Brief lectures
     Writing exercises

     Mind Space: Develop your mind as an infinite space where you see new things and approach your work with confidence and freedom. Learn to form ideas and stories and sentences away from the keyboard.

     Different Angles: Unleash your curiosity on the world to notice more than immediately meets the eye. Discover inspiration from forms without words: music, photography, painting, cooking, astronomy, and more.

     Going Deep: Learn techniques for entering your subconscious, to roam through your past and your dreamscape; many things await that you’re not normally aware of.

Note: Content may vary among individual classes.