About Write and Ramble (On)
If you’re ready to step back into your writing practice, take it to the next level, find your voice, and get your trail legs, Write and Ramble (On) is designed to guide you through that process.
(n.) On long-distance and thru-hikes, getting your “trail legs” is one of the first big accomplishments for any hiker. It’s when your legs find their home on the trail, muscle memory kicks in, and they start to feel like they’re where they belong.
What is Write and Ramble (On)?
It's a live, 5-week generative writing workshop and community devoted to helping you find your voice and tap into the healing, inspiring, generative power of nature.
Over the course of our time together, you'll create a writing practice that supports your creative goals and develop a reverence for the outdoors that will guide and support your creativity.
Along the way, you’ll have a community to summit the figurative (and literal) mountains with, and we’ll all dig for writing gold and let creativity flourish. That’s the Write and Ramble (On) way.
Who is Write and Ramble (On) for?
Wherever you are on your creative journey, we want you on the trail with us.
The Day Hiker
There’s a story inside you that you can’t wait to tell—but you keep putting it off because it feels overwhelming, or you don’t know where to begin. Fear and self-doubt have kept you from summiting your creative mountain. With the support and accountability of The Wandering Writer community, you’re ready to pull on those hiking boots and take the leap.
You know you’re a writer but you haven’t quite gotten to the point where you feel comfortable expressing your unique voice. Maybe you even have multiple stories you’re itching to tell. You want to connect to your creative soul more deeply and you want support in summiting your creative mountain.
The Thru Hiker
You have the skills and the confidence to write the book, or maybe you've already written one or two. But you know there’s something you’re not tapping into. You are ready to reach new creative summits in your writing and want a supportive community who will make the climb with you.
What's Inside the Free Course?
A personalized trail map to help you on your creative journey. We’ll begin with a kick-off questionnaire and free write to help you become more in touch with your creative needs and desires, what role walking and the outdoors play in your creative journey and goals as we start to hike the trail together.
Five live Q&A calls with experienced writers who find inspiration and nourishment in the outdoors. Receive live, real-time support and guidance from lots of different perspectives, and learn through other people’s questions.
Five weeks of writing prompts and inspirational readings to help you find your voice and summit your creative mountain. The prompts will help you kickstart a writing practice, because we know that’s what’s most important when you’re out there finding your voice.
Five weeks of outdoor and walking-related challenges to help you build a practice of spending time outdoors and nourishing your creative spirit. These challenges are meant to help you find that thing that brings you back to the page over and over, and to introduce (or re-introduce) you to your muse.
A collective of other adventurous creatives. Write and find your voice alongside other like-minded writers who value the act of walking/hiking and being outdoors as much as you.
The opportunity to showcase the writing you’ve done over the last five weeks. At the end of our journey, we’ll open up a submission period to have your pieces posted on The Wandering Writer blog. We will share your beautiful writing on social media and with our community with the aim of celebrating all you’ve accomplished and getting more eyes on your work.
Write and Ramble (On) was inspired by our own writing journeys and the role spending time in wild places has played on our writing (and our lives). Each of the 5 weeks combines writing exercises and lessons with outdoor challenges that will help you to unlock your unique voice.
A Closer Look
Finding your voice can be one of the most daunting parts of being a writer. In the free, 5-week Write and Ramble (On) course, we’ll be using a trail map to lead the way to your creative summit. Here’s what you have to look forward to:
This isn't your average online course:
We’ve got to admit something. Between Stephanie and Kateri we’ve taken LOADS of online writing classes, and on the rare occasion that we finished them, we were left disappointed, thinking “was that really it?”
That’s precisely the reason that we’ve designed this course differently—with you and your creative journey in mind. We’ve been in your hiking boots before. So we compiled our experience to provide you with a class that will support you in your writing goals and ultimately support a creative lifestyle where you always know how to tap into inspiration and nourish your spirit.
What you can expect to be different:
We’ll keep it real. We know how hard it is to have a personal life, a career, and maintain a productive and fulfilling creative practice. During Write and Ramble (On) you won’t find any highly scripted emails—everything is coming directly from our heart to yours. This course is designed to work WITH creativity, to foster and nourish it, not work against it.
We’re here and we’re available. Over the 5 weeks, we’ll be here for you whether you’re having a bad writing day or you’re finding it really hard to hit the trail on an early morning. You’ll have access to us so that we can support you on this journey.
We’re taking the hike with you. Yep, you heard that right. We’ll be embarking on the creative journey too—writing the words and walking the miles. We’ll be in the trenches with you, feeling the feelings, uncovering and unearthing, and tackling our inner critics right alongside you.
WHEN DOES THE CLASS START?
Write and Ramble (on) starts on October 18, 2021 and runs until November 21, 2021. Five weeks total.
HOW MUCH DOES THE CLASS COST?
It's important to us that this class is affordable for all which is why we have a sliding scale. Participants can pay what they feel comfortable with based on three options: