by Kim Jorgensen Gane
Writing has become my way to salvation--my way to myself. I can no more
imagine my life without writing than I can imagine my life without my
family, or without an appendage I've been accustomed to using my whole
of you local to southwest Michigan who have followed my journey as a
writer and thought, "me too ... someday." That day is here.
Editor, full-time working writer, and friend, Ami Hendrickson, and I
are here to support you, inspire you, light a fire under you—to help
YOU make someday today.
Wednesday, May 28, at 6:30 pm, in the old Masonic Temple, downtown St.
Joe, at the corner of Elm & Main (420 Main St.), we will give you an
overview of our syllabus and answer any questions you may have. In
addition, you will leave with a small sample of what's to come; a
mini-tool you can employ immediately to help move your writing from
parked to forward.
I've overcome and come to own the permission and the soul pieces of
writing for myself, and I believe I can help you do the same. I can
assist with transformational writing, with essays, persuasive writing,
blogging, and memoir. I can also help you see the value in being open to
coaching, which I believe is one of the greatest gifts we can give
It’s difficult to be objective about our own creative
endeavors. It’s easy to fall in love with our own words. Someone who
truly has our best interests at heart—who believes in us—is invaluable
in helping us see our goals to fruition. And seriously, Ami blew my mind
when she introduced me to our first get-it-done tool. The tools,
the HOW, the discipline, the next steps, that's what I need and I look
forward to digging in to what Ami has to share, right beside you.
If you're thinking, "this summer just isn't the time," then perhaps
you need to either give yourself permission to let go of your dreams of
being a writer and move on to something else wonderful &
fulfilling—but please do move on and actually do
something else—or give yourself permission to take this course and see
what you can accomplish right now. Chances are, if this opportunity
appeals to you and you let it pass, someday will never come. The excuses
only get better, believe me.
Is your life worth less than mine? Is it worth less than your
mother's, your father's, than your child's? There are many ways to
support and to parent and to care for others. Ami and I agree that
caring for ourselves—that leading fulfilling, joy-filled lives—is an
important way to care for those we love, and provides a beautiful
example for our children, and the joyful lives we hope they grow to
else will you get such a powerful combination of tools, know-how,
practical and functional writing advice, combined with the coaching and
inspiration that will help you overcome your writing hurdles. There's a
reason Ami and I have found one another. We each fill the other's gaps
in ways that can help turn YOU into a powerful FINISHER where your
writing goals are concerned.
We want this for you. We want this for you badly enough that we’re
willing to give you back $100 at the end of the eight weeks when you meet the goal you set on the first night. But we can't want it more than you want it.
Join our Facebook group, even if you’re not local to southwest Michigan,
for free writing tips, engaging discussion, and inspirational posts.
And please, if you’re able, join us in person on Wednesday, May 28th. We
look forward to welcoming you, and any writer friends you’d like to
---> This is an excerpt from Kim's GANEPossible blog post. (Read the post, in which she also explains why she is happy to be wrong about the narrator of The Book Thief and why the movie makes her "wear the title of writer like a badge of honor.")