words will flow

writing workshops

Every person is a writer. Every single person has a story to tell. 
A story to write. 
 
words will flow writing workshops provide a creative and nurturing environment in which to learn, experiment, and develop your craft. Our inclusive and effective process is designed to bring out the best in every writer so that words will liberally flow from your pen.
 
Try out a free introductory workshop or enroll directly in an online or in-person 8-week workshop. Book a one-day retreat in Sedona, Arizona, or sign up for a manuscript review session.
 
Or investigate our pivot workshops for people from all walks of life looking to switch gears. Whether you want to change careers, sort out your retirement plans, figure out your college major or even start your own DIY makeover, these pivot workshops result in a precisely tailored and creative roadmap for moving forward. 

about me

Everyone is, indeed, a writer. I just happened to make a living at it. Starting out as a copywriter at a New York City advertising agency, I eventually reached the role of Executive Creative Director. I've mentored and worked alongside teams of writers and art directors as we created print campaigns, websites, Facebook apps, radio and TV spots and more. These days,  I telecommute remotely from Sedona, Arizona, and am also an Amherst Writers & Artists Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method, as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.   read more

jo thompson, workshop leader

workshop raves

Aurelie, Brooklyn, NY

My goal for 2020 was to go back to writing. In this words will flow introduction workshop, Johanna created the conditions to free my creativity and self-confidence while having lots of fun.

Very grateful.

Jeannie, Santa Fe, NM

I truly loved the workshop and felt an immediate connection with the other participants from the very first writing prompt. Thank you for walking us through a morning of enjoyable writing, inspiring listening, and thoughtful responses. What a nice way to begin the week!

Lydia, NYC, NY

The words will flow intro class was just mind blowing. It just made me want to write more —  and yes the words did flow in the most unexpected way. Thank you so much, Jo.

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