“I celebrate and recommend Janna in a world of noisy ‘How To’ and interpersonal guides to finding your unique voice to become a writer. Janna is an exceptional Facilitator, Guide, Coach, and Teacher of the Art of Expressive Creative writing. While I have written for most of my life the mindless numbing of business and corporate messaging. Through Janna’s direction she has opened up my creative mind to enhance both my professional and personal writing. I am honored to call Janna my ‘Teacher’, Mentor, and Inspiring Facilitator of my creative Self. Participating in Janna’s Group Writing Sessions and hiring her as my Private Writing Teacher and Coach has opened up a long desired, but, now only realized creative voice with a novel in the making. Janna encourages each individual to “Show UP” for our own Self and to honor and recognize our unique voices, experiences and the individual perspectives on how we “see” and more importantly describe through words and writing the world. I recommend Janna to anyone seeking to be simply a better writer, but, more importantly I recommend Janna for anyone wanting to integrate all parts of themselves in our fragmented and compartmentalized world.”
“I have never previously taken a creative writing course and doing the workshop with Janna the last two months has been a new and freeing experience. Her process of offering prompts for us to respond to offers an opening to untold thoughts. Remembrances often float up in unique and creative response. I recommend it to anyone who wants to gain a conduit to their inner world and an opportunity to attempt a new creative outlet. Janna is very supportive and gives immediate feedback and encouragement.”
“Janna has been such an inspiration for me. I had a personal tragedy about 9 months ago and a friend invited me to Janna’s workshop a few months ago. I was very nervous and unsure what to expect, but my new life mantra has been to say ‘yes’ to opportunities I wasn’t seeking that presented themselves to me. Janna has encouraged each one of us to speak our voice and embrace where the writing takes us, there is no right or wrong. I find the variety of prompts is helpful in exploring different feelings, thoughts, and emotions and it keeps the class exciting as you never know how the evening’s workshop will evolve. I look forward to her workshop as the 2 hours each week where I am doing something just for me. I share my writing within an environment of care, encouragement, and support all under Janna’s guided coaching. Janna will kindly not let you second guess or dump on your own writing. She provides ‘pro-tips’ each weeks to help us to overcome common writing challenges. Janna has created an environment where whoever shows up each week is valued and appreciated and she has provided a setting where deeply personal experiences and thoughts have been shared with the group.
“Janna, Thank you for tonight. I had a craptastic day at work and almost bailed, but then your words popped into my head, show up for yourself. I decided to do just that and focus on something I love and myself. Gratitude on creating this amazing space.
“Janna’s writing course is the perfect environment for me to grow as a writer and a person. Writing in spurts in response to the writing prompts she give us is exhilarating. I have been a writer for more than 40 years. Yet no other course or workshops has allowed me to dig as deeply and express so clearly as this class. More than that, as a result of several of the classes, I’ve had breakthroughs with myself and members of my family. My writing and my life have been enriched.”