Unleash Your Story
Welcome you wondrous creature. You with your story caught in your throat, on the edge of your lips, tingling your fingertips into sharper prints. You who knows words=medicine. You who can’t wait a moment longer to use and loose your voice—that wild, astonishing music that belongs to you alone. May you and your story find sanctuary here.
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John BolandProject Engineer – Baltimore, MD
I came to Jen with the desire to be a writer, the desire to capture in words the experiences of my life. With her guidance, I learned to explore and write more deeply about emotions and details. Jen was with me, providing encouragement and challenging me to do more to go deeper—doing so would provide my readers with a more compelling story.
From the Blog: Story Water
On heavy things like unwritten books and headboards trapped in hallways. Welcome to: Discover the Book You're Meant to Write Preview #3 (see "The Book is Not the Point; It's the Entry Point" to … [Read More]
Jen Violi is the author of Putting Makeup on Dead People, a BCCB Blue Ribbon Book, finalist for the Oregon Book Awards, and shortlisted for the PNBA and Oregon Spirit Awards.
As a mentor, editor, and facilitator, Jen helps writers unleash the stories they’re meant to tell, from blogs to websites to award winning books.
With advanced degrees in theology and creative writing—devoted to creating sanctuary for stories and their humans—for twenty years Jen has facilitated retreats and workshops and mentored and nurtured hundreds of writers as they find their voices, hone their manuscripts, and take creative leaps and plunges.
Jen is a columnist and regular contributor for Sweatpants & Coffee and has been a featured presenter at The Louisiana Book Festival, Wordstock, the Antioch Writers’ Workshop, A Frock-alicious Life is Calling, and the Saints & Sinners Literary Festival.[ Read More ]