You have the seed of an idea. 

There is a Story in your head. 

Now getting it on the page...

Get it out of your head and onto the page



A 10-session course that gives you 10 ninety-minute Guided Writing Journeys with Joan. Get deep into the core of your story, the complexity of your characters, and the clarity of your structure. Push forward into new understandings of your craft, your stories, and yourself. 


After consultation with serious alums, Joan designed a course to support the writing work and the quiet inward healing so critical for artists now. Sessions are designed to support space, inner connection, and the time just to connect with yourself and your work without distraction. Artistic quietude. Deep creative work. Let’s go in.


Study Self-Guided as your schedule allows:

  1. All writing, All the time. This class is designed for the ears to the soul to the page (no physical exercises)

  2. Class will start with a short meditation to center, ground, and visualize the story aspect we will focus on each day

  3. Meditation is followed by lengthy guided writing with Joan’s prompts

  4. Most of the class time will be spent delving into your material through written exercises

  5. Each day brings new tools, exercises, and guided writings to drive you to the page

  6. Class is designed to allow you to flow into your writing day, so if you can carve out extra time after the class formally ends, DO


Until now, the guided writing tools should be available only in private sessions. For the first time ever, we're thrilled to offer this curriculum to YOU! These are the same writing tools used to develop Academy Award Nominated Whale Rider, Academy Award Winning Beginners, Emmy Award Winning Transparent, and many more.


Now it’s your turn. Go deep, go inward, and come out with New Stories for New Times! Words change worlds!



  1. Rigorous professional up-leveling
  2. Deep, focused work in guided WRITING that explores and develops your story
  3. Lecture and physical-based curriculum support-integration and insight
  4. Online Labs allow the opportunity to study on your own schedule, and at your own pace
  5. Access to media links for one full month
  6. Connect with your JSFL Alumni Community Network through Slack, Happy Hours, Generators, Mega Generators and Weekly Ongoing Classes! Practice the tools you are learning, and workshop your material with talented, open hearted, and like-minded creatives
  7. Build a vibrant creative community that holds space and inspires each other
  8. Dynamic, personalized, interactive experiences with your colleagues allow you to practice the tools you are learning, and apply them to your own work



  1. Lesson: 2 HRS 32 MIN

  2. Lesson: 3 HRS 11 MIN

  3. Lesson: 2 HRS 36 MIN

  4. Lesson: 2 HRS 36 MIN

  5. Lesson: 2 HRS 38 MIN

  6. Lesson: 3 HRS 31 MIN

  7. Lesson: 2 HRS 19 MIN

  8. Lesson: 3 HRS 27 MIN

  9. Lesson: 2 HRS 31 MIN

  10. Lesson: 2 HRS 35 MIN

Total Class Time: 27 HRS 56 MIN



Online via Thinkific.


The Tuition per participant is: $1,825


Enroll directly via the checkout at the bottom of the page



  1. There are no cancellations or refunds after booking.

  2. Students are responsible for payment in full whether or not they chose to attend all class sessions.

  3. Media links will be available for one month.

  4. Extender passes are available should you wish to access media links longer than one month.



  1. These are advanced classes for professional artists interested in exploring new practices, pushing their boundaries, and going deep.

  2. The Labs are physical.

  3. The work is feeling-based.

  4. Please note you may find the work to be uncomfortable. 

  5. There will be a mix of lectures, and active exercises designed to investigate the meaning, structure, and emotional core of your project.

  6. You are welcome to observe or participate according to your comfort level. You will get just as much out of observing than participating.




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