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 with WRITE THE CHANGE 2.

A 10-lesson course that gives you 10 ninety-minute guided writing sessions 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. 

Joan designed this course as a follow-up to WRITE THROUGH THE CHANGE 1. It builds upon that work and delivers new timed writings, new meditations, new lectures, and concepts to open up your work using the practical tools of The Technique. This course teaches you how to mine your writings for Hot Coals and use them to bring aliveness to your work.


Study Self-Guided as your schedule allows:

  1. 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. 50% of the class time will be spent delving into your material through written exercises, 25% meditation, and 25% class discussion on The Technique and how to apply it to your work

  5. Each day brings new tools, exercises, lectures, discussion, 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  4 MIN
  2. Lesson: 2 HRS 38 MIN
  3. Lesson: 2 HRS 33 MIN
  4. Lesson: 2 HRS 33 MIN
  5. Lesson: 4 HRS 7 MIN
  6. Lesson: 3 HRS 10 MIN
  7. Lesson: 3 HRS 23 MIN
  8. Lesson: 2 HRS 17 MIN
  9. Lesson: 4 HRS 28 MIN
  10. Lesson: 3 HRS 30 MIN

Total Video Time: 29 HRS 12 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 as participating.




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