Feeling Stuck? Quickstart coaching will break through your writer’s block!

Feeling Stuck? Quickstart coaching will break through your writer’s block!

Are you ready to break through that writer’s block? COACHING HELPS! Spring Forward with Storyweaving Coaching

I will help you make progress on your creative project!

Photo by Carol Burbank
Ready to Bloom?

For the months of March and April, I’m offering a special discount for three coaching sessions to get you unstuck! Why stay down when you can get the help you deserve to shine?

I’ll help you find a way out of your block. We’ll work together to set realistic, achievable goals and open up new possibilities!

The first step is the hardest — let’s do it together.

3 Breakthrough Sessions will get you moving!

Sometimes, everyday life gets in the way of our creativity Usually, we just need a little help to get us out of the doldrums and back into that manuscript! Are you ready to spring forward? Find out more!  Claim your special discount and arrange a free 30 minute chat to find out more!

Carol Burbank
Storyweaving Coaching and Healing

What:     Three Breakthrough Coaching Sessions
When:      At your convenience!
Where:    via phone or skype
Cost:    Only $250 (a $50 savings)
Offer Ends: April 15, 2015

For 20 years, I’ve been teaching writing and supporting creative people in finding their joy and discipline! I am a published author, hold an MFA, and I’ve taught writing in universities and intimate workshops around the country. As an experienced coach and mentor, I am a passionate supporter of my clients’ goals and visions!

I know from experience: YOU CAN LIVE THE LIFE YOU LOVE NOW!

Tell a New Story about an Ancient Myth: Ansel Elkins’ Autobiography of Eve

Tell a New Story about an Ancient Myth: Ansel Elkins’ Autobiography of Eve

One of my favorite tricks (if trick is the right word) that poets do really well is shifting the perspective of an old story we think we know, and showing us something entirely new! Here’s a new way to look at Eve — fierce, powerful, free!


Autobiography of Eve
Ansel Elkins

Wearing nothing but snakeskin
boots, I blazed a footpath, the first
radical road out of that old kingdom
toward a new unknown.
When I came to those great flaming gates
of burning gold,
I stood alone in terror at the threshold
between Paradise and Earth.
There I heard a mysterious echo:
my own voice
singing to me from across the forbidden
side. I shook awake—
at once alive in a blaze of green fire.

Let it be known: I did not fall from grace.

I leapt
to freedom.


If you’re feeling stuck, or want to expand your writing mind, stretch your writing muscles, why not try retelling one of the ur stories of your particular culture? Take the leap!

Famous Writers Attended our Holiday Party!

Famous Writers Attended our Holiday Party!

Our January party was graced by some amazing guest speakers, which, in addition to the sparkling companionship and delicious food, made for a magical evening. Click on any pic for a slide show effect:

Many thanks to Grace for her hospitality, and everyone in attendance for treats and good conversation. I don’t know about you, but I am looking forward to our next celebration event!

Included in Women’s History Month Literature Pack

Included in Women’s History Month Literature Pack

Hello Accokeek Women Writers Group and Women’s Pages Readers,

I wanted to pass this along as a bit of good news. My two books have been included in our National Women Veterans Speaker’s Bureau’s Women’s History Month special pack. A very interesting idea brought about by the two co-founder women veterans. Here’s the link to the press release: http://www.prweb.com/releases/military/womenveterans/prweb12518332.htm

Bloggers & Poets!! Great free course

Bloggers & Poets!! Great free course

Writers, the folks behind WordPress are launching a free poetry course. I’ve participated in their blogging workshops and they’re great! Free, participatory, as much or as little work as you want to put in, and did I mention, FREE?

Poets of the world, unite!

The idea behind Writing 201: Poetry is to bring together poets of all styles, temperaments, and experience levels in a way that encourages writing, sharing, and discussion.

You get to decide how laid back or challenging you want the course to be.

Each day for the duration of the course (not counting weekends), you’ll receive an assignment, made up of three parts: a word prompt, a poetic form, and a poetic device. You get to choose which of these you want to explore (if any).

Read more: https://dailypost.wordpress.com/2015/02/05/writing-201-poetry-signup/

February Meetings: 9, 18 & 25

February Meetings: 9, 18 & 25

Monday Feb. 9, 1:15 pm at Accokeek Library

  • Member speaker Cheryl Holloway presents on
    Self-Publishing: Getting Yourself Out There
    Cheryl has several books that she published in printed form
    and as e-books, and she shares tips, tricks and pitfalls from her experience.
  • Also, writers read, your new assignment & announcements

Wednesday EVENING Feb. 18, 5:30 pm at Potomac Library
Write-In Meeting – bring your ongoing project or I’ll have prompts

Wednesday Feb. 25, 1:30 pm at Potomac Library

See our CALENDAR for any updates and additions, and months ahead.

Poem: Recipe for a Broken Man

Poem: Recipe for a Broken Man

By Pat Crews ©2015

He is a man who wings
never fully expand
Whose frozen smile
and toasty reception
greet you at the door and
attempt to penetrate your trust
He is a man
who does the bidding of others
and knows not of any
system he would dare to buck

He is a Shepard
with an obscured vision
who does not see the saddened eyes
and broken spirits
of those in his flock
He is a captain
who comes upon deck,
only, after the rough seas
have subsided and the ship
is back on course

He is a pioneer
setting foot on frontier lands
who will never have the weight
to leave one footprint behind.



Southern Maryland Writers: You asked for it, we’re doing it! More meetings of the AWWG start this week at the Charles County Library, Potomac Branch, which is 5.5 miles south of the Accokeek Library where we hold our Main Meeting.

THIS WEEK: Wednesday January 21 at 2:00 pm
NEXT WEEK: Wednesday January 28 at 5:30 pm

PLEASE come out if you can. We need a minimum of 5 attendees to hold the room, so let’s show Charles County Library that we’re serious!

Agenda: writing topics, current projects, write together time, suggestions for future meetings

ALSO, please spread the word to your friends and neighbors.  SIgnal Boost!!  Share on Facebook! email to friends.

We are Women Who Write!