Yes, you read that subject line correctly – I’m actually doing a giveaway on this blog.This is a w.p.r. first, but it’s a great one!

In honor of the “Spring Forward” on our clocks this weekend, I wanted to offer one reader a chance to spring forward with a writing project.

My dear friend Sara Blackthorne (of A Forest of Stories) is leading a six-week intensive writing course called Blossom from the Heart, which is sure to be an incredibly rewarding experience for anyone with an idea that’s been germinating.

The course is “designed to help us connect with the kernel of truth in our hearts and blossom from that place of knowing and wisdom.” Doesn’t that sound delicious??

Here’s some info about Sara in her own words:

I’m a writer, editor, dreamer, and cheerleader for women who are interested in telling their story to the world. Sometimes this is women who have been writing for years, but more often it is women who have neverย dared to call themselves a writer. I love encouragement, excitement, and enthusiasm and share them all with the people I am lucky to work with. When I teach, I engage the whole person in the process: we look at our beliefs, our opinions, and our secrets to tap into the core of our amazing beings. I believe that we each can connect to our unique, authentic voices and find a place for them in the world. Blossom from the Heart is just one part of the journey to that authentic voice. Using writing exercises, creative adventures, and personal inquiry we can connect to our center and speak and write from that place of clarity and wisdom. I feel blessed to be sharing this work with the world, and I love the new people and ideas that my workshops introduce to me!
You can find me online at A Forest of Stories ( where I write about the journey and the process (and share some documentary photography), and Poached Kumquats for Dinner (, where I write about my own journey in a personal fashion. Drop me a note ( or shoot me a mention @sarablackthorne, I would LOVE to hear from you!


Blossom from the Heart begins on March 21st and runs through May 1st.

If it sounds like just the thing you’ve been waiting for to get your project going, leave a comment on this entry and tell me a bit about what a course like Blossom from the Heart could do for you.

I will choose one commenter randomly on Thursday, March 17th to win full registration in the course!

(March 17th seemed like a good day for someone to feel lucky.)

Happy Commenting!

I can’t wait to send one of you on this little journey.