dive deep

Dive Deep – An advanced working group

This workgroup is designed for those who have delved into  (or are ready to commit to)  the deep dive of a large* writing project:

  • a novel;
  • poetry, story or essay collection;
  • play or screenplay;
  • daily blogging;
  • preparing work for publication;
  • or any other long-term writing project.

Though writing is a solitary pursuit, no writer has ever completed a long work alone!

Divers meet three times per month for writing exercises, project check-in and accountability, manuscript feedback, coaching and peer support. This group can help you meet your writing goal, and provides community and encouragement as you go deep into your writing projects. This is necessary work you’re doing: give yourself all the tools and support you need.

* “large” is relative — whatever your writing project is, if you want support and accountability and regular connection around that work, we would love to have you!

Workshop fees: This is an ongoing group; the fee is $225/month, with a three-month initial commitment required; the group will remain closed for three-month cycles, then will open at the end of those cycles for the possible addition of new members. Dive Deep is limited to 6 members at a time.

Testimonials from Deep Divers:

“Dive Deep transformed and continues to impact the landscape of my life. My manuscript broke through boundaries, and I learned pride and confidence with regard to my craft. Now, as I travel along, I am supported by the momentum of the Divers Deep. My faith is in my fellow writers — Across genres, the pages I read in Dive Deep are food. Jen, anyway, is magic. So is the rhythm of meeting every ten days — it keeps one immersed, and the google group is breath under water. I challenge you to drop into your writer’s self. Your will be held. You and your words will grow.” ~ Yisraela Tzviah Emily “Emma” Cohen http://www.yisraelatzviah.com/


16 responses to “dive deep

  1. Hi Meg! I will get you on the waiting list for the next round of Dive Deep! The groups aren’t running at the moment, while I’m in school, but I’m so glad to know that you’d be interested in joining us. Miss being with your writing!
    All best,

  2. Hi Jen,
    Would love to join for Dive Deep. Cam u email me details for days, times etc,?
    Sending love to you,

  3. Hi Charna! I’ll send more details via email — so nice to hear from you!
    All best,

  4. Hi Jen,
    I’m interested in the dive deep workshop, but need to know more about logistics re: what day and time it meets. I live in Berkeley but am in SF on the and wed.

    I’m working on a memoir and have been living a pretty monastic, singularly focused life these past 10 months. I’m now craving a mentor and a writing group where I can share my writing and my process with people that are equally commited.
    Do we have an opportunity to feel you and the group out before we committ to the 3 months? If it feels right i imagining joining long term. Thanks.


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  10. Ellen LaPointe

    Right on! 🙂
    – Ellen

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  12. Ellen, that’d be fantastic — I’ll send an email and we’ll chat!

  13. Ellen LaPointe

    Hey Jen –

    Wondering if you have room for one more in this group. Thinking it might be just right. Would love to discuss. Let me know your thoughts here or in an email. Thanks!


  14. Hi Amy! So nice to hear from you! Right now, we’re planning on holding Dive Deep meetings in San Francisco — let me know how that will work for you!

    all best,

  15. Hi Jen,

    I hope you are well! Great job on all that you are doing! I went to your Writing the Flood a few times in 2010 and haven’t made it up from SJ this year. 🙁 A question about Dive Deep, where will you be meeting? Just curious as this will play a big part of my decision. All the best to you, thank you!!! Amy

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