Isabel Allende wrote, “Show up, show up, show up, and after a while the muse shows up, too.”

Another way it’s been said is attributed to Nora Roberts: “Ass in chair.”

Showing up, sitting down and taking out a pen and paper is pretty much required in order to write. That’s how every Wild Heart Writing sessions begins. We show up, drop in and the ink begins to flow.

In this photo, writers begin to gather around the table for a workshop series I recently facilitated at Richmond District YMCA.

Ass in chair, people!

I lead writing and mindfulness workshops throughout the Bay Area. My approach is adaptable in many settings — from helping groups honor an important life event to assisting a business team in articulating a shared vision. Contact me to learn more. For information on my San Francisco real estate practice, visit or