Book Midwife, Ronni Miller is available to help you birth your book from conception to delivery. Reasonable rates. Contact: RMillerWIO@aol.com
SUMMER WRITING WORKSHOP
award winning author
Thursday 1:30-3:30 PM
June 26, July 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, Aug 7, 2014
Tuition: $315 or $310 . for early registration before the first class.
Individual classes @ $50 on request.
Registration: RMillerWIO@aol.com 941-359-3824
Pinehurst Village, Sarasota
e-mail for directions
Cape Cod: August 18-22, 2014 Tuscany: October 19-26, 2014
See www.writeitout.com for details.
Jim read an article in his local newspaper on the work Ronni Miller had done over twenty years with clients, students and expressive writing. He emailed her and briefly described his inability to express feelings that he felt impacted his personal and work life. He wanted to make an appointment. Three months later he is involved writing a novel working through details of his tortured childhood, and has renewed confidence in his ability to express his feelings with friends and colleagues.
Frank came to a Write It Out workshop several months after he suddenly became blind from unknown causes. He thought his life had ended the morning he woke and discovered his world of blackness. Within days of attending class he began to write, something he had never done before, and discovered he could express his sadness and fear through poems. It is several years later and he now has three books of poems and seven awards for his writing and inspires others through lectures on how to find happiness and completeness through expressive writing.
Shirley a teacher passed an outdoor billboard at her local library that advertised in bold letters a creative writing class. Depressed after the birth of her son and a botched delivery as she calls it that caused him irreparable damage she signed up for the class and cried through most of the first sessions until she began to write out her story. The class was supportive. She cried less and wrote more and felt for the first time in months that she was beginning to regain her self worth as she released her guilt at being responsible for her son’s tragedy. Today she has put together a book of poems with her own paintings that illustrate the journey she and her son have taken as he’s grown through the years and how proud she is of his positive outlook and endurance of his physical handicaps.
The above people whose real names are changed to protect their privacy are just a few of the case histories of thousands of others who have benefited by the Write It Out method and program.
Expressive writing also known as emotional writing is one of the best ways to
• reduce stress
• relieve anxiety
• release frustration, anger and sadness
• improve wellness
• improve symptoms of disease
• improve positive thinking.
The Write It Out® program has guided thousands of individuals of all ages over the past twenty- one years to express feelings, memories and experiences through all forms of writing for the purposes of personal growth and wellness. Simple yet powerful exercises in the Write It Out program have encouraged individuals to open up and reveal their inner thoughts and outer experiences through writing. All Write It Out workshops provide a safe, nurturing environment for individuals to share all kinds of writing including journal entries, letters, poems, fiction, essays, articles, speeches, and theater pieces.
The Write It Out program fosters mind body wellness by providing sensory, warm-up exercises and activities that motivate individuals to remember and reveal their experiences through writing. Positive feedback that recognizes honesty of expression in writing builds self-worth and self-esteem. These elements alone add to the process of developing wellness for individuals who have suffered life altering experiences from bodily disease and injury as well as mind-altering conditions from anger, frustration, loss and sadness. The creative act of writing out personal and emotional thoughts feelings and experiences, ridding them from internal stress relieves the burden to the system that may cause health problems.
Expressive writing has been clinically proven by scientific research to reduce stress, relieve anxiety and release anger, frustration and sadness and thereby aids in the process of healthy wellness. The research work of James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D is well known in the field of expressive writing and his books and workbook on the subject have helped thousands of individuals.
Ronni Miller created the Write It Out program in 1992 based on her own experiences as a writer, educator and individual who evolved through her own childhood and adult traumatic experiences through expressive writing. Her story is exposed in her new book Cocoon To Butterfly: A Metamorphosis of Personal Growth Through Expressive Writing that is available on www.writieitout.com her website. Dr. Pennebaker has endorsed her book with the words: “ There is now compelling evidence that writing about your thoughts and feelings on important events can have beneficial effects for your physical and mental health…This is the kind of book that can provide personal insight to the value of writing.”
Some people shy away from writing fearing a lack of confidence with grammar, spelling, and sentence structure. For the purposes of personal growth it is not necessary to know any of the rules of the language in order to express feelings and experiences with words. Expressive or emotional writing is done for each individual alone. You may at some point want to share your story with others, and of course this is entirely possible. What is most important is that you release the thoughts from the internal mind and body in order to feel lighter and healthier. Expressive writing is a simple way to feel relief and welcome wellness.
A few of the places where the Write It Out Program has been Presented since it began in 1992:
Sarasota Memorial Hospital, FL
Center For Building Hope (Formerly the Cancer Community) FL
Women’s Resource Center of Sarasota, FL
Drs. Lerner & Cohen, MD, FL
The State College of Florida, FL
Ringling College of Art & Design, FL
Longboat Key Education Center, FL
Tuttle Elementary, FL
Selby Library, FL
Ulster County Community College, NY
Greenville Library, NY
Bermuda College, Bermuda
La Sosta a’ Busini, Italy
Villa Le Barone, Italy
The Holden Inn, MA
National League of American Pen Women Conference, Washington, DC, FL,
The National Association of Poetry Therapy Conference, MA
National League Of American Pen Women webinar on “The Value of Expressive Writing”
Write It Out® is a motivational and expressive writing program for individuals of all ages. It was founded and developed by Ronni Miller in1992. She facilitates workshops in the US and Italy and has a private practice in Sarasota, FL. See www.writeitout.com for more information.
See the article in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on Ronni Miller’s work with Expressive writing.
A new incubation space for writers to express
feelings, memories and experiences in all genres of writing.
Beginning May 15, 2014 1:30-3:30 PM at Ronni’s studio in Sarasota, FL. Call 941-359-3824 or e-mail RMillerWIO@aol.com for more information.
March 14, 2014: APJA (Association of Professional Jewish Artists) member Ronni Miller recently won the 2nd place award in Flash Fiction for her latest story “Curse Of Brides” from the National League of American Pen Women. The story was inspired by a sculpture by Wolfe Zucker, another member of the APJA community.
The Winter Escapades Salon was held at Ronni’s home studio in Sarasota, FL on Sunday, March 2, 2014. Twenty-two writers and artists attended and shared their work.
Following is an excerpt written by one of the participants an artist and writer about her reactions to the event.
A Sunday Afternoon Salon
by Joni Duane
Having faith my “Tom Tom” would guide me; I drove to an unfamiliar place for an unfamiliar event. As I turned into the subdivision I navigated the curvy road at the posted 15 miles an hour speed limit. Peacefulness settled over me as I passed home after home canopied with vegetation that cast a blue haze in the stillness. I was struck by the variety of one hue, green; there were blue greens, yellow green, Kelly greens as well as saturated greens and less intense greens…
We all had time to meet and greet as we tasted good tidbits with a glass of wine. The ringing of the bell signaled for us to be seated…
Sitting in a circle, those who wanted to, shared their writings…and art…all (shared) their appreciation for the struggle we all go through to create, express and entertain. Thank you Ronni for providing the casual and comfortable atmosphere in which to express ourselves and for your expert guidance and encouragement. What a delightful afternoon. You have opened up a whole new world to me.
Ronni will facilitate her Feel It! Write It! workshops at two Sarasota, Florida Libraries on April 11, 2014 2-3 PM at Gulf Gate Library and April 17, 2014 5-6 PM at the Jacaranda Library. She will speak about the benefits of expressive writing and read selections from her books: Dance With The Elephants-Free your Creativity And Write and Cocoon To Butterfly-A Metamorphosis of Personal Growth Through Expressive Writing. Both books are available through the Sarasota County Library System and for sale on www.writeitout.com her website. The workshops are free to the public.
Ronni will read from Domestic Shorts, her collection of short stories on April 4, 2014 at 1:30 PM at the Center For Building Hope, 5481 Communications Parkway, Sarasota, FL. This event is part of a two day Art Showcase presented by the Association of Professional Jewish Artists. A musical performance will follow the reading. There is no cover charge.
Write It Out now offers a unique, new writing tutor and coach service for students of all ages. This service based on the Write It Out philosophy, methods and techniques has a dual purpose to develop writing skills as well as building self-confidence and self-esteem. Exercises stimulate creativity and imagination and guide individuals to utilize the skills of craft, organization and development. These are valuable skills for students in high school, college and people in the workplace who are preparing essays and work-related materials. Ronni, the Founder and Director of Write It Out personally brings her recognized talents of teaching, sensitivity, listening and insight used in her classrooms to her private students. Award-winning author of fiction stories and a children’s book as well as published writer of books, essays, poems, plays and professional editor and educator, Ronni shares her valuable experiences with her students. In-person, long distance learning by phone, Skype or internet available. Contact Ronni at RMillerWIO@aol.com or 941-359-3824 for an appointment.