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You’re Not Alone Work with a professional Book Midwife

Clients have told me over and over again how much they’ve felt less alone when they work with me and motivated to attain their goals.
“If it wasn’t for you I’d never get this done.” Mary P.
“I needed someone in my corner just to get the words out.” Alice G.
“You’re such a good listener. It’s almost like therapy.” Carol W.
“Thank you for being there with me while I write my journey.” Evelyn L.
“You helped me in ways I was not even aware of.” James D.

You know you want to write your story, leave a legacy to your family, but are not sure how to begin. You need a coach, an experienced writer and editor to give you individual attention and guide you to accomplish your goals.

No material is too small or too large. Some of my clients come to me with an idea and few words to support that idea. We work together and the material grows. Some clients come to me with a box full of papers collected over the years to tell their story and are unable to decipher where the story begins and how to bring it through to its climax and conclusion. Some clients are working through loss, isolation, cancer or other life threatening illnesses and their therapists and doctors suggest writing their stories. Some are in the throes of completing a book and need a professional ear and eye to help carry it to completion. I can also help with self-publishing and finding an agent.

Contact me RMillerWIO@gmail.com or 941-359-3824 for an appointment in person, by phone, Skype or Face Time in Sarasota, FL or anywhere in the US. Payments are accepted by check, money order or cash. See www.writeitout.com for more information about Ronni Miller and the Write It Out® program.

July Expressive Writing Workshop

July Expressive Writing Workshop at Ronni’s Studio, Sarasota, FL Wednesdays July 3, 10, 17, 24 , 31, 2019 from 2-4 PM.
Write prose, poetry and theater pieces to express your story.
Contact Ronni RMillerWIO@gmail.com or 941-359-3824 to register.

2019 August Writing Workshop in Cape Cod

Expressive Writing Workshop In Cape Cod August 19, 20, 21, 2019 at the Holden Inn, Wellfleet, MA. See www.writeitout.com for information or contact Ronni: RMillerWIO@gmail.com or
941-359-3824.

Listen To Radio Interview with Ronni

The radio interview aired June 13, 2019 on WSLR 96.5 Sarasota, FL
Here is the link to the recording of the show on the radio station’s archive: https://archive.wslr.org/mp3/wslr_190613_180000gunsletters.mp3/

If the above link doesn’t work, here is the recording archived on our own website: wslr_interview.mp3

 

Expressive Writing Summer Workshops

Join us on Wednesday afternoons from 2-4 PM at Ronni’s Studio in Sarasota, FL for an Expressive Writing workshop. All levels welcome to write fiction and nonfiction, poetry and/or plays. Contact Ronni: RMillerWIO@gmail.com or 941-359-3824.

Radio show arcived

Listen to my interview “On Becoming an Author” on the WSLR 96.5 Betty & Friends Thursday June 13, 2019 archives. It will be available for two weeks.

Ronni on The Radio

Thursday, June 13, 2019 listen to FM 96.5 WSLR in Sarasota, FL to hear me interviewed on “Betty & Friends” speaking about my life as a published author.

Join Me In Tuscany

There are still openings to register for the Tuscany writing retreat and workshop October 16-24, 2019. The deadline to register is June 22, 2019. Join me to celebrate Write It Out’s twenty-two years of facilitating workshops in Italy and many years at the Villa Le Barone in Panzano, Italy where the workshop is held. It has the comfort of a four star hotel and the graciousness of bygone years. A family owned villa since the Renaissance, its Tuscan cuisine and wines are authentic to the region and cooking classes are available as well. You will write surrounded by the sensory beauty of the hills and valleys of Chianti, the chestnut and olive trees and vines heavy with ripe grapes, the sounds of bels from the 10th C. church down the road and the smell of lavender and late blooming roses. See  ”Tuscany” on www.writeitout.com or contact RMillerWIO@gmail.com for more information.

Ronni Miller’s play Exposed Successful!

Ronni Miller’s two-act play Exposed was read at SAPS (Sarasota Area Playwrights Society) Sarasota, FL on April 29, 2019. Comments from audience members made up of actors and playwrights were “It’s similar to Wendy Wasserstein’s play Heidi Chronicles” and “a beautiful play.” The play reveals the story of one woman’s passion to write from childhood to adulthood that’s beset with obstacles of rejection personal and professional until an epiphany is revealed.

May Expressive Writing Workshop

A five week Expressive Writing workshop will be held at Ronni’s Studio Pinehurst Village Sarasota, FL May 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, 2019 from 2-4 PM. All levels of writers welcome. Contact Ronni RMillerWIO@gmail.com to register.

PLAYWRITING WORKSHOP

A four week Playwriting workshop will be held at Ronni’s Studio, Sarasota beginning Friday, April 19, 2019-May 10, 2019. Contact Ronni at RMillerWIO@gmail.com or 941-359-3824 for more information.

A PATH TO WELLNESS THROUGH EXPRESSIVE WRITING

A brand new four week Expressive Writing Workshop will begin on April 3, 2019 2-4 PM at Ronni’s Studio, Sarasota, FL. It is for anyone impacted by life altering situation,s to express feelings, memories and experiences through journal writing, poetry, prose and theater pieces. Contact Ronni at RMillerWIO@gmail.com or 941-359-3824 for more information.

Tuscany Retreat & Writing Workshop

Register by April 2, 2019 to secure space and room at Villa Le Barone, Panzano, Tuscany Italy. See www.writeitout.com for details.

Venice Book Fair

Visit me at the VENICE BOOK FAIR Saturday, March 16, 2019 9:00 AM-3:00 PM at Blalock Park 200 Turin St. across Nassau St from the library.  I’m in booth 46. You’ll have a chance to see my new book Domestic Shorts a collection of 18 fiction stories about love and relationships. See  www.writeitout.com for more on Domestic Shorts now available on Amazon.

Date Change For Tuscany Workshop

The new dates for the Tuscany Retreat & Workshop are Wednesday, October 16 -Thursday, October 24, 2019. The good news is a discount of over $25 daily on accommodations for students. Clients and students of Write It Out are also eligible for a discount of $50 on tuition. Register now and make your reservations directly with the Villa Le Barone. Be sure to tell them you are part of Ronni’s group. See www.writeitout.com for more information.

Boost Your Creativity

Free writing workshop Friday, October 26, 2018 11:00 AM-12:30 PM at the Center for Arts & Humanity 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, FL. I’ll facilitate a mini-workshop.
of Write It Out® exercises. Join in the fun. Registration link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/boost-your-creativity-with-sarasota-pen-women-at-a-free-writing-workshop-tickets-51496118276?ref=eios&aff=eios

Ronni Publishes articles

“Business Or Unconditional Love” and “Expressive Writing; A Foundation For Business Success” just published in the book CREATIVE GENIUS and “An Epiphany” published in the book THE LIGHT BETWEEN US available at
www.nlapw.org/bookstore/ Good read. Don’t miss them.

By Popular Demand!

By popular demand Ronni’s Studio Workshops continue through August and September on Thursdays. Creative Writing: 11AM-1 PM, Playwriting 2-4 PM.
Contact Ronni RMillerWIO@gmail.com to register. Private sessions and perks available.

New writing Workshops in July

Join us for new workshops in creative writing and playwriting on Thursday’s in July, 2018 at Ronni’s Studio in Sarasota. Creative Writing is from 11 AM- 1:00 PM and Playwriting is from 1:30-3:30 PM. Call Ronni 941-359-3824 or e-mail RMillerWIO@gmail.com for more information.

Travels With Ronni

As writers we often travel alone, both literally and figuratively.

“Alone is like a stone”
“Alone is like a stone” were the words I heard years ago from a lover. I’ve never forgotten them or him. When we are alone we have time to think. We dialogue with our own minds, heart and whoever else you might identify as spirit. This is good, often comforting. Sometimes it leads to tangled paths and walls too high to climb alone. That’s when you turn to another, most definitely a listener. I am a listener.

Clients say I’m an exceptional listener
My clients have reiterated many, many times over the last twenty-six years that I am an exceptional listener. That I’ve given them a safe environment to express their stories, reveal their trauma and find their voice through writing. This is the authentic material that lies below the surface of all writing be it fiction, memoir, poetry, prose or theater pieces.

Encourage the positive
As I writer myself, I appreciate when I’m heard, when my stories are taken to heart and suggestions of a positive nature are made so that I feel encouraged to edit, shape and mold to have the material better clarified. I do that with clients.
Too many editors place themselves in godlike positions to pronounce success or failure of a writer’s attempts.

Help focus on the goal
There are times that the journey is strewn with pebbles, rocks and even boulders sometimes seemingly impossible to climb. Sometimes the forest is so dense the goal is lost. I understand when a client comes to me and says I’m confused. I help them navigate over the blocks and see through the trees to the light. I help guide them to focus on the real importance of what they want to say by listening and interpreting their clues and adventure forward with their words. We are both excited with the outcome.

Process More Important Than Product
You are not alone when you work with me to birth your books. The process of self-discovery through your own words boosts your self-confidence, and in the end the process is more important than the completed product. You have an enthusiastic listener, experienced developmental editor and one who has discovered fulfillment in helping others birth their books in whatever genre you have chosen or it has chosen you.

You’re Not Alone
Clients have felt their aloneness, common condition of a writer, is shared with a fellow traveler who cares that they attain their goals.
No material is too small or too large to sort through. Some of my clients come to me with an idea and few words to support that idea. We work together and the material grows and as it does so does their confidence in the ability to plant seeds and reap the mature growth. Some clients come to me with a box full of papers collected over the years to tell their story and are unable to decipher where the story begins and how to bring it through to its climax and conclusion. We do that and it becomes a published book. Some clients are working through trauma such as PTSD or, cancer or other life threatening illnesses and their therapists and doctors suggest writing their stories and send them to me to help. Some are in the throes of completing a book and need a professional ear and eye to help carry it to completion. In all cases

Contact me RMillerWIO@gmail.com or 941-359-3824 for a free private consultation to ascertain whether we are a match for each other. Appointments are in person in Sarasota, FL or through Skype or FaceTime, anywhere or by phone in the US. Payments for future appointments by check or money orders. See www.writeitout.com for more information about Ronni and the Write It Out® program.

Best.
Ronni Miller

Author of seven books: Where To Go With Your Lover, Dance With The Elephants-Free Your Creativity And Write, Cocoon To Butterfly-A Metamorphosis of Personal Growth Through Expressive Writing, Inside Outside Clyde, The Bread Thief, Pumpkin Soup, Domestic Shorts.

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25 for 20 SUMMERTIME SPECIAL

25 individualized writing session package for the price of 20.
Available July through September

Each hourly session includes manuscript reading and contact time by phone and internet.
Additional Phone and e-mail questions are free.
Payment required in advance.

Time is precious. Don’t waste it.
Use your summertime to focus on your writing project and take advantage of this special offer.

Contact Ronni the Book Midwife for more information. RMillerWIO@gmail.com or 941-359-3824.

Don’t Miss The Retreats!

The Summer Writing Retreats in Cape Cod and Tuscany are approaching the deadline of the 31st of May 2018 to register. Don’t miss out on an experience of a lifetime. Relax and write surrounded by flavors of yesteryear brought into the 21st century sensibilities. Write beside the Atlantic Ocean and in view of the hills of Tuscany. See all information of www.writeitout.com and contact Ronni RMillerWIO@gmail.com to say you’ll join us.

Travels With Ronni

April 23, 2018
A student wrote, “I’ll be celebrating my big birthday on a river cruise to see the tulips in Holland.” I wished her a special celebration. It sounded like this was a
a long, desired destination one perhaps mixed with imagination. It does sound romantic to sail into a location and be lost in the colors of tulips. The anticipation stirred by imagination is sometimes the best part of the trip. An ageless time perhaps meshed with childhood stories when graphics only appeared in one’s head.

How delightful, if one could nestle into a magic carpet, tap a wand and think a location and within in an instant be in that place. Alight and wander unhindered, tourist erased, unencumbered by suitcases or passports, simply meld into the scene with the locals going about their daily business. Language would not be a barrier, for no words need be spoken only instinct driven action would suffice.

Better yet, old friendships would renew as if no time had interfered and one would walk the pavement, absorb the odors, exchange nuances of weather or state of mind.

There is a substitute for a magic carpet and takes only seconds to acquire. It’s fingers on keyboard or wrapped around a pen striking letters on paper. Within seconds one is transported anywhere one desires. For me, it is often a place that has touched me and left clefts in my being. Today, I am transported back to Bermuda, “The Rock”, a place I lived for a short while, long enough to absorb an expat culture and become one with it. Many things happened there that became manna for my opus that included a novel, short stories and poems and even the painting that became the cover of one of my books.
Another expat called it “idyllic” and he like many came for a short stay and remained a quarter century mesmerized by something beyond
and just as much entwined on that collection of islands no longer than twenty-four miles and no wider than one mile plunked in the Atlantic Ocean with aquamarine water lapping at its shores. It was the only place that I’ve lived where I became a friend overnight and at the very least an acquaintance on the street, for newcomers were embraced like jewels from the sea. Affairs abounded like weeds, romance the unwritten rule of the day and long term marriages a rarity.

I am removed from that life for over twenty years with brief voyages back, and yet I sometimes yearn for the magic of fantasy coddled, reality kept at bay and imagination cherished.

Domestic Shorts is on Amazon!

Ronni Miller and Robi Jode Press
announce with pride the publication of Domestic Shorts!

This collection of eighteen short stories of romance, humor and pathos in relationships is now available on Amazon https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692921931/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_VCncAb29TBHCK
as of November 11, 2017! In this new 5 ½ by 8½ paperback version, you’ll read a collection of stories, some previously published in magazines. Ronni has read many of the stories at Performance Readings and in her Write It Out® workshops.

Enjoy it and write a review.

Honor your own creativity.
Ronni

Travels With Ronni

Traveling in mind can be as rewarding as in person. On November 11, 2017 I had my first view of my latest book Domestic Shorts (https://www.amazon.com/dp/0692921931/ref=cm_sw_r_em_apa_VCncAb29TBHCK) that appeared on Amazon’s selection of fiction books. This collection of eighteen fiction stories with a cover of my painting of clothes hanging on a line is two hundred and eight pages of places where I’ve lived and traveled that include Woodstock, NY, CA, Bermuda and Italy. Truth and fiction are mixed with romance and lovers focused on relationships. The title domestic shorts is a play on words. Rereading these stories takes me on a memory trip of my life.

Time travel back to Livingston, NJ in 1980 when I held the published copy of my first book Where To Go With Your Lover. I remember the thrill of seeing and feeling the slim, shiny cover with a picture of two roses in a bud vase painted by a friend. It housed fifty-two pages of places to wine, dine and stay in the metropolitan area of NY and NJ, the Berkshires and Bermuda with memoir stories set in some of those locations. This little book opened the way for me to pursue my career in writing and publishing.

I’ve traveled far from that first published book to now and I’m just as thrilled today to see my seventh book and first to be offered on Amazon. I sit in front of my computer in my studio in Sarasota, FL and see the book with its cover, ISBN number and information how to purchase it. I congratulate myself on the journey that has taken me up and down hills and valleys and my determination to pursue a career that began as a desire in childhood to grow up to be a published writer.

NEW EXPANDED PRIVATE PRACTICE

October 2, 2017

Ronni Miller’s private practice has expanded and includes several new packages and perks. As Book Midwife-Writing Coach she is available to all writers of all stages in their evolvement. She specializes in memoir, fiction, and poetry manuscripts. Ronni is sensitive to the process of birthing material as a published writer of fiction, poetry, nonfiction and plays for over fifty years, and has won awards for her short stories. You can work with her in person, over the telephone, Skype or Face Time, and discuss your project with her free of charge before arrangements are made to work together. See her website www.writitout.com for more details. Her contact information is RMillerWIO@gmail.com or 941-359-3824.

She is former editor of magazines, public relation director in corporations, copywriter in advertising agencies and educator in public and private schools, colleges and hospitals. Ronni brings insight, curiosity, experience and positive feedback to her clients. She is above all sensitive to the birthing process and encourages her clients with gentleness to discover their own unique voices in writing resulting in development of self-confidence and self-esteem.

She created and developed Write It Out®, a motivational and expressive writing program in 1992 and has facilitated workshops throughout the US, Italy and Bermuda ever since guiding people to express their feelings, memories and experiences. James W. Pennebaker, PhD, internationally known and leading researcher in the field of Expressive Writing (Opening Up) has endorsed her Write It Out program and book Cocoon To Butterfly: A Metamorphosis of Personal Growth Through Expressive Writing. The Write It Out program has additionally segued into the healthcare field where Ronni facilitates workshops and works privately with cancer survivors.

Most of her clients have published their projects. As Book Midwife she can help you birth your book from inception to delivery.

Travels With Ronni

This is the beginning of my blog to share with you thoughts, feelings and experiences of years of traveling. The places I’ve been and return to as often as possible, have fed my imagination as much as given me a sense of peace and balance. My home base in Sarasota , Florida is a place of work and reflection. Much of my written opus reflects my life and experiences both true and fictionalized that are set in places I’ve lived such as rural New York farms, Tuscany hills and valleys, Venetian canals and alleyways, and talculm powdered beaches on the rock, Bermuda. It is with my life long experiences as a writer and teacher sensitized to the human experience that I offer my clients guidance as Book Midwife-writing coach. These blogs will appear as often as possible on my website www.writeitout.com and you’re welcome to comment.

September 30, 2017

My first sight of Cyprus trees made me sigh with a feeling of peace that I had returned home. Traveling by car on the road leading to Villa Le Barone, Panzano in Chianti, Italy, a five star hotel near Siena late August 2017 I felt embraced once again by the hills and valleys covered in grape vines and olive trees.

I’ve been traveling to Italy for the past fifty years. The countryside of Tuscany is where a branch of my literary life began as a young married woman with three children aged three, five and seven and neophyte writer. Years ago I had made arrangements to stay for a week in the hills outside of Siena so that we could observe the festivities surrounding the Palio, the famous horse race operating since the Medieval ages. I was unaware at the time that Villa Solia was owned by Arturo Vivante, a novelist and short story writer and recipient of the Katherine Anne Porter award for literature. My meeting with Arturo was beshert, (destiny) since it set me on my path as an autobiographical fiction writer, as he was. He mentored me through decades of our friendship and was also my writer-in-residence at many Tuscan writing workshops until his death a few years ago.

The 10th C church down the dirt road from the Villa Le Barone where our retreat was held this year as they have for many, tolled the hours and kept us on course through the day and night. It was the reminder of time rolling on through the centuries, of humans living out their lives close to the land and harvesting tradition in both food and culture. We responded through words and paints to our own relationships to the land.

Travel has been in my blood since infancy when my father, a lawyer, a romantic and first generation American had the yen to see and experience different places and countries always taking me, my mother, and subsequent siblings on trips from our city apartment in New Jersey and later home in the suburbs. Much of travel in my early years was by car, and childhood summers were spent on dairy farms in the New York Catskill mountains where farmers took in guests. It’s no wonder that the rural countryside still calls to me.

On a trip with parents and siblings by ship from New York to Southampton, England at the end of my junior year at Boston University we traveled by train to and through northern European countries until we arrived one rainy, August day in Venice. We were welcomed with open arms by the motorman who taxied us to the Royal Danielle Hotel. That evening I stepped out on the balcony. The full moon shone on the Grand Canal below and the gondoliers sang with no passengers in their gondolas. I who has studied ballet and theater saw this as a live stage setting and I fell in love at that moment with a country and a people, a love that has never left me.

La Serenissima, Venice massages my curiosity, as with all lovers a sense of mystery stimulates interest. Year after year I return to the canals, bridges and winding alleys around the time of my birthday to mark the occasion of my adolescent love. These unexplained ingredients have provided much of my opus of stories and plays.

I flew to New York on the heels of my return from Italy and survival of hurricane Irma in Sarasota, Florida my home base. Once again I felt calmed by the Catskill mountains in Woodstock, New York and neighboring rural farm community of Greenville, New York. Woodstock had taken me in years ago when I was fraught with imbalance, unsure of a direction after a divorce, attempts to find a soul mate and sustain myself financially. The epiphany I had one winter morning over twenty-six years ago as I sat at my desk in my home studio in Lake Hill (a hamlet of Woodstock) in the eclectic pine cabin I built surrounded by mountains and fields of undulating hay provided the direction for my life. Write It Out was born that moment in my cabin of pine and glass. I’m forever grateful for that experience that has given me the opportunity to write, teach and guide others to find their centers through writing.

This was the 23rd year for my annual one week intensive writing workshop in the farm community of Greenville, NY where we again, as in all of my workshops focus on the sensory experiences of both inner and outer world. A student gave me a peach from her tree. “All organic. More than organic,” Jane said. It was the sweetest fruit I’d tasted. Another student Barbara brought in flowers from her garden, one a huge purple zinnia, “My favorite color”. I remarked. “Keep the jar,” she said. “It’s an old canning jar of my mother’s.” Still another student Roberta brought in green peppers from her farm. Last month her grown son died suddenly from a massive heart attack as he was haying their fields. That day she was dressed in pink and wrote about the joy of seeing his pictures as a young child. Coming to class and writing was her way of finding peace and continuing with life.

I’m felt embraced by the mountains once again. The roads were devoid of traffic and wound up and down and around past cows grazing and fields of shucked corn as I drove forty-five minutes each morning and returned early afternoon to and from Greenville from my dwelling in Woodstock. It was my pleasure to hear the written stories of their childhood chores that included Jan picking boulders from the soil and placing them on a “stone boat” to be made into stone fences and allowed plants to flourish into sustainable crops or Jane helping to can with the ritual of sitting on the front porch in the shade at six years old peeling the just par- boiled tomatoes with a sister while sipping fresh lemonade.

The drive back on the thruway to Albany, New York and two flights back to Sarasota, Florida were long, but fortunately uneventful. Flights were smooth and luggage arrived on the carousel intact.

This is a quiet, reflective time before classes begin next week. Clients have waited for my return and we’ve already begun our sessions and I’m involved with their stories, always a pleasurable activity.

Harvesting memories is a phrase I heard mentioned in the Greenville class and traveling is just as much a mind time to harvest these memories and write about them.

If you want help with putting your stories into a book I’m just a phone call 941-359-3824 or e-mail RMillerWIO@gmail.com away.

Enjoy.
Ronni

Tuscany Writing Workshop

Registration is still open for WIO’s Tuscany Writing Retreat Workshop August 25-September 2, 2017. See www.writeitout.com for details.

Creative Incubation Space Meets on Tuesdays

The Creative Incubation Space is a for writers and artists to develop new pieces and works-in-progress at a home studio in Sarasota, FL. Space is open on Tuesday May 23, 30, and June 6, 2017 from 1:30-4:30. Facilitated by Ronni Miller. Registration and fee. Contact Ronni RMillerWIO@gmail.com or 941-359-3824.

Last Call! Summer Workshops

Don’t miss the chance of a lifetime to spend a few days by the sea in June on the Cape and a week in the Tuscan hills in August. Experience the immersion into New England coastal and historic Italian culture at two of my favorite places where I’ve facilitated workshops for years. Relax and express yourself through writing and painting while enjoying individual attention and like-minded camaraderie.
The deadline has been pushed forward to April 5th!!
See the attached flyers or check out the information on www.writeitout.com my website.
C’mon along for a wonderful time.
Ronni

Read Our SPUR Newsletter just off the press!

November One Day Expressive Writing With Write It Out

Feel It! Write It! Write It Out’s famed one day expressive writing workshop will be held on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at The Longboat
Key Education Center 5370 Gulf of Mexico Dr.
Longboat Key, FL from 1:00-4:00 PM. Novice and seasoned writers welcome to enjoy expressing your story in any genre. Exercises from the Write It Out® program now entering it’s 25th year will be experienced. Ronni Miller founder of the Program will facilitate the workshop. Contact 941-383-8811 to register. Members of Education Center-$45, nonmembers $50.

Ronni Miller Presents Feel It! Write It! in Sarasota, FL

Ronni Miller author and founder of Write It Out® will present Feel It! Write It! a free interactive presentation on Thursday, Sept 29, 2016 from 3-4PM at Kobernick House 1951 N. Honore Ave. Sarasota, FL. All are welcome.

Expressive Writing: Dealing With Emotions and Stress Through Written Words

In 1992, Ronni Miller had an idea that would change the course of her life, as well as the lives of many others. Inspired by her love of writing, as well as her background in advertising and teaching, she started Write It Out, a motivational expressive writing program for people of all ages designed to achieve inner happiness through writing. Over the past 24 years, Ronni taught thousands of people how to connect with themselves in order to understand their own stories, using a variety of techniques: warm up exercises, writing activities, positive feedback from peers and projects ranging from memoirs to fiction to poetry to plays.

After 10 years of working with individuals of all ages, Ronni moved into the health care space, teaching workshops at hospitals in Sarasota, Florida. Four years ago, she started working with the Center for Building Hope, a non-profit offering free information, programs and services to cancer patients and their family members and caregivers. At the Center for Building Hope, her expressive writing programs have proven an excellent match for people dealing with cancer, as well as loved ones caring for family members or friends undergoing treatments.

In these classes, people often write about their feelings and frustrations, sometimes touching on their diagnosis, but also their memories, hopes, and dreams. Ronni’s mission is to make the program as positive as possible; many patients and caregivers’ attitudes have changed tremendously as they use writing as an outlet for their emotions. One woman, coping with her husband’s cancer diagnosis and resulting anger and depression, used fiction as a way to come to terms with everything happening in their marriage. Another, a breast cancer patient who was initially unenthusiastic about the concept of expressive writing, ultimately found that poetry helped her express herself; now, her poems and illustrations are published, a testament to what she achieved through Ronni’s class.

The success of the Write It Out program is immense, and Ronni truly believes it’s her mission in life: to help people find their place in their journey and to show how positivity makes a huge difference in coming to grips or terms with where you are, physically, emotionally, and mentally. The act of expression through writing has positively impacted patients and caregivers alike, giving them an outlet and means of expressing themselves during trying times.

published March 18, 2015 on Spectra Care an internet site.

WIO SUMMER WORKSHOP IN SARASOTA, FL

WRITE YOUR STORY

A workshop for those who desire to continue work on a manuscript of memoir, fiction or poetry as well as experience Write It Out® exercises to stimulate creativity. The workshop is facilitated by Ronni Miller an award winning fiction writer, founder and developer of the Write It Out program.  The first term is June 7-28, 2016 1:00-3:00 PM.  The second term is July 5-26, 2016.  They are held at L’Ambiance on Longboat Key, Florida.  Costs: $90 per person per term. Registration required in advance. Contact: Ronni at RMillerWIO@gmail.com or 941-359-3824.  See www.writeitout.com for more offerings.

 

 

Book Midwife Practice

Ronni Miller, Book Midwife has openings in her private practice. r coaching you to birth your book from inception to delivery. She works in person and also over Skype with clients all over the country. Contact her at RMillerWIO@gmail.com or at 941-359-3824 for a free consultation.

Expressive Writing Workshops on Wednesdays

Ronni Miller, Founder and Director of Write It Out facilitates her Write It Out expressive writing workshops for the Cancer Support & Wellness program for the Jewish Family and Children’s Services. The workshop is now located at Temple Beth Shalom, 1050 S. Tuttle Avenue, Sarasota. The workshops are ongoing on Wednesday afternoons from 2:00-3:30 PM. The workshop is free to anyone that has been impacted by cancer whether recovering individual or a family member. No registration is required. For more information contact Bambi Furtado, Director of Cancer Support and Wellness 941-366-2224 ext. 167 or Ronni Miller 941-359-3824.

Miller Elected Vice President

Ronni Miller, founder and director of Write It Out® was just elected and installed as fourth vice president of the National League of American Pen Women on April 30, 2016. Installation was in Washington, DC, headquarters of the National League of American Pen Women. She will be responsible to oversee outreach projects of the NLAPW branches throughout the US.

Artists Journey Panel Discussion

May 14, 2016 at the Selby Library, Sarasota, FL 11AM-12:30 PM

Ronni Miller will moderator the panel of three artists: writer Brenda Spalding, artist Lolly Owens and dancer/writer Dina Labes on their life journeys as creative artists. All participants are members of the National League of American Pen Women, Sarasota Branch. This is an outreach project sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women to educate, stimulate and encourage the public to use the creative arts to enrich their lives. The program is free and open to the public.

Autobiography as a Spiritual Journey

Sunday May 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM
The Hecht School
Jewish Federation of Sarasota-Manatee Campus
582 McIntosh Road, Sarasota, FL
Ronni Miller, award winning fiction author, will reveal a glimpse of the hills and valleys of her Jewish life as a writer and how that connected to her spiritual journey when interviewed by Terry Wohl, health and wellness writer. Miller’s writing since childhood includes autobiographical material published in short stories, poetry, memoir, essays, nonfiction and children’s books as well as in performed plays. She will also facilitate an expressive writing exercise from Write It Out® her motivational and expressive writing program since 1992 that she teaches in the US and Italy. This event is co-sponsored by the Association of Professional and Aspiring Jewish Artists (APJA) and Jewish Federation. A $5 donation at the door is suggested.

WIO EXPRESSIVE WRITING RETREAT IN CAPE COD

August 16th -19th, 2016

Join us for our annual summer retreat in Wellfleet on the Cape to write, paint, relax and experience a New England fishing village with literary and artistic roots. See www.writeitout.com for more details.

WIO EXPRESSIVE WRITING RETREAT IN TUSCANY

October 23rd -30th, 2016

Join us for our Italian sojourn to write, paint, relax, absorb Tuscan culture and food at a Renaissance villa now a four star hotel in the Chianti hills of Italy. See www.writeitout.com for more details.

SALON AT RONNI’S

Sunday, February 28, 2016 3:00-5:00 PM

Enjoy sharing your original writing, art, craft, music, dance or theater piece in our home setting. Nibbles welcome. Tea and coffee provided.
Call Ronni @941-359-3814 or e-mail her @ RMillerWIO@gmail.com
for details.

“Understanding My Roots” published

“Understanding My Roots” by Ronni Miller was published on line August 3, 2015 on The Jewish Writing Project. See: https://jewishwritingproject.wordpress.com/2015/08/03/understanding-my-roots/
and enjoy reading it.

Hot off The Press: “Epiphany” Published!

Ronni Miller, award winning author, founder and director of Write It Out® has just published her essay “An Epiphany” in The Light Between Us: Stories of Healing Through Creative Expression published by Pen Women Press. Ronni’s essay tells the story of how an epiphany in her eclectic cabin in Woodstock, NY saved her life when she suffered a loss and created a motivational and expressive writing program to help her and others heal through writing. The book will be available by August, 2015 and you can purchase a copy for $11 plus $4.00 postage by sending a check made out to and sent to the National League of American Pen Women, 1300 17th St. NW Washington, DC 20036-1973. Please note on your correspondence that your check is for The Light Between Us with information where to mail the book.

Miller author of Cocoon To Butterfly: A Metamorphosis of Personal Growth Through Expressive Writing among other books has a private practice as Book Midwife and speaks on the value of expressive writing for personal growth as well as facilitating expressive writing workshops throughout the US and Italy. See www.writeitout.com for more information.

Tuscany Tuition Reduced

The tuition for the upcoming 2015 October Writing Retreat in Tuscany facilitated by Ronni Miller for Write It Out has been reduced. The tuition is now $550 for the course. Registration is required by August 10, 2015. Please see www.writeitout.com for more details.

The Artists’ Journey Panel Discussion Washington, DC

On June 20, 2015 the first Artists’ Journey Panel Discussion was held at the Pen Arts Building, headquarters of the National League of American Pen Women. Four board members in letters, arts and music shared their life journeys in their arts with questions from the audience. This outreach project was conceived, orchestrated and moderated by Ronni Miller, Outreach Chair for National and her Sarasota, FL branch. The program was well received by the public who attended and has inspired other Pen Women branches around the country to include this presentation in their agenda as an outreach project.

ARTISTS JOURNEY PANEL DISCUSSION JUNE 27, 2015

The Artists Journey Panel Discussion will be presented on Saturday, June 27, 2015 at 10 AM at Keeton’s Office & Art Supply at 817 Manatee Avenue, Bradenton, FL. Three professional creative women: Lolly Owens, artist, Alice Moerk, musician and Brenda Spalding writer will present a ninety -minute interactive talk focused on their process and personal stories from dream to reality. These stories are offered as a way to inspire and educate the public on the importance of creativity for healthy living. Moderator, writer Ronni Miller will encourage the audience to participate in in a question and answer session. All of the panel participants are board members of the National League of American Pen Women, Sarasota Branch, a national organization for professional, creative women with branches all over the United States. The program is free and open to the public. Please call Keeton’s at 941-747-2995 to reserve your seat.

Salon Viva L’Italia

You’re invited to a SUNDAY SALON
“VIVA L’ITALIA Sunday, February 22, 2015
4:00 PM at Ronni’s studio in Sarasota, FL.
Contact Ronni at RMillerWIO@aol.com for directions. Bring your ORIGINAL piece of writing art, photograph, craft, song or acting preferably with an Italian connection.

The salon, a tradition at Ronni’s, is to share our creativity with like-minded people.

Tea and coffee will be provided.

Book Reading & Signing of Cocoon To Butterfly April 19, 2015

Ronni Miller will give a book reading and signing of her newest book Cocoon To Butterfly: A Metamorphosis of Personal Growth Through Expressive Writing on April 19, 2015 at 4 PM at Trade Roots 5852 N. Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA. The presentation will include remarks on the value of expressive writing and a mini writing workshop.