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Expressive Writing Incubation Space

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 for more information.

Congratulations to Ronni Miller!

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.

Winter Escapades Salon Success

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.

Feel It! Write It! workshop at Sarasota Libraries in April

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 her website. The workshops are free to the public.

Book Reading April 4, 2014

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.

New Writing Tutor & Coach Service

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 or 941-359-3824 for an appointment.

Lift Off! Let Go! Write! Workshop Success

Ronni Miller facilitated a successful expressive writing workshop at the Florida State Association National League Of American Pen Women Conference on November 8, 2013 in Daytona Beach, FL. guiding professional writers, artists and musicians to express feelings, memories and experiences to help initiate their creative projects.

Award For Short Story

Ronni received an award for her adult, fiction short story “Dead” from the Florida State Association National League Of American Pen Women November, 2013.

Sunday Salon November 24, 2013 3-5 PM

Join us to share original writing, art, music, dance or theater pieces at Ronni’s in Sarasota, FL. Contact for more information and to reserve a seat.


The popular WIO tradition of giving voice and view to artists, writers, musicians and craft people begun several years ago, will continue on Sunday afternoons beginning in November at Ronni’s home-studio in Pinehurst Village, Sarasota. Dates will be posted on “Events” before November on our website Seating is limited so please reserve a spot 941-359-3824 or Pick-up desserts, snacks and wine are welcome.


“EXPRESSIVE WRITING TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM” Bring pad and pen to experience a mini-workshop facilitated by Ronni Miller, Founder and Director of Write It Out® on the power of expressive writing to overcome the impact of illness.
NOV. 5, 2013 5:30-7:30 PM The Center For Arts& Humanities 1226 N. Tamiami Trail, Sarasota, Fl 34236


We heard from Karen Winston Weinstein, one of our students and clients and one responsible for my name Book Midwife, “the one who helps people birth their books”, appropriately identifying what I’ve done with clients for the last twenty-two years, who has just published her first book with Peppertree Press of Sarasota.

HUBBY AND THE ROSES, is ready to meet its public! Join the author for a first-in-a- lifetime book signing. Bring family and friends.

Where: Mattison’s 41
41 South Tamiami trail
Sarasota, Florida

When: Sunday October 20th, 2013
4: PM


“The Muse” a performance piece by Ronni Miller was published in The Pen Woman
magazine summer 2013 issue. In addition, “Laundry” her poem was also published in the same issue.

News from the Mountains

September, 2013. Fall sprung quietly this year in the midst of Indian Summer.  One day the leaves were green and almost the next day there were red, gold, yellow and orange leaves dropping on the floor of the kitchen porch where I hung my clothes to dry and ate brunch on weekends.  This 1910 rented house in Woodstock, NY has been my late summer and early fall writing retreat and home for a number of years. It’s the place where novels and short stories grew and this year where I finished the first draft of my play Exposed. My “gypsy mobile” packed with manuscripts, books, clothes, bedding, dishes, pots, memories and an artist’s photograph of a chair, isolate on a indoor landing bathed in light from a window. I thought about that chair, its connections to people and home and the symbols it provides for life and for writing and themes for this year’s creative and expressive writing workshops. As always, I believe the fall portends new beginnings for all of us.  We’ve been refreshed by vacations and ready now to be creatively stimulated, to open up and discover the richness of ourselves through writing.

Do something for yourself and make an appointment with me, the Book Midwife and together we will birth your book. Appointments are virtual as well as long distance through telephone, Skype or e-mail. See our Write It Out calendar for the writing workshop schedules in Sarasota, Tuscany, Cape Cod and New York.




Tuesday June 4, 11, 25, July 2, 2013 1:00-2:30 PM $100 for four classes, or $28 per session
Dance With The Elephants: Free Your Creativity And Write by Ronni Miller
Cocoon To Butterfly: A Metamorphosis of Personal Growth Through Expressive Writing by Ronni Miller


Thursday May 30, June 6, 13, 27, July 11, 2013 1:30-3:30 PM $180 or $36 per session

Dance With The Elephants: Free Your Creativity And Write by Ronni Miller,
Cocoon To Butterfly: A Metamorphosis of Personal Growth Through Expressive Writing by Ronni Miller
The Best American Short Stories 2012 edited by Tom Perrotta


Tuscany Expressive Writing Retreat/Workshop:
July 19-26, 2013
Cape Cod Expressive Writing Retreat/ Workshop
August 19-22, 2013


Expressive Writing Workshop for May
Express life story material in prose or poetry.
Tuesday, May 7, 14, 21, 28, 2013
1:00-2:30 PM
Pinehurst Village, Sarasota, FL
Register for all four or a single session

Book Midwife Openings

Ronni Miller announces that she has openings in her schedule as Book Midwife. If you are in the process of writing a memoir, fiction or nonfiction book and need help to organize and edit your material contact her for an appointment at or 941-359-3824. In person, phone or Skype appointments are available.

Ronni Reads From Cocoon To Butterfly book

Ronni Miller will read from her new book Cocoon To Butterfly: A Metamorphosis of Personal Growth Through Expressive Writing on April 23, 2013 at 1:00 PM.  The Reading will be held at the Jewish Federation Campus, Sarasota, FL as a part of the APJA Art Exhibit & Performances.  The readings is free.

New Date Tuscany Workshop

Register for the Tuscany Writing Workshop. New date is  Friday, July 19 to Friday, July 26, 2013 in Panzano, Italy.  Registration closes May 1, 2013. See for more information.

“When A Home Becomes A Person”

Read Ronni Miller’s new poem published online on the National League of American Pen Women site as the Poem-Of-The -Week

New Creative Writing Term

Sarasota, Florida

Beginner to advanced students.  Fiction, creative non-fiction and poetry. Write It Out syllabus with writing and reading assignments. Thursdays April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 2013 1:30-3:30PM .  Take all six classes at a discounted fee if paid in advance of the first class. Pre-registration for individual classes.  Contact or 941-359-3824.

Write it Out / Pen Women Webinar – November 13, 2012

  • Ronni Miller will facilitate an on-line expressive writing session through the National League of American Pen Women web-site.  This session will focus on expressing feelings, memories and experiences.  She will share information about the work of James W. Pennebaker, Ph.D., who has endorsed her Program, and is the leading researcher recognized internationally for his work with expressive writing that supports the importance of addressing emotional issues to gain personal growth. Read more and sign up through the Pen Women web site at

Cover article on Write it Out in DOCTORS magazine

  • Ronni Miller’s Write It Out program and the benefits of expressive writing for cancer patients at The Center For Building Hope, Lakewood Ranch, FL were the focus of the cover article “Hands Of Hope” in Doctors: A Monthly Medical News Magazine the May, 2012 issue.

Feature article on Write It Out published in the Bradenton Herald

Book Signing by Ronni Miller

  • Saturday, April 28, 2012. Ronni Miller will sign copies of her new book Cocoon To Butterfly on Saturday, April 28, 2012 from 1:00-4:00 PM at Circle Books, St Armands Circle, Sarasota , FL. The book is part memoir and part how to write a memoir.

Write It Out at Youth Arts Fest 2012

  • April 21, 2012. Write It Out will have a booth at the annual youth arts festival at Five Points Park, Sarasota, FL. on Saturday April 21, 2012, 9:30 AM-4:30 PM. Copies of Ronni Miller’s children’s books published by Robi Jode Press along with her two books Cocoon To Butterfly & Dance With The Elephants will be available for purchase. Information on workshops for teens and adults in Sarasota, MA, NY and in Italy will be available.

Ronni Miller recognized for participation in Creativity awards to Students

  • Ronni Miller was recognized for her work as a judge for the annual scholarship awards in letters to high school seniors in Sarasota and Manatee County, Florida. The awards ceremony luncheon on March 21, 2012 was sponsored by the Sarasota Branch of the National League of American Pen Women. The article  “Creativity Awards Given To Students” by Erica Newport appeared in the Sarasota Herald Tribune on April 10, 2012.

Article on Write it Out published in the Bradenton Herald

  • RONNI MILLER’S expressive writing work with cancer patients at the Cancer Support Community at Lakewood Ranch, FL, appeared in the article “Expressive Writing Can Help Cancer Patients” by Susan Hemmingway in the Bradenton Herald on March 27, 2012. Ronni facilitates a popular expressive writing workshop on Wednesday afternoons from 1:00-2:30 PM at the Cancer Support Community at Lakewood Ranch, FL.

Birthday Party Celebration!

  • February 24, 2012.  Robi Jode Press hosted an evening party for the 20th Birthday of Write It Out and the birth of Ronni Miller’s new book  Cocoon To Butterfly – A Metamorphosis of Personal Growth Through Expressive Writing.  It was held at the Sarasota Arts Humanities Building in Sarasota, FL.

Write It Out workshop at the Pen Women Biennial Conference – October 2011

  • October 27, 2011. Ronni Miller has been invited to present a workshop entitled, “Dream Delight: A Write It Out® Expressive Writing Workshop” at the Florida State Association, National League Of American Pen Women Biennial Conference on Thursday, October 27, 2011 from 1:00-2:30 PM. The conference will be held at the Hyatt Regency Sarasota, FL.

WriteItOut workshop for Tranquility Arts Day

  • Ronni Miller will facilitate an expressive writing workshop for the Association of Professional Jewish Artists at their Tranquility Arts Day at the Rosemary Court Wellness Center, Sarasota, FL, on Sunday, October 16, 2011.

Write It Out Workshop for Girls, Inc.

  • June through August, 2011. Ronni Miller will facilitate an eight-week Write It Out workshop entitled “Fashion Inside And Out- An Expressive Writing Adventure” for Girls, Inc. in Sarasota, Florida. This is part of a unique summer camp offering for girls from fourth to eighth grade in which professional artists and designers are donating their time and talents to develop the concept of inner beauty through the arts. The concept was launched by a member of the Sarasota’s Coalition For Arts And Health.

Special presentation

  • May 4, 2011. Ronni will present a program “We’ve All Got A Story”, an expressive writing  workshop and lecture on memoir writing to senior residents at Plymouth Harbor, Sarasota Florida on Wednesday, May 4, 2011 from 3-4PM.

Fiction Award

  • Ronni Miller won a Short Story Competition 2011 award for her story “Above Finn’s” from the National League of American Pen Women in April, 2011

ASGPP Conference appearance

  • May 1, 2011. Ronni Miller will appear as a panelist for the 69th Annual Conference for the American Society of Group Psychotherapy and Psychodrama at the Clearwater Beach Hilton in Clearwater, FL speaking on the benefits of expressive writing for the elderly.