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Award For Fiction

“Alone Is Like A Stone” by Ronni Miller just won 2nd place in the short, short fiction contest sponsored by the National League of American Pen Women, Florida State Association.

WIO Fall Expressive Writing Workshops

Write It Out Wednesday and Thursday four-week Fall workshops begin Wednesday, October 4 from 11 AM- 1 PM EST and Thursday October 5 from 2 PM -4 PM EST.
Join us in small, Zoom classes to express your feelings, memories and experiences. Beginners and advanced students welcome. Registration required: or 941 359-3824. Tuition for the term: $100. Contact Ronni for more information.

Expressive Writing Workshop Offered

The virtual Write It Out®Expressive Writing Workshop is open to all writers. The three week term is offered on Wednesday July 5, 12 & 19 from 11:00 AM -1:00 PM EST. Tuition is $75 payable by check or Zelle. Facilitator: Ronn Miller. Registration: or 941-359-3824.

New Book Published

Awakened In Rufina, Ronni Miller’s first novel set in Tuscany, Italy is published and available on Amazon.

Awakened in Rufina

By Ronni Miller
New 2023 printing, and available on in paperback and for Kindle!

Awakened In Rufina is a novel set in Tuscany where Isabelle, a woman of a certain age is gifted with a young lover Stefan who ignites her passions. Primitive sexuality and mature love clash when she meets Alessandro, a man of appropriate age. Her independence conflicts with connection and is revealed in intimate details as she decides which man best meets her needs.

“He is too big, too much like an Adonis to fit into clothes. His form needs to be sculpted out of sleek marble left to admire, photograph, instead he walks and talks… The words shoot arrows… past my thorns… to the heart. No not love… something more to the core. I stand naked, but not undressed.” — From Awakened In Rufina.
Awakened In Rufina, Robi Jode Press (2023), $19.95 paperback, $9.95 ebook for Kindle on

Register for Tuscany Workshop August 2023

Register for the Write It Out® Writing Retreat And Workshop August 1-August 9, 2023. Deadline to make your classic room reservations at Villa Le Barone, Panzano, Italy is March 13, 2023. Tuition that includes workshop, private consultations and evening salons is due June 1, 2023. See or contact Ronni Miller at for more information.

WIO January Expressive Writing Workshop on Zoom

Wednesdays January 4, 11, 18, 25, 2023 11AM-1PM
Thursdays January 5, 12, 19, 26, 2023 2-4 PM
Registration: or 941-359-3824
Tuition: $100
Facilitator: Ronni Miller

WIO November and December Writing Workshops on Zoom

Join us to share your memoir, fiction and or poetry in a supportive environment and receive feedback from Ronni Miller, professional writer, editor and Book Midwife. See details below:
November 9 16, 23, 30, 2022
December 7, 14, 21, 28, 2022

November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 2022
December 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022
2:00-4:00 PM

Registration required:
*Tuition: $100

Two methods to pay tuition:
1) ZELLE address:
2)CHECK payable to: Write It Out and mailed to: Ronni Miller at 7316 Eleanor Circle, Sarasota, FL 34243

Robi Jode Press Release

New Book & Staff Appointment

Hot Off The Press:

Love In The Blueberry Patch- One Author’s Journey Through Essays and Poems is now available on Amazon! It is also available as an e book on Kindle from Amazon.

Ronni Miller takes you from her childhood to the present wrapped in imagination, and reality that clashed with doubts and desires. Discover how writing, her plumb line, carried her through the ups and downs of life. The essays and poems in this book are factual foundations that supplied much of Miller’s fictional opus in short stories, novels, and plays. To know a person’s literary work is to know the person and her life experiences.

The gestation period occurred during the Pandemic, and there were times Miller said, that “it resisted being born.” As in all births the struggle is forgotten and the joy of “holding the book and showing it off takes precedence,” she concluded.

The cover images are representative of her life, as Leo, the lion is her symbol. She leaned against the statute of a lion in the front of her apartment house in Irvington, New Jersey as a young child and leaned against a statute of a lion in a restaurant in Venice, Italy as an adult just before the Pandemic. Miller felt both pictures are an illustration of inner meanings especially of strength and loyalty. You will find “The Lioness And The Sun” one of the essays in the book another example of how the lion has impacted her life.

Enjoy the experiences.

It is with great pleasure that we announce the appointment of Eric F. Miller to our staff of Robi Jode Press as Technological Specialist. Eric, a University of Virginia computer science major, has already proven his ability to troubleshoot computer problems and provide necessary knowledge and assistance to bring our written materials into the world.

Hot Off The Press!

Love In The Blueberry Patch- One Author’s Journey Through Essays and Poems is now available on Amazon!
Miller takes you from her childhood to the present wrapped in imagination, and reality that clashed with doubts and desires. Discover how writing, her plumb line, carried her through the ups and downs of life. The essays and poems in this book are factual foundations that supplied much of Miller’s fictional opus in short stories, novels, and plays. To know a person’s literary work is to know the person and her life experiences.

Summer Workshops

Write It Out®

Zoom from Ronni’s Studio

June 8, 15, 22, 29, 2022
July 6, 13, 20, 27, 2022

June 9, 16, 23, 30, 2022
July7, 14, 21, 28, 2022
2-4 PM EST

Join one of our workshops to share your stories.

Registration required:

Virtual Express Writing Workshop

The Write It Out® four week virtual Expressive Writing Workshop on Zoom begins Thursday, November 4 from 2-4 PM EST. Contact to register.

June Writing Workshop

Write It Out®

June 3, 10, 17, 24, 2021
2-4 PM EST
From Ronni’s Studio
Registration required:

Vaccinated we’re a bit freer now.

At home though or wherever the place is that calls you to write remains the same. The ideas, thoughts, feelings, experiences that float through your mind need a place to land. That place is often through your fingers on the keyboard or pen/pencil in hand sliding across a blank page.

Summer has slipped into consciousness wherever you are and its lazy days spark memories of surf, mountains, farms, valleys or even a hammock to dream and record in poetry, prose or theater pieces.

Your words unique onto yourself are your legacy and you are the master of your journey.

Join us this June to share those stories.

On Going Expressive Writing Workshops

On Going Expressive Writing Workshops will continue on Zoom Thursday afternoons through 2021 from 2-4 PM EST. These are 4 week terms given from my home studio in Sarasota, FL. Anyone who wants to express their story in any genre is welcome to attend. Registration is required. Please contact Ronni to register and inquire about tuition.

December Expressive Writing Term

December 4 week Expressive Writing Term begins Dec. 3, 2020 2-4 PM on Zoom.
Anyone who desires to express events of their life in fiction, nonfiction, poetry and or theater pieces will enjoy this small workshop. Pre registration required. Contact Ronni Miller or 941-359-3824 for further information.

Between Lovers Published

Between Lovers, Ronni Miller’s newest book a collection of fiction short stories and ten minute plays has just been published and is on Amazon! Don’t miss these autobiographical fiction stories by an award winning author that capture life with humor and insight.

Write It Out Writing Workshops Ongoing

Write It Out Expressive Writing Workshops are now ongoing on Thursday afternoons from 2-4 PM on Zoom. Registration is required. Contact for more information or 941-359-3824.

Beat Loneliness! Write

Loneliness has increased in this time of COVID 19. One way to beat it is to expressi yourself in writing. Write for yourself. There is no editor. The process of purging feelings, memories and experiences with written words is important. It can be just a list of words, a stream of consciousness and it doesn’t have to make sense. Within a few minutes of writing time you are transported to another time and place in your life. In those minutes your feelings are freed. A burden is lifted. Relaxation occurs. You’ve spoken to yourself. You are our own audience.

June Virtual Workshop

Join us on Wednesdays or Thursdays for four sessions of Expressive Writing Workshops. Dates: Wednesday, June 10, 17, 24, July 1, 2020 2-4 PM on Zoom.
Thursday: June 11, 18, 25, July 2, 2020 2-4 on Zoom.
Registration required. Fee: $95 for the term.
Check payable to Write It Out PO Box 704 Sarasota, FL 34230
or PayPal:
Contact Ronni: or 941-359-3824.

Travels With Ronni

Isolate sounds prick at my mind. A bird calls to another outside my window.
Silence inside envelops me. My fingers itch for the keys. They wait for a thought to course through my veins to fingertips. I hear the clicking and watch the screen. I’ve begun something.

We went to sleep and woke up one day to a new world. A world of social distancing because of the world-wide pandemic caused by COVID-19 the Coronavirus that has overtaken us in just days.

There has been an epidemic of loneliness for several years and now with the new edicts of social distancing, loneliness affects a great deal more of the population.

In these times when forced isolation provides reams of unaccustomed time it can be put to use by writing. Partly as self-entertainment and partly to be shared with others through the phone or Internet or in some cases in person within the household.

Writing is one way to fend off this loneliness and stress due to uncertainties, loss of income, health and isolation from family and friends. Write about how it feels today. Write about past experiences good and bad and how feelings and emotions, decisions and outcomes impacted your life. The process can simply be writing in a journal or it can take the form of a letter, poem, play, short story, essay or even novel. Before long you have several pages, about pieces of events scattered through your life. These pieces can be placed in a three ring notebook, a box or file and also bound into a book.

One just gets started by doing. Putting one word down on a paper or on the screen and other words follow without thought.

For me, writing has been my companion. My soul mate who doesn’t fall asleep on me when I’m speaking or mention that I’ve told that story before. It supports my thoughts. It embraces my words. It gives me the opportunity to vent and in so doing understand more of a condition or situation.

In one room, in front of my laptop, I can travel backward in time to anywhere. There are no security checks or flight delays. Travel is instantaneous. My system can dwell on one spot, one action, one emotion for however long I please. I can transverse pink sand, cool to the souls of my feet in 90 degree temperature next to aquamarine water sliding up the shore. I can see him stand on the promontory camera in hand, sweat dampening his blond hair capped under a safari hat. What the camera did for us led to a novel that fed on itself.

In this new world we have been given a reprieve from frenetic-ness. Time is our own not dictated by others. We are finally in control of our own lives at least in the decisions about time. “There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens” Ecclesiastes 3.
We can choose to make this time useful for ourselves by documenting the situation for posterity through words about how we felt, observed, reacted.

Empty shelves in supermarkets. People lined up before it opens to hoard or to obtain only for the moment food and products once never so important like hand sanitizer and toilet paper.

We have time to “live life in radical amazement” a phrase coined by Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel to “get up in the morning and look at the world in a way that takes nothing for granted. Everything is phenomenal, everything is incredible, never treat life casually. To be spiritual is to be amazed.”

To record in word all that is happening, has happened and might happen is to expose a piece of oneself for posterity and leave a legacy.

On Going Zoom Expressive Writing Workshops

Our Expressive Writing Write It Out® workshops on Zoom are ongoing on Wednesday afternoons 2-4 PM. For more information contact Ronni at or 941-359-3824. Writing is an excellent way to engage with your feelings, memories and experiences and feel less alone.

Virtual Expressive Writing Workshop

Join us for a Virtual Expressive Writing Workshop on Zoom from Ronni’s Studio for a four week term beginning Wednesday, April 15th 2-4 PM. Tuition $95. Contact Ronni or 941-359-3824 if interested.

Ronni Reads from Domestic Shorts

Ronni Miller will read from Domestic Shorts, her collection of short stories at the Dancing Crane Gallery Village of the Arts Bradenton, FL 1101 10th Ave. W. Bradenton, FL 34205 at 1 PM on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The National League of American Pen Women-Sarasota Branch Art Show will be at the gallery as well. Goggle Dancing Crane Gallery for more information.

Expressive Writing Workshop: Masks

Join us for our Expressive Writing Workshop: “Masks” every Wednesday in February 2-4 PM at Ronni’s Studio, Sarasota, FL.
Workshops begin Wednesday, February 5, 2020. Contact or see for more details.

Expressive Writing Workshops

Wednesday’s At Ronni’s Studio 2-4 PM
Jan. 8, 15 22. 29, 2020
Registration: or 941-359-3824
Tuition: $95 or $25 per class.
An incubation space for beginner-advanced writers to express life experiences in prose, poetry and theater pieces.
Facilitator Ronni Miller, award winning author; creator and developer of Write It Out® a motivational and expressive writing program since 1992.


There is a correction in our SPUR newsletter under the heading Linda Odom Published. Linda is a flight attendant not stewardess. Words are important in today’s gender appropriate consciousness.


The popular Expressive Writing Workshop continues at Ronni’s Studio in Sarasota, FL through the winter and spring from 2-4 PM. Next term: December 4, 11, 18, 2019.
These workshops are open to all who have life altering experiences to express in prose, poetry or theater pieces. See for more details or contact Ronni: or 941-359-3824.


Join us October 21-October 29, 2020
at a special writing retreat at the historic Ville Le Barone, a four-star hotel in the Chianti region of Italy a short distance from Florence. Tuition of $950 includes workshop, private consultations and evening salons with Ronni. Registration begins January 6, 2020.See for more details or contact Ronni RMillerWIO@gmail or 941-359-3824


Join us around the table to share your fiction, nonfiction and poetry. Learn Write It Out techniques based on sensory and life experiences. Wednesday afternoons 2-4 PM- November 6, 13,
20, 27, 2019. Contact Ronni for tuition, location and registration, 941-359-3824,

Expressive Writing Workshop

The time has returned to express the stories that have impacted your lives. Join us around the table and share your prose or poetry as we begin a new year.


(7316 Eleanor Circle Sarasota 34243)

Expressive Writing Workshop

Wednesday, September 11, 18, 25, Oct. 2, 2019 2:00-4:00 PM

Tuition: $95 if paid in advance or at the first class or $25 for individual classes.

RSVP for a place around the table or (office)941-359-3824.

There are still a few openings for the Tuscany Writing Workshop
October 16-24, 2019
See for more info.

See you soon.

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 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 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 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 for information or contact Ronni: or

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:

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: 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 or contact 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 to register.


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


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 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 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 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 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:

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 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 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 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 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 for more information about Ronni and the Write It Out® program.

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 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. or 941-359-3824.