Write your heart out in Paris
August 31 - September 5, 2020
You've wanted to connect with your deepest creative self for a long time. Let's do it in Paris.
You know there's more to your writing, but you don't know how to access it.
You wish to transcend the ordinary and access your original impulse.
You know that writing is work and you believe that fun helps things along.
You thrive in community with like-minded, adventurous creative peers.
You've dreamed of being in Paris for a creative adventure with like-minded writers.
A deeper level of writing is calling you.
There’s something about Paris. It evokes our deepest, wildest creative self to come to the surface. We are inspired by the beauty everywhere in the food, architecture, fashion and street art.
And, Paris helps us tap into our deep desires. Who are we really, under our roles? How can we live with our creativity in the lead? Paris somehow lures out our most vulnerable and tender selves. We’re moved by the city as we move through it.
I’ve been leading workshops in Paris since 2005. My Paris historical novel and many of my writing projects have been inspired by my time there. Now, I bring my writer and writer’s coach out to lead an inimitable and life-changing writing workshop.
What happens when you invite your heart into your writing? Imagine, after a week with us in Paris...
No more second-guessing your writing instincts
You learn how to trust the words that are waiting just below the surface.
No more painful months, or years stuck in writer’s block
You finally figure out how to consistently make time for your writing.
No more wishing you could write your truth and be heard
You feel the power of authenticity at a deep level.
You will love writing from your smarts and also from your soul. Smart and soul are a winning combination, and Paris lures out both.
But What If
“I feel intimidated to write my truth.”
“I just can’t write. I’m stuck.”
“Do I really need to go to Paris to do this?”
“What will others think of me and my writing?”
"Dare I put my true thoughts and feelings on the page?"
We’ve all had these thoughts...it’s normal.
This is your chance to make a different
choice—to claim your voice in a whole new way.
Let's go to Paris and write our hearts out together.
Write Your Heart out in Paris
is designed for writers like you...
A joyful, daring writing workshop unlike any other.
Write Your Heart Out will help us bring out the qualities that make for great writing:
- Access and accept what we truly care about
- Tune in with all our senses and infuse our writing with sensual details
- Feel the vulnerability of the human experience and let our words be soaked with our spirit
- Access our truth and ink it onto the page.
Write with abandon in a safe, encouraging environment. This is a workshop unlike any other you've ever taken.
Deepen your writing in ways you have craved.
Paris is the perfect place for writers like us.
Travel puts us out of our comfort zone. When we shed our normal routine, we step into the unknown. We access our courage to leave home and go where we can be our truest selves.
People have gathered for centuries in Paris. It’s a special place where we feel freedom to be ourselves, to create and write with soul and to touch into what’s really true for us.
Paris is a magical city where the history, creative vibe and sensuality conspire to bring out our most creative selves. The flavors, colors and textures of the city’s historic past and vibrant present help us shed our everyday concerns and access our deep creativity.
Paris welcomes people like you, ready to dive into your creativity fully.
How we'll experience Paris as writers
Writing workshops to experiment and play
Daily writing workshop where we practice in real time how to write our hearts out.
Writers' salons to have fun collaborating
On select days, will gather at cafés to discuss our days and share snippets of writing. Fun, informal and collaborative.
Solo time to ignite your courage
You'll have time to wander and explore on your own, deepening into your heart and soul with Paris as your guide.
Excursions to inspire your joie de vivre
We'll take several excursions together designed to titillate, inspire and lure out your bold writer.
Four spots left!
Who’s a Perfect Fit for Write Your Heart Out?
You’re ready to finally feel like you are going deep with your writing. You love the idea of being in Paris with a group of like-minded people while learning.
However, Write Your Heart Out in Paris isn’t for everyone.
This writing workshop is unlike others in one of the world's most inspiring cities.
This is for you, if you can say YES! to these four things:
1. You have already done some writing and you want to bring more soul to your words.
2. You want to learn as a writer in a spectacular environment. You're not just coming as a way to go to Paris.
3. You are community-oriented and interested in having adventures with others.
4. You are a savvy traveler and enjoy both group experiences and exploration on your own.
This is NOT for you if you are simply looking for a fun way to come to Paris. This is for people who want to write in a new way, in a dynamic location, with like-minded adventurers.
Meet your writing coach and bon vivante, Cynthia Morris
I’m Cynthia Morris. I love getting people
unstuck so they can be more authentic in their lives and creativity.
A writer since 1994, I have put my pen to many genres: short story, essay, roundup articles for newspapers, non-fiction books, how-to articles and blogs, course curricula, and even a Paris historical novel.
I am also a watercolor artist and have created many bodies of work including illustrating a marketing book for artists.
One of my clients called me the Swiss Army Knife of writer’s coaches because of the range of experience I bring.
I’m a certified coach, working with clients and students as a coach/teacher since 1999. Lots of people offer writing workshops, but very few have over 20 years experience facilitating the writing process for students and clients.
I've traveled to Paris nearly every year since 2000, and I have led 10 creativity and writing workshops there. I know the city well and am always discovering more.
What does this mean for you?
I hold space for your daring creative adventures. I live at my creative edge and know how to help others dare creatively, too. I love sharing my favorite Paris spots and resources.
What's included in Write Your Heart Out Paris:
As a participant of Write Your Heart Out, you will be part of a group of like-minded creatives led by a seasoned writer's coach, traveler and bon vivant.
Write Your Heart Out includes the following:
August 31st - September 5th, 2020
We begin on the afternoon of the 31st and end after dinner on the 5th. Plan your travel accordingly.
Six nights' lodging
Writers will be lodged in single occupancy rooms at the Hotel Delambre. This is a lovely, boutique hotel in a truly Parisian street near the Luxembourg Gardens.
Breakfast at the hotel
Full breakfast is served daily in the hotel. Nearby grocery stores and markets make it easy to buy additional foods of your preference.
Daily writing workshops with Cynthia Morris, seasoned writer's coach and author. We will have a total of 12 hours of writing workshop time.
Optional happy hour gatherings
On some days, we will meet at my favorite Paris spots to debrief and collaborate.
Two Paris guides
I've written two guides for you: one with basic Paris travel information and Visit Paris Like an Artist, an illustrated e-book full of inspiration and information. You will have access to both upon registration.
E-copies of my books
Participants will receive copies of my e-books: Chasing Sylvia Beach, Visit Paris Like an Artist, The Busy Woman's Guide to Writing a World-Changing Book and The Graceful Return.
Private Coaching Sessions
Each writer will receive three private 30-minute coaching sessions: before, during and after Paris.
Private group before and after the workshop
Once you register, you'll have access to our private online group to connect with me and the other writers. This is a great way to share resources and start the fun before we meet.
On our last afternoon, we will have a reading of something we have written while in Paris. There will be much courage and much applause. And champagne, if you wish.
Several group excursions
I will introduce you to my inspiring, creative friends in Paris. Plus, we'll have a few excursions together designed to delight the writer in you.
Final celebratory dinner
We will feast and savor our heart and courage in one of Paris' most stunning restaurants. Everyone I bring here just adores this restaurant.
Writers' Goody Bag
Your goody bag will include
- treats by Hahnemühle Fine Art
- a deck of Cynthia's illustrated Writual Blessings
- and more treats to ignite your senses and open your heart.
No more feeling like your writing just skims the surface. In Paris, you will learn to let your heart and soul meet your mind for truly authentic writing.
Write in ways that satisfy and enliven you. This adventurous writing workshop gives you real-life training on how to bring all of you to the page.
Permission to be real on the page
Invitations to safely bring out your emotions
Care for and respect of your vulnerability and courage
Befriend the inner critic
Write with a group of open-minded and open-hearted people.
Our writing workshop sessions will offer a safe, supportive and encouraging environment. You will be challenged to leave preconceptions behind and open to a new way of writing. We will discuss and explore:
- telling details
- dramatic tension
- and more.
Through free-writes, collaborative story-making, poetry, and other fun explorations, you will release the binds that keep you safe and your writing boring and dull.