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May 30th, 2024 - 10-Noon MST


​Free Memoir Masterclass.

We'll discuss - some of the brain science of writers' block, how to conquer it thru practical steps, habit creation for writing regularly, follow-up on your establishing a writing routine, how to begin, organize, structure your work, how to self-edit, how to write as a pantser AND a plotter, start your marketing, how to hire an editor and more.


Even more details are on my Eventbrite Listing. (Like the 5 Key Factors of Telling a Compelling Story.)

 Click here to register for this MasterClass!




Check out the other regular events above and below.

Rusti L Lehay (creative writing instructor and workshop leader for over a decade) will be your guide.

Register for this month's Writers' Lounge (USD)
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June 15th, 2024 is the next           

Co-Ed Writers' Lounge


​*Home from London, Spain and France! (3rd Sat this month.)


We gather, write to prompts, share, receive verbal feedback from me and from the group in the chat. Click here to register for the next Writers' Lounge and write!


Sign up here for free to be alerted.


Check out the other regular events above and below.

Rusti L Lehay (creative writing instructor and workshop leader for over a decade) will be your guide.

Register for this month's Writers' Lounge (USD)
Register for this month's Writers' Lounge (Cdn)

June 6th, 2024 Confirmed           Pomodoro Retreat Day



The Pomodoro Technique is a time management method developed by Francesco Cirillo in the late 1980s.

It uses a kitchen timer to break work into 20-minute intervals,

followed by short five-minute breaks and then repeats.

Each interval is known as a Pomodoro,

from the Italian word for tomato.

Cirillo used a tomato-shaped timer in his university studies.

Find out more by visiting this information page.

Click here for the Cdn payment link. Only $37.97!


Check out the other regular events below.

Rusti L Lehay (creative writing instructor and workshop leader for  nearly two decades) will be your host.

Register for the Pomodoro Day
Register for the next Free Open Mic Date TBA
Book a free 15-minute Inspiration Boost
Many are surprised how an online writing retreat provides a vital collaborative energy just knowing other people are writing like you then coming back on camera to share their word journey. No travel costs!

Attend the next STAY-Treat
June 29th & 30th
​Special Guest Speaker
​Jennifer Wilkov

"Your Book Is Your Hook" 

 
 Everybody would like to have a marketing plan that works, but getting it written, done, and executed properly out in the marketplace to attract attention and grow your sales can seem like it will take years. It’s time to build a plan to successfully market your book that can save you time, energy and money and can ensure you get results during the most pivotal times. In this presentation, Jennifer S. Wilkov, the founder of Your Book Is Your Hook, LLC, will show you how to master the art of determining what belongs in your marketing platform – and what doesn’t – before, during, and after your book has been published.

​Click here to claim your spot for the upcoming STAY-Treat and register in USD funds.


​Click here to claim your spot for the upcoming STAY-Treat and register in Cdn funds.


Book a free 15-minute Inspiration Boost
Many are surprised how an online writing retreat provides a vital collaborative energy just knowing other people are writing like you then coming back on camera to share their word journey. No travel costs!

​March's Special Guest Speaker
​Marybeth Welty

"3 Keys To Optimize Your Home Office To Maximize Your Creativity, Be More Productive, and Achieve Your Goals." 

 
 3 Keys To Optimize Your Home Office To Maximize Your Creativity, Be More Productive, and Achieve Your Goals
Marybeth will share the importance of:
💰 Designing your physical work space to optimize your creativity and attract high paying clients.
💰 Calming the chaos of your digital files and emails so you save time and you’re not so stressed throughout your day.
💰 Creating a mental, physical, and digital workspace that helps you make more money, produce top quality work, and grow your business!
If you missed her presentation, you can catch Marybeth's video by clicking here.

Schedule your free 30-minute Home Office Breakthrough Session so you can up-level your workspace, grow your business, and become a successful writer.




Book a free 15-minute Inspiration Boost

Opportunity for Writers 
Writers' Workout Wednesdays! April 10th & 24th

Perfect for authors looking for encouragement and accountability to complete their books, or meet deadlines for other writing projects. Great for writers who are fatigued going it alone. Receive valuable feedback and encouragement during the editing/revision process before sending it off to agents, before testing the market with your virgin copy, or hiring an editor to do a complete overhaul. 

In this structured group, every writer will learn from each other's equally allotted time of sharing and feedback, writing techniques and skills will be reviewed, resources will be shared, and most importantly, writing can be a group thing, instead of solitary drudgery.

Just like weightlifters need a spot in the gym to lift beyond their capacity to grow their muscles and push past plateaus, writers need friendly listeners to spot gaps, the need for transitions, and to confirm where the writing captivates, intrigues and draws readers to the content.   Ask me more  or   click here  to fill out a multiple choice form sharing your interest and questions.                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Six-month commitment is Cdn $51.97/month,  Monthly  Cdn $55.97,  Drop-in        CDN $33   (Participants limited to 8. Drop-in option is dependent on availability .  Membership options are available. See Membership Perks.                                                                                                                                                                                                                      

Writers Workout Wednesdays - Participants share

"If I could add and I'm not casting aspersions. on you, Rusti, but no one in this room has a vested interest that something be done. We're not getting paid for the feedback, or the feed forward, just here's the conversation. We don't care if you take it and do it and it doesn't matter but Rusti, you get paid for that. So of course, you've got a much deeper, broader sense of how to do that. And you bring us to a new game. There's no question about it, but the rest of us. There's nothing for us to win or lose. We're just engaged in a lovely exchange of data and information. It's called public discourse and it's gotten completely lost and you provide that for us. It's awesome. We hang out in this exquisite, delightful clarifying soup like who wouldn't want to do that?" Bill C

May 11th, 2024 is our May          Writers' Lounge


​*From somewhere on the El Camino Santiago Pilgrim Trail.


We gather, write to prompts, share, receive verbal feedback from me and from the group in the chat. Click here to register for the next Writers' Lounge and write!


​The next Open Mic will be announced soon. 


Sign up here to be alerted for the free Open Mic.


Check out the other regular events above and below.

Rusti L Lehay (creative writing instructor and workshop leader for over a decade) will be your guide.

Register for this month's Writers' Lounge (USD)
Register for this month's Writers' Lounge (Cdn)

Date TBA 


​Open Mic


​2024 Open Mic dates will be announced soon.

Click here to register for the next open mic to be alerted when the date is set.


Check out the other regular events on this page.

Rusti L Lehay (creative writing instructor and workshop leader for  nearly two decades) will be your host.

Register for the Pomodoro Day
Register for the next Free Open Mic Date TBA
Book a free 15-minute Inspiration Boost
What attendees say about the events
STAY-Treat Date TBC Possibly February 24th-25th, 2024
Jan - Jun / Sept - Dec most often on the second Saturday. Click here to join us for the next Writers' Lounge!

​  Finding More Wonder in Your Words
​                Book the Stay-Treat weekend for you and your writing projects! 


Schedule for the STAY-Treats

Saturday - Sunday 9:00-3:00 MST

We dive into solid writing time on the Saturday and Sunday. Attendees always say the longer time blocks zip by. We start with a quick check-in and then it's all about writing and sharing.

We hope you'll join us for this fun and productive time together. In previous retreats, our attendees hailed from Germany, Australia, London, U.K, Florida, New Orleans, Alberta, British Columbia and Mexico.  Click here to find out more.


Writers' Lounges are from 11-2 PST and 2-5 New York EST.


Resources Available:

From planning your title to Amazon best seller strategies and guerilla marketing, we have the resource you need or can refer you.

What are you needing? Chances are I have a template for that!

I have created over 45 articles and templates to help you on your writing journey!

Do Not Disturb Author at Work

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Article 
Steps To Write 
​your
 How-to Book!
Ask me for a copy!


Your words can free others!


Article How-To Write Your Memoir

Several tips and helpful methods and ideas to help you plot out your memoir. Click here for a copy!

Words hold the power to design your future. What are you designing?


Welcome to 

Word Quest

Don't know where to start? Receive laser coaching to find your launch point to build your outline around! Hear what KG said, "I knew I wanted to write a book one day. I had no idea how to begin and after hanging up from an impromptu quick chat, I had to write Rusti right away and shared, OMG, I went from overwhelmed to excited in less than 15 minutes!  You are a real blessing. Thank you!"

Writing Coach & More

"You've given me so much more in a short discovery call than I received from a multi-thousand dollar book contract."  Gina Bosler Fontaine

    ​Writers Launchpad - Aim for the moon!
Masterminding with an expert about your book structure or ideas makes it easy to take action on the next step, and the next, and the next!  By booking a Launchpad Session with Rusti, save yourself frustration, time and money. See yourself reach milestones, and benefit from a coach who can see directions to explore. 

​Whether you're contemplating writing your first book, or ready to market a completed manuscript, Rusti's techniques and encouragement will provide tools, answer questions, and keep you writing effectively. 

Your Launchpad Session includes:
    ~ Do you need and/or want to write a book, but aren't? 
    ~ Discover what kind of book is in you.
    ~ Delve into the healing power of personal writing.
    ~ Learn to write to save your life, I did!
    ~ Or calculate your book's ROI.  
    ~ How short e-books can offer more advantages & higher profits.
    ~ How to “earn” an Amazon best-seller spot.
    ~ Key steps to increase your chances for a NYT best-seller!
    ~ Find out how to use the Wall Street Journal as a selling tool.
    ~ The promotion perks of using NetGalley and GoodReads.
​    ~ Find the key thoughts and  build your outline!
     How to strategically plan blogs to write your book for you!
                                                                                                                            ​All this for only $297 USD

*All booked, paid and completed Launchpad sessions include a bonus 15-minute follow-up call for any new questions that may arise. You can also use the 15-minute booking link as a discovery call to ask any burning questions.

Need a plan, some guidance, and some easy steps to follow to start and finish that book? You've arrived at the right (write) place. Book your Launchpad Session now.

Payment link for your Launchpad Session. Then book your appointment on the calendar below.
Word Quest Coaching

Click here   to book one free consultation. Hope to see you soon!                                                                                          Services for all your writing needs or I'll find you the resource/person you most need!  (I have over 45 articles for writers on their journey to authordom.)


Word Quest Editing

I have multiple tiers and styles of editing packages and  I tailor them to each author's individual and their unique book needs. I also offer templates for many of the stages of creating your book.

Word Quest Ghost Writing

Do you have stories you can't imagine telling and don't have a clue where to start on the page or screen. Allow me to interview you and hold your hand to walk you through your story, landing it on the page with you.

Word Quest Collaborative Editing

I do more than take your book manuscript (your book baby) away into secret offices with a red pen. I meet with you online and visit each sentence and page together. I call it collaborative immersion editing. Book a free 45 minute sample editing session to find out more.

Resources Available:

From planning your title to Amazon best-seller strategies and guerrilla marketing, we have the resource you need 

or can refer you.

Bye for now.

Go write!

Email me for more info on any of the above.

It's time to...

write. 

It'a always a good time to write!

Find Your Story, Write Your Story with Word Quest

I have a team of editors, ghostwriters, proofreaders, and individualized coaching for writers here when you are ready. We even help you feel ready! Remember, "Done is better than perfect and waiting for better is the enemy of accomplishing your goals."

Past issues of newsletters with their tips, resources, writing prompts and challenges may be accessed here:

Issue 1      ~     Issue 2     ~     Issue 3     ~     Issue 4     ~     Issue 5    

Main~   

The main tips in Issue 5 are how to create the habit of writing with my 21-day Habit Creation Program 

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