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February 11th, 2023 is a Co-Ed Writers' Lounge


We Mixed It Up August 27th, October 8th, December 10th, & January 14th!​

The three-hour lounges will continue as Co-Ed!

The inaugural writing event for men and women to mix up their energies and write, then write some more and share was fantastic as some shared their appreciation to have the yin and the yang! Check out the other regular events below.


No writing experience required. These are safe, comfortable online events. 

Take sacred time out for you and enjoy the space to explore topics you have neglected or long wanted to write about. Play with words, images, possibilities and other ideas/techniques offered throughout the day, along with prompts to inspire you. Set this time aside just to have fun with other writers playing with words.


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

Register for the February 11th Writers' Lounge (USD)
Register for the February 11th Writers' Lounge (Cdn)

STAY-Treat #18

March 3rd or 4th weekend. Date TBC 2023​​


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!

 3-hour lounge December 11, 2021



What attendees say about the events
STAY-Treat March Date TBC, 2023
Writers' Lounge February 11th, 2023

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

           March STAY-Treat Special Guest  
​                          Ambika Devi
Your Guide to the Stars Forming Your Characters

​More information coming soon on Ambika and her talk.
​Give yourself the gift of time to focus on what you love: Writing!

​​Click here  to register in USD funds and confirm your spot for this STAY-Treat. Click here  to pay in Cdn funds or click here to send an e-transfer.


​For the next STAY-Treat, click here for more information.

​To be a speaker at an upcoming STAY-Treat, please fill out this form.


​Last month's speaker was Carolyn Choate. Her talk can be found here.

Exclusive Offer to hear our special guests:


It has been such a hit to invite guests in to hear our speaker. we are continuing.  If you are unable to attend the whole weekend or simply want to hear the monthly special guest's talk,   click here     to register.  I will admit you into the zoom room on the half-hour. Give or take a few minutes, we will begin the special guest portion roughly:

9:30 PST

10:30 MST

11:30 Central Time

12:30 New York / EST


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 check-in, Q&A and sharing if people wish.   

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.

Brand New Opportunity for Writers: 
Writers' Workout Wednesdays!

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 .                                                                                                                   


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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.

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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 guerilla marketing, we have the resource you need 

or can refer you.

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Go write!

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