Write On! Remedies for the Reluctant Writer with Patricia Benesh, Ed.D

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Course Title: Write On! Remedies for the Reluctant Writer

Instructor: Patricia Benesh, Ed '75, '77, '80, '83

Brought to you by Odyssey  

August 31, 2023 - October 05, 2023 (6 Sessions)  

Thursday, 5 PM ET 

Virtual via Zoom


COURSE DESCRIPTION: Write On! Remedies for the Reluctant Writer. You have a story to tell, but you can’t get started or maybe you’ve reached a roadblock in your writing. Are you ready to assess your situation and start writing (again)?

Based on her workbook, From Reluctant Writer to Enlightened Wordsmith, Patricia Benesh, Ed. D condenses the 14-day program to six 90-minute workshop sessions for you to develop the creative writing skills, organization, daily writing habits, and attitude that will release your reluctance and lead to your writing success. Regardless of your genre: fiction, nonfiction, memoir, one story, a scene, a chapter, or an entire book, you can adapt the workshop content and exercises to your material.

The workshop guides you step by step to develop:

• methods for overcoming your writing reluctance

• a mega-view of your material and new writing skills

• an enhanced writing environment and process

 • a personal calendar with your daily writing goals

 • an improved attitude and commitment to write

 • a plan for continued accountability

*With improved skills, organization, and attitude, you become a writer ignited with new clarity, confidence, and commitment.


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Withdrawals & Refunds: 

If a course is canceled or closed, the registrant is notified immediately, and a full refund is processed automatically unless another course is requested. Registrants who wish to withdraw from an active course must complete the online Odyssey Refund Request Form. Attach any documentation to support your request (e.g., medical documentation, family crisis documentation, etc.). 

100% refund- Prior to the start of the course. 

50% refund- During the first week of the course. 

No refunds will be given after the first week of each course unless in exceptional cases. 

Please note, refunds apply only to the tuition portion of an Odyssey participant’s charges and are not applicable to any fees or gifts made to the Johns Hopkins Alumni Association. Registrants will be notified by email if a refund is approved within (5) business days. 


ABOUT Patricia Benesh

Patricia Benesh, Ed.D is the visionary behind 7Memories.com and AuthorAssist.com, drawing English-speaking writers from around the world. Since 1999, Patricia has helped writers succeed based on their realistic goals and expectations. Among her clients was Thomas Steinbeck (son of John Steinbeck). Her services address fiction, nonfiction, memoir, and obituary writing and include manuscript development, review, editing, coaching and workshops. Her workbooks include From Reluctant Writer to Enlightened Wordsmith, and a trilogy of memoir-writing materials, 7 Memories: How to Write a Memoir in 28 Days; 7 Memories: Partnering to Write a Memoir; 7 Memories: Write Your Awesome Obituary, available at Amazon.com.

She has developed the online program, MemoirMagicTM. Patricia has taught workshops extensively for UC San Diego, Oasis Lifelong Learning (San Diego), and numerous associations, and senior educational programs. A former professor at The Johns Hopkins University, Patricia holds a doctorate from Johns Hopkins. She has spoken at various US and international conferences and is recognized in Who's Who in Education. She has published broadly in books, journals, and business periodicals and has written for the Huffington Post, American Chronicle, Examiner.com, EzineArticles, and Suite101.

 Event Date
Thursday, August 31, 2023
5:00pm EDT

Thursday, October 5, 2023
6:30pm EDT

1-800-JHU-JHU1 (548-5481)

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