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Long Overdue Newsletter - August 2022

Updated: Dec 13, 2022

Quote of the Month

"One child, one teacher,

one book, one pen

can change the world."

- Malala Yousafzai

*Optional alteration - "One child OR child at heart..."


Last two weeks, we've seen photos of kids going back to school. And college kids moving in.

Have to say, we're a little bit jealous...

So, we created a "Back to School" curriculum of our own. A handful of creative writing classes designed to help people start, continue, restart, or finish writing their "long overdue" book.

For people who loved creative writing classes growing up, this is a return to that space. For people who didn't love those classes, our hope is to bring back a childlike love for telling stories.

Without further ado, here's a look at each class. For more info, email


Who's it for - Anyone with a big idea for a book, who hasn't started writing it yet.

End Goal - To write either the first page of the manuscript OR a 1-page outline for the book.

How it works - Three phone calls/Zoom calls over the course of 3-4 days.

  • Call 1 - Talk about your idea, brainstorm, decide if you'll pursue an outline or write a page.

  • Call 2 - Check-in. Go over any obstacles. Brainstorm some more if you're feeling stuck.

  • Call 3 - Review your finished page. Celebrate! Develop a plan for what to do next.

Cost - $99


Who's it for - Anyone who wants to record noteworthy stories from their life, or have a loved one record their stories, or record stories about a loved one who's no longer here.

End Goal - To go from, "We should really write these stories down," to having audio files and written transcripts. The goal for this class isn't to have a book ready by the end of it. It's to start that journey, whether that leads to a book, a shorter work, or an audio library of family stories.

How it works - We book an hour of time with you (or your loved one. Or it can be a group call) and hold an interview. Afterward, we send you the audio file and a written transcript.

Cost - $150 - $399. The $150 option is the interview + audio file. The $399 is for the interview, audio file, and edited transcript.