women on the verge of a breakthrough

May 1 - July 24, 2024


the heart of the matter

Like meditation, writing is a practice, and when we stay out of the result and surrender to the process, magic happens. Sometimes life gets in the way. Sometimes we get distracted and the thing that is most important takes a backseat to the things that feel most urgent.

Women on the Verge of a Breakthrough is a weekly 2-hour gathering of eight dedicated women (and for all who identify as she/her) who come together to write and share their work in a creative and supportive environment that deepens over time. Women on the Verge is a commitment to your writing. It is your place to connect, to grow, to take risks, and to soar.

Writers meet once a week live on zoom for stream-of-consciousness writing exercises, sharing of your works-in-progress and one-on-one feedback with your instructor/facilitator, Mary-Beth Manning.


daily connection

Each morning you will receive a daily writing prompt in your inbox. You are free to write on the prompt and share it with your fellow writers in the private group forum.

30-day outline

goal setting

Each workshop ends with the setting of personal and creative goals for the week, so that each writer can stay on task and hold herself accountable to her goals.


workshop details

CLASS SIZE: This workshop is limited to eight women (and for all who identify as she/her).

WHEN: Wednesdays 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. (Pacific Time)


COST: $750 for 12 weeks

All workshops are recorded and viewable for up to three weeks.

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why writers love this workshop