What the Writers Have to Say

Testimonials -


Diane gives me incentive and space to process life in a circle of trust. Nothing is too silly, too raw, too hidden or sad to write. I've been writing under her skillful facilitating for six years, dug deeply, gained inner clarity and become a better writer. The coup de grace is that it's so much fun! I've come to know my fellow writers by the hidden layers where they live and breath. It's a great privilege.        
Joady Perrett                   


In Diane's Guided Autobiography class, I explored corners and angles of my life's journey through the lens she offered. The stories ranged from family dynamics to mystical experiences, vocational challenges to honoring one's body. One even got published!
As a master teacher, Diane inspires, challenges, and listens to the stories her students bring with great tenderness. Her creativity and laughter is infectious. Being in one of Diane's writing classes infuses life with great joy.
Karen L. Jackson, Ed.D. Connecting Role and Soul
Retreat Leader, Teacher & Facilitator

Diane's class is not only informative, it inspires me to write in an extremely personal way. The group is a safe haven for sharing, self exploration and is considerably cheaper than therapy.                                                  
Henry Felt                                                   

I came to Diane’s class as a 30-year veteran of corporate marketing who wrote copy for a living that was dry as dust. What I’ve found under her tutelage has been nothing short of life-changing for me: a passionate, poignant, creative voice I never knew I had.
Nancy Keswani 

Diane does an excellent job of creating a safe, supportive, fun environment to explore and stretch oneself. I feel like I have had a life review with layers coming off like an onion. Although Diane gives a topic each week to focus on, she encourages one to trust their own process, to write about what is “up” for you. No topic is off limits. My writing went to new places by being inspired to write “naked”, write using dialogue and by painting verbal pictures.    

Lynn Fink

I am beyond grateful to have participated in Diane’s autobiographical writing workshop. I hesitate to call Diane “the teacher” as she is more than that: cheerleader, guide, encourager, sage. She openly shares her wonderful humor, keen insights, and authentic tears with her “students.” Over the 8 weeks I have gained clarity, calm and healing in a way that made an old friend comment when we met for lunch today (we hadn’t seen each other in several weeks), “What have you been doing? You seem more grounded than I’ve ever seen you!” I knew her perception had everything to do with the effects of our writing assignments. In an extremely safe space Diane’s workshop provides an amazing opportunity to dive deep and emerge cleansed and whole, with a deeper understanding of yourself.    

Suzy Carson