Sometimes we need to pause to take care of ourselves. Below are two resources (both online, so very available); one for women veterans and the other for anyone who needs to pay attention to the effect on their body of being a writer.

Musings & Movement

Every month local authors Gayle Brandeis and Rebecca Evans conduct a free 30-minute online “mind and body connection to help inspire and care for the writer”. Register on Eventbrite.

All writing concerns the body on some level. Breath. Visceral response. Areas within our physical being that feel stuck, stretched, neglected. Our bodies hold story. Our bodies speak to us and often physical symptoms are worth creative and inner exploration. During this free monthly connection, Gayle Brandeis and Rebecca Evans will weave literary inspiration, prompts, and craft chatter with flexibility, strength, and empowerment tools, helping you arrive at your best. Plan on 30 minutes. Plan to take away a new tool each month that you can easily apply to your schedule.

Women Veterans Writing Community

The WVWC is the second Tuesday of each month in a virtual community. (The next meeting is Tuesday 14 November 7 p.m. MT.)

The goal of this community is to offer a safe space for female veterans, including non-binary veterans.

Rebecca leads instruction on craft and constructive feedback, along with generative exercises. The community creates an environment where participants can relate, feel heard, and are supported.

Contact Rebecca Evans (see bottom of her home page) for the Zoom link.

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