A Year of Writing Children’s Tales – a one year training program in writing for children and getting published!Posted by Suzanne, on January 27th, 2015

Walkabout Tales

A Year of Writing Children’s Tales

A year long program to inspire your story writing and learn how to get published!


Here’s how it works:

* We meet for a 4 day session to practice the art of walking in beautiful and diverse nature as a meditation, with specific writing exercises living in us.  We write, we observe, we invite the muse, we create stories, we share, we edit, we practice our storytelling, we celebrate!


* We look into how to get our work published.  We practice writing query letters to editors.  We explore where to send them.


*With 4 days orientation in walkabout writing  we go home to write on a rhythm we set before leaving.


*One time a month for 10 months, you will have an hour mentor phone session to go over your monthly writing assignments (you will have emailed them ahead).  With new ideas, directions, suggestions to ponder, you will have ideas for editing your work.   You will also receive the next month’s writing exercises.


*The monthly assignments include ‘writing sparks’ for your story development, as well as query writing assignments.   This includes emailing some proposals out to potential publishers!


*You may very well get publishing interest right away!  Maybe this will pay for this program!!!!

* 10 months of mentor sessions will result in a lot of story writing!  

*One year from our first gathering, we meet again for 4 days.  With the support of the year of writing, group work, we will share more walkabout writing practice together, further storytelling voice practice, we will rejoice in the growth and  productivity of the year.  We will gather our best stories and produce our own story collection to publish!

hip hip hooray!


July 11-14 2015

monthly session to set up together

summer 2016 dates we will set up together.


Location:  San Francisco, California

6-8 sleeping spaces available for $15. a night – other options – sharing Air B&B places


One Year Training Program cost – $2,000

payment plans are always available.


For questions or to apply, please email suzannedown@gmail.com

This program is also available for other locations – email me – let’s brainstorm!