Marlene Cullen hosts writing workshops where participants travel on a journey of exploration using inspirational prompts to spark writing.

Scroll down for workshop guidelines.

Online Access

Registration information will be posted in February 2023.

The Zoom Meeting URL will be emailed to you after you register.


Writers Forum is on a little break.

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Writers Forum will be back in March 2023.

Please check back for registration information.

Registration is required for these free Zoom events.

Register once for all writing workshops.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email with information about joining the meeting.

Writers Forum is brought to you by Aqus Community Foundation, a non-profit organization whose mission is to bring people together. 

Free Writing Events on Zoom:

Hosted by Recovery Idaho

“We’re all recovering from something.” — Norma Jaeger, Coordinator for Recovery Idaho Writing

Be prepared to write at these free events.

December 15: Marlene Cullen (Healing narrative)

December 29: Norma Jaeger

January 12 and 26, 2023: Jen Rodgers (Poems Don't Have to Rhyme)

Register Recovery Idaho Writing

Writers Forum

On a break. Will return March 2023.

We look forward to writing with you soon.

Free workshop for anyone who wants to write in a freestyle of writing. We welcome beginning and experienced writers.

Marlene Cullen will suggest writing prompts that will, hopefully, inspire writing.

Marlene is passionate about encouraging people to write, especially those who think they can’t write.

Her series of books, The Write Spot, features writing that entertains as well as motivates writers.

All of the stories, vignettes, and poems in The Write Spot books include writing prompts. These books are like portable writing groups.

The Write Spot books are available from your local bookseller and as both print and ereaders from Amazon


How to freewrite

We use a variety of prompts to inspire writing. The prompt could be a word, a phrase, or a poem, to ignite your imagination.

When writing in this style you are free to write whatever you want: truth, fiction, or memoir.

We'll write for 15-20 minutes on each prompt. Examples of prompts: The Write Spot Blog

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First Part of Writers Forum: Just Write!

Relax into your chair. Escort your inner critic out the door.

There is no such thing as "perfect writing" with freewrites. It’s all good.

This is the place to feel free to write whatever is on your mind.

Your writing doesn’t have to make sense. Don’t worry about how it will sound.

Keep your pen moving.

See your story and tell it.

Second Part of Jumpstart: Reading and Responding

Reading a freewrite aloud enriches the writing experience.

How to respond to the reading: Mention what resonates, what is strong, and memorable about the writing.

There is no judging, no critiquing, no questions asked for clarification.

With this type of freewriting, we are writing for ourselves, not for an audience nor for the entertainment of others.


“Writing isn’t about the destination – writing is the journey that transforms the soul and gives meaning to all else.” —Sue Grafton

Lighting the path for reflection
The Write Spot Blog