Marlene Cullen's

Writing Workshops

Want to Write?
Don't know how to get started?
Want to recharge your writing?
This is the place!

Welcome to The Write Spot - an online writing community offering inspiration and writing prompts to spark your writing. Contact Marlene if you want to post a book review. Click on Writers Forum, Jumpstart or Resources for writing events in Northern California.

Mark your Calendar


Jumpstart Writing Workshops

Copperfield's Books

140 Kentucky Street, Petaluma

Monday evenings, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm

April 1, 8, 15, 22 • May 6, 13, 20, 27

Tuesday mornings, 10:00 am to 11:45 am

April 2, 9, 16, 23 • Jumpstart does not meet Tuesday mornings in May.

I enjoyed everything: the prompts, the atmosphere and the variety of writing. — Sherry

Now available:  The Write Spot: Reflections is a treasure chest of short stories, vignettes, and poems that inspire readers to become writers. If you want to write and don’t know how to get started, this book is for you. If you are a writer and feeling stuck, this book is for you. If you read for enjoyment, this book is for you. Reflections includes a resources section for writers. $15.
Amazon, Copperfeld's Books, JavAmoré Café and Book Passage.

Writers Forum 2019

April 18 Poet and Writer Iris Jamahl Dunkle will talk about research, intensity and the art of crossing genres. 


Writers Forum has been pivotal in getting me motivated, focused, and published. Thank you for such a wonderful venue. — D. Zelenakova


The Write Spot Blog

Most Recent Posts

Guest Blogger Frances Lefkowitz

Today’s guest blogger, Frances Lefkowitz, writes about the importance of family stories and keeping memories alive. Telling stories ‘round the table, can increase well-being, reduce anxiety and depression, reinforce feelings of closeness among family members, and build resilience for navigating life’s normal ups and downs. Stories about something good coming from something bad are particularly therapeutic. When something bad happens, but you find a way to use it to your advantage, you redeem (and transform) the negative experience. The tales need to be structured, with a beginning, a middle, and — most crucial — an end, a conclusion that makes sense of the situation and gives it meaning. Tips for getting the storytelling started: 1. Share photos: Albums, yearbooks, holiday photos, loose photos in shoeboxes. 2. Start and continue traditions. Rituals contribute to stories. 3. Share stories during mealtimes. Frances Lefkowitz has spent over twenty years writing and publishing. The…

The Write Spot Blog is a writing goldmine of information, help and encouragement. — Kelly

Lighting the path for reflection
The Write Spot Blog