What Students Say
The Writing Habit literally revolutionized my writing life. I produced more new writing than I have in months. In addition, I've started a long-term revision project, began a major overhaul in my writing space and re-established a daily writing regimen I "lost" about two years ago.
Tara McDaniel, Writer
What an awesome class! Rosanne is great at creating an atmosphere of acceptance and encouragement while also providing so much interesting info.
Julia Barton, Writer
Rosanne was great -- engaging and encouraging. She offered both practical information and motivation and inspiration, especially for those of us who feel intimidated by the writing process. I would definitely recommend this class (Writing Habit) to others. Thanks you!
Mary Jones, Writer
Rosanne has a true calling. She is everything a student would want and more.
Kate L., Novelist
I loved the process in the Entering the Flow class. The method was exactly what I needed. I'm grateful for the expertise and guidance Rosanne provided. She is a gifted and wise teacher.
Carol Wichers, Writer
I don't think I could have finished the book without your wisdom and tools providing such excellent structure for me. I'm so glad I took your class (Writing Habit) again to apply these skills directly to a big project with a big deadline!
Sharon E. Preves, Ph.D.
Rosanne is a fabulous teacher, encourager, cheerleader. She’s just great!
Tracey Noyes, Writer
I have a sense of empowerment for my writing that I didn’t have before – a new energy and understanding of my fears and how to resist paralysis and self-doubt.
Cindy Nehrbass, Loft Master Track Candidate
This class (Writer’s Resistance) really inspires students to use emotion and logic in order to dig deep and bring back joy that writing can bring to your life. I learned how to recognize what stops me from writing and take positive steps to overcome it.
Kris Lawson, Writer and Editor
Entering the Flow gave me a way to get my novel under control and structured yet creative from the beginning. Rosanne’s classes are some of the best structured and at the same time the most open and generative classes I’ve had anywhere.
L. Nygaard, Writer
I am a writer again!
Antimony Bishop, Writer
Rosanne has a great depth of experience and a wonderfully organized way of delivering it to her students. I have taken so much from the class.
Bonnie Forsman, M.Div. and Writer
I realized that I deserve the time to write.
Michele Lepsche, Aspiring Novelist
I really got a lot out of this class (Writing Habit) and am so glad I took it. I realized that forming habits is key in living a self-actualized life, at least for me. I learned to not listen to the Saboteur. Rosanne is a great teacher. I’m so grateful for my ‘a-ha’ moment – it’s like a weight has been lifted.
Amanda Storm, Writer
This class (Writing Habit) has been a godsend! Rosanne taught me how to make my goals manageable and, more importantly, how to make my writing – my greatest passion – a priority in my daily life. I feel empowered to make my dream of publishing my first novel and perhaps others after it, a reality!
Emanuel Adreleanu, Attorney and Aspiring Novelist
The motivation that comes from opening up creative ways other than just writing was fabulous (in the Writer's Workout class). I've never felt so excited to write. The class was even better than I'd imagined from the catalog. Two great instructors – very positive, encouraging and with tools and ideas I could put into action.
Tammie Frost-Norton, Aspiring Novelist
Paula and Rosanne are fabulous together! (in the Writer's Workout class)Their teaching styles compliment each other, producing a well-rounded approach to working on writing.
Rachel L. Thanks for the Writing Habit class, Rosanne! It was as much about life as it was about writing, which made it doubly valuable. I appreciated your affirming approach with people and the practical tools. As a communications instructor, I also noticed your deft facilitation skills during check-in. You really are a great teacher!
Jay Scovil, Writer
With compassion and insight Rosanne allows and encourages us to be who we are and move forward into our most authentic creative selves. The experience is priceless. The Writer’s Resistance class was a wonderful complement to my Loft Master Track work.
Christy Marek, Writer and Loft Master Track participant Giving myself permission to write, even for just a short time, and not waiting for "perfect conditions" for writing provided me with just the impetus I needed to get moving. Before the (Writer’s Resistance) class began, I'd been stuck for quite a while, not even sure which project to work on first. So I was paralyzed and didn't write at all.
Since starting to do the recommended practices, I've been writing every day that I planned to write. I started out with only 10-15 minutes, but I have learned that I can even write one page in 15 minutes. And just the fact that I write a little every day keeps the novel in my mind, so that by the next day I sit down to write, the next page or more is already there in my head, ready to be typed out, whether I've consciously thought about it or not. I started out around page 50 and ended up with 208 pages of my novel, beginning with just writing 10-15 minutes at a stretch a couple times a week. By week 8, I was doing a half hour almost every day. Occasionally I'd write more than that, but often it would just be that half hour.
I’m also an instructor at the Loft and can appreciate how great Rosanne is as a teacher. She responds to each student. Her planning and preparation is excellent. This class really helped me get my writing back on track.
Miriam Queensen, Screenwriter & Novelist
The tools Rosanne provided to help us recognize and eliminate ‘drag’ in meeting our writing goals freed me to complete three short stories over the 8 weeks the class met. Rosanne has really perfected this course material.
Carolyn Bock, Writer Very positive, supportive, practical, spiritual and humorous. Just what I needed!
Barbara Tuttle, Writer
I just wanted you to know that after class this summer, I began a personal challenge to write for 66 days in a row. As of right now, I’m on Day 71 and have no intention of stopping. Everyday seems to work well for me, actually, even better than taking a day off a week. Your use of gold coins inspired me; I’ve taken to dropping a single gold coin in my money pouch every day after the writing’s done, with the knowledge that skipping a day means emptying it out and starting over. Just enough ritual without being over the top. I’m mostly done with a novella I’ve been working on and am eager to start on other projects. It’s terribly exciting! Thanks for helping a fraidy cat knuckle down and face the blank page. What a relief.
Peter Pearson, Writer
Rosanne taught me to make writing a habit, and I write every day now, and have for two years. Writer's block is not an issue anymore. Rosanne also helped me to discover that what I really wanted was to write a novel. Though I have had success with essays and articles, I am now working on the novel. She helped me discover my heart. I would recommend her classes and services to anyone.
Eileen Peterson, Published Writer and Aspiring Novelist Just want to say thank you for a really wonderful class. This was a very good experience for me. At times, it was hard to stick with it because I knew I would have to really stand up for all of myself. But, I did it. Yea, (clap, clap, clap!) I have met some very wonderful people that I hope to see or sit in class with again.
Cathy Grace Pack, Writer
Anonymous Comments from Evaluations
Before this (Writer’s Resistance) class, I thought there was something wrong with me – that I must really not want to be a writer since I wasn’t writing. Now I know there are neurological and psychological reasons for it and, even better, there are solutions! I’ve written more in the past few weeks than I did in the six months prior to taking this class. This has been the best thing I’ve ever done with regard to my writing.
The Writer’s Resistance class has changed my life. Rosanne is so inspiring and creative. I can’t wait to take another class from her next session. She has really helped me start writing again. This may be the best class I have taken at the Loft! Thank you for your amazing enthusiasm and constant encouragement. You created a safe environment for the unveiling of our writing fears so that we could acknowledge and confront them constructively. I am a better writer and a better person for having been a part of the Writer’s Resistance class. I have grown so much over the 8 weeks and strongly recommend it to anyone struggling with their writing habit
Rosanne is a highly respectful, very patient, compassionate and enthusiastic teacher.
What I liked best was the feeling of safety and trust inspired by Rosanne’s amazing giftedness as a teacher and mentor.
The depth of exploration and sharing was powerful, dynamic and healing!
Rosanne is a top-notch instructor. Writer’s Resistance was a great class with clear objectives, enthusiastic instructor and participants. I appreciated the clarity.
Rosanne’s (Writing Habit) class inspired me to re-evaluate my life in many aspects, not just my writing habits. I walked away with many new tools to re-invent myself in positive ways. I learned how to constructively and realistically create habits that I benefit from.
Entering the Flow is a completely new vision of writing.
Entering the Flow got me writing! I have had a block forever and just dabbled in writing here and there. This class provided a structure to go in deep and churn out ideas and pages.
The quantity and quality of material presented [in Entering the Flow online class] were impressive, but the instructor's responsiveness really made the material come alive. The trance writing instructions were specific and provided an entrée into a new way of approaching fiction.
I believe that long-term, the dreamstorming/scene card/emotion-sense journal approach [in Entering the Flow] will be key to my writing. I'm feeling my scenes more than ever now and can spot abstractions and generalizations in my own and the writing of others.
Rosanne's promotion of Product, Self-Care and Process is so smart!!! I would never have thought of ensuring that I include each three as part of maintaining balance as a writer (and person!). And, the tools she provides to help us plan/track these areas are wonderful.
Rosanne helped me celebrate my success rather than focus on what I wasn't doing (which I've always thought of as failure). This type of positive thinking and gentleness is what I need at this stage in my writing journey.
Rosanne's teachings about self-care, process time and product time taught me about the "creative" environment in a new way and shed lots of light on what I was doing well and how I could improve upon that.
I believe this class [Entering the Flow] will be key to my finding my center as a writer.
The [Entering the Flow] class as a whole was excellent. This is my first exposure to trance writing, creating an ideal writing environment, appreciative inquiry, self care, the importance of sensory/emotional impact of scenes, and many more excellent writing skills.