12 Weeks to Rewire Your Creative Writing
The Sense Writing Course - 12 Weeks to Rewire<br/> Your Creative Writing

12 Weeks to Rewire
Your Creative Writing

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When inspiration strikes, you feel alive. What if you were able to just switch on your creativity?

Are you an aspiring writer who wants to break old habits and unlock your voice?

Are you an experienced writer who has started a project but is struggling to finish it?

Or maybe you have a passionate urge to write and create but don’t even know where to begin?

 

 

When we feel an urge to create, we can often feel pressure to make it happen. We mistakenly believe we need to try harder. It’s “mind over matter.”

 

But the source of your creative power isn’t in your mind, it’s in…

Your body is your lens to the world

Your Body

Your body is your lens to the world and the source of a more generative and resilient writing practice.

Harness the innate intelligence of the body to write in a state of heightened awareness and effortless flow.

Understand how just a little more knowledge of the neurological processes at work in your body can make your creative practice easy, fruitful, and sustainable.

I never in a million years would have said I’m a writer or I write before I took Sense Writing. I didn’t think I had anything to say at all or that I could actually articulate it on paper.”

Emily Tobey

Discover the Smarter Part of Yourself

With over 100 specialized writing and neuro-sensory movement sequences, Sense Writing is a groundbreaking approach that anyone can use to unleash their creativity.

Specialized Writing and Movement Sequences
#1

Nervous
System Regulation

#2

Enhanced Senses

#3

Complex Awareness

#4

Effortless
Creative Flow

12 Weeks to Building a
Resilient Writing Practice
from the Inside Out

The Sense Writing Course is an online program designed to take you through this unique, yet accessible approach to creative writing.

 

Whether you already write or aspire to, you will leave this immersive 12-week program with a deeper understanding of how to move past the barriers holding you back.  You will gain the tools and skills to bring your voice and vision to fruition.

 

Before Sense Writing I was overthinking everything, I had to have an objective, I had to have an audience, I had to have everything in mind. And when you’re so overwhelmed who has the energy to pick up that pen and find a piece of paper? I didn’t. Sense Writing has cured that, amazingly.

Ariela Peleg

How Sense Writing Differs

The Common Methods

Senses Writing goes beyond the common methods such as traditional genre classes and free writes.

These can either make the product or process feel forced or keep you spiraling in old habits of thought and language, obscuring your true voice.

Sense Writing

Sense Writing‘s specialized writing and movement sequences help you reach a place of supple awareness, where elements of craft and story emerge and flow organically. 

With Sense Writing, habits of thought and language gently dissolve to unlock your voice. The practice is continually expansive and non habit-forming to fit your evolving needs.

The Common Methods

Traditional craft classes teach writing through the elements of storytelling, such as character and conflict, which can make the writing process and product feel forced.

Free writes often use prompts to bypass overthinking. These free writes may eventually reinforce old habits of thought and language, keeping you in a spiral of repetition, obscuring your true voice.

Experimental techniques use prompts and language games to break habits and encourage non-habitual writing. However, the bag of tricks eventually empties leaving you with an unsustainable writing practice.

Sense Writing

Sense Writing’s specialized writing and movement sequences help you reach a place of supple awareness and flow, beyond good or bad, where elements of craft and story emerge and flow organically.

With Sense Writing, habits of thought and language gently dissolve to unlock your voice. The practice is continually expansive and non habit-forming to fit your evolving needs.

Sense Writing applies neuro-sensory methods that help you keep an emotional balance of safety and surprise, so you can build a resilient writing practice continuously renewed by curiosity.

What You’ll Learn in this Course

#1 Learning how to Start

(Nervous System Regulation)

  • Gently dissolve unnecessary inhibitions so getting started feels inviting.
  • Expand your capacity to absorb and process sensation to decrease feelings of overwhelm.

#2 Learning how to Deepen

(Enhanced Senses)

  • Harness the nervous system’s natural balance of curiosity and safety to keep yourself engaged as you write.
  • Enrich the internal landscape of your creativity, whether memory or imagination.

#3 Learning how to Continue

(Complex Awareness)

  • Identify the natural craft that’s embedded in your own writing.
  • Bypass emotional triggers by dissolving old patterns of thought and language.

#4 Learning how to Complete

(Effortless Creative Flow)

  • Hold the big picture and small details of a project at the same time so you don’t get lost along the way.
  • Maintain a state of organic flow to the end of a piece, without depending solely on “great ideas.”
"Madelyn Kent’s workshop challenged Struggle’s worth and reminded me of the original impulse that led me to make my life about writing."
Elephant Journal

The 12-Week Program (Starts March 5th)

Part 1 - Weeks 1-2

The Muse Visits

Connecting the Body and Writing

Beginning body mapping and the ground of story

Refining external awareness and entering your internal landscape

The Anatomy of Flow

Part 2 - Weeks 3-5

Rediscovering Safety

Resetting the nervous system

Using self-regulation to uncover the seed of desire in your writing

Yearning as the key to structure in any genre

The Power of Slow Learning

Part 3 - Weeks 6 - 8

Knowing Your Way Home

Settling into any landscape of memory or imagination

Connecting interoception and imagination to nurture elements of story

Dissolving habits and letting new patterns and choices emerge

Effortless Beginnings, Middles, and Ends

Part 4 - Weeks 9 - 12

Becoming Your Own Muse

Inviting instead of imposing to write longer pieces

Growing the root system of setting, character, desire and plot

Craft as the outgrowth of all of the above

The Art of Completion

I don’t feel the blocks I used to feel. There is so much memory and emotion stored in the body and breath. Sense Writing was a way to get really grounded in that, which helps me find a way into a character, myself, or into a scene." Donaldson Brown
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Everything You Get
in The Sense Writing Course

Sense Writing Training

  • 6-part Sense Writing Theory video series
  • 9 in-depth weekly Sense Writing training modules, plus 3 fully-supported Integration Weeks to reflect, write, and share (optional)
  • 27 exclusive Sense Writing neuro-sensory writing and movement sequences in both video and audio form
  • The Three Steps to Getting Started in Any Story

Personal Support

  • 7 Live Training Calls with Madelyn (These are scheduled for weekend afternoons, with make-ups on weekday evenings, EST. All calls are recorded and available within 48 hours. So, even if you can’t attend every call live, you’ll still be able to tune in.)
  • Access to a supportive and private Facebook group to share your reflections and writing

  • Bonus – Facebook group will continue to be moderated by Madelyn and team for an additional month after the course

  • LIFETIME Access as Valued Alumni means you can re-take the course as many time as you like.
  • 21-Day Money Back Guarantee

$797

Early Bird Special:

Register By February 19th and receive a 45-minute one-on-one session with Madelyn
($150 value)

For this first session of the year, registration will be extremely limited. Registration closes March 4th, 12 am EST.

Course Starts March 5th.

“Sense Writing is a huge bonding experience. We organized a reading series and started a literary magazine for our work. There's no ego or pretentious expectations.”
Raluca Albu, Editor, Bomb Magazine

This course is not for you if:

  • You believe creativity is something that “happens” to you and prefer to stay out of the driver’s seat.
  • You don’t feel any hesitation in getting started in your writing.
  • Your creative projects can do just fine coming in unpredictable bursts.
  • You are not willing to explore deeper emotions underlying your creative patterns.
  • You cannot support fellow students in their own creative journeys.

Madelyn Kent is a New York-based playwright and director, and former Creative Writing Faculty member at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. A pioneer in physical approaches to creativity, she developed Sense Writing because she believes the techniques she used to build a sustainable artistic path should be shared, not hidden away. To contribute to a more richly creative world, she wants to empower other artists to find their way forward, too.

Madelyn’s plays have been presented in theaters in Europe and New York, including the Obie-award Soho Rep, where she is a founding member of the Writer/Director Lab. After over 10 years of teaching, the limitations of available methods of teaching creative writing became impossible to ignore. The standard approaches seemed to overlook deeper issues of anxiety and blocks, and in some cases, reinforced them. Already deeply immersed in various physical approaches to creativity, she realized the crucial role physicality played in the realm of expression and imagination.

In 2008, Madelyn left New York and her teaching position to become a Practitioner in Feldenkrais Somatic Education. Upon returning to New York, she combined her expertise in Somatic Education, teaching, and writing to develop Sense Writing, which she has taught to over 700 people in 7 countries. She has helped students— from award-winning filmmakers and journalists to people who have never written before— find trust and joy in their creativity and build the resilient writing practice they’ve always wanted. Now for the first time Sense Writing is available to anyone in the world.

FAQs
The program officially begins on Monday, March 5, 2018. That's when Workshop One will be released in the Member Area.
New video and audio lessons are released every Monday in the member area. Each week is a new series of lessons that build on the previous week.

From the very first day, the private Facebook group is open. This is an optional group, where you can share your thoughts and reflections on any of that week's lessons, get extra support, and where I'll be to answer questions. Though the Facebook group will be an engaged community made up of participants from around the world, if you do not use Facebook, you will still get the full benefits of the course from the lessons themselves.

Our first live call will be scheduled during our second week, after you have settled into the program.
No, you don’t have to consider yourself a “writer” to take the course! This approach has also helped other artists such as designers, directors, visual artists, and musicians connect more deeply to their work. But many people come to Sense Writing with no creative background at all-- just the seed of a desire to write.
Yes. Sense Writing gives you the tools to settle into your own creative landscape. Many Sense Writing participants were surprised to learn how much they had to say.

Sense Writing is an approach that people return to again and again as their writing transform and projects change. Though the program runs for 12-weeks, you can come back to the material in Sense Writing Online any time you need to in the future-- as your writing practice grows and evolves.
You can use all the exercises and sequences for whatever you are currently writing, no matter what genre-- or which draft. The approach can be used for all stages of writing, including rewriting.
Yes. You can apply the sequences to any form whether non-fiction, fiction, poetry, playwriting, or screenwriting.
The live calls are usually scheduled for weekend afternoons, EST. There will be some make-up sessions during the week which will be arranged with the group, depending on their needs and time zones.
No, not at all. The live calls are there to reinforce what you are learning that week in the course lessons. With very few exceptions, no new material will be introduced in the live calls.

It's impossible to meet everyone's schedule across all time zones. If you are worried about missing some live call sessions and are hesitant to sign up, please don't let this impede you. The live sessions are recorded and you can submit a question to me beforehand which I will answer in the session.
Yes.

Each Monday the lessons for that week are released in the member area. Though the Facebook discussions and the live call session will most likely reflect on that week's lesson, going at your own pace is a value of Sense Writing. You can take your time going through the weeks. And remember: you always have access to all the course materials.
You receive lifetime access to the course. In addition, the course restarts twice a year, and you can join anew each time without additional payment.
Yes and no. Many people have felt the effects of the course outside their writing, feeling more ease and integration in other realms of their life. However, this course is not meant to be a substitute for therapy and should you feel overwhelmed during the course, please contact Madelyn for further guidance.
There are wonderful benefits of meditation (and many traditions of meditation) that help you to feel calmer and more open. Sense Writing also puts you in a state of ease, but at the same time, heightens your creative awareness and expression.
Sense Writing applies techniques of the Feldenkrais Method, which are based on the science of “neuroplasticity.” This term was coined in the second half of the 20th century when researchers found that many functions of the brain (neuro) can be changed (plastic) even until late in life. Prominent proponents of the Feldenkrais Method include New York Times’ Health Columnist, Jane Brody, and best-selling author Dr. Norman Doidge, the main chronicler of neuroplasticity.
Yes. This is a unique opportunity to immerse in this groundbreaking approach no matter where you live. This online course is designed to take you through all the benefits of the live Sense Writing workshops, with the support and accountability you need to build a resilient writing practice. In addition, through the Facebook group, you will be able to connect with other participants all over the world making the same journey as you.
No. The course has been taught to hundreds of people in seven countries, including Germany, Canada, the United States, and Turkey. Basic English skills are required to understand the course material and engage in the Facebook Group as you share reflections on your process. However, participants are encouraged to write their pieces in the language they are most comfortable in. To share this work, you can either translate or there may be others who can understand and comment on your piece.
This is optional. In the Sense Writing community, we practice giving specific but non-judgemental feedback. However, if you don’t want to share your work, you don’t have to.
The movement sequences are subtle. They are designed to work within your abilities and to hone your capacity to listen to your body. The skill that you are building is this listening.
You’ll receive email invitations through Zoom. A simple sign-in allows you to join either. You will be able to see me, but your video is optional.
About two hours a week not including the live call sessions. The sequences are very specific and timed. Though as you gain more comfort and freedom, you might want to expand this time.
The course material will be available for you to use any time you need it. In addition, the course restarts twice a year, and you can join anew as you need, without additional payment.
Your sense of progress is important to me. I am convinced the course will give you new insights to build a sustainable practice over time— that’s why you have lifetime access. Your investment is also important. If you are not satisfied, there is a 21-day money-back guarantee.

Start Sense Writing online and discover a new way to write!

  • Plug into deeper creativity from a heightened state of awareness.
  • Break out of old writing and thinking habits.
  • Make your writing practice sustainable.
  • Cut through stubborn writer’s block.
  • Bring your projects to completion.
  • Discover the smarter part of yourself.

Over 700 people in 7 countries have transformed their creative process through Sense Writing.

Early bird offer of complimentary session with Madelyn ends on February 19th at 12 am EST.
Registration closes on March 4th at 12 am EST.

Course starts March 5th.

“When I first learned about the unique aspect of reconnecting with my nervous system through Sense Writing, I became determined to reclaim my identity as a writer. Madelyn's approach, which is partly inspired by the Feldenkrais Method of Somatic Education, is about learning to try less to achieve more, and it really works.” Jenna Marin
“Sense Writing is incredible.” Kurt Yalcin
“Let me put it this way, before Madelyn's workshops, I didn't finish most of the projects that I began, and I didn't feel like I had many options. After taking Sense Writing all of that has changed. I am able to write long-form prose, experimental poetry, even investigative journalism pieces with relish and gusto.” Aleksander Degtyarev
"Most of the students wouldn’t say we were “writers” per say, but during these exchanges, the things that poured out of us were startlingly vivid and articulate. We got “there” precisely because we weren’t trying to."
Guernica Magazine
“ ...a revolutionary approach to the process of writing.”
Yoga City NYC
“Sense Writing is like running along a river from rock to rock and the rocks just appear below your feet, and you've gotten to where you want to go.” Jean Rhode
“Through Madelyn Kent's Sense Writing, my body became a tool and its movement art. Each motion affected my nervous system allowing me to train my brain away from old habits of creative blocks. I found my way to my stories and was able to write with more precision and detail and with a flow and ease I had never experienced before. My imagination and memories, just like my movements, became more present and available. The most valuable aspect of Sense Writing is that the changes you make are permanent. They are 'in your bones.' This means the results are long-lasting and, for me, they have been life-changing.” Alex Gratsas
“Okay, what's a less dramatic way of telling you that this class has changed my life?” Olga Kreimer
“In reaching for sensory detail, my shoulders settled. My breathing slowed. The focus on process took away the pressure to 'say something deep.' Critical elements of events, pains and hurts, character, desire and plot percolated to the surface. I plucked details like daisies, pieces of my story that I didn’t know were there. Every writing session was an adventure.”
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12 Weeks to Rewire
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