Testimonials

What past participants say about Nature of Words Workshops:

“You have such a lovely way about you – no trace of pretension, ego, or arrogance.  No sense of being judgmental.  Rare.  I have noticed this every time I have heard you speak. ”      L Mallett

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Support to Single Parents was very fortunate to have Deborah provide workshops for our agency which were fun, engaging and skill building. Her enthusiasm and creativity provided  opportunities for the seasoned or not so seasoned writer to practice skills and share with others.”    Nancy Hartling, Executive Director

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“I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop.  Back in my high school days, I was a prolific writer.  Mostly short stories. I enjoyed the challenge of creating a new world out of words that a reader could embrace and immerse themselves in.  Some were OK, some only a Mother could love, but some were good.  The year I entered a national High School writing contest and won honorable mention was a true highlight, but as with many youthful dreams, other priorities set in, and suddenly you realize it’s been years since you’ve written anything more strenuous than a grocery list.  Thank you helping me find my way back to wordsmithing!  Looking forward to the next one! ”   Joanne Bourgeois

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“I just wanted to say how very much I enjoyed the Saturday workshop on ‘Wordplay’. The word exercises were so helpful in jumpstarting our imaginations, and so much fun as well. Your  relaxed and pleasant way of encouraging people to share their creative ideas, helped  even those of us who felt a bit reluctant, to participate.  I hope to be able to join in another of your workshops sometime soon.” Judy Dobson

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“Deborah’s workshop is filled with lots of practical advice that is really helpful and she delivers it in a manner that is both professional and entertaining.”     L. Norris

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“You are a very talented person, and it was marvelous to see how everyone responded to you with enthusiasm and positive energy.” C. Haslett

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“I am writing just to let you know how much I appreciated the ‘Writing For Profit’ workshop you gave this past weekend in Saint John hosted by the Writers Federation of New Brunswick. Deborah, I do hope you will be able to give more workshops in the future.”  S. Pollock

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“Just another note to say how much Mom and I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop. It was indeed magical and group had wonderful energy. I was so pleased to see Mom inspired again to write. The words flowed freely that day and I hope that she will share some of her writing with you. We are writing buddies, keeping our promise to write every day for at least next 30 days.” R. Brennan

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“I just wanted to tell you how much I enjoyed the workshop last Thursday.  It was a wonderful reminder of why it is I love to write.  I thought you might appreciate knowing your words had impact on this reluctant, too-busy-for-her-own-good,  writer.”  J. Mitchell

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“Just a short note to let you know how much I enjoyed your workshop. I learned a lot and was truly inspired to continue to write. Also I will definitely use most of the tools you mentioned on a daily basis. Especially the little recorder while in the car alone on long drives. Looking forward to taking another of your wonderful workshops in the near future.” T. Daigle

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“Deborah, I just wanted to let you know how much I’ve enjoyed your blog. It is absolutely beautiful. I’ve looked at it periodically since I took the course from you earlier in the fall.  This semester I am teaching a 110 Writing class to high school students and I have incorporated writing practice into the daily regime. Have you thought about putting together a writer’s retreat/ workshop at the Artist’s Garden this summer? I would definitely be interested in attending if you did.”   P . Hathaway


 

And a few more…

“Do a weekend affair. PLEASE! Thank you for presenting me with a ‘heaven exists’ kind of a day. See you next time.”

“Excellent setting. Very good for me at this particular time of my writing career. Yours is a unique kind of workshop.”

“I’m working on a memoir and this experience was very nurturing.”

“Overall very calming and rewarding.”

“Better than I imagined. Setting excellent. Meeting other writers, making connections was appreciated.”

My six senses are very happy! I felt comfortable. This doesn’t happen very often. Thank you.”

“Bravo! Informed, motivated and inspired!”

“Learned lots, loved the setting.”

“Very much appreciated the ‘no response’ practice. It was freeing for both the reader and listener. I will definitely share this day of writing with others and plan to attend again.”