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The Embodied Story Intensive

12 Devoted Writers

Next Intake: July 2024

Explore Your Depths.
Body. Heart. Soul.
Your Story Waits There.
Let it Come Alive.

The Embodied Story
Intensive

12 Devoted Writers

Next Intake: July 2024

Explore Your Depths.
Body. Heart. Soul.
Your Story Waits There.
Let it Come Alive.

Wondering why you can’t finish your story?

The answer to writing and finishing your story isn’t out there. 
 
It’s inside you. 
 
In the depths of your being. 
 
And that’s where you need to go in order to write it. 
 
Let The Embodied Story Intensive guide you there. 
Listen. Your story matters. You know that deep in your bones. Otherwise you wouldn’t be here. 
 
You’ve tried other writing courses. Learned the basics. Done freewriting for years. Written stories in fits and starts. Received feedback–some helpful, most not. You’ve listened to advice that sent you in directions you didn’t want to go. 
 
Self-doubt and the inner critic regularly have their way with you and your writing. 
 
You censor your writing. 
 
You don’t want to offend people. Don’t want them to think you’re a bitch. Or a victim.
 
You’re afraid your story won’t make a difference, that you’re wasting your time. 
 
Plus, you’ve been on the writing plateau so long you don’t know how to get off it. 
 
Except you can’t give up. 
 
Because your story, your impulse to write, won’t leave you alone. 
 
Because your story, your impulse to write, comes from your soul. 

The Embodied Story Intensive honours you and your story.

It guides you to write it in a way that stays true to your vision. To your soul.
 
Yes, there are tools. 
 
Yes, there’s craft. 
 
And the Embodied Story Intensive will teach you how to harness and uplevel your use of them.  
 
But the Embodied Story Intensive offers you more. 
 
It offers you a deep and unapologetic inquiry into your work to give you an embodied understanding of your story. 
 
And why does that matter? 
 
Because embodied writing leads you to liberate what’s stuck, clarify what’s missing, and to explore and embellish what’s strong and true. 
 
The Embodied Story Intensive isn’t just about getting through another draft of your story. It’s about reminding you to weave your full human experience into your story and into your life. It’s about giving you the agency and audacity to revise your fiction or memoir, in a way that amplifies your voice–and sends it shining in this world.

Wondering why you can’t finish your story?

The answer to writing and finishing your story isn’t out there. 
 
It’s inside you. 
 
In the depths of your being. 
 
And that’s where you need to go in order to write it. 
 
Let The Embodied Story Intensive guide you there. 
Listen. Your story matters. You know that deep in your bones. Otherwise you wouldn’t be here. 
 
You’ve tried other writing courses. Learned the basics. Done freewriting for years. Written stories in fits and starts. Received feedback–some helpful, most not. You’ve listened to advice that sent you in directions you didn’t want to go. 
 
Self-doubt and the inner critic regularly have their way with you and your writing. 
 
You censor your writing. 
 
You don’t want to offend people. Don’t want them to think you’re a bitch. Or a victim.
 
You’re afraid your story won’t make a difference, that you’re wasting your time. 
 
Plus, you’ve been on the writing plateau so long you don’t know how to get off it. 
 
Except you can’t give up. 
 
Because your story, your impulse to write, won’t leave you alone. 
 
Because your story, your impulse to write, comes from your soul. 

The Embodied Story Intensive honours you and your story.

It guides you to write it in a way that stays true to your vision. To your soul.
 
Yes, there are tools. 
 
Yes, there’s craft. 
 
And the Embodied Story Intensive will teach you how to harness and uplevel your use of them.  
 
But the Embodied Story Intensive offers you more. 
 
It offers you a deep and unapologetic inquiry into your work to give you an embodied understanding of your story. 
 
And why does that matter? 
 
Because embodied writing leads you to liberate what’s stuck, clarify what’s missing, and to explore and embellish what’s strong and true. 
 
The Embodied Story Intensive isn’t just about getting through another draft of your story. It’s about reminding you to weave your full human experience into your story and into your life. It’s about giving you the agency and audacity to revise your fiction or memoir, in a way that amplifies your voice–and sends it shining in this world.

In the Embodied Story Intensive you will explore...

How to harness the power of your narrative voice.

How to uplevel your use of POV.

How to get emotional truths on the page in a resonant and artful way.

Somatic practices that help guide you to the inner workings of your story.

Ways to inquire into your own work so you can revise and finish your story.

alchemizing your blocks so you can become the writer you long to be.

If you commit to The Embodied Story Intensive, you will transform your writing and your identity as a writer.

You will gain courage to root your story not in what you think you should say–but in what you actually want to say.

You will integrate high-calibre craft skills into your writing.

You will connect with the consciousness that infuses your story and artfully craft it onto the page.

You will implement and integrate all the tools you need to bring your story alive.

You will stop playing small and remember that your story, your commitment to writing is a radical act.

You will find deep value in the process of writing and crafting your story.

You will recognize your story matters and has the capacity to help rebuild the world.

In the Embodied Story Intensive you will explore...

How to harness the power of your narrative voice.

How to uplevel your use of POV.

How to get emotional truths on the page in a resonant and artful way.

Somatic practices that help guide you to the inner workings of your story.

Ways to inquire into your own work so you can revise and finish your story.

alchemizing your blocks so you can become the writer you long to be.

If you commit to The Embodied Story Intensive, you will transform your writing and your identity as a writer.

If you commit to The Embodied Story Intensive, you will transform your writing and your identity as a writer.

You will gain courage to root your story not in what you think you should say–but in what you actually want to say.

You will integrate high-calibre craft skills into your writing.

You will connect with the consciousness that infuses your story and artfully craft it onto the page.

You will implement and integrate all the tools you need to bring your story alive.

You will stop playing small and remember that your story, your commitment to writing is a radical act.

You will find deep value in the process of writing and crafting your story.

You will recognize your story matters and has the capacity to help rebuild the world.

Hello Writer,
I’m Traci.

And I love the magic of story. Don’t you?
 
The way reading can transport you into another world. Into another person’s experiences. Another person’s body. 
 
All through language. 
 
I started writing decades ago. Notebook. Pen. Prompts. 
 
I loved the process. Found magic in discovery, in words. And, I believed, if I wrote long enough, if I filled enough notebooks, stories and poems would magically pour out of me and publishers would come knocking down my door. 
 
I don’t have to tell you this didn’t happen, do I?
 
But I do need to tell you, I embarked on another journey at the same time. 
 
I studied yoga. Practiced yoga. And became a yoga teacher. 
 
I didn’t expect the yoga to inform my writing, but of course it did. 
 
Because I was thinking about the body all the time. 
 
I was thinking about patterns held in the body. 
 
The emotion. 
 
The kernels of truths. 
 
The depths.
 
And more than thinking about the body, I was feeling my body. Moving it. Relating to it as a portal into some of life’s greatest mysteries. 
 
Then–when I (finally) found mentors and completed an MFA program–I understood that the craft of writing was as layered and nuanced as the body. 
 
So, I asked myself: What if I combined my knowledge of the two?
 
Answer: My magical writing powers amplified.
 
(Body + Craft = Magic)
 
I created the Embodied Story Intensive to help other writers amplify and magnify their writing powers too.
 
Are you ready to experience the alchemy of body wisdom and craft badassery? If the answer is yes–let’s go! 

Hello Writer, I’m Traci.

And I love the magic of story. Don’t you?
 
The way reading can transport you into another world. Into another person’s experiences. Another person’s body. 
 
All through language. 
 
I started writing decades ago. Notebook. Pen. Prompts. 
 
I loved the process. Found magic in discovery, in words. And, I believed, if I wrote long enough, if I filled enough notebooks, stories and poems would magically pour out of me and publishers would come knocking down my door. 
 
I don’t have to tell you this didn’t happen, do I?
 
But I do need to tell you, I embarked on another journey at the same time. 
 
I studied yoga. Practiced yoga. And became a yoga teacher. 
 
I didn’t expect the yoga to inform my writing, but of course it did. 
 
Because I was thinking about the body all the time. 
 
I was thinking about patterns held in the body. 
 
The emotion. 
 
The kernels of truths. 
 
The depths.
 
And more than thinking about the body, I was feeling my body. Moving it. Relating to it as a portal into some of life’s greatest mysteries. 
 
Then–when I (finally) found mentors and completed an MFA program–I understood that the craft of writing was as layered and nuanced as the body. 
 
So, I asked myself: What if I combined my knowledge of the two?
 
Answer: My magical writing powers amplified.
 
(Body + Craft = Magic)
 
I created the Embodied Story Intensive to help other writers amplify and magnify their writing powers too.
 
Are you ready to experience the alchemy of body wisdom and craft badassery? If the answer is yes–let’s go! 

Here’s the layout

The Embodied Story Intensive provides you with all the resources you need for your writing journey.

9 Lessons
| 1 | The Mind of the Story
| 2 | Establishing Momentum
| 3 | Choreographing Time
| 4 | Interrelationship Between Character and Place
| 5 | Narrative Embodiment
| 6 | Tension Vs. Plot
| 7 | External Structures
| 8 | Internal Structures
| 9 | Revision Strategies

Every lesson week, you’ll receive course material, readings and exercises through an easy-to-navigate online learning platform.
8 Microfeedback Sessions
Microfeedback sessions are NOT workshopping sessions. They’re better. Because they’re about dialoguing with your work.

Receive tailored feedback on your writing so you can learn where your voice is strongest, and where you can use some of your new tools to make it stronger. Discover discrepancies between what you intend and what’s showing up on the page. And through that discovery, learn how to refine the work in a way that makes it more YOU.
4 Integration Sessions
Although the whole Intensive helps you integrate the learning material, the integration sessions focus on taking the material to the next level.

These are bespoke classes. Meaning the group decides what craft elements they want to go deeper into, and then you receive instruction to help sharpen your skills and build your confidence.
23 Live Group Mentoring Sessions
Join your small cohort in online Zoom calls to navigate any writing challenges and go deeper into the program materials.

And yes! You receive LIFETIME ACCESS to the course content! Enjoy the regular meditations all over again, and fortify your learning by revisiting the live calls.
Ongoing Support
2 One-on-One Strategy Calls: One at the beginning and one at the end. Strategize with me on how to maximize the course for your process and your story.

Practical Writing Prompts: The exercises help you go deep into your process AND refine your understanding of the craft. They actively teach you how to apply what you’re learning to any draft of your story.

Private Community Forum: Only writers understand other writers. Lean into community to support your learning process.

PLUS these Enriching Bonuses:

🌱 Lifetime Membership to Freewrite Community (weekly live prompts/calls)
 
🌱 2 Relational Somatic Workshops with Jessie Turner
 
🌱 2 Guest Writing Workshops
 
🌱 Monthly Sentence Clinics 
 
🌱 Deep Reading Video Series 
 
🌱 Revision Toolkit 

Here’s the layout of the
Embodied Story Intensive

It provides you with all the resources you need for your writing journey.

9 Lessons

| 1 | The Mind of the Story
| 2 | Establishing Momentum
| 3 | Choreographing Time
| 4 | Interrelationship Between Character and Place
| 5 | Narrative Embodiment
| 6 | Tension Vs. Plot
| 7 | External Structures
| 8 | Internal Structures
| 9 | Revision Strategies
 
Every lesson week, you’ll receive course material, readings and exercises through an easy-to-navigate online learning platform.

8 Microfeedback Sessions

Microfeedback sessions are NOT workshopping sessions. They’re better. Because they’re about dialoguing with your work.
 
Receive tailored feedback on your writing so you can learn where your voice is strongest, and where you can use some of your new tools to make it stronger. Discover discrepancies between what you intend and what’s showing up on the page. And through that discovery, learn how to refine the work in a way that makes it more YOU.

4 Integration Sessions

Although the whole Intensive helps you integrate the learning material, the integration sessions focus on taking the material to the next level.
 
These are bespoke classes. Meaning the group decides what craft elements they want to go deeper into, and then you receive instruction to help sharpen your skills and build your confidence.

23 Live Group Mentoring Sessions

Join your small cohort in online Zoom calls to navigate any writing challenges and go deeper into the program materials.
 
And yes! You receive LIFETIME ACCESS to the course content! Enjoy the regular meditations all over again, and fortify your learning by revisiting the live calls.

2 1:1 Strategy Calls

One at the beginning and one at the end. Strategize with me on how to maximize the course for your process and your story.

Practical Writing Prompts

The exercises help you go deep into your process AND refine your understanding of the craft. They actively teach you how to apply what you’re learning to any draft of your story.

Private Community Forum

Only writers understand other writers. Lean into community to support your learning process.

PLUS these Enriching Bonuses:

🌱 Lifetime Membership to Freewrite Community (weekly live prompts/calls)
 
🌱 2 Relational Somatic Workshops with Jessie Turner
 
🌱 2 Guest Writing Workshops
 
🌱 Monthly Sentence Clinics 
 
🌱 Deep Reading Video Series 
 
🌱 Revision Toolkit 

Here’s the layout of the
Embodied Story Intensive

It provides you with all the resources you need for your writing journey.

9 Lessons

| 1 | The Mind of the Story
| 2 | Establishing Momentum
| 3 | Choreographing Time
| 4 | Interrelationship Between Character and Place
| 5 | Narrative Embodiment
| 6 | Tension Vs. Plot
| 7 | External Structures
| 8 | Internal Structures
| 9 | Revision Strategies
Every lesson week, you’ll receive course material, readings and exercises through an easy-to-navigate online learning platform.

4 Integration Sessions

Although the whole Intensive helps you integrate the learning material, the integration sessions focus on taking the material to the next level.
 
These are bespoke classes. Meaning the group decides what craft elements they want to go deeper into, and then you receive instruction to help sharpen your skills and build your confidence.

8 Microfeedback Sessions

Microfeedback sessions are NOT workshopping sessions. They’re better. Because they’re about dialoguing with your work.
 
Receive tailored feedback on your writing so you can learn where your voice is strongest, and where you can use some of your new tools to make it stronger. Discover discrepancies between what you intend and what’s showing up on the page. And through that discovery, learn how to refine the work in a way that makes it more YOU.

Yes! You receive LIFETIME ACCESS to the course content! Enjoy the regular meditations all over again, and fortify your learning by revisiting the live calls.

23 Live Group Mentoring Sessions

Join your small cohort in online Zoom calls to navigate any writing challenges and go deeper into the program materials.

Practical Writing Prompts

The exercises help you go deep into your process AND refine your understanding of the craft. They actively teach you how to apply what you’re learning to any draft of your story.

Private Community Forum

Only writers understand other writers. Lean into community to support your learning process.

2 One-on-One Strategy Calls

One at the beginning and one at the end. Strategize with me on how to maximize the course for your process and your story.

PLUS these Enriching Bonuses:

🌱 Lifetime Membership to Freewrite Community (weekly live prompts/calls)
 
🌱 2 Relational Somatic Workshops with Jessie Turner
 
🌱 2 Guest Writing Workshops
 
🌱 Monthly Sentence Clinics 
 
🌱 Deep Reading Video Series 
 
🌱 Revision Toolkit 

What other Writers are Saying

Ready for the next step in your writing journey?

Early Bird Pricing On Now!

Choose the plan that works for you:

12 payments of $257

or

6 payments of $527

6 5 payments of $527

or

1 payment of $2997

1 payment of $2997 $2497

All prices in Canadian dollars.

Add your name to the waitlist

Next Intake: July 2024

*Note, Traci Skuce will receive your name & email address when you sign up for this waitlist, and will stay in touch with you in advance of the next Intensive offering. You can unsubscribe easily at any time.

FAQ’s

Calls are Thursdays at 11am PT (find your time zone here) beginning March 7. They run most every week, with some exceptions (like holidays!), for a total of 23 live calls. Bonus workshops will be scheduled for different times. 
 
Note that all recordings will be available for replay with your lifetime access to the course material.
Absolutely not. You may join and work with improving your writing skills, plus tapping into how to write with the body.
I work with both fiction and memoir writers. I offer ways to work the lessons into both fiction and memoir, while distinguishing between the two.
It took me years (decades) to build my skills as a writer, and I’ve distilled the essentials that lifted my writing from pretty good to excellent into this course. Taking six months to integrate these important lessons into your life will save you time in the long run.
Because the Embodied Story Intensive is a small cohort program, I cannot offer a full refund once the program has gotten underway.

The Embodied Story Intensive is designed to help you liberate and express your story in the most artful, resonant–and badass–way. Because when it goes out into the world–it deserves to be noticed, read, and received.

Traci Skuce

The Embodied Story Intensive is designed to help you liberate and express your story in the most artful, resonant–and badass–way. Because when it goes out into the world–it deserves to be noticed, read, and received.

Traci Skuce

Ready for the next step in your writing journey?

Early Bird Pricing On Now!

Choose the plan that works for you:

12 payments of $257

or

6 payments of $527

6 5 payments of $527

or

1 payment of $2997

1 payment of $2997 $2497

All prices in Canadian dollars.

Add your name to the waitlist

Next Intake: July 2024

*Note, Traci Skuce will receive your name & email address when you sign up for this waitlist, and will stay in touch with you in advance of the next Intensive offering. You can unsubscribe easily at any time.

FAQ’s

When are the live group coaching sessions?
For the Spring 2024 class: Calls are Thursdays at 11am PT (find your time zone here) beginning March 7. They run most every week, with some exceptions (like holidays!), for a total of 23 live calls. Bonus workshops will be scheduled for different times. 
 
Note that all recordings will be available for replay with your lifetime access to the course material.
Absolutely not. You may join and work with improving your writing skills, plus tapping into how to write with the body.
I work with both fiction and memoir writers. I offer ways to work the lessons into both fiction and memoir, while distinguishing between the two.
It took me years (decades) to build my skills as a writer, and I’ve distilled the essentials that lifted my writing from pretty good to excellent into this course. Taking six months to integrate these important lessons into your life will save you time in the long run.
Because the Embodied Story Intensive is a small cohort program, I cannot offer a full refund once the program has gotten underway.