The Stay Motivated 3-Month Intensive

Your writing is worth it. Worth sitting down and doing it. Worth shaping and revising it. Worth finishing. 

But life can make that challenging. After all, how many times has something else (job, child, spouse, etc.) elbowed your writing project out of the way? 

My guess is one too many.

I’m Traci Skuce. I’m passionate about stories and helping them come into the light.

I want to help you bring your story to the world.

  • Author, Hunger Moon—a collection of short stories
  • Published in journals across North America
  • Nominated for several Pushcart Prizes, and two Journey Prizes
  • Longlisted for 2019 CBC Short Fiction Prize, 2nd place in PRISM International’s 2019 Grouse Grind Very Short Forms contest
  • Graduate from the Pacific University MFA program 
  • Founder of The Writing Journey program
  • Passionate sharer of craft and all things writing…

This three-month program is designed to help you put your writing back on the map–to inspire and keep you motivated on your writing journey. 

For three months, we will meet live for weekly online classes.

These two-hour classes will allow you to renew your commitment to a current work-in-progress, revive an old one, or lay the foundations to start something new. 

Each week, Traci will offer craft lessons relevant to your current challenges, and give you tailored prompts to help you integrate those lessons into your own work.

These small group classes provide support and structure, and also challenge your writing to push it towards excellence. 

This course is for you if:

Here’s what people say about working with me:

“For me, so many lightbulbs went off in each and every class that I came home glowing. I’m still glowing... I’m excited to go back into my writing… I’m hopeful that I can get deeper into the crime novel story I’m telling with new skills born of a deeper knowledge of the craft. I learned a lot more from Traci, in less time, than I have from any other writing teacher.”
Isobel McDonald
“Traci applies attention to all aspects of writing––narrative structures, voice, placement and genre. Her intuition––leaning into a weakness or questioning an assumption––springs from a grounded, earned wisdom. I trust Traci Skuce.”
Cornelia Hoogland
Author of Trailer Park Elegy
“I had a collection of dog-eared notebooks full of characters lost in plots and timelines. Also, a series of cracked diaries telling stories of adolescent betrayals, infatuations, and loves. I kept wondering how to pull all these riches into a coherent short story. I signed up for Traci’s Write Your Story course and the Deep Reading classes. All of which are high quality structured learning experiences and have helped me craft my stories into some of the best ones I’ve written so far.”
Carolyne Montgomary

The Stay Motivated 3-Month Intensive

Dates: September 8, 2020-December 15, 2020
Times: Tuesdays 4pm Pacific Time via Zoom


  • 12 live Zoom sessions (recorded for review or in case you miss one)
  • Craft lessons to address current challenges in the group
  • 1:1 Introductory strategy phone call
  • 3 Deep Reading Sessions
  • Practical exercises to move your story forward

And a Bonus 1:1 Story Consultation ($297 CAD Value) 

  • Partial / full manuscript feedback (up to 15 pages)
    • Including ‘track changes’ notes
    • And a one hour 1:1 Zoom call to discuss your work-in-progress

Your total investment: $897 CAD

Value to your writing process: Priceless

Complete this form to Sign Up for the Fall 2020 Intensive.

You will be taken to a payment page to complete your registration.

Remember, there are only 12 spots--and have already been snatched up!