ONLINE SEMINAR: Wise Work: How to Live in Your Calling

taught by Affiliated Writer Patty (PJ) Lynch
Monday, March 27th from 7:00pm - 8:30pm CT
Online via Zoom
$10 for Members, $20 for Non-Members


Class Type: Writing Philosophy and Practices, Lifestyle                         

Class Level: All Experience Levels Welcome

Class Dates: Monday, March 27th

Class Time: 7:00pm - 8:30pm CT 

(5:00pm PT, 6:00pm MT, 8:00pm ET)

Where: Online via Zoom, check out this quick video on the process.

Structure: Lecture/Presentation

Questions: Email Alayna, Membership Programs Manager at

Captioning: For all sessions, we enable Zoom's auto-generated captioning. However, live captioning can be requested (with 2-weeks' notice) via the Membership Programs Participation Form shared in the detailed confirmation email.

Recordings: If you cannot attend a portion of the seminar, we have a Teaching Assistant and/or PWC facilitator taking in-depth notes. These written notes will be shared with all participants at the end of each session. (We record all of our sessions for internal use only. We do not share recordings with participants.)

Participants must register to join this class, Sign Up at the bottom of the page.


This seminar will focus on how to dig into your inner resources and develop the mental discipline and practices that can help make your life as a writer whole; including the concept of Sacred Space; developing WSOA (writer's success obsession awareness) and improving your creative resiliency along with an expanded view of ‘time management.’

Use of a daily journal, the importance of physical exercise and how to use it to your advantage in problem-solving, why developing a meditation practice and heightened attention to nature can help deal with rejection. Methods on how to develop a daily gratitude practice and ways to become a generous artist.

There will be some suggested reading including selections from Mary Oliver’s Upstream and The War of Art by Steven Pressfield and Sparrow Envy by J. Drew Lanham.

This Is the Seminar for You if You:

  • Are a writer who has banged on the floor and cried while swearing a blue streak when they got the finalist but not the winner email.
  • Are a writer who rarely finds the time to say thank you to the universe as they are too busy worrying about the next hurdle/summit.
  • Are a developing writer wondering how to set up a ‘good’ writing practice and lifelong creative habits.
  • Are a mid Career writer struggling with "is this it?" And "shouldn’t I be somewhere else/better/ in Hollywood?"
  • Are a writer at any level seeking more balance in their life.
What to Expect:
  • Discover what is Sacred Space and how to set it up
  • Learn habits to foster Creative Resiliency
  • Develop WSOA (Writer’s Success Obsession Awareness) and an Expanded View of Time Management

Important Things to Note:

  • When you sign up, you will receive an auto-confirmation email. About a week before the session you will receive a detailed confirmation email with important information about the seminar including (1) Membership Programs Participation Form (2) The Zoom link (3) Pre-assignments from the instructor and (4) Information about the PWC Membership and Education Team.
  • If you have not received this detailed email within a week of the seminar, please check your spam folder or reach out to Alayna and she will make sure you have the information you need for the seminar or class.
  • All participants must complete and submit a Membership Programs Participation Form for each seminar or class they want to attend. A link to this form is included in the detailed confirmation email.


Elmore Leonard once told me that if you’re a writer you can’t help but write, so better hope you’re a good one. Finding out what that means is the journey.


All of us out here on the creative planes know the struggle of being ‘on a mission’ and how we balance our work with our families, our community and ourselves. After a lifetime of success and failure I have learned a few ways of being that have helped me become a better writer and a better person—this seminar is in gratitude to my allies and spiritual guides.


A winner of the Kennedy Center's Fund for New American Plays, Roger L. Stephens Award among others including the Morrow-Heus Screenwriting Award and the Spotlight Award for Best New Play, PJ Lynch is a playwright whose works have been produced by Tony, Sally, and Jeff Award-winning regional theaters as well as commissioned by major theaters and universities. A two-time Jerome Fellow and a TCG artist fellow, Lynch's work has been published in anthologies and collections along with essays in national and regional publications. As a fiction writer her novel, Decatur, was published in 2015 and she is currently working on a trilogy, Black Swan Chronicles.  As a producer, Lynch founded Brass Tacks Theater, Minneapolis that was known for its new work. She is also the creator of the award-winning literary and public broadcast series, Writers on a New England stage, Writers in the Loft.  She served as Executive Producer/head curator on these series which combined bring to life nearly thirty literary events a year with Pulitzer Prize winners, New York times bestsellers and National Book award winners appearing on a regular basis across all the programs. Lynch currently was the creative executive on the nationally recognized restoration and programming renaissance of a landmark vaudeville-era theater. The PJ stand for P-Patricia and J for Jo, and yes, Little Women's "Jo" was the childhood inspiration.


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