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Creative Energies Combined…









This past weekend I hosted a writing conference featuring New York Times best selling author Jennifer Lauck.  The fabulous author of the memoir Blackbird and three other amazing books.  The women who attending Jennifer’s three day intensive workshop may have been exhausted after these three days, but they walked away with so much. 

I first met Jennifer when she was our keynote speaker at the Second Annual Women Inspiring Women Conference last January.  She wowed the audience and the friendship that has developed is one that I cherish. 

I love Jennifer like a sister and I am grateful for the working relationship we both enjoy with each other. 

On Friday night another incredible force to be reckoned with, Maggie Downs joined us for dinner.  Maggie is in the MFA program at UCR and will be writing one incredibly fabulous book in the near future.  Being surrounded by these two (tall) and incredibly talented creative women was so much fun. 

Listening to their stories and sharing a bottle (or two) of wine was a beautiful way to spend an evening in Palm Springs.

If you missed out on Jennifer’s workshop, no worries as she will be presenting more amazing classes next April. 

Have you been inspired lately and if so by who? 

Are you looking to get involved in some great workshops, stop and take a look at the class offerings I will be presenting this next month.  Workshops are being offered on Tuesdays, Wednesday evenings and Thursdays. 

Coming this Saturday, November 3rd is a workshop at Heritage Palms Country Club from 10-2 entitled Finding the You in Your Writing.  The cost of the Saturday class is $65.00 which includes all workshop materials and lunch.  Email me for more information at

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Maggie Oh Maggie…

When I first moved to the desert three years ago, one of the first articles I read in the newspaper was from Maggie Downs.  I immediately loved her writing.  Reading one of her articles is like sitting down with an old friend.  One of my goals was to get an article in the paper about me written by Maggie herself!  A year ago February I had the opportunity to sit with Maggie and get interviewed by her at Koffi in Palm Springs.  I immediately liked her energy and what is not to like about Maggie!  She wrote a great article about me and my business almost a year and a half ago and believe it or not, people are still coming to me because of her article!  For those of you who are reading my blog and you are not familiar with who Maggie is, let me encourage you to go check out and check out her amazing around the globe trip.  I can hardly wait until her book comes out!  Thanks again Maggie for being you and for sharing your view of the world with all of your adoring fans!

Today in your writing think about your goals.  These could be personal goals or business goals.  One of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves is the gift of writing out our dreams and visions.  What do you want to be doing a year from now?  If you have been in my workshops and have been working on your memoir, set some writing goals for yourself.  Visualize, Write and Empower yourself today!

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"Because of Tammy I have found confidence in my writing and feel blessed to be honored in such a way. I have found my voice. I have found freedom! I recommend anyone for whatever reason to expand their life and sign up for her writing workshops or classes. You'll be amazed at how good you are and how everyone has a story worth telling. Sign up and set your voice free!"
Wendy Price, Palm Desert, CA

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Tammy L. Coia is an AWA Affiliate, certified to lead workshops in the AWA method as described in Writing Alone & With Others by Pat Schneider, Oxford University Press.

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