The Sovereign Writers Circle
empowers transformation professionals to
transform their writing practice
What stories, blog posts, and books are within you, waiting to be written?
You're a transformation professional. You're a coach, a healer, a therapist, a creative entrepreneur with something to say.
In your heart, you know you have messages that need to be crafted and stories that need to be shared.
But, all too often your blog posts, articles, offers, and potential books get lost in "the busy" before they even reach the draft stage.
Pause a moment and consider the invitation Rainer Maria Rilke offers in Letters to a Young Poet:
“Ask yourself in the most silent hour of your night: must I write? Dig into yourself for a deep answer. And if this answer rings out in assent, if you meet this solemn question with a strong, simple "I must," then build your life in accordance with this necessity.”
What a delicious, powerful question, "must I write?" What a wonderful, terrifying prospect if your answer is “I must.” You can’t “just” be a writer, after all. This isn't the time to build your entire life and livelihood around your words.
And yet, you do feel like there’s a writer within you (and you’re pretty sure there is a book inside you too), but you’ve got work to do first.
At least for now, you write in order to support your business.
So, how do you manage both your professional practice and your writing practice in sustainable way?
I've asked myself this question so many times. And my answer is that it really is possible to make space in your life for both the working and the writing.
(Once you get to know me you’ll understand that I specialize in “the both.” There’s never one way to do anything when it comes to creativity, magic, writing, entrepreneurship, or love!)
In case we haven't met yet, I'm Marisa Goudy.
I'm a writing coach, copywriter, story healer, and magic maker, and I’m on a mission to help you find space for both the writing and the healing work. It's my great privilege to help you balance the creative practice that feeds the soul and the professional practice that feeds your bank account.
I’ve known that I must write since I was a little girl. And I also know what it’s like to put down the pen for years at a time and almost forget that my soul needs to create and my mind needs to organize itself through the act of writing.
And, I’ve know what it’s like to heed the call and come back to my writing practice and try to fit it in with my responsibilities as an entrepreneur, a mama, and an embodied spiritual being trying to schedule in a bit of self-care.
Writing in such circumstances is exhausting. It's lonely. It's all too easy to worry you're doing it wrong or you're wasting your time.
Introducing, the Sovereign Writers Circle
I’ve created the Sovereign Writers Circle for all of us…
All of us who believe that words have power, that stories transform lives, and that writing helps us know who we are and what we think.
All of us who want to make those blog posts and books in progress a priority but who keep pushing those writing dates down the to do list.
All of us who are tired of writing alone.
Our goal is to get the writing done, but we don't do it because we "should."
Will you commit to your own writing in order to feel creatively fulfilled, market your business, and cultivate the ideas that will grow into books, programs, and magic you haven’t even imagined yet?
Will you join this digital community of writers who want to make the time and get the support they need?
What’s included in your monthly membership?
Each week of the month is devoted to a different SWC activity:
Week one: a group writing coaching call. Bring your questions and your works-in-progress to this 60 - 90 minute group session.
Week two: writing practice. To start this hour-long session, I’ll offer a writing prompt. We’ll hold silent writing space together for at least 30 minutes during which you can write into the day’s topic or spend time on your own project. We’ll gather at the end to reflect on the process and share the golden phrases and ideas that came through.
Week three: a featured guest expert joins us to talk about creativity, marketing, publishing, and self-care, and take your questions.
Week four: meeting with your carefully selected writing partner (either voice-to-voice or on the page).
All month long: Access to a private Facebook group where you can connect with your fellow Sovereign Writers and find readers for your work.
Our Upcoming Guest Experts
Tamara Powell, Licensed Therapist & Spiritual Empowerment Coach at & the Undressing the Spirit podcast
Tamara joins us to guide us through the ways your personality type shapes your creative practice.
Karen Brody, author of
Daring to Rest: Reclaim Your Power with Yoga Nidra Rest Meditation
Karen joins us to talk about resting, writing, and the path to publication.
Why join the Sovereign Writers Circle online membership group?
You’re ready to commit to your writing practice.
You want to discover what makes blog posts and website copy most compelling and effective (but not in a gimmicky, one-size fits all kind of way).
You're seeking unique, compassionate, and perhaps even magical ways to break through your creative blocks.
You know that creativity is a powerful path to healing.
You know it’s time to tap into what you want your words to do - for you, for your readers, and for your business
"Marisa is a maker of magic when it comes to words. She is masterful at helping others find their own magic and then encourage them to take their first wobbly steps towards writing independence by connecting them to other writers so they can support each other. I simply cannot wait to become a part of the Sovereign Writing Circle as I know this will be a veritable cauldron where new magic makers will be born."
- Kirsten Goffena, Licensed Professional Counselor & Momma Mentor,
Lost In Motherhood
Do I have to be a “real writer” to join the SWC?
First, I despise that phrase. I think "real writer" is used as a weapon by people who have supposedly “made it” and hold up their publication credentials as a badge of honor to cover over some shadowy stuff underneath.
Do you wish that writing was part of your life on a daily or weekly basis? Are you willing to shift your schedule, watch less TV, and commit to your writing dates with yourself? Congratulations, you’re a writer and you belong here with us.
This is what you know: You may not feel completely comfortable calling yourself a writer (yet), but picking up a pen tends to help you feel better and you feel called to use words to make your mark in the world.
What sort of projects are Sovereign Writers working on?
Many are bloggers who are working on writing content to build their coaching, healing, therapy, or other creative small business. Some are submitting their work to larger sites like HuffPo and Thrive Global. Others are focused on longer term book projects (or would like to be).
What if I miss the calls?
The monthly writing coaching calls and guest expert sessions will be recorded and made available the same day. We're going to do our absolute best to find times that accommodate everyone and will very the session schedule month-by-month if necessary to catch all members at least some of the time. Do note that I live in the Eastern Time Zone and all sessions will happen on weekdays between 10 and 2:30 PM ET.
Do I have to have a writing partner?
You can request to opt-out of the writing partner component of the community, but I would love for you to give it a try. The goal is to give you an accountability buddy and a first reader who will be honest about whether you're telling a story that connects.
How are writing partners chosen?
You'll receive a questionnaire shortly after you register for the SWC that will help me match people. You'll have an option to request a partner who works in your field, but I believe the most supportive writing partnerships rely on bringing a unique perspective to the relationship. For example, if you're a therapist, you may grow more as a writer who is trying to communicate ideas to clients when your non-therapist writing partner tells you "but I don't understand what attachment theory is..."
When I match partners I will try to bring people together who have similar writing plans (say, two blog posts per month) and who indicate they have about the same availability to communicate with their partner (perhaps it's a weekly check in to see if you're honoring your writing dates or maybe you review each other's work in progress during the fourth week of the month).
More about Marisa Goudy, the founder of the Sovereign Writers Circle
For the last seven years, I have supported health professionals, holistic practitioners, and creative entrepreneurs who want to spread the word about their world changing work.
My work is dedicated to empowering writers and taking care of the copywriting for those who want to focus their attention elsewhere. That means I've held space with scores of writers, lead dozens of coaching calls, edited hundreds of blog posts, and written countless website pages.
Partnership has long been part of my entrepreneurial journey. I've co-owned a website development firm. You may know me from the podcast and online community for therapists called the Practice of Being Seen. Now, I'm stepping fully into my own Sovereign Story, launching this new community and the growing #7MagicWords Challenge.
Through it all, I've always come back to the power of stories, to my own writing, and to the magic that's at the foundation of all I do. An energy healer with nearly two decades of experience, I merge the mystical with the practical, the writing practice with the professional practice, the ephemeral feelings with the words on the page.
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Monthly fee: $99
Set up your membership with automatic monthly renewal. You can cancel your subscription at any time. (No refunds issued)
3 month membership: $269
Set up your membership with automatic renewal four times each year. You can cancel your subscription at any time. (No refunds issued)