How to Tell a Bad-Ass Story: Writing Workshop

Learn How to Turn Your Struggle or Wound into a Powerful Piece of Short Prose or Poetry. 

This transformational writing workshop is for you:

  • If you want to learn how to heal a past wound or struggle through transformational writing.

  • If you want to break through resistance and get the words out of your head and onto the page.

  • If you want to learn a simple exercise designed to establish easy-to-follow strategies that free up your imagination and lead you into self-discovery through poetry or short prose.

Experience a Profound Shift:

  • Learn how to turn your wounds and struggles into art by writing a poem or short prose.
  • You’ll discover how your private world allows you to connect to universal truths.
  •  Get closer to the real you and develop your authentic voice through writing.
  • Learn how to immediately engage your reader.
  • Discover new strategies to help you stay inspired to keep writing!

“Dawn’s writing workshops are masterful. You will not only feel better, but you’ll get out of your own way and write some of your best work. ” – Harlan Wheeler CEO, Author

Are you Ready to Create Beauty from Shadows?

  • Our authentic emotions have a vitality that creates deep connection with writing.
  • As you learn to get specific about a past struggle or wound, you will hit upon truths that allow the reader to be fully engaged.
  • Experience the process of healing through words with this unique process.

Have you had it with:

  • Being distracted and procrastination?
  • Going around in circles and wonder if your writing even matters anymore?
  • Not knowing who to turn to for support?
  • Feeling crappy because you’re not writing?

Here’s what you get:

Three Hour “How to tell a bad-ass story” Writing Workshop

June 9th, 2020 3pm – 6pm PST (6pm-9pm EST)

LIVE Zoom Video group writing workshop, 3 hours  (Value $297)

  • Tuesday June 9, 2020 3pm-6pm PACIFIC/ 6pm-9pm EASTERN
  • Three-Hour Workshop (with breaks) via Zoom VIDEO
  • Fun and dynamic writing exercises you can implement immediately.
  • Learn the best ways to craft a poem or short prose from a wound or struggle.
  • Q&A at the end of each session.
  • Handouts and templates.
  • Downloadable Recording of the workshop. (If you can’t make it live that’s okay, you will get the recording and handouts)


  • Immediately break through creative resistance
  • Feel better internally and open up to healing and joy
  • Have access to a committed coach dedicated to your transformation
  • Greater confidence in your ability to transform your writing life

TWO Bonuses for You!


Lifetime Access to the Ultimate Writers Series (Value $997)

You will have access to 18 interviews from master writers, coaches and artists and learn the best ways to get out of writing resistance. You get to watch these prior to the workshop to get you inspired and motivated1


My eBook, Write Your True Story: How to Unleash Your Creativity, Share Your Message and Inspire the World.  (Value $20)

This book will tell you why right now is the best time in all of human history to write your story and finish your book. It will show you how to write your story in a way that will not only connect you to your authentic self, but also how to make deep connections with your reader. It teaches you how to break through resistance and writer’s block and shows you why writing just one book can help attract an audience of millions and simultaneously make a big impact in the world today.

Transformational Three Hour Writing Workshop: Value $297

BONUS 1 – Lifetime Access to the Ultimate Writers Series: Value $997

BONUS 2 – Write Your True Story: Value $20

Total Value: $1300

Only $97!

About Me

Hi I’m Dawn Montefusco and I believe passionately that if someone feels a call to write a book then the book has to be written.

It can be a memoir, a novel, a book of poetry, a book of essays, or a story you are yearning to tell. When you feel the urge to write you MUST do what it takes to make it happen. You risk your wellbeing and happiness by keeping your gifts trapped inside of you, and you risk holding back the impact you can make in the world.

There was a time not too long ago that I resisted the call to write and my entire spirit felt like it was dying inside. On the outside my life looked okay, great in fact, but on the inside things were meh. I realized I had lost my zest when I was not writing. The less I wrote, the worse I felt.

I took a chance in 2004 and I created a writing group in my home and my life changed. Once I committed to writing regularly for the joy of writing all kinds of things improved. My health improved, my business took off, and I found the relationship of my dreams. My internal world changed dramatically when I knew I was living into my purpose and it was reflected in the outer world. Now I help people all over the world step into their writing life and finish their dream books. They not only feel better, they are making a difference too.

But they didn’t do it alone. They received guidance, inspiration and support to help them write with ease and joy. 

My groups have become a transformational journey that changes lives. You get graduate level support in learning about storytelling and how to craft your book while also having the guidance of a transformational life coach to break through emotional resistance

My background as a writer, teacher and transformational life coach has helped me hone my expertise to give you the best support possible in this one-of-a-kind program. I have a BA in writing from New York University and an MFA in creative writing from Eastern Washington University. I am also a certified Transformational Solutions Focused Life Coach from Erickson College. I’ve been coaching for over 11 years, teaching for over 29 years, and writing for 44 years. It’s been an amazing journey!

Please join me and we can get started.


Jenna Roberts
Author, Tarot Reader, Entrepreneur

All of Dawn’s groups and workshops are phenomenal . I needed to write my book and it was haunting me, but I never found the time and I realized I was not going to do this on my own. Dawn’s coaching turned out to be one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Whenever resistance came in, I was able to keep writing! Dawn is an incredible source of support through both pep talks and honest truths. She is a resource of knowledge in the field, and teaches craft of storytelling, dialogue and memoir. I am so grateful that this course has given me the courage to become the writer I always wanted to be. I love the camaraderie she creates in any group and how we realize all writers struggle with the same challenges. Working with Dawn has changed my life! I highly recommend any of her incredible courses if you are ready to finally write your own book.

Liz Ann Phelps

The overwhelming feeling that I should be able to write on my own was strong, yet I was stuck. The nagging sense that I shouldn’t spend money on a coach would grow stronger when I would consider the prospect of a coach as a way out of my impasse.  Half way through a phone consultation with Dawn, I knew those were excuses and self-sabotage and I eagerly took the plunge.

After hiring Dawn, my writing life took off!  In every session with Dawn I learn something new about craft as well as about my own innate writing style and skills.  Thanks to her guidance and expertise, I am moving toward completion of my book at a pace I never would have imagined.  But, I’m also writing with more clarity and skill than I believed I was capable of.

Not only is Dawn a dream on the technical side, but her experience and wisdom regarding resistance to the creative process is vital for battling my own inner demons as they arise in an attempt to thwart my efforts.  Since beginning my work with her, I have cultivated new and wonderful habits of writing that propel me closer to my dream.

I’d recommend Dawn Z. Montefusco to anyone looking to overcome their blocks to living the creative life they desire. Dawn is a Creative Doula, helping you birth your creative project!


Make 2020 the year you unleash your creativity and follow your soul’s calling. 

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