Writing Workshops, Retreats, Mentoring

The Headway Project

Upcoming Headway Dates:

For the first 6 months of 2024 the Headway Project will be offered approximately biweekly at three different times:  Tuesday evenings, Wednesday afternoons and Thursday mornings.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to book, or see them on the calendar HERE

What is the Headway Project?

The Headway Project is an AWA method-based writing workshop specifically designed to get a significant amount of work done on a particular project with a small group of writers.

Each one of these is a 2-hour workshop limited to a maximum of 5 participants and me. In the first hour we will write in Pomodoro-length stretches, for instance — 20 or 30 minutes, to two or three prompts back to back. And as always, of course, you will be welcome to ignore the prompts altogether, and write self-directed work on the project that you’re there to work on.

The second hour we will read one of those just-written pieces and offer the usual AWA-method strengths-based feedback on what’s already working in this brand new piece.

I  (Sue) developed this model in the first months of 2023 and my test pilot run worked brilliantly for me ( for me and, if you read the testimonials at the bottom of this page from the early adopters, for the other writers as well.

I hope you’ll join me for this next round of making Headway!

Registration fee for each workshop is $40 Cdn. plus HST. (45.20 Cdn in total).

Because the workshop enrollment is so small, I’ve created a waitlist for each one as well.  People’s schedules are volatile; I often have a space open up at the last minute.

Once again, if you prefer to view them in a calendar format, see them HERE.  Otherwise, scroll down. Testimonials at the bottom of the page.


April 2024

Morning – Thursday

April 11, 2024

Evening – Tuesday

April 16, 2024

Afternoon – Wednesday

April 17, 2024

Evening – Tuesday

April 30, 2024

May 2024

Afternoon – Wednesday

May 1, 2024

Morning – Thursday

May 2, 2024

Morning – Thursday

May 23, 2024

Evening – Tuesday

May 28, 2024

Afternoon – Wednesday

May 29, 2024

June 2024

Evening – Tuesday

June 4, 2024

Afternoon – Wednesday

June 5, 2024

Morning – Thursday

June 6, 2024

Evening – Tuesday

June 25, 2024

Afternoon – Wednesday

June 26, 2024

Morning – Thursday

June 27, 2024



Testimonials for THE HEADWAY PROJECT

from the first 8 experimental sessions:

Love the longer writing time and feedback time. It’s an ideal balance!

Participant, March 30, ‘23

The prompts were very helpful: open-ended in a way that revealed many different possibilities. The second prompt was offered in the form of a question and, being a question, encouraged me to reflect and focus in order to respond. Worked very well.

Participant, March 24, ‘23

I feel like I’d love to do more of this and yet it feels like the right amount of time to help me keep going on this project. It’s very encouraging.

Participant, April 20, ‘23

Can’t wait to do it again. It felt really good to read a bit of my story and get feedback. It was feeling like a long isolated process lately.

Participant, March 16, ‘23

The prompts were very helpful: open-ended in a way that revealed many different possibilities.

Participant, March 24, ‘23

There was sufficient permission to ignore the prompt and keep writing. I found the questions useful even when I didn’t include them in the piece I was engaged with.

Participant, March 9, ‘23