Write Your Life as a Woman


Write Your Life as Woman
with T. Dean Adams

“Need a nudge to get those creative juices flowing? Women looking for a casual, creative environment where they can share their words would do well to sign up for this motivating and positive experience.” – Austin Chronicle

“Pencil in some time for yourself… participants de-stress, remember past experiences, and look toward the future.” – The State


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 Class Schedule

Write Your Life as a Woman
Online class – Mondays 7-9pm ET begins February 5th
Start your week with writing inspiration without leaving home! We’ll meet online, but still write by hand – pen on paper!
$25 per class – Click here to register.
$80 for 4 classes – Click here to register.
Link for class is sent after registration.
Interested in an online class, but this time doesn’t work? Please email tdeanslist@gmail.com for other options. A couple of classes are forming at different times. 

Write Your Life as a Woman
Class meets weekly for 4 weeks – drop-ins welcome!
Tuesdays, 12noon – 2pm
Swamp Rabbit Cafe205 Cedar Lane Rd, Greenville, SC 29611
$100 (includes 4 classes) (Details to order lunch are sent after registration.)
Click here to register for one class, $25.
April 3 – 24 Click here to register.
May 1 – 22 Click here to register.

Write Your Life as a Woman
One-time Sunday afternoon class offered on 3rd Sundays
Sundays 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.
February 18 
Click here to register.
March 18 Click here to register.
April 15 
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May 20 
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M. Judson Booksellers and Storytellers, 130 South Main St., Suite 200, Greenville, SC 29601
$50 (per class)

For information on customized classes or speaking engagements, please email tdeanslist@gmail.com.  I also offer:

  • Personal writing coaching sessions – by phone, Skype and in person
  • Write Your Life as a Woman – host a private gathering of friends in your home
  • Write Your Life as a Team – team building through writing together for organizations and businesses
  • Write Your Life as a Family – deepen family bonds by sharing stories
  • Write Your Life as a Community – sharing stories to embrace our common bonds and honor our differences



About Write Your Life as a Woman 

In a grounding and inspiring writing retreat, experience the radical self-care of putting away all electronics, turning off your phone and turning on your creativity.

In the style of journal writing workshops, we write by hand – pen on paper –  in response to writing prompts and class content. With a focus on the process and experience of writing, there is no critiquing – only gentle encouragement in a non-academic, creative environment. No writing experience is necessary.

Click here to review the class contract which sets the space for the class (and can mostly be applied to life also). 

What happens in class…

  • Each student makes a commitment to follow the class contract. View it here.
  • Escape all things digital – we write by hand with pen or pencil on paper. Old school. Phones are turned completely off and stored securely in another room.

  • We write and read out loud in class. However, you can always “pass” and no one will mind a bit. (Bullies do not take this class. Only really nice people take this class.)

  • Even if you don’t like to write, don’t worry… words will be spilling out of you right away… it’s magical.

  • Guaranteed good for the head and heart.


  • Bring your favorite pens or pencils and your favorite paper – journal, notepad or loose leaf paper.

  • Leave your computer at home.

  • Be prepared to turn your phone off.


“A rainy Sunday writing class with Dean Lofton at The Writing Barn felt like a beautifully wrapped Tiffany-colored box gift to myself.” – Kelley Burrus, conference planner

“I loved Dean’s writing workshop “Write Your Life As A Woman.” It became a weekly ritual that I looked forward to … I loved this format of class – no critiquing, no judging – just writing and sharing. I would take it again!” – Suzanna Choffel, singer/songwriter

“Dean’s class helped me get more in touch with my writing, my life direction and a lot of kick ass females. I recommend this class to anyone looking for a little pick-me-up in the soul department.” – Laura, 28, engineer/writer/blogger

“… learning how to allow all of my thoughts and words to reach the paper without judging them… This class has been such an amazing experience and I am looking forward to seeing how this affects my songwriting as well.” – Vanessa Lively, singer/songwriter, artist

“… tapped into parts of me that were long dormant. Opened doors of creativity and intuitiveness I didn’t know I had. The class allowed me to be me.” – Leigh,  pharmaceutical sales rep

“.. more confidence and faith in myself, in others and in the world in general. It was a true blessing.” – Catherine, tech writer