How we spend our days is how we spend our lives.
— Annie Dillard

Do you struggle with maintaining a writing practice, identifying markets, or moving closer to publication? Are you neck deep trying to find your way through a mess of a manuscript? Do you want to know how to take your ideas, scraps of paper, and partially finished writing projects and shape them into something you can publish?

I know how difficult it is to face both the blank page and the early drafts when what appears on the page seems far scrappier than the brilliant vision in our minds. Trust you are doing the right thing, that you are in your Write Mind. You are getting the words - and worlds - on to the page.

You can work with that.

To find out how we can work together, explore Write Mind below.

Write Mind Mentorship

Write Mind Mentorship

Are you trying to figure out when to write, and how? Where to send your work for publication, and how? Do you have so many writing projects in mind that you don't know where to begin? I've been there - the uncertain beginnings, the mucky middles, juggling a writing practice with a very full life, and the daunting questions of What next? 

Let's work together to figure that out.

Write Mind Manuscript Consultation

What are you doing with that manuscript? That one, the partially finished, glorious wreck of a manuscript. Or that fossilized beauty that's been filed so neatly for years that it's become artistically immoblised. Bring me that manuscript. There are few things I love more than working one-on-one with other writers to bring manuscripts to their full potential. 

What have you got for me?

Write Mind Manuscript Evaluation

Write Mind Workshops

Write Mind Workshops

As well as teaching Creative Writing courses at UBC's Okanagan campus in Kelowna, BC, I often facilitate workshops at writing festivals and events.

Find out where I'll be giving a workshop next and maybe you can join me.

  • Having Laisha as my trusted mentor has helped me, very quickly make huge strides in my work.
    — Nicole Breit
  • With thoughtfulness and insight, Laisha opens possibilities in a draft and helps the writer move closer to the book they've imagined writing.
    — Nancy Lee
  • It takes a special kind of writer to be able to finesse the best out of someone else’s work.
    — Kerry Gilbert
  • She has a keen eye and ear, understands and honours the wilderness of the work, and is not afraid to ask difficult questions.
    — Marita Dachsel