Sense Writing I

Where Writing Emerges from the Inside Out


Aspiring writers, breakthrough the fear and anxiety holding back your creativity.

Experienced writers, discover how to hone your creative process freed from the pressure to deliver results.

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Sense Writing is a groundbreaking neuro-sensory approach to writing that anyone can use to unleash their creativity.

Through your body and nervous system, you will learn to…

Explore the connections between your thought, movement, and imagination and melt stubborn creative blocks.

Bypass anxiety and discover ease in all stages of writing, including rewriting.

Leave with specific guidelines and products to integrate the practice into your writing life.


What is Sense Writing?

Sense Writing is a ground-breaking approach to creative writing for writers and non-writers. Learn to work with your body and nervous system to uncover richer processes of artistic discovery and get to the core of your craft.

Sense Writing has been taught at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts, Kripalu Retreat and New York's Open Center. Start with Sense Writing I: Memory, Life Stories, and Fiction, and continue with Sense Writing II & III.

  • Kent’s Sense Writing workshop challenged struggle’s worth and reminded me of the original impulse that led me to make my life about writing.
    — Elephant Journal
  • Once I experienced this flow, I understood what my friend meant when she said Sense Writing changed everything for her.
    — Iva Radivojevic, Filmmaker, Guggenheim Recipient
  • The Sense Writing workshops access a profundity that other writing workshops have rarely attained at this level.
    — Raluca Albu, Fiction Editor, Bomb Magazine
  • Okay, what's a less dramatic way of telling you that this class has changed my life?
    — Olga Kreimer, M.A. Candidate, University of Montana Journalism School, Los Angeles Review of Books Contributor
All workshops led by Sense Writing's Developer Madelyn Kent, former Faculty in Creative Writing at New York University. Contact her with any questions:

All workshops led by Sense Writing's Developer Madelyn Kent, former Faculty in Creative Writing at New York University. Contact her with any questions:

One-Day Workshop in the Heart of Brooklyn


Sense Writing I: Memory, Life Stories, and Fiction

For everyone. Sense Writing I is a prerequisite for all other workshops. For writers of all levels and genres.

In a supportive environment that integrates accessible physical and writing exercises, you will learn to calm your nervous system, find lightness in your body, and mine your imagination, all while connecting to the core of your craft. Sense Writing frees you from the thoughts you think you “should” be thinking so you learn to create without anxiety. 

  • Work with the nervous system to interrupt body and language patterns that inhibit writing
  • Find pleasure in all the stages of writing
  • Refine your craft
  • Complete two pieces of memoir and/or fiction.

Includes written feedback of your work by Madelyn.


Saturday, June 23, 12:30-5:00 & Sunday, June 24, 12:30-5:00

Location: Smith Street Studio (100 Smith Street, at Pacific Street) Brooklyn, New York

Cost: $300

How to Register

  • A $100 deposit reserves your spot. Pay by PayPal below or request an invoice payable by any credit card by contacting Madelyn.
  • All workshop fees include a Sense Writing Training© recording designed to help you continue your practice at home.
Sense Writing I- $300
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