Sense Writing I

Where Writing Emerges from the Inside Out


Aspiring writers, break through 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 push past writer’s block and tap into that FLOW where the magic lives.

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

Deactivate unnecessary stress responses and bypass anxiety to unlock your voice. 

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Enrich the internal landscape of your creativity, whether memory or imagination.

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Maintain a state of organic flow to the end of a piece, without depending solely on "great ideas.”

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What the Community is Saying

  • “I don’t feel the blocks I used to feel. There is so much memory and emotion stored in the body and breath. Sense Writing was a way to get really grounded in that, which helps me find a way into a character, myself, or into a scene.”
    — Donnaldson Brown
  • 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, Writer and Editor, Guernica Magazine
  • Okay, what's a less dramatic way of telling you that this class has changed my life?
    — Olga Kreimer, Journalist, Los Angeles Review of Books

 Teacher & Developer


All workshops are led by Sense Writing's Developer Madelyn Kent, Somatic Specialist, Feldenkrais Practitioner, and former Faculty in Creative Writing at New York University. She has taught Sense Writing in cities all over the world, and at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Kripalu Retreat and New York's Open Center

2-Day Workshop in NYC, September 28 & 29

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Sense Writing I: Life Stories, Memory, and Fiction

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

In a supportive environment that integrates accessible physical and writing exercises, you will:

  • Work with the nervous system to interrupt body and language patterns that inhibit writing.

  • Find pleasure in all the stages of writing, including re-writing.

  • Complete two pieces of memoir and/or fiction.

Sense Writing frees you from the thoughts you think you “should” be thinking so you learn to create without anxiety.

Schedule for Brooklyn

NYC workshops fill quickly. The next Brooklyn workshop will be in the winter, 2020. If you would like to be put on the waiting list for the coming workshop please write to:

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