Anya Achtenberg

is creating fiction and poetry; & courses in writing memoir and fiction

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CRAFT ALCHEMIST PATRON
$5
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You believe in the alchemical power of writing. Perhaps you sense a flame here, something incandescent. I know that flame is there in all who love language; all who feel the push to express their lives, the lives of others, and the magic of their imagination, through words. Thank you for your support of that flame in me and my work helping others to ignite their craft. In gratitude:

  • ● Exclusive access to my Juicy Craft Points for Writers posts: narration, ways to sharpen language, issues of revision, and much more.
WRITING THROUGH UPHEAVAL PATRON
$10
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In this age of extremes and uncertainty, you are seeking to use your writing gift as a portal through the chaos. Conventional discussions of craft often shut down a writer’s work, rather than open it to full creative power, far-reaching content, and authenticity.I help writers like you to expand the power and scope of your own voices, and your characters’ voices, to tell deeply needed truths during this time. In gratitude for your support, you receive (plus perks from previous tier):

  • ● Exclusive access to my Writing in Upheaval blog series, that addresses head-on what we’re facing in the era of COVID-19 and the intensified struggles for justice, in order to expand our craft in a way responsive to the times.
  • ● Exclusive access to my Juicy Craft Points for Writers posts: narration, ways to sharpen language, issues of revision, and much more.
DANCING ON THE EDGE PATRON
$25
per month
If you have ever felt stuck as you write, or have written easily but without excitement; I can help you step off the paths that stifled you, and onto the path of discovery and surprise in your writing, pleasure in your language, and courage to face what you really want to express. Let’s dance on that edge together in celebration of our community of writers, and the nourishing of our individual work. I offer the following in thanks (plus all perks from previous tiers):
  • ● Exclusive access to a monthly AMA “ask-me-anything” online session, where I address your burning writing and craft questions
  • ● A 5% discount on any classes you would like to take online at The Disobedient Writer school
  • ● A digital download of "Cold Ground," my first prizewinning story (and more such offerings will be forthcoming)
  • ● Exclusive access to my Writing in Upheaval blog series, that addresses head-on what we’re facing in the era of COVID-19 and the intensified struggles for justice, in order to expand our craft in a way responsive to the times.
  • ● Exclusive access to my Juicy Craft Points for Writers posts: narration, ways to sharpen language, issues of revision, and much more.

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About

I ask for your support, not only for my dreams, but to continue my years of work to create, and to support others as creators. I’ll do as much as I can alone, but could do so very much more with you.

I’ve helped a lot of writers/people. I’ve given much, worked too hard, gotten an enormous amount from it, but not in currency. I need to have time to nourish my own writing, and to write anything and everything that it is mine to bring into being, as I have encouraged and assisted others to do through the teaching aspect of my work, and through the creation of courses that would open the world within and the world outside to the vastness of each writer I work with, and give them the tools to write beyond what they dreamt they could.

I am ready now to ask for support, foremost, for my own writing of fiction, especially novels, and poetry; as well as occasional essays and creative nonfiction.

As well, many writers, students, clients, have asked that I write fully, and bring into books/eBooks, the courses I have developed and taught, and the radically creative and expansive, generative, and even socially conscious approaches to creative writing craft that I have grown; being dissatisfied with what others attempted to push me into doing, and being hungry for the fullness of the inner world of consciousness, and the outer world—its suffering and beauty, its extraordinary courage and creativity, its devotion and love—to meet in the straining and lush world of language.

While I will continue to teach creative writing in many venues and formats, I also want support to bring into enduring form, whether written or video-ed or sound files or recorded conferencing, the many workshops I have created—to open up writers to their own gifts and freedom, their expanding creative and associative maps, their joy in the work—before I salsa from this plane to the next, decades from now, but still, not as many decades as I could use.

Thank you!
Anya Achtenberg Sefara-Rabi

Cover photo by Patrick Tomasso on Unsplash
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