Firefly Creative Writing is an intimate little writing business based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
This wonderful company is close to my heart. The very first time I met them, they pushed out words I didn’t know I had in me.
I owe my first official poetry credit to one of their workshop writing prompts. You can read that poem here. I’ve met many new friends at their events and I’ve introduced my friends to Firefly.
I take every opportunity to rave about them, because I love what they stand for. They are about writing from the heart. They want writers to have faith in their abilities and to find value and meaning in the creative expression of self. Words like cozy, joyful, glow, kindness, belief, faith, and love describe them best. They create safe spaces to write in, and find you kindred spirits to write with. These women are warm and fuzzy and filled with light, and they love to share their joy and passion. They are contagious.
Whenever I need a transfusion of confidence…
I attend one of their retreats, troll their Facebook page, or watch one of their writing prompt videos.
You can checkout their services, including writing coaching, studio time, manuscript editing, workshops and retreats here. And you don’t even have to live in Toronto – they’ve just introduced a new letter-based coaching program that sounds old-school amazing. You can have a writing coach as a pen pal!
Chris, founder of Firefly Creative Writing and one of six Firefly writing coaches, was also kind enough to let me embed a video from her “Messy, Beautiful Pages” series of video writing prompts below. To see more of her video prompts, go here.
Firefly Creative Writing Video
And if I haven’t already given you enough reasons, here’s one more reason to love them – this line:
“Whatever you do — keep writing. One word and sentence and story at a time, we build the world we want to live in.”
~Firefly Creative Writing
*This article was published on December 20, 2017.