Restore and Re-story!
Wake up to living with creativity,
wisdom, and renewed intuition.

Workshops & Retreats

Gift yourself with time away! Easily learn to meditate and develop a mindfulness practice with our Just This Day programming. Enrich and empower your writing in the Wake Up! Mindful Writing offerings.


Deepen your skills and cultivate life-long habits in Just This Day and Wake Up classes designed to provide ongoing instruction and support.

Happenings at Wake Up the Writer Within

Updates For Spring 2020

December and January Programming

Ongoing Coaching and New Opportunities

Coaching Available

Explore or rediscover your love of writing with Wake Up the Writer Within! Whether you’re just beginning to dream about a writing project or are considering submitting your work for publication individual coaching can help you:

  • enhance creativity
  • develop your own unique voice
  • maximize publication opportunities

In addition, mindfulness meditation instruction is available and led by a certified meditation instructor. Contact Joanne for more info at 262.361.3316 or

Spring Classes

Join us for new classes beginning in February 2020. At the Center for Wellbeing in Hartland I’ll again be leading Wake Up the Writer Within. At the Hartland Community Center I’ll be offering two new classes: Writing the Second Half of Life and Plenty of Prompts. And at UWM-Waukesha on Monday evenings I’ll be offering two more classes: Writing Your Spiritual Journey and Creative Writers Workshop. Watch this spot for more information or contact me at 262.361.3316 or here.

Save the Date!

On August 11, 2020 my memoir, This Is How We Leave will be available at bookstores and online! Book launch information will also be forthcoming!





Meet Joanne Nelson

Joanne Nelson’s Wake Up! Mindful Writing programs and Just This Day Meditation offerings allow participants to engage and awaken their creative and intuitive best selves while learning to restore and re-story.