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Join Coill’s most popular workshop: February 2018 is another PeStoWriMo: a Personal Story Writing Month!

Get together with a motivated bunch of writers of all genres and meet your personal writing goal every day for a month! This can be as little as 10 minutes or up to 1,000 words a day. This can be fiction, non-fiction, life writing, travel writing, poetry or anything in-between. We will hold you accountable and help you reach your target.
Pestowrimo runs from 05 February to 04 March 2018

To register, simply transfer the respective fee via PayPal to:

and make sure to state your desired workshop option.


The core facts:

  • intimate group size of 5-10 participants, all committing to go through with it to the bitter-sweet end
  • runs for 4 weeks
  • write and post your quota every day no matter what, no matter how raw (to a private forum)
  • share and comment on draft pieces every weekend (with changing critique partners)
  • 2 optional live online critique meetings
  • detailed comments on a final piece by your experienced workshop coach
  • no judgement: shitty first drafts particularly welcome
  • >> JUST SHOW UP.
The overall idea is to get into a powerful writing momentum, to feed off the group buzz so you simply don’t have the option of giving up. Consider this your very own writing gym.



Workshop Fees:

80 € for Pesto Light
No participation in peer critiques or live online meetings, just allow us to breathe down your neck to meet your daily quota and post your work. Get daily writing prompts if you like.

150 € for Regular Pestowrimo
Includes your daily posts, 4 peer draft shares (optional), 2 live online meetings, 1 tutor critique on a complete piece/segment.

250 € for a Fully Coached Pestowrimo
your daily posts, 4 peer draft shares (optional), 4 tutor critiques, 2 live online meetings.



Upcoming workshop start dates:

February 2018

May 2018


What participants of a previous Pestowrimo workshop  said:

 The support and involvement of the other writers is invaluable. This gives me a chance to write, bravely, what I want, and not feel it’s entirely stupid! Thank you everyone and especially you Marion for orchestrating it all so well.
I have a problem finishing pieces, and Pesto pushes them along further, so that’s great!I was inspired to experiment more with an old draft (‘A Life’) … and also got started on a new story which I’m excited about writing.
Pesto really helps with my writing and also it’s very enjoyable working with others and getting a chance to read the pieces they’re working on, and your extremely helpful guidance is priceless.

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