Here’s Greg, shushing his internal critic

Do you struggle with getting into your writing?

Does a voice inside mock you and sabotage your efforts?

Would you like to learn ways to silence your pesky internal critic or mocking voice that says you are not a writer? I will share ways to handle such negative feelings and help you feel free to express yourself freely and naturally on the page.

Maybe you sometimes feel ‘stuck,’ and unable to explain your ideas clearly. I’ve been there too, and I’ve learned the hard way how to conquer my fears.

I’ve worked with other writers as well, both as critique group colleagues and as paying editorial clients, helping them solve their problems with clear and powerful writing.

Are you ready to free your writing voice? I can help!

I’m scheduling this course for Spring, 2023, dates to be announced. If you’re interested, email me at and I’ll send you a free sample exercise.

This Course Will Offer

  • You’ll learn how to dodge those negative voices and make friends with your internal critic.
  • You’ll become more able to express yourself, to say what you want to say and let the world know your thoughts and ideas.
  • You’ll also learn techniques for editing your initial writing so you can feel confident that even if it sounds awkward at first, you can improve the writing and strengthen your message.

Comments from Dorothy’s Students

Here are some comments from my students–I know I can help you, too!

From Barbara H. after my pilot course for Write Your True Voice:

 Dorothy Patent’s ZOOM class,” Write Your True Voice “enhanced my writing with simple, fun exercises.  I’ve always dreaded re-writing anything.  Her exercises opened my eyes and pen to greater clarity.  It was actually fun!

I hired her as my writing coach and will take other classes she offers. 

This from an official evaluation of my course from a Yellowstone Institute employee enrolled in “Finding Your Own Voice” to evaluate it:

“Dorothy is an excellent instructor. She is also a great facilitator.  She is really what made this course work. Gave us just enough freedom, with good challenges, and let people be themselves while drawing them out. The class overwhelmingly loved this course. I heard no complaint or criticisms, no regrets, only praise. I loved this course, and so did the other participants.”

Other anonymous students also made comments:

Student: Dorothy was a gift. I am a writing instructor also, and she was just right.!!

Another student: Fabulous instructor!

Another student: Freeing experience

Yellowstone student directly to me:

Dorothy—I think you were such a great balance between head and heart! Thanks so much for the opportunity you afforded to all of us. I really needed to be there! Really needed to write & write, to cry, to laugh.

Thanks a ton!

My best, Becky

From an anonymous student in the University of Montana Osher Foundation course on the evaluation form:

Dorothy is a most accepting listener. She provides a most supportive and safe environment for neophytes to begin to write.


Email me at for a free sample exercise.

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