I’m a creative late bloomer who loves helping people find their voice. I host Truthful Type workshops & Writing the Sound writing retreats. My writing workshops and retreats are geared to helping people build the skills and courage to tell their stories.

What people who have worked with me say:

“Powerful things start happening when you work with Sonja. Sonja’s writing will crack your heart wide open. Her mentorship will help you find your way home.” Christine

“Sonja Larsen is one of the best writing teachers I have ever encountered. She’s that rare breed – both a phenomenal writer and an excellent teacher – practical, down to earth and smart.” Stephanie B

“You have a warm, welcoming, and inclusive manner that makes participants comfortable and creates a good learning environment.”

“I just wanted to say how much I loved the class – the conversation, the teaching material, the research you brought to us, the supportive environment.I will definitely take the next one!”

I’ve taught workshops for SFU Writer’s Studio, Royal City Literary Arts Society and other organizations.

Prompts for writing about family
Whether you are just starting out or an experienced writer, looking to dig deeper into familiar stories or beginning to map new territory in your work, I hope you’ll join me for what I think will be a thought provoking session on family. Who is/was the story teller in your family? The rulemaker? The peacekeeper? Have these roles shifted over time? We'll use writing prompts to explore some elements that …
Spring cleaning
In our March 28th Truthful Type workshop we'll do prompts based on spring cleaning. What is something you've let go of? What is something that needs dusting off? Suitable for writers of all skill levels, these prompts will help you tap into the memories and metaphors in that spring feeling.
Small is beautiful
In our next Trutfhul Tuesday session we'll talk about writing the short and very short story. We'll look at: Different forms and markets for short fictionExamples of flash non-fictionCreating and editing flash Monday February 28 6:30-8:00 PST Sign up for the Truthful Type newsletter to receive your Zoom invite.
Plan to persist
In this free workshop we'll explore creative writing strategies for Creating strong work habitsGoal settingBuilding creative resilienceFinding joy & satisfaction in your practice January 31 6:30 – 8p pacific time. Sign up for the Truthful Tuesday newsletter and you'll receive a Zoom link for the event.
Obsessions and connections
What drives you? What can't you let go of? What keeps happening over and over again? In this workshop we'll do exercises to help us explore some of the emotional and thematic elements that fuel our stories. Sign up for the Truthful Type newsletter to get your Zoom invite.
Truthful Type: Prompts about childhood
Whether you are just beginning or a seasoned writer, these prompts will get you thinking and writing about your formative years. a free/by donation online generative workshop. Sign up at sonjalarsen.com/workshops

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