Now a part of WYFBA!

Sustainable Creativity is now included in our Write Your Friggin’ Book Already™ lifetime membership.

There is a beauty in simplicity. None of us need a complicated mismatch of a million disconnected workshops and programs. Which is why the School for Writers team has taken all of our offerings (except VIP coaching) and put them into one container: our Write Your Friggin’ Book Already™ membership program. If you’d like access to Sustainable Creativity along with dozens of other courses, weekly accountability, and group coaching, join us over in WYFBA.

Because the world needs your story now more than ever.

Are you a creative who never creates?

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Are you frustrated by the lack of inspiration and imagination in your life?

Humans are artistic beings, we process our emotions, experiences, hopes, and dreams through art.

But with work and family obligations, and societal and financial pressures, it can feel impossible to carve out time for creativity in our lives.

Making time for creativity in your life takes three things:

1) Embracing the fact that you are an artist – make it a part of your identity and own that creativity deserves space in your life. (“Artist” can be hard to embrace for some of us, but if you’ve ever made anything creative in your life, you are an artist!)

2) Getting crystal clear about when your imagination and inspiration are at their peak – time of day, season of year, day of week – and holding firm boundaries around that time to keep it blocked for creativity.

3) Learning to think of your creative career in decades not days, and focusing on long-term projects and lifestyle changes – something that can be hard in our clickbait social media world.

Life is always going to throw you curveballs, but with the right systems in place, you can turn whatever comes your way into soul-satisfying art.

“You do not rise to the level of your goals. You fall to the level of your systems.

Your goal is your desired outcome. Your system is the collection of daily habits that will get you there.”

-James Clear, Atomic Habits

Introducing Sustainable Creativity

A proven system to take you from uninspired and overhwlemed to actively and consistently creating.

During this three-hour workshop, you will:

• Identify the stories you’ve been telling yourself about who gets to be an artist –  and learn how to rewrite your own artistic story.

• Learn the five-step process to sustainable creativity that Lauren has used to overcome hardship to build a decades-long successful writing career – and start implementing it in your own life right now.

• Implement the three-tier technique to finding your ideal time for inspiration and creativity – and learn how to set boundaries around that time so you actually do the thing.

Plus, get access to bonus material in the classroom so you can continue on your artistic journey long after the workshop is over.

It’s about creativity not productivity.

Sometimes writing looks like reading. Sometimes making art requires a nap first. Sometimes the best way to paint a picture is to meander through an art gallery looking for inspiration.

We are not here to buy into toxic hustle culture. We’re not here to put more work on your plate.

We’re here to help you live a life that honors both your creativity and your humanity.

This workshop will help you create more art, yes, but it’s more than that.

This program will help you tap into the joy of imagination, the delight of inspiration, and the soul-satisfying feeling of turning your idea into something tangible and real.

It will help you build a long-term creative routine and leave a legacy as an artist.

And best of all, it will help you tap back into that little kid you used to be, the one who finger-painted and wrote poetry and happily made art without caring what others thought.

 

“Creativity is intelligence having fun.”

– Albert Einstein

Now a part of WYFBA!

Sustainable Creativity is now included in our Write Your Friggin’ Book Already™ lifetime membership.

There is a beauty in simplicity. None of us need a complicated mismatch of a million disconnected workshops and programs. Which is why the School for Writers team has taken all of our offerings (except VIP coaching) and put them into one container: our Write Your Friggin’ Book Already™ membership program. If you’d like access to Sustainable Creativity along with dozens of other courses, weekly accountability, and group coaching, join us over in WYFBA.

Because the world needs your story now more than ever.

Meet Your Instructor

Hi, I’m Lauren! I know what it’s like to long for creativity.

I’ve wanted to be some kind of artist since I was a kid – from filmmaker to actor to writer. As a queer, fat, neurodiverse teenager and young adult, art was often the only way I could express my deep thoughts and feelings.

 My whole life people have told me that the arts are not a valid use of my time or energy. Defying the odds, I built a successful career as a writer, running a critically-acclaimed queer sex blog, writing columns for major publications, and speaking at prestigious conferences and colleges.

Then my brother got cancer, halting my whole life and career.

After my brother died, all I wanted to do was to make art, but I didn’t know how to find the time, energy, or money to do it.

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For years, I tried to hustle my way back to the top, focusing on social media stats and vanity metrics. I coached award-winning filmmakers, best-selling authors, and world-renowned speakers in the art of connecting with audiences through storytelling – including two years directly supporting Tony Robbins on his content and coaching the speakers on his stage.

Until one day I woke up and realized I had created a career as a writer without ever making time to write. In the process of helping tens of thousands of other people tell their stories, I had silenced my own.

I created the techniques you’ll learn in this workshop out of my own necessity, because I needed art in my life to process my emotions, explore my thoughts, and make my dreams a reality.

In the two years since I first started teaching these techniques, I’ve helped dozens of private VIP coaching clients build long-lasting, transformative, legacy-leaving creative careers and lives.

I’m excited to be able to teach these techniques to you in this new affordable and accessible workshop format.

Because creativity matters.

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I’ve been featured in, written for, and worked with:

Two women stand on a massive stage, holding hands, one is Lauren and the other Siri Lindley

Lauren is one of the brilliant maestros. She knows how to direct you to your most powerful story. How to lead you to bringing out the magic in every aspect of your work. I am so grateful for Lauren’s support and guidance … She helped to beautifully weave things together to have the most profound impact. Lauren is incredible at truly stretching us to reach that higher level of performance. Thank you Lauren, so grateful for your guidance.

Siri Lindley

World-Champion Triathlete, Coach and Speaker, author of Surfacing: Winning Big and Living Fearlessly

Lauren is a master in helping you feel comfortable and confident telling your story. With patience and kindness she listened to me talk and then helped me draw out the most impactful and powerful parts of my story.

In everything she does, you can feel Lauren’s passion and love for helping people tell their stories, especially people who are often silenced in our world.  I’m so glad I met Lauren and so grateful that she is my story coach and friend.

Alejandro Chabán

Actor, Telenovela Star, Television Host, New York Times Best-Selling Author, Founder & CEO of Yes You Can!™

I’ve had the honor of working alongside Lauren creating different speeches for various topics around the world. One of her super powers is being able to bring out the creative genius in others so that they can express themselves to their fullest!

Nick Santonastasso

Motivational speaker and bodybuilder, author of Victim to Victor: How to Overcome the Victim Mentality to Live the Life You Love

Spend time with, listen to, or read the words of Lauren Marie Fleming and she’ll do one thing – serve you the permission you’ve been looking for on a decadent golden platter. Her work allows all of us to be unapologetically ourselves, no matter what size, shape, color or flavor we come in. The world needs more Lauren Marie Fleming.

Steph Jagger

Coach and author of Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery

Lauren is one of the most beautifully sincere people I have ever had the gift of meeting. Her experience runs deep, her perseverance is inspiring. Whether dancing in the sunshine or weathering the storm of life, she is a friend and a mentor – her words are music to my soul. 

She ignites a tiny spark inside me to fan the flames into the seldom reached corners of my mind rife with insecurity and doubt, making my uncertainties vanish as my self confidence reemerges and I begin to realize my individual potential and accept myself as I am. I am grateful to her!

jessica drake (she/her)

AVN award-winning actress, activist, and creator of the jessica drake's Guide to Wicked Sex series

I’ve gained so much from my coaching sessions with Lauren. She has helped me move from feeling stuck to finding a way forward by offering a wealth of knowledge, actionable steps, and encouragement. Her thoughtful yet direct feedback is refreshing and it has made a world of difference in my life!

Liz McVoy

Multimedia Storyteller

I was fortunate enough to participate in coaching sessions with Lauren. Her advice and insight are invaluable. I cannot recommend her enough. If you need direction, an action plan, or encouragement—look no further!

Nancy Bischoff

Coaching with Lauren gives me the same feeling I get after spending a weekend with my best friend, building one another up with unconditional love. In just half an hour, I can go from feeling worthless to feeling like I can take on the world.

Jenny Kindschy

Empathic and unwavering, with her trademark wisdom, wit and winsome personality, Lauren’s philosophy and tools for healing self-hatred shepherds us into a new mental paradigm.

Elle Chase

Author of Curvy Girl Sex: 101 Body-Positive Positions to Empower Your Sex Life

Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.”

– Stella Adler

Questions and Important Details

Is this workshop for me? What if I’m not *really* an artist, just someone who creates stuff here and there?

If you have painted a picture, formed a sculpture, written a story, taken a photo, made a movie, or done any other creative act with the intention of expressing yourself – YOU ARE AN ARTIST!

Around here, we believe that everyone is artistic and everyone deserves a life full of creativity and play. Even if you only have an inkling of an idea that you want more art in your life, then this workshop is for you.

And let’s be real, if you’ve read this far, you have more than an inkling. You have a burning desire for more creativity in your life. So what are you waiting for? Sign-up and start making time for creativity today.

How long is the event? How much time will the whole program take?

The whole workshop is three hours long, including the work time you do within it. 

The systems and techniques you will learn in the program take about an hour a week to implement in your life, plus all the time you’ll free up to be creative going forward in your life.

How long do I have access to the program material? Why do you limit access after a certain time?

Our goal first and foremost is to help you make space in your life for artistic creativity. We don’t want you to sit on this program material and never use it.

Deadlines get people to take action and so we’ve implemented the 30-day post-workshop limit to help make sure you actually take the program and do the work.

If you want extended access to the material, join my Write Your Friggin’ Book Already™ program where you’ll get access to this workshop and many others for the life of your membership.

Do you offer refunds?

Because you get instant access to the course material and the workshop link, and because we want you to show up and be held accountable to making time for creativity in your life, we do not offer refunds of any kind.

Will you help me make money off my art?

While this workshop focuses on creativity and self-expression, if you want to build a career in the arts the first thing you have to do is make art. See this as the foundation for a successful career. 

If you want to go deeper into the business side of being an artist, enroll in the VIP option and you’ll get access to my Jumpstart Your Writing Career course, whose techniques can be used by all artist, and you’ll get a coaching call with my to help you build a thriving, sustainable, long-lasting career.

Do you offer scholarships?

We know the value of Sustainable Creativity is above and beyond the price you pay to join. Lauren’s VIP private clients pay $30,000 for six-months of coaching to work through the systems you’ll learn in this workshop.

We know that $30,000 is not affordable for most people, so Lauren created this half-day group workshop to teach these powerful skills to those who are still growing their creative careers and artistic assets.

While this current price is a GREAT deal for this high-end program, we’ve been broke artists before and understand that many creatives lack access to resources, especially those who come from historically marginalized and systemically oppressed communities.

Which is why we offer 10% of spots in all our programs to people from underserved and underresourced communities who would otherwise not be able to afford it.

On top of that 10% of spots saved for people who would otherwise not be able to afford the program, this workshop is always free to refugees, people seeking asylum, people experiencing homelessness, anyone on permanent disability, or members of any indigienous tribe, including the Kumeyaay, who are the original inhabitants of the stolen land on which School for Writers operates.

Our scholarships are on an honor system, which means if you say you need one we believe you. To get a scholarship, please email us at at courses@laurenmariefleming.com with “Scholarship for Sustainable Creativity” in the subject line at least 24 hours before the workshop starts.

What’s your success rate?

Lauren has a 99% success rate with her coaching clients and an 85% success rate in her programs. Which means this stuff works!