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Rabbit peeking out from side of frame
Tell me, what is it you plan to do
With your one wild and precious life?
- Mary Oliver
For anyone who feels stuck, transformational writing is an expressive tool that gives you permission to be yourself and to discover what you actually want for your life.
Clear the muck
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Do you know what you want? 

Do you know who you are? 

I am certain that you do! 

You might just need some support clearing the muck that is covering up the most genuine expression of your life.

Deep permission
graphic of rabbit jumping
graphic of rabbit jumping

This transformational writing process clears the muck by giving you permission to own your voice and to explore what you actually want without the burdens of old conditioning. Rather than spiffing yourself up to become a perfect shiny being, it is instead a process of becoming who you already are. Of permission to be truly yourself.

Say it out loud
graphic of rabbit jumping
graphic of rabbit jumping
graphic of rabbit jumping

This work gives people a place to tell their story, to write it down and say it out loud without having to be precious about it. To engage with this process is to hear and to be heard, and therefore to be not so all alone with your story. This is powerful. 

Photograph Anne Heffron laughing

Hi, I'm Anne.

I have been teaching writing for most of my adult life. Yet I don’t actually think of myself as a “writing teacher”. 

I’m interested in writing as a transformational tool, as a process, that can uncover the heart’s truths and the core of who people are.

Photo credit: Susan Stojanovich

How we can work together

Year-long group

Welcome to the Great Unstuckening! The premise of this class is super simple: the more you practice your instrument, the more songs you can play. If, for a moment, you think of yourself as a piano, by the end of the year, I want you to have the sense you can play all your keys, freely and with wild abandon.

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Private sessions

I have the ability to see stories in people. You talk to me, and I listen for how you see the world, what questions you have, the things you have to share. I see you as a gatherer, and it’s my job to recognize the treasures you’ve collected along the way and help you shape what you’ve gathered into a narrative that pleases you.

gray rabbit peeking over top of frame


My workshops are my play labs. Whether you want to discover how much shift can happen in 90 minutes through my signature Write or Die workshop or you want to dive in with me and some of the excellent humans who co-teach (co-play!) with me in a variety of always changing themed workshops-- check it out!

gray rabbit peeking out from side of frame
green grass

Taking Anne’s class is a microphone for the voice I wasn’t sure I had or should use. Low pressure, high reward, laugh, cry, write, grow.


Anne has a unique way of gently gleaning through words with her students. She helped me move my writing by eighteen inches, from my head to my heart.


Working with Anne has been a life changer for me.  I have always been intimidated by words. Somehow I never felt able to find the right ones.  And therefore, never interested in writing.  What Anne has shown me is that it is not about what is right, but about what is my truth.   Thank you, Anne


or I could say.....


When working with Anne I feel seen and held, while at the same time pushed off the edge of a cliff!!


Anne Heffron, virtuoso of words, nurtures the truth in me that cuts loose quite unexpectedly at each writing session. Working with her has brought me out of

the tornado and into the blue, all in the quest 'to be real'.


Anne Heffron opens doors that readers and writers have not even realized existed. She lets the light into the rooms of imagination and possibilities. She is the instigator of words. She is both a writer and a writing coach. She is amazing at both of these roles.


Working with Anne continues to amaze and inspire me to write. There is a warmth, immediate sense of trust, and mutual respect that instinctively arrives from the minute Anne starts to coach you.


Some people just make you smile for every reason. Anne is funny and is as real as it gets. She shares what she knows and challenges you to journey with her to figure out what she doesn’t know. She is a master of compassionate mischief and wholehearted encouragement.


Anne opened my world and my mind, gave wings to my words, and allowed my thoughts to play. Through our work, I have found my voice and honed my craft.

I am forever grateful.


Working with Anne has unlocked my most authentic voice and given me the courage and focus to say everything I never knew I had to say with a momentum that is like life and death. Also, she's like a magical fairy guiding us into the darkest places with the gentlest and most hilarious spirit. I've never felt so generously and skillfully supported in my own journey of writing and self- discovery.


Anne wants to hear the true story of you, the one at the heart of your being, not the “nice” one you think everyone wants to hear. Two years ago, I would have said my story didn’t matter and nobody would want to hear it. With Anne’s help and guidance, I am writing pieces of my story and growing and healing in ways I never imagined possible. I feel both challenged and a sense of calm. I finally feel whole and alive. 


ebook cover Making a Mess: Writing and Pooping

What's with all the rabbits? 

I'm so glad you asked! I am convinced the way rabbits hop around and poop without making a big deal of it has a lot to teach us about how to write. Just let it out and keep going. Know what I mean?

Want to hear more? I'll send you my book Making a Mess: Writing and Pooping as a PDF. 

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