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Journey Writing Workshop

Re-charge your writing skills & get published!

Gal’s Guide is pleased to return with another fantastic writing workshop this fall.

2022 workshop will focus on the difference between Hero’s Journey & Heroine’s Journey as well as expand on Leah’s Born of Many Mothers (BOMM) writing method. BOMM incorporates visual exercises, mythology writing styles, and feminine energy. Men, women, and non-binary individuals can learn this method to captivate audiences in fiction or nonfiction. Developed by Dr. Leah Leach, founder of the Gal’s Guide Library.

In this 12-week course, students will learn this new method but also have the opportunity for publication. Gal’s Guide Anthology is seeking submission for publication in March of 2023. Students will be able to start, hone, and submit completed work to the Gal’s Guide Anthology.

Tuition Rates

  • Tuition is $145 for non-Gal’s Guide Library cardholders (need a library card?)
  • Tuition is $120 for Gal’s Guide Library cardholders
  • Scholarships are available for writers aged 14 – 114


  1. Empathy building in your audience & your characters
  2. Focus on inward and outward journeys
  3. History research skills
  4. Peer and instructor feedback
  5. Visual writing exercises
  6. Accountability and cheerleading for your writing
  7. Publication in the Gal’s Guide Anthology

Course Structure

  • In-Person Classes at the Gal’s Guide Library 4:30pm-6:00pm (Highly recommended by previous students)
  • Zoom Classes 6:15pm-8pm
  • Recorded classes will be available only to registered students to watch at a time more fitting for them.
  • 12 classes will meet once a week on Wednesdays, October – December

Class Schedule

  • October 5 – First steps into a larger world: loglines, personal writing goals, and writing exercises
  • October 12 – Hero’s Journey part 1
  • October 19 – Hero’s Journey part 2: the return
  • October 26 – Heroine’s Journey the masculine energy
  • November 2 – Heroine’s Journey the feminine energy
  • November 9 – Born of Many Mothers method introduction
  • November 16 – Born of Many Mothers method visualization exercise
  • November 30 – How to give and receive helpful feedback, also writing share time!
  • December 7 – Special Guest Deb Brandt about grief writing
  • December 14 – Rewriting
  • December 21 – Submitting your work to publishers
  • December 28 – Don’t Panic: deadlines and questions

What Our Writers are Saying

Mother of All Memoirs Class 2021

“This workshop helped me to open up my brain to writing and not getting stuck on tangents or get discouraged. It has helped my writing bloom a bit more. I would take any other workshops Leah and Gals Guide have to offer!”

Mother of All Memoirs Class 2021

“I thoroughly enjoyed it and it helped me tweak my essay. Thank you!”

Mother of All Memoirs Class 2021

“Leah was amazing! Best writing teacher I’ve had in a long time. …she’s really funny and made me laugh a lot and still remained professional and kind to everyone.”


Dr. Leah Leach is the founder of Gal’s Guide to the Galaxy which is home to the first lending library dedicated to women’s history in the United States. Leah is an award-winning podcaster, filmmaker, and writer with an honorary doctorate in Metaphysics.

Before founding Gal’s Guide in 2016, she ran a successful film company for a decade. Working under the stage name Kate Chaplin, Leah set out to make films that featured complex female characters. Winning 12 cinematic awards, she was asked to give presentations and lead workshops on women in filmmaking. She has studied writing at UCLA and with the Gotham Writers Workshop. She has been published and interviewed in the Polk Street Review, The Indy Star, Pattern Magazine, Nuvo, RTV 6 (ABC) and more.

Leah has adapted her storytelling training into the unique way Gal’s Guide teaches and writes about history.

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