April 9 & 10
Write Now! Virtual Writing Marathon:
A Day of Playful Writing and Inspiration on Zoom

Hosted by Stephanie Benedetto Padovani & Sarah Kostin

All times listed in US Eastern Time

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Friday, April 9,  from 5 pm - 6:30 pm 

Saturday, April 10,  from 10 am - 4:00 pm 

Write new words in a playful, supportive environment. It’s the perfect opportunity to get an inspired start on your new project while you connect and share with other writers.

Both experienced and aspiring writers are welcome. If you’d like to write in an inspiring environment, this is the place for you!

We’ll meet Friday evening for a Meet-the-Writers Kick Off, followed by a half-day writing session on Saturday.  We end the event with a virtual Campfire Gathering for sharing our stories.

COST: $40

Reserve your spot by April 5, 2021. 

Image by Lukas Blazek


I loved this experience! Sarah and Stephanie were approachable, witty and warm and made the marathon fun, engaging and productive. I loved that we had a meet and greet and discussed our goals and had little breaks here and there to interact and bounce ideas off of other creatives. I’m so happy I was able to meet the other participants from all over the world; it was a fun group. Kudos to Sarah and Stephanie for bringing all of us together.


Meet Your Marathon Co-Hosts!

Stephanie Benedetto Padovani

Stephanie Benedetto Padovani of The Awakened Business helps coaches, healers and spiritual entrepreneurs craft an irresistible message to attract soulmate clients online without hypey marketing or endless social media posting. She's a Wild Creation Coach, (Un)marketerer and loveable geek who uses curious questions, stories, and play to inspire joyful creation. She's written a memoir, two novels and way too many stories about dragons.

Sarah Kostin

Sarah's deep love of story led her to become a Children's Librarian in a public library for over a decade.  Now as a Transformative Coach, she enjoys sharing humorous & uplifting words to help make sense of this beautifully wild ride called being human. She is currently working on her book, "The Shape of Clouds," to be published in February, 2021. You can find her writing on her blog "Navigating by Joy" or on Medium. She is excellent at writing lists on Post-it notes and losing them. 

Image by Glenn Carstens-Peters
Frequently Asked Questions:

Do I need to know what project I’m working on?

No. Feel free to come with ideas or as an empty slate. We’ll provide some writing prompts and inspiration to get you going.

How many words do I have to write?

There are no rules. You are encouraged to create your own word-count goal if you feel inspired.


What should I expect from the Meet-the-Writers session on Friday?

We’ll meet to introduce ourselves, share what we may be working on, and set the scene for a fun and productive marathon with a dash of inspiration and playful freewriting.

What should I expect from the Virtual Campfire Gathering?

You’ll have a chance to update your progress and share a short excerpt from what you’ve written during the weekend. Stories are also welcome as we celebrate and connect.

What is the detailed schedule?

(all times listed in Eastern Time)  

Friday April 9   
5:00 PM - 6:30 PM    Meet the Writers Kickoff

Saturday April 10    
10:00 AM - 11:10 AM    Write Now! writing session
11:10 AM - 11:20 AM    mini break
11:20 AM - 12:30 PM    Write Now! writing session
12:30 PM - 1:30 PM    longer break
1:30 PM - 2:50 PM    Write Now! writing session
2:50 PM - 3:00 PM    mini break
3:00 PM - 4:00 PM    Campfire Gathering

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