The Night Book: A 13-Week Writing Intensive

  • For word-witches, storytellers, and heathen poets

    Begins February 2024


    Completely Virtual

    To write is to commune with the Otherworld, to name oneself both author and mage, to douse the midnight flames and scry a fated vision in the shadowed and vacant page. There in the holy dark, the Night Book is born.

    This is a book of strange wisdoms and wild memories, a book of slowly gathered bones arranged just so and enfleshed with poetry, story, and peculiar invitations. Even now, after all, there is a strange story we are here to tell, a tale so potent it will refuse to die on our tongues when our time comes, crawling from our deathbeds and haunting the halls of the timid poets and shy sorceresses who fear showing their work to the world. When we mark our memories in writing, we see our stories as something far more magickal than a muddled patchwork of memories, wounds, and wants. Suddenly, in the dark of night, we see our childhood friend in the face of the fool or hear our beloved grandmother in the voice of the wandering hag. Every scar wants a story. To tell your story is to ask to be met in your bone-hut, to name the mundane as magick and the profane as poetry.

    This is a 13-week intensive journey of deep communion with the word that wants to be written. Participants will create, plan, and write their own “Night Book,” a book that might be part grimoire, part memoir, part fairy tale, and part bible. Every participant’s book will be unique, tailored to the lived story and specific medicine each writer has to offer. We begin under the full Quickening Moon in February and come to our timely end under the full Flower Moon in May.

    This is a small group (9 people) program that includes weekly work assignments, new moon invitations to submit writing for feedback, immersion days, and small group (2-3 participants) meetings with Danielle.

    Program Structure

    In the months leading up to the program’s beginning, participants will begin slow-brewing their book, working on introductory writing exercises and gathering bones. Beginning on the full moon of February 24th, 2024, we will gather for our opening immersion, moving through an initiatory ritual and midwifing the Night Book’s birth. Each week thereafter, there is an invitation to write and share one’s work in our virtual (off-Facebook) classroom portal. The week of the new moon, there is a deeper invitation for participants to share where they are with their “Night Books,” and attend one of the small group meetings with one or two other participants. We will conclude our 13 weeks with our “Ever After” immersion on the full Flower Moon in May. See below for an overview of the key dates:

    Week I: Our Once Upon a Time + Full Moon Immersion on February 24th, 2024, 11am-2pm ET (Includes 30 Minute Break)

    Week II: The Night Words and the Mage’s Map

    Week III: The Shadow Scene + New Moon Invitation to Share Writing + Small Group Meetings

    Week IV: The Midnight Guide

    Weeks V and VI: The Eclipse Chapter + New Moon Invitation to Share Writing + Small Group Meetings

    Week VII: The Fertile Dark

    Week VIII and IX: The Initiatory Chapter

    Week X and XI: The Renewal Chapter

    Week XII: Beauty’s Monster + New Moon Invitation to Share Writing + Small Group Meetings

    Week XIII: Our Ever-After + Full Moon Immersion on May 18th, 11am-2pm ET (Includes 30-Minute Break)

    Virtual Immersions: The virtual immersions on 2/24 and 5/18 will be recorded for those who cannot attend live. Everything in this program is an invitation.

    Small Group Meetings: There will always be three options for the small group (2-3 participant) meetings with Danielle; the exact times are TBA, but they will always be during the week, Tuesday-Friday, between 11am and 3pm ET. The participant will sign up for the meeting that works best for their schedule. The small group meetings will be held during weeks 3, 6, and 11 of the program. At this time, there are no “make up” options for the small group meetings.


    This is a small-group program limited to 9 participants. If you wish to apply, please email [email protected], put “The Night Book” in the subject line, and briefly share why you feel called to the program. There is no need to send a writing sample, but you can if you wish (If you do, please copy/paste your sample in the body of the email rather than sending an attachment). Danielle responds to all inquiries personally. Please only apply if you have read all details here and wish to join the program. Please do not apply just to see if you can get in. If you do not hear back from her in 3 days, please send a follow-up email to [email protected] in case there was a tech-hiccup.

    Tuition Options

    1 payment of $1800 (save $250)


    1 deposit of $350 (non refundable) holds your spot then five monthly payments of $340 begin the month after the deposit is received.

    A ticket to the upcoming Ghosts of Yule workshop is free for Night Book participants.

    Please note that all fees are non-refundable and read our complete policies here.

    There is limited financial assistance available for this offering in the form of 3 partial scholarships (for ½ off the program). If you are interested in financial assistance, please apply as directed above and make note of your request in the email. We will note here when all financial assistance has been allocated for the program.

    Upon Registration

    After the deposit or full tuition is received, you will be added to the program’s platform where you have immediate access to introductory work and these 12 writing workshops (pre-recorded. Over 50 Hours of Video Instruction and Writing Practices):

    ~ Tongue of the Heathen Poet: A Personal Mythwork, Non-Traditional Business Writing, and Dreamspeak Workshop for Visionaries, Word-Witches, and Storytellers (3 Hours)

    ~ Our Heathen House of Becoming: Word-Witchery, Envisioning, and Personal Mythwork (3 Hours)

    ~ Mythic Writing with Macha and Maeve: Co-Creating with the Archetypes of Embodied Sovereignty, Sacred Appetite, Divine Rage, and Heathen Belonging (3 Hours)

    ~ Heathen Yule: A One-Day Writing Workshop in the Bone-Hut (3.5 Hours)

    ~ Wolf Moon Rites: A One-Day Writing Workshop (3.5 Hours)

    ~ The Selkie’s Homecoming: A One-Day Writing Intensive (3.5 Hours)

    ~ Honey-Tongue of the Bone Hag: The Lost Art of Ceremonial Storytelling (7 Hours)

    ~ The Oracle of Ghosts: Divination in Darkness for Witches and Dreamers (6.5 Hours)

    ~ The Oracle of Bones: Initiation and Divination in Wild Times (5 Hours)

    ~ Witching the Word: Where Writing Meets Witchcraft (6.5 Hours)

    ~ The Honeyed Quest: Charms and Oracular Writing for First Harvest (3 Hours)


    I love writing but have never written a thing for public consumption. Is this okay?

    Yes. There is no required “proficiency” level for this offering.

    Can you help me get published?

    This program is not a promise to get published, but, yes, Danielle will share what she knows about the world of publishing, proposals, and query letters. This instruction begins around Week 5 of the program.

    I’ve already started writing a book. Can I continue my existing project through this program?

    Likely, yes. Tell us a little about your book when you apply so we can make sure it’s a good fit.

    My life is bananas. If I am unable to write consistently, will I get booted from the program?

    No, no booting. It is best to make room for 2-hours each week for the work, though.

    I have taken part in previous 13-15 week book-writing intensives with Danielle. How is this program different?

    This program has a very different structure than all previous programs. There are small-group meetings in lieu of the one-on-one sessions with Danielle, more pronounced “invitations” to share writing with the group, and generally less emphasis on preparing a book proposal (However, this can be discussed as desired during the small-group meetings).

    I have absolutely no desire to get published or have anyone read anything I write. Is this program for me?

    Yes, this is totally fine. We usually have quite a few participants who are in this boat.

    Are there private sessions with Danielle included in this program?

    No. The writing intensives no longer include one-on-one sessions.

    Can I give this as a gift?

    Maybe. Please email us to discuss this briefly and make sure it’s a good fit.

    My question isn’t here. How do I ask it?

    Email [email protected].


    “Danielle’s memoir writing offering is a sacred gift for wild creatures with a story to tell. Danielle holds a safe, succulent container for untamed witches to find their voices, mine their truths, and write the long kept stories of their wild souls by way of guided visualization, spirit pathworking prompts, and communal witnessing. Memoir writing in this way is delicious, deep, and satisfying work held by Danielle’s exceptional witchy word magic and expertise.” ~ Heather D.

    I haven’t yet found my voice and I am not a writer…. at least that’s what I used to believe. Those were skills belonging to other gifted souls, not ones I yet possessed….or so I thought. Working with Danielle (who I believe is the greatest word witch of my time) and her methodology, I was able to find my voice, bring words to paper and tap into ideas/energies that begged to be shared. Writing for manifestation, gratitude, spellwork and creativity were brought forth from deep within and almost unrecognizable as my own. Her trust, guidance, generosity and acceptance (of you where you are on your journey), made this apprenticeship a bright light in a dark winter, and one my shadow crone will revisit often.”  – Amy A.


    “Danielle’s writing mentorship has been such a gentle and supportive push in the right direction. Her writing prompts and invitations to ritual have helped me to see/feel writing as a process of bringing in Spirit/Inspiration from the beyond and from deep inside myself. They have pushed me deeper and helped be more honest in my writing. The meetings with her are always fun and her incites always surprise and delight me. She meets me right where I am and I so appreciate that. I am excited about my future writing journey and her support and enthusiasm are a big part of that! Also, now I feel writing is part of my own creative ritual, and that feels holy. I strongly recommend her mentorship!”  – Ruchi J.


    “Having Danielle as a mentor for the writing apprenticeship has been unparalleled to any other creative experience. Her guidance in the ritual and craft of writing has helped to hone in my voice, give inspiration for discipline rather than an ordinary day to day routine and allowed an authenticity to spark. Danielle has a gift as a teacher and the way she so humbly offers herself as a guide on this path.”  – Megan L.


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