What if you have more creative potential than you know?

Maybe you’re a practicing creative or someone who wonders: But, am I creative though?

Either way, I’m daring you to believe that there’s a joyful, possibility-filled path to your long held dreams, one that is filled with curiosity, wonder, and surprise.

As an author, director, mentor, and teaching artist, I’ve been exploring that path for many years, observing how the creative process stalls out and testing the most effective tools for jumpstarting it again. Along the way I discovered the power of stepping into our stories as a way to navigate our creative work and lives.

Meaningful, world-changing creativity is accessible not only through struggle, but through joy. And joy is one of the gifts that makes life worth living.



Illuminate Your Creativity and Thrive!

I can’t stop talking about the sessions Naomi Kinsman did for our region. I had heard such wonderful things about her in-person workshops. What I wasn’t prepared for was how impactful her virtual sessions would be. Being able to go through her methods distraction-free in my own workspace was incredibly powerful and has made it even easier to re-visit her techniques now when I step into my space to explore my characters and their environments. Her methods have given me a direct route to creating more freely, joyfully, and effectively. Feedback from attendees has also been fantastic.

Kristen Schwartz

Illustrator and Co-Regional Advisor, SCBWI-CA: North/Central

Naomi has developed a totally original approach to teaching that is amusing for all involved, and also, at its core, highly effective. Kids learn through her process that there are multiple ways of approaching writing. I have yet to see a student hesitate to apply the learning from games into their writing; it’s as if the student sees the pen hitting the paper as a continuation of the games Naomi sets up

Meghan Barrager

4th/5th Grade Teacher, Creekside Learning Lab

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