(Formerly known as the
Pawprints Writing Clubs™
and Ina's Writing Clubs™)
New! Fun videos featuring Ina and members of the Footprints Writing Clubs perform live!
New Live Memoir Writing
Workshops Series in Pasadena, at the Famous Castle Green!
Sorry...this one is filled. Please come back or contact us for the next one!
Do you have scraps of paper sitting in an old shoe box?
Have you thought you'd like to
get those scraps organized, and maybe the family will
quit bugging you?
Or are you a writer new to the memoir form?
Then You Owe it to Yourself!
Your workshop leader
is Ina Hillebrandt, author of the easy to use and
inspiring guide, "How to Write Your Memoirs...Fun Prompts to
Make Writing...and Reading...Your Life Stories a Pleasure!"
A Fortune 500 consultant, Ina is a nationally known speaker whose books
and other writings have appeared on TV, radio and online. “Pawprints” reached the Amazon.com
Top Seller list, as did vol. 2 of "Stories From The Heart,"
by Footprints students she coaches.
Create either fiction or memoirs even people
who are not your mother will savor!
Enjoy sharing your stories with people from different
You'll get to experiment with a wide range of prompts
and easy exercises that jog your memories.
it easier than you thought to transform treasured moments into beautiful
stories on paper.
ideas for structuring both short stories and books.
an opportunity to be published, online here at
and in books.
Special techniques draw on Ina's
experiences as a writer and publisher of Amazon.com Top Selling
books, newsletters and articles, and in working with people
around the country. She also draws on her books, How to Write
Your Memoirs: Fun Prompts to make Writing…and Reading…Your
Life Stories a Pleasure,©, Amazon.com bestseller
Pawprints, the book of furry memoirs, and the
Stories From The Heart ©
series, compilations of writings by members of her Pawprints
Writing Club™. (Vol. 2 became an Amazon.com Top Seller;
the third in the series was published in spring of this year.
Scroll down to see more.)
Listen to what others have said....
“This workshop opens up the floodgates to memories long
buried but not forgotten.”
Kay Roberts, author, stand-up comic and
“Ina has the gift of getting people to open up. She got
me writing in a direction I never would have gone on my
Chrystine Julian, poet, author,
"The Sensual Spirit," "Meandering Mindfulness"
"Makes my week!"
Howard Westley, first-time author,
"Stories From The Heart, Vol. 2"
"After all these years of scraps of paper, finally
magical sense! And seeing myself in print makes me feel
Jane Madeline, first-time author, "Stories From The
Heart, V. 2."
“It’s just plain fun!”
94 year old dynamo, writer/fund raiser for City of Hope
And a few more:
“Expands my mind.”
“Opened the floodgates.”
“Enlivening, spirited discussions in writings.”
“Interesting and inspirational.”
“Unlocked the doors to memories long forgotten but still
“The participants are nice, the group inclusive; I’ve
made a lot of new friends.”
$14.95 after discount!
Peek inside or buy:
tender, frightening insightful memories narrated in the distinctive voices
of Angelenos originally from a range of contents, countries and times ...
Ms. G.S., a "senior
senior" still active in music, arts and literacy programs in Los
Angeles, said about our new collection of memoirs:
words are alive! The stories are so honest, they're really refreshing."
inside or buy:
Sign up for the
Aug. 22-Nov. 7 series in Los Angeles using PayPal secure
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July-Sept. Series now -- space is limited!
Plus sign up by June 30 and get a free copy of Ina's acclaimed How to Write Your Memoirs at your first class, a $29.95 value! Scroll down for more
Class meets weekly for
ten two-hour sessions. Small class size permits everyone to get
individualized attention. Special in-class exercises -- Ina's Weird
to flex your creative writing muscles, have fun and write richer
memoirs! Very small class size insures you and your writing receive
DATES: July 9-Sept. 10
Los Angeles. Location TBA.
PRICE: $395 for 10 week series.
Space is Limited!
Sign up early to secure your spot!
free copy of Inas How to Write Your Memoirs, a $29.95 value, will apply for those who register by June 30.
LIBRARY "BOOK REPORT"
We are pleased to
report that we had a full house (65) at Ina's recent Memoir Writing
Workshop sponsored by the Burbank Public
People who came included an Emmy Award winning comedy writer, a
creative writing teacher with an MFA in her field, actors, and folks
from many other walks of life, countries and eras.
Many thanks to Program and Publicity whiz,
Louise Paziak, and staff for all their support. Thanks also to Ms. Paziak for writing Ina:
"I wanted to thank you for providing our patrons with a
wonderfully creative afternoon. It was exhilarating to see such
a diverse group of people turning out for the class and
determined to improve their writing...Creative writing is still
vitally important in this era of text messaging and cell phones.
Everyone had a story to tell and it was really fascinating to
listen to them share their memories. I thoroughly enjoyed
sitting in on your class.”
Don't live in the Los Angeles area? Click here to start a
club in your home town.
Click here to find out more about a
Creative/Fiction Writing club if you're not in the L.A.
If you live in Los
you are also welcome to
come to our free class Monday mornings for seniors.
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New! We Writing
Class Training for Groups!
FOR SENIOR CENTERS/ COMMUNITY GROUPS/ CORPORATE ORGANIZATIONS:
Ina Hillebrandt, founder and Executive Director of
Pawprints Literacy Plus, is available to train your staff. Unique, easy to learn
creativity and motivation tips and tools that make it easy to help
your adult and senior members and staff to get all the benefits of
writing their memoirs -- a heightened sense of well being,
enthusiasm for living, knowledge they are creating a valuable gift
for themselves and their families.
Both training and classes
optional book production and design. For more information on
senior living staff and training programs, click the button below:
available for private groups and organizations.
NOTE TO ALL:
We publish the
best short stories on our site --
you may want to
submit your own
short stories for consideration.
Corporate training for creative writing/team building also available
Ina, a Fortune 500 Consultant for
20+ years for clients such as SEARS, VISA, IBM, etc.
For more information
on Senior or corporate classes or training, contact us at 310-471-5048, or via e-mail:
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Pawprints Kids Writing
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Pawprints Writers' Tools
Weird Writing Prompts
The Amazon.com bestselling book that's aMUSEing
animal lovers of
all ages, and people who celebrate the
little moments in life!
"I love this book! The
stories make you feel you are right there!"
Teresa Proscewitz, City of Los Angeles Dept. of Recreation and Parks, L.A.
"'Pawprints' is a potpourri of charming little stories, with a surprise on every
page...Vivid observations of life, written from a very different, engaging
point of view."
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"I picked up 'Diving Boards'
and knew it was one I had to own and send to my friends. It's joyful
and though-provoking...One of those gems you pull out when you want inspiration."
Annette Darrell, Manager, Tribal Arts Gallery, Carmel, CA