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The art of storytelling

Have you ever noticed how words can breathe ideas into life? Take social media. Millions of words race around the web every day, looking for human hearts to connect with: to be read, to be shared.

The art of storytelling is far from dead. We’re all still reading, creating and sharing words.

But there’s a lot of noise out there that distracts us or shames us from creating our art. There’s also a lot of stories out there doing more harm than good. 

No matter what mixed messages you’ve been receiving, it’s NOT time to hang up your pen and give up on creativity. In fact, your art form is more necessary now than ever.

Writing is healing, transformative, powerful. We can make change and connect human hearts with words.

 

the heart of creativity

I’m Rose, and I’m so excited to show you a revolutionary way of thinking of yourself as a writer. I’ll teach you a range of advanced skills. And I’ll show you the way to your heart – the most important creative compass you have. 

Inspired by advanced writing studies and deep meditation experiences, my carefully curated writing workshops are designed to quell your creative fears and bring you back to your authentic, heart-centred calling.

Anahata – an open loving heart – governs our entire wellbeing and creative potential, according to the ancient wisdom of Indian philosophy. An open heart helps us remove fears and release the ego, our greatest foe when it comes to creativity.

Electromagnetically, the heart is much more powerful than the brain. By using the calming yet influential qualities of the heart in meditation, we can lower our brainwaves into the creatively explosive theta state. This is just one of the techniques we explore in HeartWriting workshops. 

Meet Rose

Heartwriter, editor, teacher

I’m so honoured that you’re here. If you’ve read this far, then maybe, just like me, you’ve been searching for a creative haven to call home – something to fill that heart that craves for magic, belonging and brilliance.

Let me tell you a story about my journey to find ‘home’.

I was always a creative kid, head-in-the-clouds, dreaming of writing books when I grew up. My parents would find me swaying like a sorceress under the olive tree, whispering madly to myself while constructing complex characters and plot lines.

But as I got older I was often told a disheartening phrase. ‘Writers don’t make money, sweetheart.’

At university I studied creative writing, my one true love, dreaming to become a journalist or novelist. But the voices won out, and I took up teaching. It was a rewarding job, but I spent the bulk of my day marking papers and instructing students how to nail exams.

There was no space for writing left in my life. My heart ached. So did my neck. I felt worn out, stressed, disillusioned.

I sought out a yoga class hoping I’d found the cure. After a number of shapes and postures that squeezed me back to stability, the lights dimmed for savasana. I was gifted a meditation that shattered my walls and, afterwards, prompted me to write pages and pages of heartfelt words.

Not only did I discover ‘home’ again, but I also found the theta brainwave state, the secret gold mine that connects us back to our hearts and our creative potential.

This practice has helped me upscale my writing skills, quit my job, travel the world, study again, start a novel, and become a full-time writer and editor. There’s so much to tell you… I can’t wait to show you the creative workshops I’ve built so that you can experience home, too!

What clients say...

Rose is such a beautiful person. I have absolutely loved Rose’s writing therapy course. It has helped me so much. Rose has a wealth of experience, knowledge and wisdom to guide you through each week. Her classes are always presented with a beautiful ambiance. I love the meditations, yoga and writing all rolled into one. I am so excited for the next course and hopefully collaborating with Rose in the future in the holistic health and wellness space. – Lauren

In the time I began my Heartwriting journey I had many things going on in my life. I felt held and heard in this difficult time by you and your beautifully crafted writing course. I faced fears and obstacles I didn’t know were there and learned to write and found I could write. As a therapist myself, I found the program wonderfully therapeutic, and as a person I can say I’ve turned a corner and will never be the same again. Rose you are the real deal, generous with your knowledge which is considerable and generous with yourself. I got so much more than I paid for. How can I ever thank you. Go confidently into your rich future, precious soul. – Brenda

Rose offers so much more value than any other traditional creative writing course I’ve come across. You get to learn about yourself, what shaped you, your authentic ‘writers voice’ and how to produce beautiful words that flow effortlessly from the heart and inspire others - if you’ve been thinking about expanding your creative brain and are looking for a nurturing environment to be a part of, you need to sign up for one of these workshops! – Natalia

From the content to the delivery style and the personalised advice in the 1-1 mentoring, this course is a true gift to anyone who ‘wishes they could’ but who ‘doesn’t out of fear’. You’ll find yourself in the safest place, where you’ll be supported, encouraged and left to ponder what else you can do if you pack away the worries and just let the words flow. I still feel this review can’t do justice to the quality content and heart opening space that Rose has created. – Michelle

Rose, aren’t you such an amazing delight. Your warmth, love and gentleness with your course participants is something to behold. You will go far with this and inspire many to deepen into more authentic writing. Also – I think I need the join the advanced course! – Andrew

Rose has a way with words that makes everything so much more engaging. She is overflowing with creativity. Through Rose's support, my business doubled the turnover I made in the previous tax year in the first quarter!! I feel like I am putting my best foot forward which has resulted in attracting the right clients to my business. I can't thank Rose enough! Highly highly recommend!

Rose was so generous with her time, knowledge and energy; she was the perfect guide through this journey! It was so inspiring to witness everyone’s unique skills and confidence grow from week to week and to read their amazing stories. The HeartWriting workshop was a beautiful holistic experience that has helped me to embrace writing, and my creativity in general, wholeheartedly! – Louise

Finding the words in such a state of flow has been the greatest gift, and Rose has been the facilitator of this gift. Her gentle guidance and depth of knowledge are so appreciated, and the way she manages to find the light within us as her writing students that we have lost somewhere is simply magical. – Lisa

We started as nine strangers from different walks of life, but with one common thread. I am honoured to have been able to be a part of this and to have had the opportunity to share my heart journey with all my fellow heart writers. I thoroughly recommend the HeartWriting course to anyone wondering, although another part of me wants to keep Rose to myself haha. I'll definitely be signing up for the advanced course. – Raeleen

I am loving this course! there is so much more content than expected. My world is expanding at a pace I am comfortable with. I am writing everyday; the best part of my day actually. I also love listening to ALL the other heartwriters! – Cheryl

PROFESSIONAL BIO

Rose Mascaro is a writer, editor and teacher who is passionate about teaching others how to build a life of creative bliss. A multi–published freelance writer, and the 2020 editor of Teen Breathe magazine Australia, she holds a Master of Arts in creative writing.

In a previous life, Rose spent over a decade as a secondary English educator across some of the best schools in Australia, teaching students foolproof writing techniques that have helped them ace their ATAR, WACE and HSC examinations, particularly in the creative sections.

Now Rose is teaching adults to reignite their creative hearts. In 2017 she achieved her Master of Arts in Creative Writing while studying the art of yoga and meditation, with the aim to help writers to drop back into the rich creative experiences of the divine inner child within all of us. Rose is finishing her first novel, which is set in the vibrancy of her extensive South American travels. 

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Rose Mascaro is a writer, editor and teacher who is passionate about teaching others how to build a life of creative bliss. A published writer, and the 2020 editor of Teen Breathe magazine Australia, she has a Master of Arts in creative writing.