Is 2024 the year you finally write your memoirs? 

Do you have a lot of ideas but don’t know how to focus them?

Do you do better in a community with a coach that is rooting for you?

Then maybe by six weeks of Sundays, might be just the ticket.

My online retreat begins January 14th -February 18, 2024 at

10 a.m. and go ’till noon EST.

Each week has a focused theme, it starts with an inspirational talk,  we do some writing, and there is a chance to read your work( optional) And get notes on how to make it better. It’s safe and fun, but most of all it is a chance to make connections with like-minded writers from around the world.

Deb’s commitment to you:

“I am not only a writing coach, I have been writing for the stage and page for 42 years. I love helping you break open your story, focusing and shaping your ideas in a way that you will be proud of and have your readers yelling, ‘More, please.”

(Scroll down to the end of the page for the bio!)

Here are some of the nice things my students say!


“Deb’s session was a big gift I gave to myself.  I was treated to  self-expression, creativity, and the sheer joy one gets from honestly sharing with like-minded people who just want to expand. It was like a mani-pedi for the mind. You’ll love it!” – Linda Kash, Actress and Writer
 “I love your on-line course and every year I treat it like a retreat. It feeds my soul and organizes my brain.” Judy Bierma, Cook, and Captain, Bahamas.
Deborah pulled the real story out of me as I resisted, squawked and tried to
hide. Deborah was full of praise so she gave me courage to writer but she would not give up on the real story I wanted to tell.” Marilyn Shannon. Psychic. Kingston.


“It was truly one of the best classes I have ever taken. There was as much support as I wanted and lots of “take aways” and things to ruminate on. Deb is a terrific teacher and knows her shit. “Lisa Merchant, IMPROV actress, Second City Teacher. Improviser for Monkey Toast, Toronto, Ontario.


Deborah’’s coaching is Yoga for your literal mind. Beginning writers will be encouraged to uncap the pen and seasoned writers will learn an arsenal of exercises to train their inner Flannery O’Connor. You will unlock the block by kicking doubt, it will train the writing “muscle” by accessing the senses, giving depth to your writing. Deborah gets your butt in the chair and the ideas into ink.” Ben Jenkins (poet,  Gothic novelist)

DJ086-RETOUCHEDDeb’s energy and commitment to her clients is inspiring and you come away with real tools to help you move forward in your writing and break through barriers and obstacles that block you. ” – Deborah Jarvis, Actress, TV writer.

me colour photoDeborah’s work is not just for those that want to write but also for those that want to connect to or express their inner self. I now know that I look for the story within and the more personal it is the more universal it is.” – Denise Gushue, Certified Travel Counsellor.

Deb’s Bio:

Whether on the page or the stage, Deborah Kimmett is one funny lady. She’s a hilarious comic, author, playwright, and performer for the past 40 years. She has been a regular on CBC’s Winnipeg Comedy Festival and has been on CBC’s The Debaters for the past 17 years.  Kimmett was nominated twice for the National Magazine Award for Humour and was shortlisted for the Governor General Award for her play Miracle Mother. She has three books of comedy: Reality is OverratedOutrunning Crazy and That Which Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Funnier.  And her new book Window Shopping for God is about to be released in April 2024. (Reserve book order  here!) Her comedy album Downward Facing Broad is #5 on iTunes in Canada.  And now been adapted into a podcast featuring dynamic and powerful Canadian women. As the architect of the Seven Minute Writer Toolkit she teaches online memoir workshops that attract people from across the world wanting to tell their stories.