You will find me here in my virtual writing living room. Or outside in nature or the wilderness, walking. Or reading other amazing poets and writers. All of these are part of my creative writing process. I’d love to have you meet me there. I’d also love to share in my wellness & trauma-inforrmed writing with you, especially if you are struggling and healing. Wherever you are in your writing or inside yourself, let’s make a way in the wilderness.

Writing & Creativity

Writing poems is my life love. Writing is who I am. I have an MA in Creative Writing + English Literature. I am also an online influencer and educator around writing and creativity, and as well have my own work published and work in my day job as a Librarian. Join me to learn about writing, creativity, writing together, writing tools and inspiration, the writing life, writing workshop support, trauma-informed writing, and so much more.

Writing & Wilderness

Writing helps us find ourselves within an interior journey that often begins outside of us. Often the best way to be inspired is to be in the present moment and pay attention to the world around us. What better place to pay attention to our beautiful world than outdoors, in nature, and in the wilderness. In addition, the wilderness is a place that can symbolically represent our interior landscape, and help us find wellness in our writing.

Writing + Mental Health

Mental health, mental wellness, health and wellness, trauma + storytelling … all of these terms are growing in popularity in everyday conversation, as more people feel safe and confident enough to stand up and share, to ask for help, and to advocate for others who are struggling. Writing has a huge role in mental wellness. We can find many ways to write ourselves towards wellness, and I hope you will explore this with me here, as I provide trauma-infomed writing practice guidance..

Welcome, let me introduce myself!

So glad to have you along for the journey.

“I was only a kid, but I knew the truth:
that anyone with a wing dragging
in the dust needed more
from the world than
it was giving them– “

Debra Franke, Killdeer


You are the crystallized
copper specimen extracted with
hammer and chisel under water,
herringbone necklace
hanging on my neck

Debra Franke, Gull Rock Fissure Vein, Keweenaw County


About Me

My name is Debra. I am a writer, poet, creative, Librarian, photographer, dog mama, and community builder. I also have my MA (Creative Writing & English Literature) and writing, poetry, online coaching, inspiring, and educating. I am also exploring writing and mental health, and the writing/wellness journey.

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Please contact me anytime. I’d love to meet you and build our writing group. You can find me daily here on my website, or one any of the social media places listed below, or you can send me an email. Also please consider signing up for our emails so you don’t miss out on new courses, freebies, stories, writing tools, groups, and more.

Write With Me

Join us for some community writing. My first zoom writing gatherings are listed inside the Store and you can sign up now. I am creating an honest and authentic space in which you can belong and be yourself in words, language, and your life and also find wellness and inspiration.

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