Weekend Intensive

Every man has a story. Only a few write about them. Some men write after everyone is in bed late into the evening. Some men write in journals they store under the seat of their pickup.  Other men write about their pain, their history, their dreams and their imagination. We are a gathering of men who write.

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.

- Joseph Campbell

Men who write can get stuck in the responsibilities of bills to pay, children to raise, and relationships to manage.  We are a gathering of men who write both fiction and non-fiction. We are here to help each other  finish what we started.

Please join us for a six hour workshop brimming with instruction,  writing prompts, and gritty tips to unlock your story to its greatest capacity.

Two Separate Cycles

Saturday, January 16 and Saturday, January 23

1 to 4 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m.  to 1 p.m. Pacific) 


February 20 and 21

2 to 5 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m.  to 2  p.m. Pacific) 

Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.

- Carl Jung

Join us in conversations about what it means to bring to be men who write. Who are we? What do we write about? How does my unique gift of writing connect to my human journey? Bring only your transparency, your vulnerability and a gritty passion to be recognized as the writer few know you are. 


The best way to develop as a writer is to write! Hewrites is a live gathering that builds relationships We hope these friendships can thrive in smaller writing groups long after the class is over.  We will help you develop...


  • A plan for a daily ritual of writing

  • A way to achieve a consistent flow with your writing every. single. day.

  • Visualizations and guided meditations to help you imagine your future. 

  • Exercises to get clear about what you want to write and why. 

  • Ways to commit to your writing so you’ll follow through. 

  • Practical tips for setting up a writing practice to fulfill your goals in 2021.  


Welcome to Hewrites, a gathering of men who write.

Six hours, four mentors, unlimited inspiration!

Richard C. Morais

Richard C. Morais is the author of the New York Times and international bestseller The Hundred-Foot Journey, a novel about an Indian chef who conquers the rarified world of French haute cuisine. The hit novel became a movie blockbuster produced by Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg and starring Academy Award winner, Helen Mirren, and Manish Dayal. His newest book, The Man With No Borders, is published by Little A, the literary imprint of Amazon Publishing and, is available, of course, at Amazon and other fine bookstores.

“The Story Summit is smoking hot right now,” says Richard. “ I’m pumped to be a participating faculty member in its 2021 Writer’s School inaugural.”

In 2020, Richard was the first faculty member to teach at the Story Summit’s Writer’s School. “Richard spoke live on character development and the three components he uses to build his characters,” says David Paul Kirkpatrick, the former President of Paramount Pictures and Story Summit Founder. “ I was blown away by the power in the simplicity and practicality of Richard’s secret sauce. It answers every question. It’s very applicable to any platform of storytelling.”

Richard will be sharing his recipe on how to build a character on Saturday, Jan 16. “The biggest challenge I find for male writers with whom I have worked is character creation,” says David. “I’ve overseen thousands of screenplays but I never heard the art of character spoken with such understanding. Richard’s talk is a game-changer and frankly, a relief for writers!”

Tab Murphy

Tab Murphy will be speaking on Saturday, Jan 23 on his tips on creating memorable women characters. “From the beginning, Tab, has been writing empathetic and powerful women. The most remarkable thing is that he has a major fan base of young women who grew up loving his animated characters from all the Disney films he wrote.”

One of Tab’s first screenplays, Gorillas in the Mist, the story of Dian Fossey, which starred Sigourney Weaver, won both he and Weaver Academy Award nominations.

In the 90’s, Tab wrote a string of classic animated Disney films including Hunchback of Notre Dame, Tarzan, Atlantis — the Lost Empire and Brother Bear, which was also nominated for an Academy Award for Best Animated Feature.

In 1995, Tab wrote and directed Last of the Dogmen starring Tom Berrenger and Barbra
Hershey. For several decades, Tab has been writing animated screenplays for Warner Bros DC, including Green Arrow, Superman/Batman: Apocalypse and Batman: Year One based on the Frank Miller graphic novel. Tab has mentored students at Jackson Hole Writer’s Conference, Creative Lab in Hawaii, and the Story Summits in both the Caribbean and Cape Cod.


Thom Black 

Thom Black will be speaking and moderating both Saturday live events. Thom’s focus will be on motivation. “What’s going to be great fun about HeWrites is that it is live and interactive,” says Thom, co-founder of the Story Summit. “All of the pods inside the 6 hours of instruction include Q&A. We encourage all those attending to be part of the conversation.” 

Thom is a writer, speaker, innovative strategist and human resources pioneer. His innovative work on human giftedness established an investigative method of identifying innate motivated abilities in every individual while tackling life’s ultimate questions. 

He has authored , co-authored and ghostwritten more than 100 books, including Discovering Your Child’s Design, Born To Fly, Kicking Your Kid Out of the Nest, and 55 Waverly Street. He co-created the acclaimed best-selling middle school series, The Amazing Adventures of Harry Moon with more than 450,000 books in print.

David Kirkpatrick

David Paul Kirkpatrick will be moderating both Saturday events. He will be about speaking creating a schedule and a success map for your project.

“These are live events, unlike almost anything else out there on the worldwide web,” says the former production chief of Walt Disney Studios and the former President of Paramount Pictures. “We make it our mission to connect with our participants emotionally.”  

David has worked on more than 200 motion pictures and their screenplays including such global franchises as Indiana Jones and Star Trek. He has guided countless adaptions of books and plays to movies including Forrest Gump, Elephant Man, Ordinary People, and Terms of Endearment

An Emmy and Golden Globe recipient for his HBO production of Rasputin: Dark Servant of Destiny, David is a believer in giving back, wanting to inspire and equip the writers of tomorrow, believing fiction is an underutilized tool that can help build a

better world.

Choose the cycle that best fits your schedule.

Saturday, January 16 and Saturday, January 23

1 to 4 p.m. Eastern (10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Pacific)

February 20 and 21

2 p.m. to 15 p.m. Eastern (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Pacific) 

Please note: Our courses are designed specifically for live participation, so your attendance is important. If you need to miss a class for any reason, you’ll receive a passcode-protected link to watch the recordings after the course is over.