Ellen Blum Barish

Ellen Blum Barish
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Ellen Blum Barish

Writer. Coach.

About Me

I have spent my whole life in publishing. I love everything about bringing words to the page, especially when it’s about making art from stories of our lives. I can help you turn yours into the best version of itself so that you can make your mark in the sand.

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About Me

My Books

Seven Springs

My memoir Seven Springs (Shanti Arts) is scheduled for release in the Spring of 2021. Stay posted by subscribing to my blog or following me on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn!

"Tandem Thoughts"

“Tandem Thoughts” is one of 25 essays anthologized in Chicago Storytellers: From Stage to Page (Chicago Story Press) for release in late 2020. Purchasing information to come.

Views from the Home Office Window: On Motherhood, Family and Life

Free Resources

“Writing Your Marker Story” provides prompts and links to readings to get you thinking about writing stories from your life.

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“Ellen’s Eight Essential Elements of Essay” offers short and concise lessons on craft.

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“Leaving a Legacy By Letter” is a 50-minute webinar crammed with videos, examples and exercises on writing for legacy.

“Inspiring Sparks for Spiritual Self Care” is a webinar that I created for congregants in my synagogue that includes spiritually stimulating music, essay and psalms designed to spark writing.

Hosted and recorded by Beth Emet The Free Synagogue, Evanston, Illinois.