The Writing Cave


Darlene Reilley's desk

Darlene’s Desk

Welcome, writer.

I am so glad you’re here.

I’ve been where you are. I’ve been the writer who scribbles in the back of a notebook during stolen snatches of time.

If you’re here, you’re interested in leveling up craft and networking with writers of all levels.

I’m glad you’re here.

About me: I write. Like you, I have a vast history of writing in multiple genres and really wanted to write my whole life.

I know a lot of teachers who teach and I know a lot of writers who write. The ones I learned best from are the writers who teach because they write. That’s me – I practice what I teach.

Here I will be assembling tools to help writers, a collection of essays written by myself and guest bloggers, and eventually I’ll add my workshops [online and in person].

I am available as a writing coach, teacher, and inspirational speaker. If you’re interested in booking me for an event, please contact me.



Darlene’s Portfolio

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Writing Coach 

Sometimes you just need a helping hand to help figure out what’s going on. Over the years, I’ve helped hundreds of writers of all ages and skill levels with their writing. I’ve developed a creative experience to help writers level up their work. Contact me and I’ll help you on your path!



Hey. I’m Darlene, a writer who loves to teach. When I can merge my two loves magic happens. I’ve given workshops since 2009 covering all topics writerly. My favorite subjects include Archaeology, Craft, Romance, Science Fiction, and World Building. As a writer and a teacher, I live to see that spark fire in the eyes of my participants!

Announcing two new online workshops in 2020! Follow me for details.

If you’re interested in booking me to facilitate a workshop, please Contact me! I’m a digital nomad who loves to travel and give workshops!


Writer’s Toolkit

Top 10 Things to Ignite Writing Creativity

Writing Toolbox: 20 Questions to Ask Yourself and Your Writing

Writer’s Planner 2017

Surprise! Here’s a Writing Prompt



DarWrites: the Blog

My writing journey took a left turn at Mt. Rainier with DarWrites in 2010. Come and check out my blog for challenges, fun, guest bloggers, and informative content that will help you level up your writing!


Links for Writers

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