What is Gateless Writing

Gateless Writing was founded by Suzanne Kingsbury, acclaimed novelist and one of the most sought-after developmental editors in the country.

Based in cognitive neuroscience and eastern spiritual traditions of non-duality, Gateless removes left-brain analysis from the practice of writing, particularly first draft work.

READ TO ME is an application of the Gateless Writing method in podcast form. In our excerpts from great writing, we focus on what has power, resonance, and originality. We practice approaching the page with curiosity, even delight. We become more attuned to what is working — and we talk about why. With craft tools and a mind tending toward the fabulous, we make it ever more possible and pleasurable to tap into our messy, wild, genius first drafts, the source of masterful work.

Think of READ TO ME as the
alt-MFA:

just as edifying,
much shorter,
and a lot more fun

We have long worshiped the critical mind, believing that “constructive criticism” makes us smarter and stronger. In fact, applying analysis and criticism to generative work fires the amygdala, sending us into stress-response and shutting down areas of the brain involved in creativity, receptivity, and curiosity. The critical mind perseverates on our weaknesses, which strengthens those synaptic pathways and makes our weaknesses stronger.

The Gateless methodology creates a safe structure that quiets the critical mind. This allows you to tap into your most original, surprising, and powerful work.

The methodology also gives you potent craft tools and discernment, as well as a supportive nationwide community, to move first drafts into accomplished, complete work.


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Gateless Writing founder   Suzanne Kingsbury   (and Gateless Dog Enso) at the first annual Gateless Writer’s Romp.

Gateless Writing founder Suzanne Kingsbury (and Gateless Dog Enso) at the first annual Gateless Writer’s Romp.

 
With my sister Gateless-trained teachers at the first annual Gateless Writer’s Romp.

With my sister Gateless-trained teachers at the first annual Gateless Writer’s Romp.