If there exists a paradox within the avocation of writing, it is the certainty of process. We all have one. To claim we do not have one is, indeed, a form of process that is applicable by default. At a professional level, process is the marriage of comfort and efficacy, usually with compromises on both sides. With so many variables and options, and with so many clashing opinions from those who are credible and those who claim to be, it is no wonder that teaching and practice relative to the writing process becomes a unique and confusing blend of preferences and defaults, theories and strategies, sometimes serving us, sometimes suiting us without allowing access to our full potential. It begs the question: is suffering optional, or inevitable? This workshop will view the writing process with a clarity and perspective that may be at once new, jarring and exciting, allowing writers to examine their own choices, preferences, needs and callings at a higher level that mere comfort, with a clearer vision for the ultimate goal of any process that offers viability in the pursuit of your writing dream.