Testimonials

Testimonials on Inspiration for Women

Enjoy these heartfelt Testimonials on Inspiration for Women creator Dr. Melba Burns.

Every one of these Testimonials on Inspiration for Women creator Dr. Melba Burns are by people who have enjoyed her writing workshops, read her books, and met her personally.

“Her warm,humorous style dispels self-doubt & guides each writer to discover the gifts of their soul.” Beryle Chambers, Poet

“What an awesome class, I am so excited I can hardly stand it. I loved it! I felt as if I had been pecking to get out of the egg for so long and when I popped out, it was a familiar place. Melba, what have you done to me! Will ‘we’ every be able to put the genie back in the bottle?” Diane Walter.

 “She liberated me!!” Patricia Baldwin, Artist

Now I know I can write children’s books, teaching spiritual lessons. I am enthused — inspired… Melba is a great teacher, clear and inspiring, and insightful. She provides a great space to be nurtured and encouraged in creative expression through writing.” Charonne Sinclaire.

I have a new understanding of how my creative process works, and how to use it in my writing to not only tell my story but to understand myself in a new way.It was a pleasure to be in this group of women –I have learned much about writing. Melba’s wisdom and willingness to share and encourage has made this class successful in my opinion.” Lori Reid.

I was so motivated and inspired that I focused on finishing my book. Now, I feel more encouraged and confident…. Just love your constant inspiration. Thank you.” Nicki Boyd.

I was stuck because of working in a context when every word had to be right, scientifically accurate… I  had lost the ability to write freely, from my own heart. And I was feeling it all a chore… Now, I’m writing my stories again and enthusiasm is back… I am happy that I joined the group and expecting to produce more good work as a result of it. Thank you.” Susannah Anderson.

“I didn’t take my writing seriously (before). Now, I am a writer. I can write… Melba, you have such a strong and spiritual energy. Your critiques were so direct; loving, gentle, but strong.” Thank you & God bless you.” Olga Boulter.

“Recently, I took one of Melba’s one day workshops. Something clicked inside of me as we were doing the various exercises. It was inspirational! I found a new courage that not only gave me more passion for writing but it spilled over into other areas of my life as well. Amazing! I felt a huge feeling of relief as I also gained a new ability to trust in my own instincts. Doubly amazing!! I would highly recommend her classes and workshops to anyone.” Carolyn Micheals, Artist.

“Melba Burns’ writing class was an enriching experience.  The guidance and positive suggestions opened me up to being more creative and joyous with my writing.” -Dawn Nathan, RSI Practitioner

 “She provides constructive, unbiased feedback in a ‘family environment.” –Alan Scott, architect

 “Melba, herself a powerful writer, takes care of writers taking new steps into their creativity so that they become filled with confidence enough to fly.  She is a master at what she does.” Deb Cameron Fawkes, MA Theological Studies

 Melba’s Writer’s Workshop brought me an unexpected perspective on my writing: my motivation, my process and my potential.  She also gave me much needed practicalities on getting my work out there. A great group in a beautiful setting was icing on the cake.” David Buckland, Writer & Consultant

“What a wonderful presentation given with your truly spirit-ful presence.” Once again, you ignited my spark of creativity — and it was evident, I was not alone.” Glo McArter, Psychologist.

 “I’ve taken many workshops with Melba and I have found her to be a wonderful writing facilitator.  She creates an atmosphere of support, safety and positive feedback for any aspiring writer – novice or experienced.  Largely due to her positive influence I published a book of my poetry and art prints two years ago,” Betsy Randel, Artist

Working with Melba really gave my creativity a boost and kicked my writing skills up a notch.  Everyone I work with noticed the enhanced creativity and clarity in my writing.  Melba helped me to get out of my own way in order to allow the process of writing to unfold.” Deborah Alden, Communications/Media Relations Consultant

Not only did Melba support me in writing out my stories, the group environment she created provided a safe space for me to finally find my voice and step into my own power.” Mary Toth, Personal Coach

“Melba, it was truly awesome. You did a great job of invoking the best in people to come forward. Your life’s work is inspiring.” Isabelle E. Baillie.

 Melba creates a warm, encouraging and inspiring environment that gave me a space and a framework to revitalize my writing process… I left feeling heard, encouraged and re-awakened to my writing!  Melba rocks!” Doris Montgomery, Director of Human Resources

I have taken Melba’s courses many times and they always stimulate amazing creativity!  Poems and short stories emerge spontaneously and blossom under her guidance.  And Melba is great at getting us to actually write, and not just talk about it. Things that have been on the back burner for years – like my languishing novel—suddenly come to life again.  Melba creates a fun, joyful and caring atmosphere in her classes and I have made some wonderful friends there. Highly recommended” –Gail Behrend, Business Writer and Healer: author of Energy is Real!!

Romance Your Writer Within is a superb reference for writers at all stages of their endeavors. It is full of very practical and specific exercises that are fun to do. Dr. Burns brings her work alive with several personal anecdotes which makes reading her book more pleasurable.” -(Dr. Richard E. Becker, R.P.F., Vancouver, B.C.)