It’s Time to Turn Your Resistance Into Your Refuge

Welcome to, the online home to writer, author, and teacher Dave Ursillo’s holistic teachings of mindful self-expression. From free resources to a premium e-course and 1-on-1 coaching for writers, Unavoidable Writing is a platform for those who are determined to live more fully expressed lives from the inside, out.

What If Your Struggle Is Meant To Be Your Teacher?

Unavoidable Writing offers a groundbreaking approach to overcoming writer’s block, stuckness, and starving artist syndrome by reframing struggles as sources for mindful personal learning and creative growth.

From writer, author, and teacher Dave Ursillo, Unavoidable Writing invites you to reconsider your writing as an ongoing vessel for self-knowledge — through which, your self-expression may flow for months to come.

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I’ve Been Beating the Pavement to Bring This Unconventional Approach to Writing to You

For more than 7 years, I’ve found myself in a role of teaching, coaching, and supporting writers who struggle to “get out of their own way” on their creative journeys.

I’ve worked with more than 400 writing clients as a coach and guide while teaching over 4,000 students in workshops, conferences, yoga classes, and retreats across 4 continents. The result has been this intuitive system for facing what you’re avoiding the most.

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It’s Time To Embrace “Avoidance” as the Pathway of Creative Growth

I share essays and stories through a very occasional, very unobtrusive, reader-loved newsletter that shows up in your inbox once every few weeks. It’s something you can actually look forward to reading.

Spanning lighthearted reflections, a diary of international travels, human condition stories, and unpublished articles on mindfulness and everyday spirituality, you’ll also receive exclusive insider offers on working with me and invitations to upcoming events.

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Unavoidable Writing Presents: Visual Artist and Art Therapist Faren Peterson

Faren Peterson is a visual artist and art therapist based in Colorado who is responsible for creating all of the illustrations and visual representations that you see as a student of my writing course, Unavoidable Writing. In this interview, I ask Faren about her relationship to avoidance, artistry, creativity, and what advice she has to […]

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Why Consider a Writing Coach? Plus, 3 Real Case Studies from ‘Writer’s Group of Two’

This past summer, I welcomed a new class of one-on-one writing clients into an individualized program that I call Writer’s Group of Two: Gabi in Virginia was about to go back to full-time employment work after giving entrepreneurship a go, and she was concerned about losing her writing as she started her new job. Not […]

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9 Novel Ways to Overcome Your Writer’s Block

Whether or not you consider yourself to be a writer, you can gain a lot of insight from this workshop about writer’s block. Why? Because no matter who we are or what we do, as humans, our words and stories comprise the experience of our lives. The words we choose (and those we leave behind) […]

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