Welcome to WordPlay!

Photo by Donna Foster

Photo by Donna Foster

I’m Maureen Ryan Griffin,
and I created my programs, products, and services
to support your writing goals and dreams.

What writing project would you love to complete?

What writing dream could come true?

What support could make a difference?

What are you waiting for?


To find out more about the  programs I offer, please:

Click here for current WordPlay offerings.

Click here for workshops to serve your group or organization.


Here are some of my writing dreams fulfilled…

I created the ritual in these two books in June, 2002, shortly after my mother died. Taking the time to mourn and celebrate her life provided both healing and a sense of gratitude. Not long after, a friend, the Reverend Rebecca Taylor, lost her father. She asked if I would write down that ritual for her use, and encouraged her to make it available to others. Here it is, in two versions.

How Do I Say Goodbye? is for those of any faith, with quotes from many different sources. It can be purchased on Amazon here.

Praying You Goodbye is specifically for Christians, with Biblical quotes. It can be purchased on Amazon here.

Other than that, the books are identical, with quotes, reflections, prompts, and space to write about your loved one. The appropriate version makes a thoughtful condolence gift for a friend or family member.

Here’s  another of my writing dreams.
Find out more here.

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