Writing Encouragement & Community FAQ

What is it?

Weekly, bi-weekly, and monthly offerings of encouragement for writers.

  • Tier 1: Weekly note of encouragement
  • Tier 2: Monthly cowriting sessions + tier 1
  • Tier 3: Weekly writing accountability video calls for community, support, and goal setting + tiers 1 and 2
  • Tier 4: Bi-weekly one-on-one calls with me for personalized goal setting, feedback, and encouragement + tiers 1 through 3

Who is it for?

Creative writers at any level looking for community and encouragement to help them with goal setting, motivation, and inspiration. Whether you’re writing fiction, nonfiction, short stories, or personal essays, you are welcome here!

The group is based in Washington State, but is open to writers across the United States and Canada.

This is an inclusive space welcoming people of color, people within the LGBTQ+ community, people within the disability community, and people of differing faiths.

When is it?

  • Mondays: Emailed note of encouragement
  • Thursdays 4-5PM PST: Writing accountability group
  • Last Friday of the month 9-11AM PST: Cowriting group
  • 30 minute one-on-one calls will be arranged individually every two weeks

What can I expect from the note of encouragement?

You will receive a weekly note of encouragement reminding you to stay on track and keep moving toward your writing goals. Sometimes all you need is a little voice that reminds you that your writing project is worth working toward and your dreams are within reach. I can be that voice. Each week will include things that have been on my mind as well as tidbits that I glean from the weekly community calls.

What can I expect from a cowriting session?

We will connect for two hours on the last Friday of the month to gather and support each other while we focus on our current works in progress. We’ll begin with 10 minutes of mindfulness and intention setting followed by three 30-minute focus sessions separated by 5-minute breaks and end with 10 minutes of reflection and goal setting for the following month.

What can I expect from a community video call?

We will meet each week to share our goals, talk about areas where we feel stuck, and partake in community with fellow writers. We will start with brief introductions and then jump into goal check-ins and discussions for next steps. This is a place for solidarity and commitment to our creative practice.

What can I expect from one-on-one sessions?

You will have the next level of personal connection with a 1:1 phone/video call scheduled bi-weekly to address your personal writing goals. We will discuss your work style and discover what helps you stay on track and leverage that in our calls and in the community meetings as well. I will challenge you to stick to your goals; I cannot guarantee that you will finish your WIP—only you can guarantee that—but if you’re someone who needs consistent feedback or encouragement, this service is for you.